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What’s on at COP26?

9th November 2021

It’s day two of week two, and the ninth day of COP26. What’s happening on the conference’s Gender Day? A number of interesting events are taking place today at COP26, as the conference gets closer to its end. We’ve compiled our favourites below… Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Action A two-hour event hosted in one ...


Roger Hallam talks to the students of Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University

8th November 2021

Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain, speaks to the Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University on the effects of climate change and the importance of climate justice. On Sunday 7 November, Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain, delivered a speech to the Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University (XRGU) group. The group was ...


Extinction Rebellion form die-in in George Square

8th November 2021

Extinction Rebellion’s die-in protest took place in front Mercer, an asset management company, to speak out against their policies. On Monday 8 November, Extinction Rebellion (XR) met in front of the Gallery of Modern Art at 11.30am to form a die-in protest in front of Mercer in George Square. The event was planned as non-arrestable ...


SRC and Glasgow University Amnesty International host ‘craftivism’ session for the Global Day of Activism

8th November 2021

Students gather to make posters for the upcoming protests in Glasgow regarding the climate crisis. Glasgow University Amnesty International (GUAmnesty) in cooperation with the Student Representative Council (SRC) hosted a craftivism session in preparation for protests surrounding COP26 and the Global Day of Climate Justice. Annika Kapp, Secretary of Glasgow University Amnesty International took Th...


Thousands attended Extinction Rebellion’s ‘Greenwash’ protest at Buchanan Galleries

8th November 2021

The Glasgow Guardian spoke to attenders of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest against greenwashing and ecocide at Buchanan Galleries. They called out political self-interest, corporate disinformation, and global inequalities at COP26. Over 1,000 people gathered on the steps of Buchanan Galleries at midday on 3 November, carrying props, flags, and banners protesting against false climate ...


COP26 week two: what’s going on?

8th November 2021

With the first week of COP26 done, what’s still in store at the UN climate conference? Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn gives an overview of Monday’s blue zone events. Even though the world leaders have flown back home, and the climate activists have held their largest march through Glasgow, there are still a number of events due ...


Calls for more intersectionality amongst climate activists groups at COP26

7th November 2021

There has been criticism levelled at the COP26 summit at the lack of intersectionality and racial justice, which proponents argue are vital to any solution to the climate crisis.   Both the delegates in the blue zone and the most prominent activist groups such as Extinction Rebellion (XR) are perceived by some as lacking in ...


Thousands take to the streets for Fridays for Future Glasgow

7th November 2021

The march set off from Kelvingrove Park and ended with a speech by Greta Thunberg in George Square. On Friday, 5 November, over 30,000 activists of all ages took to the streets of Glasgow to protest the climate crisis. The march started at 11:00am in Kelvingrove Park and ended in George Square. The day was ...


Arrests made as XR scientists occupy King George V Bridge

6th November 2021

Extinction Rebellion sub-group “Scientist Rebellion” chained themselves together and occupied the bridge for three hours before arrests were made. Protesting the lack of action following the recent IPCC report, scientists from the Extinction Rebellion group “Scientist Rebellion” took non-violent action today by occupying the King George V bridge. After a three hour stand-of...


Anton Muscatelli receives letter concerning academic freedom and antisemitism

5th November 2021

The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom has sent a letter regarding the University’s consideration of a talk by Dr Somdeep Sen. Principal Anton Muscatelli has received a letter from the The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Committee on Academic Freedom regarding the University’s protocol for invited speakers and it’s definition of antisemitism. The ...