Supporting XR Remotely

We focus - understandably - on actions that take place in the public space. But there are would be Rebels everywhere who, because of their own personal/social/financial position can't travel or take part in mass actions. Some of our most important Rebels never leave home for XR, yet play a crucial role in getting our message heard. If this sounds like you, the resources in this book will give you some of the tools and ideas you could find useful.

Spare-time XR micro-action - legal and easy!

Anyone with an internet browser can take this action

Here’s a handy idea for a micro-action you can take any time you’ve got 5 minutes to spare to support XR, it protects our name.

You may be aware that big vending sites on the internet – Amazon – eBay – Etsy, are selling XR “branded” merchandise.
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XR does not endorse or create any merchandise, so any merch on these sites isn’t sold with any benefit to XR.

AMAZON

On Amazon you HAVE to post a question or they won't share it.
You might be able to leave an unverified buyer review without purchasing as well, but this is often blocked.
Questions are never blocked.

Do I use my own profile?
You might want go into your Amazon profile and change your public profile name (or even set up a brand new profile) so your privacy is protected (from the public at least).

If a pop up query on clothing listings asks if you're confident you can get a proper fit for this item, enter "not at all".
This reduces the ranking of the saleable quality of the product, and can force then to delete and re-list the item, causing the vendor to waste time.


Question If the product is being sold directly by Amazon:

Can you provide proof of permission to use the Extinction Rebellion logo from the original designer and legal owner?
I understood that Extinction Rebellion (XR) does not sell merchandise and I don't want to support knock off products that scammers are profiting from.


Question If the product is being sold by a business through Amazon Marketplace:
What is the name and contact information of the business selling this product please?
Extinction Rebellion (XR) does not endorse or create any merchandise and states that they will pursue and prosecute anyone who does.
The Extinction Symbol does not belong to Extinction Rebellion (XR), it was designed in 2011 by street artist ESP, who loans XR usage on the basis it it never used in any way for profit - see:
www.extinctionsymbol.info


example search links:

Amazon UK search for clothing "branded" as XR

Amazon USA search for tee shirts "branded" as XR

eBAY

On eBay you do the search, and select an item, then click “Contact Seller” and “Contact Seller” again, then copy & paste the question:

Can you provide proof of permission to use the Extinction Rebellion logo from the original designer and legal owner?
I understood that Extinction Rebellion (XR) does not sell merchandise and I don't want to support knock off products that scammers are profiting from.
The Extinction Symbol does not belong to Extinction Rebellion (XR), it was designed in 2011 by street artist ESP, who loans XR usage on the basis it it never used in any way for profit - see:
www.extinctionsymbol.info

eBay UK search for anything branded as Extinction Rebellion

eBay USA search for anything branded as Extinction Rebellion

ETSY

On Etsy you do the search (example search links below), and select an item, then click “Contact Seller” and “Contact Seller” again, then copy & paste the same question:

Can you provide proof of permission to use the Extinction Rebellion logo from the original designer and legal owner?
I understood that Extinction Rebellion (XR) does not sell merchandise and I don't want to support knock off products that scammers are profiting from.
The Extinction Symbol does not belong to Extinction Rebellion (XR), it was designed in 2011 by street artist ESP, who loans XR usage on the basis it it never used in any way for profit - see:
www.extinctionsymbol.info

Etsy UK search for anything branded Extinction Rebellion

Etsy USA search for anything branded Extinction Rebellion