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The latest news from Extinction Rebellion Godalming.

  • XR Godalming Update 29th September
    Dear Godalming Rebels, Across various media outlets David Attenborough’s recent interview on BBC Breakfast has been much reported on. No one can deny his incredible commitment to the environment, to nature, and to the planet. However, his view on Extinction Rebellion perhaps misses the point. He cautions that ‘…we have to treat the people we share our community with, with respect, and […]
  • XR Godalming Update 22nd September
    Dear Godalming Rebels, In the same way that we had a local debrief on the recent rebellion, XR has posted a really useful reflection on the actions, their impact, and what to do next. It is well worth a read. For ease of access to information, the final section on our continuing rebellion is copied here: THE REBELLION CONTINUES But the […]
  • XR Godalming Update 15th September
    Dear Godalming Rebels, No doubt many rebels locally and across the country are now wondering what has been achieved. Certainly much has been done through the rebellion. Perhaps a cornerstone of the rebellion was the blockading of Newscorps print works, thereby hampering the distribution of its range of papers. Not surprisingly, this woke up the press who, being interwoven into […]
  • XR Godalming Update 4th August
    Dear Godalming Rebels, Today marks four weeks until the Emergency Rebellion. It won’t be long until we’re back on the streets together, taking part in civil disobedience and generally getting in ‘good trouble, necessary trouble’. Those words are from the US champion of civil rights John Lewis, who died only about two weeks ago. Read his obituary in our ‘Read this’ […]
  • XR Godalming Update 28th July
    Dear Godalming Rebels, We are now five weeks away from Rebellion, and plans and actions are coming into focus. Check out our upcoming events below, especially our special picnic event this coming Saturday (1st August, 12-4pm) where there will be a couple of Heading for Extinction talks, among other activities. Also, we have our usual meeting on Wednesday this week at 7:30pm, focusing mainly on […]

  • XR Godalming Update 29th September

    Dear Godalming Rebels, Across various media outlets David Attenborough’s recent interview on BBC Breakfast has been much reported on. No one can deny his incredible commitment to the environment, to nature, and to the planet. However, his view on Extinction Rebellion perhaps misses the point. He cautions that ...

  • XR Godalming Update 22nd September

    Dear Godalming Rebels, In the same way that we had a local debrief on the recent rebellion, XR has posted a really useful reflection on the actions, their impact, and what to do next. It is well worth a read. For ease of access to information, the ...

  • XR Godalming Update 15th September

    Dear Godalming Rebels, No doubt many rebels locally and across the country are now wondering what has been achieved. Certainly much has been done through the rebellion. Perhaps a cornerstone of the rebellion was the blockading of Newscorps print works, thereby hampering the distribution of its range of papers. Not ...

  • XR Godalming Update 4th August

    Dear Godalming Rebels, Today marks four weeks until the Emergency Rebellion. It won’t be long until we’re back on the streets together, taking part in civil disobedience and generally getting in ‘good trouble, necessary trouble’. Those words are from the US champion of civil rights John Lewis, who died only ...

  • XR Godalming Update 28th July

    Dear Godalming Rebels, We are now five weeks away from Rebellion, and plans and actions are coming into focus. Check out our upcoming events below, especially our special picnic event this coming Saturday (1st August, 12-4pm) where there will be a couple of Heading for Extinction talks, among other activities. Also, we have our ...

  • XR Godalming Update 21st July 2020 – Return to Rebellion

    With just under 6 weeks to go until the Return to Rebellion, XR Godalming is busy-busy. If you’re receiving this newsletter and you haven’t connected recently via a meeting or involvement in one of the projects going on, then you’ll probably be hearing soon from someone in the group who’s ...

  • XR Godalming Update 13th July – Getting Ready To Rebel For Life

    We have an XR Godalming meeting this Wednesday 15th July at 7.30. All welcome. This replaces the planned showing of the ‘2040’ film which will be rescheduled. We’re going to use Wednesday’s meeting to start getting prepared for the coming rebellion including how we prioritise our energies and resources and organise as ...

  • XR Godalming Update 6th July 2020 – “We Want To Live”

    Many people will have seen already the news that Extinction Rebellion is planning a new period of major action beginning on AUGUST 28th and culminating in EARLY SEPTEMBER. The plan is to start aligned actions in the regions on August 28th and actions in London from September 1st. For the ...

  • XR Godalming Update 30th June

    At the meeting on Wednesday, we wondered whether all rebels are adequately aware of when and how meetings are taking place. This, not least, because information about the next meeting comes right at the end of the newsletter. So, to aim to put this right, the order of information is ...

  • XR Godalming Update 23rd June

    Over the past few months we have debated connections between Covid-19 and the climate emergency. Climate activists might be heartened to know that there is some lobbying in parliament to link Covid-19 financial bailouts to meeting green standards. However, as with most things with this government, it’s ...