International Women’s Day – a Congolese climate activist speaks

A guest blog by Hazel Bober Extinction Rebellion Sheffield is partnered with Extinction Rebellion Université de Goma near the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to enable the two organisations to support and learn from each other. As International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world, Hazel Bober spoke to activistContinue reading “International Women’s Day – a Congolese climate activist speaks”

Do they know it’s Christmas? The media are ignoring the crisis in East Africa.

As most of us prepare to enjoy Christmas with plenty to eat and drink our media are ignoring the dreadful fate of people in East Africa. The poorest and most vulnerable children on the planet are being killed in huge numbers by climate breakdown. We still listen to “Do they know it’s Christmas” on theContinue reading “Do they know it’s Christmas? The media are ignoring the crisis in East Africa.”

COP26 Coalition Rally, Sheffield Town Hall, 12th June 2021

Many different groups joined together in Sheffield City Centre to send a clear message to the G7 leaders meeting in Cornwall and those preparing to go to COP in Glasgow in November. ACT NOW! I was particularly pleased to hear the Extinction Rebellion Justice Group “pass the mic” to the global south, by reading messagesContinue reading “COP26 Coalition Rally, Sheffield Town Hall, 12th June 2021”

The demands for racial justice and climate justice are two sides of the same coin.

I am a white, heterosexual, professional man, so you may question my qualifications to write about racism. However, I hope you will give me the benefit of doubt and continue reading.  When I was newly married and living on Hyde Park flats, my wife got a job childminding a beautiful Nigerian baby. We used toContinue reading “The demands for racial justice and climate justice are two sides of the same coin.”

We must listen to Africa and Asia

As I write storm Ciara is causing chaos in Sheffield. Trees are down, Cineworld has had its doors blown through and local roads are flooded. Not very far away, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd have suffered severe flooding. Yet another example of the ever-increasing extreme weather the world is facing as a result of our overheatingContinue reading “We must listen to Africa and Asia”