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Introduction In the context of the repression of the action on the Quaibrücke in June 2020 and the October 2021 rebellion in Zurich a small group of people have chosen to oppose …

Help us get the rebels acquitted !

Dear friends, As you know, hundreds of people are currently on trial in Switzerland for taking part in actions for the climate and biodiversity. However, participation in such …

Rally - think big - organise!

Rebels, Let’s not beat around the bush. This summer has been fucked up, and it is not even over yet. We all know the problem is not that our government has not “realised” the …

Historic discussions are not what make history

Rebels, One month ago, on May 2nd, the Parliament was invited to receive a briefing directly from IPCC and IPBES authors - the result of Guillermo Fernandez’ 39-day hunger strike. …

The time for climate reports is over

Rebels, The “Last Report” came out last week. The latest IPCC report was the last one that could still influence whether or not we stay below 2 degrees. Soon, if we …

The science is clear: The future needs you now

“The money funding Putin’s invasion of Ukraine comes from the same source as climate change: fossil fuels." This is what Dr. Svitlana Krakovska, Ukrainian meteorologist, …

How to disobey and win

Newsletter, February 2022 Paris, December 1, 1991. Act Up activists gather on the square of Notre Dame. While the AIDS epidemic is raging, they call on the church to take …

Victories

Dear rebels, It may be difficult to muster much festive cheer this year. Pandemic aside, we have seen increasing ecosystem collapse, steadily increasing CO2 emissions, continuing …

Time to join civil resistance

Dear rebels, COP26 has failed and demonstrates that the Paris Climate Agreement is totally inoperable. Our leaders have miserably failed to protect us from the climate disaster. …

After the rebellion is before the rebellion

Dear rebels, Whether you joined us in Zurich last week or supported us from home, THANK YOU! We are starting a well-deserved break before the next phase of mobilisation, full of …

Rebel Daily 6: Repression... doesn’t work on a non-violent civil disobedience movement

Today was the last day of actions of this rebellion - before the pause. And we’ve reached new heights - of determination, of courage, but also of absurdity! Under political …

Rebel Daily 5: "Arrested because I care”

Dear Rebel, Anne-Sarah, Alexia and Marie have incredible courage. It’s 1pm. Anne-Sarah, Alexia and Marie are at Zurich station. Each has brought a large sign that says, in …

REBEL DAILY 4: Twice as many as yesterday!

Dear rebels, Today there were twice as many of you as yesterday! A hundred people gathered in Zurich ready to tell the difficult truth - and most importantly, ready to act as if …

REBEL DAILY 3: Two sites blocked, an impossible tower, and the clowns come back

Dear rebels, They announced it - and then they did it! Today, a hundred people once again brought Zurich’s central Uraniastrasse to a standstill, calling on passers-by to …

Rebel Daily 2: Citizens are getting arrested because the Federal Council doesn't do shit!

Dear rebels, Despite a few hiccups, everything went pretty much according to plan, and everyone is fine! 👭🧑🤝🧑 We were about 200 people sitting on the Uraniastrasse at lunch, and …

It's on

Dear rebels, Red rebels, concerts, die-ins: no doubt, the rebellion has begun! It will be colourful, it will be peaceful and it will last as long as necessary. Every evening, the …

3...2...1

Dear rebels, That’s it ! Here we are ! We’ve all been talking about it for weeks, if not months now, and the rebellion will finally begin in a few days. The excitement is …

The Plan!

Read the newsletter in French | German | Italian The Plan! Dear rebels, Yes, it’s time to rebel. The Federal government did not answer the open letter we sent on June 22nd. It …

Coffee break at the Federal palace. We need to talk!

It’s Monday September 13th, the first day of the Parliamentary session. At 2 PM, a small group of people appear on the Federal square carrying a table, a couple of benches, and …

Newsletter: Hundreds have committed the rebellion: you too?

Read the newsletter in French | German | Italian Dear fellow human living through a planetary crisis, No one is coming to save us, so it’s your time to make a stand. To demand …

Newsletter: If not you, who? If not now, when?

Read the newsletter auf Deutsch | en Français | in Italiano Dear worried citizens, The IPCC, the UN, the Federal Office of the Environment… All tell us that if we do not act …

If not you, who?

Read in Français | Deutsch | Italiano Rebellion against extinction - Zurich, from October 3rd. onwards We are facing an unprecedented planetary emergency, and the government has …

Newsletter, July 2021: Weather chaos - transforming anxiety into action

Waking up with a start - the shutters are rattling madly. Very quickly, I hear a hailstone… two… three… and then all hell breaks loose, it’s deafening. I check the time - 01:50. It …

Newsletter Switzerland, May 2021: The Warm Up Is Over

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Rebellion of One

Don’t be a by-stander! The government is letting our last chance for a sustainable future slip away. We cannot accept this. We cannot continue to stand by and watch. Turning their …

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN BY EXTINCTION REBELLION AGAINST THE SUPRESSION OF CLIMATE ACTIVISM IN NORWAY

On the 4th of March at 10 AM , Extinction Rebellion Zürich demonstrates at the Norwegian Consulate in Zürich, Bahnhofstrasse 70. Norway is often credited with being a fair and …

Newsletter Switzerland, Sep 2020: Rise Up for Change!

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Newsletter Switzerland, July 2020: No Going Back!

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Statements about a criticised post!

Dear all, Recently Extinction Rebellion in Switzerland were accused of being conspiracy theorists, a doomsday cult, and unworthy of calling themselves climate activists, based on a …

Protest for the Amazon 8/8 Global Action

Please join us on August 08 to raise awareness of the worst deforestation on record this past May 2019. The Brazilian government in conjunction with animal feed companies is …

Stand Up Paddles XR Symbol (International Solidarity)

Bern

Together with other national XR groups worldwide, we stand in solidarity with all those groups that have been fighting to protect their environment for many years despite threats …

Declaration of Rebellion For Life

Bern

Hereby, we invite you all as individuals or as an organization to our official ceremonial declaration of rebellion on the 13th of April 2019 in Bern in front of the Federal place …

Die-In Nr. 1 Altstadt Bern

Bern

Why are we doing this Climate change presents us with one of the biggest global disasters in history. Our ecosystem is threatened by collapse, which will not only lead to mass …

Our Blood Action and Swarming Action

Bern

Scientists are unanimous. The sixth mass extinction is underway. Faced with the complacency of our elected officials, this Thursday, June 6, we will take a spectacular action of …