Extinction Rebellion

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"Extremism"
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MottoRebel for life
Formation31 October 2018
Founder• Roger Hallam
• Gail Bradbrook
Interestsenvironment, pollution, “climate change”
A mass civil disobedience movement

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a UK-based resistance movement that promotes direct action to try to prevent climate change and damage to the environment. Although it is explicitly non-violent, the UK police have termed it an "extremist" ideology and have tackled it under the Prevent (Preventing Violent Extremism) programme.[1]

"Extremism"

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A document published by the Guardian in 2020 shows that although acknowledging the movement as non-violent, the UK police have listed Extinction Rebellion as as "extremist" group under the PREVENT (Preventing Violent Extremism) programme. When asked about the document, Counter Terrorism Policing South East stated that "this document was produced at a local level to help our partners to spot the signs of vulnerability to radicalisation. By including Extinction Rebellion in this document, it gives the impression we consider them to be an extremist group, which they are not. We will review the guidance to make this clear."[2]

Worldwide groups

The UK group has inspired similar ones worldwide, including in Australia[3] and Denmark.[4]

Support for Bolivia regime change

Claire Wordley, a conservation biologist and leading voice in Extinction Rebellion, supported the CIA-planned 2019 coup in Bolivia[5]

Donors

Large donors include the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (£120,000), The Children's Investment Fund (£151,562), Climate Emergency Fund (£84,000),Bertha Foundation (£25,000), Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Actions (£10,000), Good Move gGmbH (£20,053),Stichting European Climate Foundation, (£125,300), Furka Holding AG (£50,000).[6]


 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Media Freedom? Show me the MSM Journalist Opposing the Torture of Assangeblog post7 September 2020Craig MurrayAt a time when the government is mooting designating Extinction Rebellion as Serious Organised Crime, right wing bequiffed muppet Keir Starmer was piously condemning the group, stating: “The free press is the cornerstone of democracy and we must do all we can to protect it.”
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