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INTERNATIONAL REBELLION BEGINS OCTOBER 7th ⚠️ XR Youth - the young voice of the rebellion! Get involved - change is coming; we are that change! ⧖⃝

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This is Joy from the XR Art blockers, which is an amazing group within XR who print clothing, banners and patches as well as running many other amazing projects. Its amazing for spreading awareness and outreaching for new members whilst creating beautiful prints for a variety of actions. This is a great example of yet another of the many needed roles within XR and XR youth which people can get involved without risking arrest
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This is Joy from the XR Art blockers, which is an amazing group within XR who print clothing, banners and patches as well as running many other amazing projects. Its amazing for spreading awareness and outreaching for new members whilst creating beau

All you need to know about October Rebellion! .
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International Rebellion starts in exactly 3 weeks (7th October) and to help prepare we are starting a new series telling you all you need to know!
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So to start, when and where? From the 7th of October UK groups will be gathering in London for roughly two weeks of direct action. XRY will be part of the Global Justice Rebellion Site along side @xr_internationalist_solidarity and the Environmental Justice Bloc. The exact location of this site will be announced nearer the time so watch this space! .
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We understand that not everyone will be able to make it down to London for the whole time or at all and recommend you only commit to the time you’re able to offer. If you’re unable to make it contact your local group to find out if there will be any actions happening closer to where you are. .
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Graphic: @freyaft
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All you need to know about October Rebellion! . . . International Rebellion starts in exactly 3 weeks (7th October) and to help prepare we are starting a new series telling you all you need to know! . . . So to start, when and where? From the 7th of

Amazing work by @xrbristol in the #PaintTheStreets campaign who are putting up more than 75 of these colourful flyposters across Bristol over the next week in the run up to the International Rebellion from October 7th.

With less than a month to go, we urge all young rebels to #PaintTheStreets of your local area and Tell The Truth of this crisis! The government is failing to protect us and we need your support. Be inspired! Don’t sit back and let a broken system decide your future! 
Find everything you need to know to #PaintTheStreets HERE:
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Photo: @xrbristol
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Amazing work by @xrbristol in the #paintthestreets campaign who are putting up more than 75 of these colourful flyposters across Bristol over the next week in the run up to the International Rebellion from October 7th. With less than a month to go,

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This is Jenny. She is 17 year’s old and part of @xryouthoxford. This is what she has to say:
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We need to wake up to the crisis we're facing as a species: the collapse of our climate and thus life as we know it. It's esspecially important for the youth to take action as the hope for the future lies with us and not our parents or grandparents. It's also our duty to fight for those who can't, like the people in developing countries who may not have the opportunity to protest but will be the most affected. 
I'd learnt about climate change in school but never quite realised the monumental effect it will have on us. I first got involved in activism through the school strike movement, from there I heard about XR and was inspired by the April rebellion. I've helped build XR youth Oxfordshire and have since been involved with main XR in both Oxford and Abingdon.

I've gone from never attending a protest in my life to being a heavily involved activist in just a few months and it's been a bit insane at times but I don't regret a minute of it and the community and drive of XR activists is incredible
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Photo: @xryouthoxford
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#myrebellion . This is Jenny. She is 17 year’s old and part of @xryouthoxford. This is what she has to say: . "We need to wake up to the crisis we're facing as a species: the collapse of our climate and thus life as we know it. It's esspecially impor

Join XR Youth UK during the International Rebellion from October 7th in the Global Justice Rebellion Site. This will be an area that XR Youth will occupy in London alongside @xr_internationalist_solidarity and the Environmental Justice Bloc (EJB) and just one of many areas to be taken for the rebellion. This site is about linking with resisting groups on the frontline of the environmental crisis. These struggles - which are mostly in the global south - and the demands and people involved will be at the very front and centre of the fortnight of activism and events. The role of deep global inequality, current and historical power dynamics, capitalism and colonialism will not be forgotten, and we will build a politics of solidarity and systemic change.  Join us for a fortnight of music, talks, art and struggle as we celebrate the frontline communities of resistance that are the fighting forces of the world, and dare to imagine a new future for all youth internationally! With less than a month to go - we’ll see you on the streets soon!
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Graphic: @freyaft
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Join XR Youth UK during the International Rebellion from October 7th in the Global Justice Rebellion Site. This will be an area that XR Youth will occupy in London alongside @xr_internationalist_solidarity and the Environmental Justice Bloc (EJB) and

ONE WEEK TO GO!
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The global youth climate strike movement has been invaluable in bringing attention towards the climate emergency. Next Friday, millions of workers, parents, teachers, and other adults will join this movement and take to the streets with young people to demand climate justice in the biggest day of climate action EVER. The 20th September will be huge, and our voices will be heard louder than ever - Earth Strike is coming! 
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Photos: @taltakingpics
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ONE WEEK TO GO! . The global youth climate strike movement has been invaluable in bringing attention towards the climate emergency. Next Friday, millions of workers, parents, teachers, and other adults will join this movement and take to the streets

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This is Ell. They are an 18-year-old climate activist in XR and have made graphics that have been featured on the XRY Instagram.  This is what what they have to say:
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The more I understand the world the more I feel I'll spontaneously combust. We're left with a choice to either act now or turn a blind, apathetic eye. Joining XR - experiencing the way they organise, being part of a powerful community and meeting some amazing people - has given me a hopeful vision of the future, which I and many others like me deeply need. We want love and understanding where there's profitable hate and neglect. We must dismantle the corrupt system we live in before it chokes us to death.
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Photo: @supernova_in_disguise
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#myrebellion . This is Ell. They are an 18-year-old climate activist in XR and have made graphics that have been featured on the XRY Instagram. This is what what they have to say: . "The more I understand the world the more I feel I'll spontaneously

We refuse to be silenced. We refuse to accept a future damaged beyond repair. We refuse to allow governments to continue to be complicit in this crisis. We WILL change the world - we already have done and we will only continue to do so. The spark of rebellion has been lit and it isn’t going out anytime soon Join an XR Youth group near you (or DM us about starting one up if there isn’t one) and raise your voice!
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Photo via @elud_art
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We refuse to be silenced. We refuse to accept a future damaged beyond repair. We refuse to allow governments to continue to be complicit in this crisis. We WILL change the world - we already have done and we will only continue to do so. The spark of

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Extinction Rebellion is here to create a livable future for every living thing on the planet.⁣
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Everyone alive now is just a tiny fraction of the countless humans, animals, plants yet to be born.⁣ The inheritance we leave to those yet to exist can be a sustainable and connected future, but we must fight to create it. The choice is simple: extinction or rebellion.⁣
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Photo credit: @nmt1147_photography #milestweediephotography
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Extinction Rebellion is here to create a livable future for every living thing on the planet.⁣ . Everyone alive now is just a tiny fraction of the countless humans, animals, plants yet to be born.⁣ The inheritance we leave to those yet to exist can b

Powerful video on youth power by @xryouthus. Ayisha is a member of XR Youth NYC and a coordinator of XR College Youth.  @xryouthus @xr_nyc
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Powerful video on youth power by @xryouthus. Ayisha is a member of XR Youth NYC and a coordinator of XR College Youth. @xryouthus @xr_nyc

In less than two weeks we're standing with @fridaysforfuture for the #GlobalClimateStrike on 20th September to call for #climatejusticenow. If you want to get involved, here are five different ways! ⁣We recognise that there are many adults who would like to join the youth (who have been striking for over a year) in the Fridays For Future movement, yet it may be hard for you to do so. Here’s some suggestions on how to!
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Approach your place of work and explain the gravity of the climate crisis. Encourage your employer to allow your company or team to take some time off to join the cause. Perhaps they will allow a whole day, or maybe just an early finish. If you're not sure how to request this, use our template to write to your employer.
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If you have annual leave allowance, you could book the day off work. Even one day could make a lot of difference. After all, what's one day vs. the future of the planet?! ⁣
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Join the strike at lunchtime! ⁣
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Of course, there may be plenty of other reasons that you are unable to strike. If this is the case but you still want to support, you could share the message on social media and encourage others who can to strike.
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Graphic: @extinctionrebellion
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In less than two weeks we're standing with @fridaysforfuture for the #globalclimatestrike on 20th September to call for #climatejusticenow . If you want to get involved, here are five different ways! ⁣We recognise that there are many adults who would

We are facing an unprecedented Global emergency.⁣ The time for denial is over. It is time to act. ⁣ ⁣ Rise with us.

October Rebellion is⁣ ⁣starting on Monday 7 October, we are joining together as global family in an International Rebellion as we grieve the life that is being destroyed. ⁣

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2.) come down to the site we are sharing (checkout last graphic for more info)

3.) take action!
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We are facing an unprecedented Global emergency.⁣ The time for denial is over. It is time to act. ⁣ ⁣ Rise with us. October Rebellion is⁣ ⁣starting on Monday 7 October, we are joining together as global family in an International Rebellion as we gri

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Yesterday Layla and other members of XR Youth Surrey (@xryouth_surrey) joined together to have an arts workshop to create banners for the upcoming rebellion period! They will also be having an NVDA training and going to the Global school strikes this month to get into the rebellious spirit! This is what Layla said about why she will be rebelling in October:
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“Since I was young I’ve always had dreams of becoming different things like a doctor or an astronaut or a marine biologist among many others. I’ve always looked forward to this amazing future but, at the rate we are destroying the planet, that future is slipping away. We are taught in school to study hard because that is how we create a positive future for ourselves but it’s not true. School is preparing us for a future that doesn’t exist. But I want to have hope. I want to have hope that that future will still happen. So that’s why I am rebelling in October. I am fighting for the right to have those dreams I’ve had since I was little. I’m also rebelling for my aunt. She is no longer here but if she was, she would be standing with us today. She loved the planet and was an environmentalist since she was born. She is who I want to rebel for.”
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#myrebellion Yesterday Layla and other members of XR Youth Surrey (@xryouth_surrey ) joined together to have an arts workshop to create banners for the upcoming rebellion period! They will also be having an NVDA training and going to the Global schoo

Introducing the Global Justice Rebellion Site Alongside @xr_internationalist_solidarity and the Environmental Justice Bloc (EJB), XR Youth UK will be collaborating to form the Global Justice Rebellion Site in the upcoming October Rebellion happening in London.  This site is about linking with resisting groups on the frontline of the environmental crisis. These struggles - which are mostly in the global south - and the demands and people involved will be at the very front and centre of the fortnight of activism and events. The role of deep global inequality, current and historical power dynamics, capitalism and colonialism will not be forgotten, and we will build a politics of solidarity and systemic change.  Join us for a fortnight of music, talks, art and struggle as we celebrate the frontline communities of resistance that are the fighting forces of the world, and dare to imagine a new future for all youth internationally!
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Introducing the Global Justice Rebellion Site Alongside @xr_internationalist_solidarity and the Environmental Justice Bloc (EJB), XR Youth UK will be collaborating to form the Global Justice Rebellion Site in the upcoming October Rebellion happening

Our top 5 from #rejectthetrends ! 
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@maddiechamblin_ 
@trash_free_teen 
@youngandeco 
@trytoreduceimpact 
@koko_mali 
All showing us how to stay stylish in sustainable fashion! 
Why should you shop sustainably? 
More than 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year. Fashion is now littering our planet and is a hidden polluter. The fashion industry is one of the top 5 polluters of the world, with waste being generated at every stage of its lifecycle. 
What can you do to help? 
Voting with your money and rebelling against the fashion industry. The fashion industry is an industry that runs off you investing in it, if lots of people start to boycott it, the fashion industry will have to tailor itself to keep up. 
How can you rebel against fashion? 
Reject the trends! Swap to shopping sustainably! Shopping second hand will reduce the amount of clothes going to landfill, and shopping from sustainable brands will show the fast fashion industry that this is what you want the future of fashion to be. 
If you're looking to further dedicate yourself into boycotting fast fashion, it's not too late to join @xr.boycottfashion ! The challenge to boycott the fashion industry for one whole year.
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Our top 5 from #rejectthetrends ! Here we have @maddiechamblin_ @trash_free_teen @youngandeco @trytoreduceimpact @koko_mali All showing us how to stay stylish in sustainable fashion! Why should you shop sustainably? More than 300,000 tonnes

#myrebellion This is Elijah, he is 15 and part of XR Youth Birmingham (@xr_youth_birmingham) . He was one of the youth who locked-on outside HSBC in their recent demo. When looking ahead to the October Rebellion as part of our #myrebellion series, this is what he had to say:
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‘When I knew about the youth strikes and XR I knew I had to get as involved as I could in both, the seriousness of our situation is drastic and we need massive change if we want to prevent the 6th mass extinction and other horrible effects of climate change. We need the leaders of the world who are turning a blind eye to act quickly and make the change we need, and if they are going to keep on ignoring it then we must rise up, so while I wish it wasn't necessary I do everything I can to make our point and be part of the change.’
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Photo credit: @xr_youth_birmingham
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#myrebellion This is Elijah, he is 15 and part of XR Youth Birmingham (@xr_youth_birmingham ) . He was one of the youth who locked-on outside HSBC in their recent demo. When looking ahead to the October Rebellion as part of our #myrebellion series, th

Not long until the General Strike for Climate (20th September) and there’s so many ways to get involved. Join XR London Universities on Earth Strike Day as we take to the streets to block off the Strand for a day of talks, teach-ins, art, music and workshops. Joining us in conversation will be leading academics, educators, XR Youth, the International Solidarity Network and other student and non-student climate organisations for an amazing day of open discussion and a collaborative effort towards fighting for climate education, educational reform and climate justice. We are opening a much needed space for alternative forms of education. 
Strand the Strand will be the biggest event of the Fresher’s Rebellion - a collective push for outreach and action at university campuses across the UK to spark a collaborative movement of students and academics for the climate. Afterwards we'll be joining the youth and general strikers at Parliament Square in solidarity. All are welcome - it’s going to be an amazing day!
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Want to volunteer on the day? Sign up via Action Network (search ‘Strand the Strand’). We need help across all areas with both arrestable and non-arrestable roles available.
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Want to join the XR universities movement? Email us at xrlondonuniversities@gmail.com or find us on social media @xruniversitiesuk for more info and to sign up to our mailing list.
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Not long until the General Strike for Climate (20th September) and there’s so many ways to get involved. Join XR London Universities on Earth Strike Day as we take to the streets to block off the Strand for a day of talks, teach-ins, art, music and w

Earlier this week @xryouthislington held a funeral procession for the climate, a beautiful and disruptive action that is yet another in a list of creative funeral procession actions from so many xr and xr youth groups.
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Earlier this week @xryouthislington held a funeral procession for the climate, a beautiful and disruptive action that is yet another in a list of creative funeral procession actions from so many xr and xr youth groups.

“Respect to the power of spirit. Respect to the father of the sky. Respect to the power of Mother Earth. From my heart I honour everything on the horizon” -
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This morning we joined with @flourishdiverse and @xr_internationalist_solidarity in celebrating the opening ceremony of the Gaia Spirit Movement. We were honoured to be joined by indigenous leaders and representatives from around the world. To open the movement they each individually blessed us and the river Thames, ‘the life blood of London’. With their blessings they encouraged us to think about our connection to nature as we walked along the Thames, opening us up a space for healing, channeling Gaia. -
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“I believe in rebellion.. I believe in all species birth right.. I will roar.. I will yoik.. so be it!” -
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The Flourishing Diversities series will be continuing for the next few days, check out the link in our bio to find out more
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“Respect to the power of spirit. Respect to the father of the sky. Respect to the power of Mother Earth. From my heart I honour everything on the horizon” - - - This morning we joined with @flourishdiverse and @xr_internationalist_solidarity in celeb

ONE MONTH TO GO!

It's the 7th September today which means one month until International Rebellion! Groups all across the globe will be mobilising and taking to the streets to demand climate justice, you can be a part of that, if you're not sure how then contact your nearest XRY local or regional group to find out more!

In the UK, XRY will be part of the Movements of Movements; a coming together of people from all backgrounds and organisations, within the climate movement, to take action through a united front. We will be working alongside @xr_internationalist_solidarity (ISN) and The Environmental Justice Bloc (EJB). Watch this space to find out more!
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ONE MONTH TO GO! It's the 7th September today which means one month until International Rebellion! Groups all across the globe will be mobilising and taking to the streets to demand climate justice, you can be a part of that, if you're not sure how

From the 31st of August to the 2nd of September, Manchester saw disruption across deansgate as part of the Northern Rebellion. We are so proud of all the youth rebels taking part, getting trained up to #actnow and then causing disruption on the streets to demand the Government puts the planet before profit. 
Without the continuation, growth and escalation of mass participation, civil disobedience we will literally run out of food within our generations lifetimes. So much respect of @xr.mcr.youth and @xrmanchester, now its time we keep it up and prepare for escalation on October 7th
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From the 31st of August to the 2nd of September, Manchester saw disruption across deansgate as part of the Northern Rebellion. We are so proud of all the youth rebels taking part, getting trained up to #actnow and then causing disruption on the stree

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This is Masud, 17, part of XRY Birmingham (@xr_youth_birmingham).
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“We have come a long way forward as a civilisation, having fought for & achieving: women's rights, black rights, gay rights, equal pay rights etc., but if we get wiped out by the scientifically evident impending climate crisis, all those struggles of previous generations will have been for nothing, and we're the ones who'll be responsible for letting them all go in vain!

And if we're to have a good future, it doesn't have to be at the expense of millions of people who'll be affected by sea level rise, toxic air pollutions or extreme weather conditions. The saddest part yet is that people who'll be affected the most - the 3rd world countries' people - have contributed to this mess almost next to nothing. 
The reality is, we have a certain amount of resources, and a certain amount of people on this planet. So we need a system that will get those resources to the people while respecting the planet. Any system that doesn't respect the planet is a flawed system and we live in that flawed system.

Time's running out, so there's no time now to be sad, scared or depressed. Now it's time to rise, time to act and time to change this flawed system for once and all. And as history bears witness, one of the best ways to do that is through non-violent-civil-disobedience and that's why I'll be rebelling in October with XR as XR seeks to bring change through non-violent-civil-disobedience.
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Photo credit: @xr_youth_birmingham
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#myrebellion This is Masud, 17, part of XRY Birmingham (@xr_youth_birmingham ). . “We have come a long way forward as a civilisation, having fought for & achieving: women's rights, black rights, gay rights, equal pay rights etc., but if we get wiped

North London Rebels on September 7th-8th the North London uprising is on! Come down and get involved with amazing workshops, trainings and action. Chill out and connect with other rebels whilst listening to music and panels on stage. Its time to #actnow whilst also growing and connecting for October’s Rebellion.
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North London Rebels on September 7th-8th the North London uprising is on! Come down and get involved with amazing workshops, trainings and action. Chill out and connect with other rebels whilst listening to music and panels on stage. Its time to #act

October is coming up, and its time to #paintthestreets! In your local communities get flyposting, stickering, painting and whatever other creative ways you can think of to promote your XR Youth groups in time for Octobers Rebellion! Using paint the streets is such an amazing way to grow the number of rebels attending your space, which will allow your groups to further decentralise making larger actions that need more rebels to both coordinate and take part possible. 
Photo by @taltakingpics
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October is coming up, and its time to #paintthestreets ! In your local communities get flyposting, stickering, painting and whatever other creative ways you can think of to promote your XR Youth groups in time for Octobers Rebellion! Using paint the s

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I am Alisha Foster, part of Extinction Rebellion DC. I will be rebelling in October because I feel a deep commitment to protecting future generations from the worst of the climate catastrophe, and I am willing and able to disrupt anything working against that future. In other words, I am rebelling because I have lost faith in existing systems, but I have not lost hope in people.
I am preparing for that time by making signs, educating myself and others on key issues, attending XR training sessions, and keeping my energy and spirit up.
My hope for this rebellion is that it becomes a catalyst for people’s own belief in themselves, in the power and responsibility within them. We are not helpless, we are not bystanders. We’re the base of the pillars and we can make the roof shake. We’re the strength that every other strength is drawn from.  It’s time we act like it.
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#myrebellion I am Alisha Foster, part of Extinction Rebellion DC. I will be rebelling in October because I feel a deep commitment to protecting future generations from the worst of the climate catastrophe, and I am willing and able to disrupt anythi

THE FATE OF THE PLANET IS IN OUR HANDS SO WE MUST ACT NOW!

Join groups around the world on September 21st at 1 PM to demand the UN Act now, not by 2050. Wearing blue the colour of the UN. 
On this day New York is hosting the Youth UN Climate Action Summit. Two days later the UN Climate Action Summit is taking place whereby UN representatives will be discussing ways in which countries around the world will attempt to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. This is not an ambitious or urgent enough target! In light of this, dozens of XR Youth groups around the world have written a letter to their repective UN representative, with a collaborative letter being addressed to the UN Secretary General. On the day a globally coordinated XR Youth action will take place!

DM your local XR Youth group for more details about the action and where/how to get involved! If they haven't made plans then please get in touch with the nearest XRY group to organise your group's involvement. If they haven't organised something then please email xrnewgold@gmail.com

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THE FATE OF THE PLANET IS IN OUR HANDS SO WE MUST ACT NOW! Join groups around the world on September 21st at 1 PM to demand the UN Act now, not by 2050. Wearing blue the colour of the UN. On this day New York is hosting the Youth UN Climate Action

Last week XRY Birmingham held a sit in outside HSBC Bank. A sit in is a form of action where rebels sit down in a public space for a variety of reasons such as to cause disruption or raise awareness. Actions like these are great actions for more recently formed groups as they are effective without being too resource, numbers or time heavy. We highly recommend that groups looking to take their first action consider a sit in as a way to take effective action whilst growing your groups experience and autonomy.
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Photo Creds: Vlad
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Last week XRY Birmingham held a sit in outside HSBC Bank. A sit in is a form of action where rebels sit down in a public space for a variety of reasons such as to cause disruption or raise awareness. Actions like these are great actions for more rece

I am Benki, a young son of the Earth. The forest is part of a life cycle in which I take part as an Ashaninka when I bathe in the river or breath the pure odour of flowers, when I work by day or rest at night, when I eat fruit, or sing with birds and animals.
We Ashaninka have a concern for what is happening in the World.
We are transient beings here and one cannot just look at one's own well-being. We have to look toward future generations and what we will leave for them - Benki Piyako •
From the 9th to the 11th of September, XR Youth is collaborating with the Flourishing Diversity Series, to put on a summit of Indigenous Wisdom.
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The Flourishing Diversity Series of events brings representatives of Indigenous Wisdom traditions to educate and inspire diverse modern audience to envision a future habitable earth for all species. - Jerome Lewis, FDS Director •
Sign up via to the link in our bio & story. 
Strike from school for real education.
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Amazing Poster by @matildawelsh
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"I am Benki, a young son of the Earth. The forest is part of a life cycle in which I take part as an Ashaninka when I bathe in the river or breath the pure odour of flowers, when I work by day or rest at night, when I eat fruit, or sing with birds an

Representatives from 18 different indigenous groups from all across the world have confirmed their attendance to the Flourishing Diversity Series including th Gaia spirit movement. •
From the 9th to the 11th of September, XR Youth is collaborating with the Flourishing Diversity Series, to put on a summit of Indigenous Wisdom.
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The Flourishing Diversity Series of events brings representatives of Indigenous Wisdom traditions to educate and inspire diverse modern audience to envision a future habitable earth for all species. - Jerome Lewis, FDS Director •
Sign up via to the link in our bio & story.
Strike from school for real education.
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Graphics by @matildawelsh
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@flourishdiverse
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Representatives from 18 different indigenous groups from all across the world have confirmed their attendance to the Flourishing Diversity Series including th Gaia spirit movement. • From the 9th to the 11th of September, XR Youth is collaborating wi

We the Mamos are the guardian's of Mother Earth, and of the hundreds of species of animals and plants and of the human beings that live on it. 
We will visualise together the future we want for humanity and for Mother Earth.
Let us work on ourselves, from our spiritual offices, the sacred sites where we find the alignment with the divine and with the totality. - Arhuaco, Mamos
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From the 9th to the 11th of September, XR Youth is collaborating with the Flourishing Diversity Series, to put on a summit of Indigenous Wisdom.
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The Flourishing Diversity Series of events brings representatives of Indigenous Wisdom traditions to educate and inspire diverse modern audience to envision a future habitable earth for all species. - Jerome Lewis, FDS Director •
Sign up via to the link in our bio & story. 
Strike from school for real education.
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Amazing Poster by @matildawelsh
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@flourishdiverse
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"We the Mamos are the guardian's of Mother Earth, and of the hundreds of species of animals and plants and of the human beings that live on it. We will visualise together the future we want for humanity and for Mother Earth. Let us work on ourselves

On September 20th or 27th (depending on the country you live in), adults from all around the world will be walking out of work to support the global @fridaysforfuture ⁣movement of young people who have been striking for over a year to call for urgent climate action. Earth Strike is coming. Between the 20th and 27th there will be a global week of action as well with huge events planned across the globe.

The youth are fighting for their futures. It is crucial that adults don’t stand by and let us fight this battle alone - on Earth Strike the youth will be joined for the first time with mass numbers of adults striking from their workplaces or leaving their homes.
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⁣Many places of work are allowing time off for employees to join the strikes. If you are an adult talk to your employer to find out whether this is viable at your company. ⁣if you are a student speak to your school to come to an agreement to allow you to join your local strike.
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For those who can’t make it to the streets, even sharing your support will make a huge difference. Please spread the word! ⁣
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On September 20th or 27th (depending on the country you live in), adults from all around the world will be walking out of work to support the global @fridaysforfuture ⁣movement of young people who have been striking for over a year to call for urgent

XRY Somerset will have their own area at the Rising Tide Festival! This is an opportunity to learn more about XR, listen to some talks and music, take part in workshops and eat delicious food in the coastal surroundings of Tapeley Park.
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XRY Somerset will have their own area at the Rising Tide Festival! This is an opportunity to learn more about XR, listen to some talks and music, take part in workshops and eat delicious food in the coastal surroundings of Tapeley Park.

#MyRebellion This is Xanthe. They are 15 and part of @xryouthoxford. This is what they have to say:
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‘ I first heard about Extinction Rebellion when I was having dinner before a show I was going to see. My brother said hey mum, can i go camp on the streets of london with some friends for a week to our pressure on the government about declaring a climate emergency? and I was like sorry what? how's that gonna work? (the irony ahh) and then at the school strike in Oxford (@oxfordyouthstrike) before the rebellion I heard about it for the 2nd time. A memeber made an announcement about a group of people going up to london for the day to attend it. I joined this group on instagram and asked my parents when I got home. They agreed to let me go and i loved it so much i went again about 5 or so more times over the following week and saw @gretathunberg speak at the quakers house. i was suddenly brought into this world of activism, something that made me so genuinely happy . When I found out that we only have 11 years left before climate + ecological breakdown becomes near avoidable, I knew something had to be done.’
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Photo credit: @jenny_graham_1606
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#myrebellion This is Xanthe. They are 15 and part of @xryouthoxford. This is what they have to say: . ‘ I first heard about Extinction Rebellion when I was having dinner before a show I was going to see. My brother said "hey mum, can i go camp on the

#PAINTTHESTREETS !! Ahead of the International Rebellion from October 7th onwards, Rebels all over the world are mobilising in a glorious celebration of art and resistance by spreading the word of XR through the second phase of the #PaintTheStreets campaign. We are breaking laws and social norms through art, performance and creative culture to truly take the message all across the world. By physically putting our messages in public spaces across the world, we will wake people to the truth and break business-as-usual on climate change. We urge ALL XRY groups to join in and #PaintTheStreets in their local area. Put up posters or stickers; chalk, paint or graffiti surfaces; make banners; hold public performances or use other creative resources to Tell The Truth. And when you do - DM us the results! See you on the streets!
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Photo: @xryouthmk
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#paintthestreets !! Ahead of the International Rebellion from October 7th onwards, Rebels all over the world are mobilising in a glorious celebration of art and resistance by spreading the word of XR through the second phase of the #paintthestreets c

#rejectthetrends 
Its time to leave fast fashion behind. As one of the most destructive industries in terms of both environmental damage and exploitation its so important we #rejectthetrends and stand up against these industries!
Credit: @xryouth.nyc
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#rejectthetrends Its time to leave fast fashion behind. As one of the most destructive industries in terms of both environmental damage and exploitation its so important we #rejectthetrends and stand up against these industries! Credit: @xryouth.nyc

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This is Grace, she’s 17 (nearly 18) and part of @xryouth_london we spoke to her whilst at the SW London uprising where she was doing face painting and other creative workshops for children. She told us about her role in the movement and why she will be rebelling in October... “I joined XR because it was one of the only movements where I felt that everyone’s views were the same as mine. I liked that actions were immediate and everyone’s voices are heard. I also get to use my creative side all the time!”  Photo: @taltakingpics
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#myrebellion ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This is Grace, she’s 17 (nearly 18) and part of @xryouth_london we spoke to her whilst at the SW London uprising where she was doing face painting and other creative workshops for children. She told us about her role in the mov

@xrebellionuk on Exmouth beach today created a huge extinction symbol. The creativity of so many within our organisation is incredible and the scale of the art projects we see is only getting bigger.
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Photo: @lorzjayne
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@xrebellionuk on Exmouth beach today created a huge extinction symbol. The creativity of so many within our organisation is incredible and the scale of the art projects we see is only getting bigger. . Photo: @lorzjayne

Today is the first day of September, and we are approaching closer and closer to Septembers week of action and the October movement of movements rebellion. Now more than ever its time to get involved, to take one of the countless variety of roles that are all equally required. How will you tell your future children that you did nothing? Whether its coming along, telling your family or getting organising its time for each and every one of us to take a part in the rebellion. Checkout or story highlights to find your local groups or ask us to guide you through creating one for your area.
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Graphic by @xrlutonyouth
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Today is the first day of September, and we are approaching closer and closer to Septembers week of action and the October movement of movements rebellion. Now more than ever its time to get involved, to take one of the countless variety of roles tha

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This is Amelia. She’s 23 and has just finished studying her masters at Goldsmiths, UoL. This is what she has to say:
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“Being involved with XR has made me realise how much this will affect every aspect of our lives and so not to rebel is irresponsible. Not to be involved and taking this seriously is a breach of trust with all those that we share this planet with”
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We spoke to Amelia at the South West London Uprising where she was doing wellbeing, a role that’ll she’ll be continuing with during the October Rebellion. When asked why she replied; “we need to be caring for people as well as planet because it’s all connected” 
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#myrebellion This is Amelia. She’s 23 and has just finished studying her masters at Goldsmiths, UoL. This is what she has to say: ~ ~ ~ “Being involved with XR has made me realise how much this will affect every aspect of our lives and so not to rebe

The Northern Rebellion is in full swing in Manchester where one of the boats from the Summer Uprising has once again been installed on the roads, this time blocking Deansgate in central Manchester. XR Youth Manchester (@xr.mcr.youth) have been holding events during the Northern Rebellion such as speeches from the boat about the role of youth in XR, as well as holding productive discussions about future events and actions that they can hold. Rebels will be holding this space until Monday evening so make sure if you’re in the area that you head down and join in the fun! Block print your clothes, join in one of many workshops or just meet new people and soak up the amazing atmosphere (of course helped by the free vegan food and enthusiastic samba band!)
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Photos 1-6: @nadsolive
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The Northern Rebellion is in full swing in Manchester where one of the boats from the Summer Uprising has once again been installed on the roads, this time blocking Deansgate in central Manchester. XR Youth Manchester (@xr.mcr.youth ) have been holdin

The GAIA SPIRIT MOVEMENT! -
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XRY has been given the incredible opportunity to attend this event for its first time in London! 
To have the opportunity to meditate upon the kind of world we want for our future generations, while reflecting upon ecological and social justice for all. Transformation begins with a vision: The Gaia Spirit Movement opens the Flourishing Diversity Summit as an invitation to join a collective vision quest to make different worlds possible. The moving meditation is an opportunity to dialogue with our indigenous guests, each other and those we meet along the way, to explore ideas about how we can support and enhance the ecosystems on which we depend into the future.
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Representatives from 18 different indigenous groups from all across the world have confirmed their attendance to the Flourishing Diversity Series . We can't wait to meet them at the Gaia Spirit Movement! FACEBOOK EVENT LINKED IN STORIES!!
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The GAIA SPIRIT MOVEMENT! - - - - XRY has been given the incredible opportunity to attend this event for its first time in London! To have the opportunity to meditate upon the kind of world we want for our future generations, while reflecting upon e

This is Lydia, a local coordinator for XR Leeds and a dedicated member of Extinction Rebellion since October. This is her answering the question What does this mean to you? Just before she left for Northern Rebellion.
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Knowing that we're doing our best to fight not only climate and ecological breakdown but oppression and injustice, and even if we don't succeed, we'll have this beautiful community to support us through the horrors, is all that keeps me going most days. But I'm so grateful, to have experienced such amazing things, and to have had the most incredible people become family. We really are going to rise like the water, and shut this system down.
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Photo by @sam_gillibrand
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This is Lydia, a local coordinator for XR Leeds and a dedicated member of Extinction Rebellion since October. This is her answering the question "What does this mean to you?" Just before she left for Northern Rebellion. . "Knowing that we're doing ou

WHOSE FUTURE? OUR FUTURE! Huge shout out to the young rebels of Cork in Ireland who smashed their first action on the 25th. They held a symbolic sit-in in the city centre surrounded by passers-by to draw attention to the climate crisis and bring awareness to XR and XR Youth. Dressed in white and wearing face masks, they made a powerful sight to the public walking by and really made their voices heard by chanting throughout their demonstration. We salute you!
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WHOSE FUTURE? OUR FUTURE! Huge shout out to the young rebels of Cork in Ireland who smashed their first action on the 25th. They held a symbolic sit-in in the city centre surrounded by passers-by to draw attention to the climate crisis and bring awar

The #northernrebellion is on. From the 30th until the 2nd rebels will be camping out, getting trained and taking action at Deansgate, Manchester. This is a huge opportunity for rebels in this area to learn from speakers, connect with others within and outside our organisation all whilst taking meaningful direct action.
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The #northernrebellion is on. From the 30th until the 2nd rebels will be camping out, getting trained and taking action at Deansgate, Manchester. This is a huge opportunity for rebels in this area to learn from speakers, connect with others within an

ATTENTION XRY WE NEED YOU!!
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We’re starting an exciting new series called #myrebellion and can’t do it without your collaboration! 
All we need you to do is send us photos of the wonderful members of your local groups (can be portraits, group photos, action shots, whatever you want). Along with the photos tell us;
1) your names and what local groups you’re part of.
2) your personal reason for why you will be rebelling in October.
3) how you’re preparing for that time (having meetings, going to trainings, making banners, or even just looking forward to it)
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Once you’ve created this email it all over to xryouth.media@gmail.com and we’ll platform it to the amazing XRY online community  Photo: @taltakingpics
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ATTENTION XRY WE NEED YOU!! - - - We’re starting an exciting new series called #myrebellion and can’t do it without your collaboration! All we need you to do is send us photos of the wonderful members of your local groups (can be portraits, group ph

3 days ago, on the 26th of August world leaders wrapped up the 45th G7 summit, a meeting of the 7 largest advanced economies in the world as described by the IMF. On the agenda this year were a number of environmental issues; including Japan restarting commercial whaling and of course the Amazon wildfires. 
However, as usual, their response has been at best lacklustre, and at worst, tokenestic. In regards to the Amazon they pledged to provide Brazil with $20 million to help fight the fires, fires which have destroyed around  640 million acres of land, and continue to destroy more with every passing day. 
For context last year California suffered some of the worst wildfires in its history, they injured at least 80 and killed 103. The total cost to put them out was just under $3.5 billion (2018) USD. These fires, while horrific destroyed about 2 million acres of land, the Amazon fires have destroyed 320 times that amount and yet have received 175x less financial support, which Brazil’s president is currently refusing to accept.
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It's events like this that show just how necessary civil disobedience is. We cannot trust our leaders to protect us. We cannot trust a system obsessed with growth and consumption to respond to the scale of the crisis appropriately. We must act NOW. For ourselves, for future generations and for our planet.
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Photo by @taltakingpics
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3 days ago, on the 26th of August world leaders wrapped up the 45th G7 summit, a meeting of the 7 largest advanced economies in the world as described by the IMF. On the agenda this year were a number of environmental issues; including Japan restarti

3 WEEKS TO GO UNTIL THE GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE!!
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There’s so many ways to get involved! On the 20th September, Earth Strike day, XR KCL and XR London Universities will be taking to the streets to block off the Strand for a day of talks, talk-ins, art, music and workshops. -
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We will be joining them alongside leading academics, educators, the International Solidarity Network and other student and non-student climate organisations for an amazing day of open discussion and a collaborative effort towards fighting for climate education, educational reform and climate justice. Strand the Strand will be the biggest event of the Fresher’s Rebellion! Afterwards we'll be joining the youth and general strikers at Parliament Square in solidarity. All are welcome - it’s going to be an amazing day!
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3 WEEKS TO GO UNTIL THE GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE!! - - - There’s so many ways to get involved! On the 20th September, Earth Strike day, XR KCL and XR London Universities will be taking to the streets to block off the Strand for a day of talks, talk

Whether you’re a tiny rebel or passed your education years, if you’re born after 1990 we welcome you in XRY.
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There’s many groups such as XR families and XR universities which cater to specific groups of youth which we encourage you to get involved with! 
Here we are a platform for the voices of all young people in all places, from all backgrounds, coming together through our shared cause Photo: @taltakingpics
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Whether you’re a tiny rebel or passed your education years, if you’re born after 1990 we welcome you in XRY. - - - - There’s many groups such as XR families and XR universities which cater to specific groups of youth which we encourage you to get inv

On Saturday in downtown Montreal, Canada, young people from XR Youth Quebec @xryouthqc and @pourlefuturmtl “Pour Le Futur Montreal” gathered in a popular shopping mall to denounce the fast fashion industry and its record of environmental destruction. This action attracted the attention of passerby’s with lots of large banners, chanting and a die-in in the food court. Four amazing young rebels sat down in the display window of a retail store and superglued their hands to the glass.

It’s amazing to see that ahead of the International Rebellion from October 7th, XR Youth groups are now starting to mobilise all around the world - we can’t wait to see what actions XR Youth groups hold in the coming months!
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Photo credits: @fulixled and @gabriel_pelland
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On Saturday in downtown Montreal, Canada, young people from XR Youth Quebec @xryouthqc and @pourlefuturmtl “Pour Le Futur Montreal” gathered in a popular shopping mall to denounce the fast fashion industry and its record of environmental destruction.

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