From XR NYC Twitter:
“Climate activists from #XRNYC &
@riseandresistny stood in solidarity at The Met Museum, symbolically silencing themselves with tape bearing words like 'Floods' and 'Famine,' to raise awareness about the government's repression of the climate movement.

Joanna Smith and Tim Martin, brave members of @DecEmergency, are being unjustly indicted on federal conspiracy charges for nonviolent protest at the National Gallery of Art. Solidarity with them!

The two charges against them, combined carry a maximum penalty of a $500,000 fine and 10 years in prison. It's an absurd response towards peaceful activists highlight the injustices and the horrifying future we face. #ClimateJustice”

The solidarity action, pictured left, makes a good statement that Climate Activists do not walk alone - but shoulder to shoulder - and we will not relent in our call for climate justice.

Videos seems to show about 15-20 activists with tape over their mouths, paint on their hands, and signs which call out the catastrophe of climate disaster the world faces.

You Can help! Sign the Petition! 

In the words of Joanna Smith: "Today, through nonviolent rebellion, we have temporarily marred a piece of art to evoke the real children whose suffering is certain if the death-cult fossil fuel companies continue extracting new coal, oil, and gas from the ground." She further stated, "As a parent, I cannot accept this future."

A petition being circulated by climate activists and sponsored by Extinction Rebellion NYC and Declare Emergency respectfully asks Assistant U.S. District Attorney Cameron A. Tepfer to drop the charges against the duo.

Here’s an easy to transcribe link that will redirect you to the petition so you can sign




In Solidarity, Will Regan


hosted by XR NYC

September 28th, 6:30-7:30, EST

Four civil disobedience activists (including one rebel) blocked the road to the Burning Man festival. It generated hundreds of media stories.

Another rebel glued his feet to the floor of Arthur Ashe stadium and stopped a US Open semi-final game for 49 minutes. It generated thousands of media hits worldwide, inserted the topic of climate emergency where it is least seen - the sports pages.

Would you like to be a part of this new wave of climate actions, where a small number of brave people can make a big impact?

Come learn from these two rebels. It's not hard. It just needs a bit of pluck, a bit of creativity, and a straightforward message.


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Join DE This Sunday for a talk about how you can join this exciting group - and start making headlines of your own! Or at least help others do the same.
“What are our responsibilities at this time? Because of the fossil fuel industry, we are facing horrors of a magnitude never before experienced in our existence. Our government continues to lead us to the edge of no return. We must stand up and defend ourselves. No one else is going to do it. It must be us, if we want to live.
Our methods must be disruptive, and they must be nonviolent. Our actions are evidence-based, credible, and we have a plan. The only thing missing at this point in time is YOU!”
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Will Regan


Will Regan has been a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion in the US and Declare Emergency. He's editor in chief for the Daily Rebellion and has been arrested 4 times since taking that role.