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Meet the Cambridge Academic Jason Scott-Warren

Very few Cambridge University English professors have been tried at the Magistrates’ Court, but Jason Scott-Warren is an exception. After his actions at a 2019 Extinction Rebellion protest were judged…

Literature and its Influence on Protest

One of my English Literature role models is a Cambridge academic named Dr Jason Scott-Warren. I have met him twice (once by fluke coincidence when we happened to be interrailing…

Extinction Rebellion march through Edinburgh as COP26 begins

On Sunday 31 November, the day that COP26 began in Glasgow, hundreds of people were out, not trick-or-treating, but protesting. These demonstrators were part of Extinction Rebellion (XR), a global…

A Green Quandary: Slater, Harvie and Government

The news that Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie, Green Party co-leaders and Biodiversity and Active Travel Ministers respectively, are planning to join protests during the COP 26 appear simultaneously in…

Money Rebellion: a step too far for XR?

Extinction Rebellion is an organisation with civil disobedience at its core, and their latest campaign is arguably their most direct. Many people take issue with civil disobedience, arguing that it…

Extinction Rebellion against sponsorship of the arts

On Sunday 18th October, the local branch of Extinction Rebellion in Dundee held a protest in front of the V&A – a design museum that stands to be the pride…

The Espresso Series: an interview with Extinction Rebellion co-founder Dr Gail Bradbrook

Honor Crean and Grace Volante, students at the University of Edinburgh, interviewed Dr Gail Bradbrook, the co-founder of the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion, as part of their radio programme ‘The…

Extinction Rebellion are a non-existant threat to the British public

Last week, in a police guidance booklet, the environmental peaceful protest group Extinction Rebellion was placed on a list of extremist ideologies that counter-terrorist forces should be aware of. In…