• Please come and join us at Extinction Rebellion Isle of Wight (XRIW)

    We need you - whoever you are, however much time you have - to help build a powerful movement.

  • Our vision of change involves mass participation. Together we're unstoppable.

    We've done well so far but need to engage with a wider audience - particularly younger people.

  • Take a look at what we do and get in touch soon! The clock is ticking.

    We have conducted marches/protests/actions locally as well as in London and other locations.

More About Us

Our Latest Actions.


Actions can be local, national and global - in person and/or digital. Digital rebellion has been key during lockdown where we have been able to lobby big business, organisations, politicians and other key people.

Ways to get involved.


We all have skills we can bring to the 'emergency' table. XR is also about learning new skills, stepping into the unknown, doing something different.

Volunteering

Due to poor governance the country relies heavily on its volunteers! Any time you can give to XR will be most useful to educate and spread the word.

Comms & Social Media

Of course Social Media and the WWW is important but so is the written word. We have to communicate at all levels, to all people.

Actions Team

Be part of the Actions Team. We need people who can push boundaries. 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.

Logistics

Providing for rebels requires logistics. Simple example -Tea! What do we need? Who is paying for items? How do we make it? How much do we make? How do we get it to our rebels? How do we leave the site clean and tiny? - Logistics

Art/Music/Theatre

XR relies heavily on the arts to get its message to the public. Here on the IOW we have some great artists and makers. We have also put together a small Samba band. Always room for more!

Training

XR has its own 'Rebel Academy' where you can learn a whole host of new skills.

Our Vision.


Our world is in crisis. Life itself is under threat. Yet every crisis contains the possibility of transformation. Across the world, heralded by the young, people are waking up and coming together. We hear history calling to us from the future. We catch glimpses of a new world of love, respect and regeneration, where we have restored the intricate web of all life. It’s a future that’s inside us all – located in the fierce love we carry for our children, in our urge to help a stranger in distress, in our wish to forgive, even when that seems too much to ask. And so we rebel for this, calling in joy, creativity and beauty. We rise in the name of truth and withdraw our consent for ecocide, oppression and patriarchy. We rise up for a world where power is shared for regeneration, repair and reconciliation. We rise for love in its ultimate wisdom. Our vision stretches beyond our own lifespan, to a horizon dedicated to future generations and the restoration of our planet’s integrity. Together, our rebellion is the gift this world needs. We are XR and you are us.

Our Story.

On 31st October 2018, we met in Parliament Square to announce a Declaration of Rebellion against the UK Government. We were expecting a couple of hundred people. Instead, 1500 came to participate in peaceful civil disobedience. The next few weeks were a whirlwind. Six thousand of us converged on London to peacefully block five major bridges across the Thames. We planted trees in the middle of Parliament Square, and dug a hole there to bury a coffin representing our future. We super-glued ourselves to the gates of Buckingham Palace as we read a letter to the Queen. Our actions generated huge national and international publicity and, as news spread, our ideas connected with tens of thousands of people around the world. The XR project was resonating with a deeply felt need for community and solidarity. “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” we chanted! Dozens of countries now have groups springing up, from the Solomon Islands to Australia, from Spain to South Africa, the US to India. We are working relentlessly to build our movement. So come and join us. Rebel for life. For the planet. For our children’s children’s futures. There is so much work to be done.

Our Strategy.

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 about political change, not personal change (though we welcome the latter). We are completely nonviolent, our actions are done in full public view and we take responsibility for them.

Our Structure.

We organise in small, autonomous groups distributed around the world. These groups are connected in a complex web that is constantly evolving as we grow and learn. We are working to build a movement that is participatory, decentralised, and inclusive. The structure aims to empower anybody to act as part of XR, so long as they agree to follow our ten core principles. You can read a summary of our Self-Organising System (or XR Constitution) for more information. You can also read the full constitution. We are seeking a balance between being able to act quickly in response to fast-changing situations and being able to integrate the collective wisdom of multiple perspectives when needed. Find more about the Self-Organising System on our SOS resources page.

Our Principles and Values.

All are welcome who want to adhere to our principles and values:
1. We have a shared vision of change - Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
2. We set our mission on what is necessary - Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organising” to achieve this.
3. We need a regenerative culture - Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
4. We openly challenge ourselves and our toxic system - Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
5. We value reflecting and learning - Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
6. We welcome everyone and every part of everyone - Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
7. We actively mitigate for power - Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
8. We avoid blaming and shaming - We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
9. We are a non-violent network - Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
10. We are based on autonomy and decentralisation - We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.

Coming soon.


Tuesdays

Introduction to XR

Want to do something that makes a difference to the biggest crisis humankind currently faces? Then join this introductory session where you can learn more about what Extinction Rebellion is, what we do and how you can get involved. This workshop will take place on zoom. If you havent used zoom before, check out this short tutorial. Then you need to Register here.

Sundays

Weekly XRIW gathering

A weekly meeting of XRIW people - currently held via Zoom. New members always welcome. Please send an Email for the passcode.

Thu 29th July @ 1pm

Ventnor Fringe

The Heading for Extinction talk is back with Version 5.11 which says a lot about the journey so far and how much more we need to do.

Mon 23rd August

London and online

We're at a crucial moment in history. Our climate is breaking down and life on Earth is dying: accelerated by our economic system and supported by politicians. We need urgent change, and we need it yesterday. People everywhere in the world need us to step up; the future needs us to step up. Once we begin to act the politically impossible can become inevitable. Click here for more.

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  • "We are no longer waiting for politicians to declare climate disruption an emergency and respond accordingly. We are going to declare the emergency ourselves, from below, just as social movements have always done."

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    Naomi Klein Author, Activist.
  • "You must unite behind the science. You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never, ever be an option".

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    Greta Thunberg Environmental activist.

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