Who We Are
We are a group of people working, studying, and living in and around Leeds, who have had enough of the status quo and want a better future.
We are taking action uniting together in rebellion against climate collapse, ecological breakdown and the extinction of all life.
We have four key demands that are central to what we do, see them here – with a number of translations to follow.
What is XR?
Extinction Rebellion (XR) is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.
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 (see link for more info in the ‘Our principles and values’ section halfway down the page). 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.