Barriers to Joining XR

Barriers to Joining XR

Photo by Steve from @strutphotography by Sue It’s a bit like I have opened a can of worms. I have conducted interviews, both spoken and written, with a lot of people about the barriers they may face in joining mainstream groups generally. People of different cultures,...
Embracing the discomfort of disruption

Embracing the discomfort of disruption

By Rosie M Just thinking about creating disruption makes my chest feel a bit tight and my stomach fluttery. I do not like breaking the rules. As a woman, I have been trained my whole life to move over on the footpath and let others past, to keep my bag on my lap on...
August Newsletter

August Newsletter

Photo by Steve @strutphotography Hello rebels, Since our last newsletter, which was only a little over a week ago, XRSA has successfully carried out two non-violent civil disobedience actions. A bicycle swarm and a die-in on the street outside the Adelaide morgue....
July Newsletter

July Newsletter

Hello rebels, Australia is swiftly becoming a pariah within the international community. A consequence of the inaction and climate skepticism of our political leaders and our increasing contribution to global emissions. Pop culture icons Rolling Stone magazine and Sir...

Psychedelics and our Planetary Crisis

By Gary Clark     the man who weeps ignores us, and cries out of his writhen face and ordinary body not words, but grief, not messages, but sorrow, hard as the earth, sheer, present as the sea— Les Murray, An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow.     In her...
The Green Case Against a Big Australia

The Green Case Against a Big Australia

Painting by XR rebel Sue Michael https://www.suemichael.art/sue-michael By Gary Clark Since the Liberal Party, in 1996 under the leadership of John Howard, increased Australian immigration levels, the number of immigrants to Australia has steadily increased with...
June Newsletter

June Newsletter

Hello rebels, The recent Adani approvals have been heartbreaking for many, yet it is only one in a series of many decisions that threaten our existence. Our governments continue to ignore climate scientists, traditional owners and public sentiment on climate and...
Climate Refugees or Climate Migrants?

Climate Refugees or Climate Migrants?

By Mij Tanith, XRSA member and Safe Harbour Coordinator When I was asked to write an article on climate refugees, I thought “Oh, rising sea levels. Small, low-lying Pacific islands. What a perfect fit between my long-term support for refugees and my XR activism.” But...
How to engage mainstream Australia

How to engage mainstream Australia

Many have expressed their sense of disappointment at the recent re-election of the Morrison government. However, we may be overlooking the opportunity this result presents to a movement like Extinction Rebellion.  It is important to emphasise that we are an...