The Acorn – 54

Number 54 In this issue: Mobilising against the assault on nature X-axis: the money behind the greenwash With friends like these... Neoliberalism is the new fascism George Orwell: an orgrad inspiration Acorninfo 1.  Mobilising against the assault on nature The much-vaunted "green" agenda of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is coming under attack as its … Continue reading The Acorn – 54

The Acorn – 53

Number 53 In this issue: Seeing through "democracy" Greta Thunberg: the billionaires' favourite Misdirected Rebellion Calling out the imperial gatekeepers Yellow revolt takes a striking twist Jacques Ellul: an orgrad inspiration Acorninfo 1.  Seeing through "democracy" The capitalist system will not abolish itself. In fact, it will always do all that it physically can to … Continue reading The Acorn – 53

“The opposite of rebellion” – Paris activists slam XR leadership

A special report  We are well aware that there are many genuine grassroots activists involved in Extinction Rebellion protests, people we know are on our side. But more and more questions are being asked about the nature of the organisation itself, about the true agenda of the leadership lurking behind a flimsy illusion of horizontality. … Continue reading “The opposite of rebellion” – Paris activists slam XR leadership

The Acorn – 52

Number 52 In this issue: Skin-deep solutions Greta and the story-tellers Regulation is a gas, for the oil industry Bristol celebrates radical history Poetry of the rebellious seed Mohandas Gandhi: an orgrad inspiration Acorninfo 1.  Skin-deep solutions Imagine that somebody in your family falls ill, with a whole range of symptoms including breathing problems, extreme … Continue reading The Acorn – 52

The Acorn – 49

Number 49 In this issue: Deepening our resistance Why I decided to fight: letter from a Yellow Vest prisoner Julian Assange: enemy of the empire The modern leftist Rudolf Rocker: an orgrad inspiration Acorninfo 1. Deepening our resistance Synchronicity has a funny way of throwing together two apparently unrelated events in  a way that invites … Continue reading The Acorn – 49

“The X Agenda”: what does XR actually stand for?

A special report    On Wednesday May 1 2019 the UK Parliament declared a "climate emergency". Extinction Rebellion and its supporters were, needless to say, cock-a-hoop. Their big London protest-cum-lobby had achieved one of their main demands. After four centuries of rapacious, violent, militaristic capitalism, the British state had miraculously changed course towards a new … Continue reading “The X Agenda”: what does XR actually stand for?

So who exactly is Christiana Figueres?

Another special report  "By 2050 efforts to slow climate change could make us $19 trillion richer"- The Grantham Institute This follow-up to our exposé of Extinction Rebellion's business wing is again intended to warn genuine eco-activists and anti-capitalists about the strange forces lurking behind the scenes of the "climate action" movement. For more info on … Continue reading So who exactly is Christiana Figueres?

Rebellion Extinction: a capitalist scam to hijack our resistance

Special report [UPDATE. WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 2019. FOLLOWING WIDESPREAD GRASSROOTS DISQUIET OVER THE XR BUSINESS WEBSITE, IT HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR XR AND ITS POSITION ON CAPITALISM IS NOT YET CLEAR. WE WILL PUBLISH FURTHER REPORTS AS INFORMATION COMES IN] When Extinction Rebellion first burst into action in the UK last … Continue reading Rebellion Extinction: a capitalist scam to hijack our resistance

The Acorn – 48

Number 48 In this issue: Shutting down the capital Final push against UK fracking Gilets Jaunes: "We must exit capitalism" Judi Bari: an orgrad inspiration For an anti-sectarian revolutionary left "The Land Shall Sink" Acorninfo 1. Shutting down the capital Eco-protesters are planning to bring London to a standstill from Monday April 15. Supporters of … Continue reading The Acorn – 48

The Acorn – 47

Number 47 In this issue: Yellow voices Defending nature means fighting capitalism Zombie archaeology Everybody expected the Neoliberal Inquisition Tall tale of "eco-terrorism" Acorninfo 1. Yellow voices The Gilets Jaunes, or Yellow Vests, movement in France is the most important political phenomenon to emerge in Western Europe so far this century. It has smashed through the … Continue reading The Acorn – 47