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Extinction Rebellion is a non-violent direct-action group that aims to put pressure on governments to take action on the climate crisis. This article introduces the organisation, their message and tactics, and describes some experiences of the ‘International Rebellion’ in London at the end of April 2019. It suggests that social workers have a duty to act in solidarity with those most affected by climate change and that Extinction Rebellion offers a promising model for change.
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Keywords: Extinction Rebellion; activism; climate change

Document Type: Research Article

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Publication date: August, 2019

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