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Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.
Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in May 2018 with about one hundred academics signing a call to action in support in October 2018, and launched at the end of October by Roger Hallam, Gail Bradbrook, Simon Bramwell, and other activists from the campaign group Rising Up!.
Citing inspiration from grassroots movements such as Occupy, Gandhi's Satyagraha, the suffragettes, Gene Sharp, Martin Luther King and others in the civil rights movement, Extinction Rebellion wants to rally support worldwide around a common sense of urgency to tackle climate breakdown.
The movement uses a circled hourglass, known as the Extinction Symbol, to serve as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species. Special Note: This is an abbreviated version of the introductory text from Wikipedia's article. You are encouraged to read the full version. W See also note below.
About this page
Although this article shares some content from the Wikipedia article of the same name, it is not meant to be encyclopedic in the same way. There is no need to duplicate what Wikipedia does. However you are encouraged to view the Wikipedia article in full, including for example sections such as Support and Criticism. As well as, of course Extinction Rebellion's own website.
Rather this article, and any subsequent offshoots, within Community action for sustainability (CASwiki), are an opportunity to explore and hopefully contribute to, or at the very least complement community aspects of the movement. (more to follow)
Extinction Rebellion's website states the following aims:
XR states the following on its website and explains the following in its declaration:
How to get involved
Community aspects of Extinction Rebellion
XR and future democracy
See separate article: XR and future democracy
Related groups or networks
News and comment
Nov 6 Extinction Rebellion: High Court rules London protest ban unlawful 
Oct 16 Extinction Rebellion's car-free streets showcase the possibility of a beautiful, safe and green future 
Future Democracy Tools
see: Future Democracy Hub
How to start a student group for Extinction Rebellion, Google Docs
More video: Extinction Rebellion on youtube
His Epic Message Will Make You Want to Save the World, on youtube.com