Hourglass (newspaper)

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FoundedSeptember 2019; 2 years ago (2019-09)
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The Hourglass was a free monthly British newspaper, published by Extinction Rebellion (XR). It was launched in September 2019,[1] with the strap-line "Rigorous Journalism for Fragile Times". 110,000 copies were printed of its first edition,[1] and 143,000 of the second.[2] The April and May 2020 issues were produced only in electronic format, following the COVID-19 lockdown, after which the paper ceased publication.

It was edited by environmental activist Zion Lights and included interviews with Margaret Atwood, Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, Ray Mears, Michael Eavis, Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac, Maxine Peake, and Kevin Anderson.[3] XR spokesperson Rupert Read was a regular columnist for the paper.

Former child actor Raphaël Coleman, later known as Iggy Fox, also wrote an exclusive article for the paper (which was reprinted on XR's website as "This is why I rebel" after Fox's death).


  1. ^ a b Wollaston, Sam (25 September 2019). "'I'm not getting much Take a Break': Extinction Rebellion's newspaper, reviewed". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Issue two of The Hourglass has landed!". 29 October 2019.
  3. ^ "The Hourglass - back issues". Retrieved 23 June 2020.