Extinction Rebellion

From the XR website

Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.


We are facing an unprecedented global emergency.  Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.

We are unprepared for the danger our future holds. We face floods, wildfires, extreme weather, crop failure, mass displacement and the breakdown of society. The time for denial is over. It is time to act.

Conventional approaches of voting, lobbying, petitions and protest have failed because powerful political and economic interests prevent change. Our strategy is therefore one of non-violent, disruptive civil disobedience – a rebellion. 

Historical evidence shows that we need the involvement of 3.5% of the population to succeed – in the UK that’s about 2 million people.

Our Strategy
At the core of Extinction Rebellion’s philosophy is nonviolent civil disobedience. We promote civil disobedience and rebellion because we think it is necessary- we are asking people to find their courage and to collectively do what is necessary to bring about change.

We aren’t focussed on traditional systems like petitions or writing to our MPs and more likely to take risks (e.g. arrest / jail time). We don’t want or need everyone to get arrested – for some this is not a good idea – but we do want everyone involved to support civil disobedience as a tool.

We are promoting mass “above the ground” civil disobedience – in full public view. This means economic disruption to shake the current political system and civil disruption to raise awareness. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience that this causes.


View the XR website

Extinction Rebellion Highlands and Islands - contacts

Inverness: xrinverness@protonmail.com
Fort William: xrfortwilliam@gmail.com
Gairloch: xrscottishhighlandsandislands@gmail.com

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Forthcoming Events…

Sunday 8 December
NA      Logie Steading Christmas Market
Monday 9 December
NA      Moray College Human Rights Festival 2019 Postponed
Tuesday 10 December
18:30 Extinction Rebellion Election Hustings Inverness
Thursday 12 December
NA      Culbokie Panto 7.30 Findon Hall
Friday 13 December
NA      Culbokie Panto 7.30 Findon Hall
Saturday 14 December
NA      Culbokie Panto 7.30 Findon Hall
11:00 Cromarty Community Market
Saturday 21 December
10:00 Culbokie Community Market

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