Extinction Rebellion uses several online tools, nationally and globally, for communication and collaboration. The most important of these are:
This discussion forum (national). You’re here!
A community platform for collaboration, exchange and organisation on a local, state and national scale. Supports many public / private sub-forums for different groups, and threads for different topics.
Our private chat platform (global).
Best used to connect quickly with other rebels and XR teams locally, nationally and globally. Supports many teams and public / private chat rooms.
A secure messaging app with end-to-end encryption.
Best used for urgent notifications, sensitive communications / action planning, and chatting / socialising in real time. Like texting and calling, but a more secure alternative against surveillance.
Download the app at https://signal.org/download
Our secure cloud service (national).
Provides file storage and collaboration tools. Like Google Docs/Drive, but a more secure alternative against surveillance. Supports public and private folders for many groups. Self-hosted using Nextcloud.
There are some other tools which you will learn about in time.
The Base is organised into several categories, and you will gain access to them gradually — so that you don’t get overwhelmed right away!
After reading the First Steps, you will gain access to:
The ‘Introductions’ thread, where current and new XR members (including you!) introduce themselves;
Categories for the state and local group(s) you have joined, where you can connect with rebels near you, and join discussions and planning of the rebellion at the state level;
National discussion categories, where you’ll find conversations between XR rebels nation-wide on many topics. Note: you cannot contribute to these until you have introduced yourself
The ‘Resources, Guides & Procedures’ category, where we are assembling all the guides to help you be the best rebel you can be;
The ‘Base Feedback & Support’ category, where you can ask questions and give suggestions about the Base (this platform).