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A hostile government, dwindling funds, and activist exhaustion: What’s next for Extinction Rebellion?

Facing internal and external pressures, and the demands of a global pandemic, the group is revisiting its strategy

By Eleanor Salter  

Last month, Extinction Rebellion hit headlines for blocking the printing presses of a number of right-wing newspapers. While the movement was condemned from all sides as an attack on the free press, the group argued that it was protesting the newspapers’ suppression of the truth about the climate breakdown.

But climate activists are now vying against a pandemic for both coverage and action. Coronavirus has produced a dampening effect on climate…

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