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Extinction Rebellion defends right to peaceful protest in legal challenge to the police blanket ban on Extinction Rebellion protests in High Court

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7969 083371  Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook. #EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion Extinction Rebellion defends the long established right to peaceful protest in High Court hearing this Thursday. Claimants, lawyers and Extinction Rebellion supporters will be outside the Royal Courts of Justice at around 10am before the day’s…

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Extinction Rebellion UK on policing costs: £37million for all that we hold dear, bargain!

Total silence from the Government since Parliament’s declaration of an environment and climate emergency in May, against a backdrop of ongoing criminal Government inaction on the climate and ecological emergency for the last 30 years, meant that Extinction Rebellion felt no choice but to take to the streets again this October.  These people – from across all walks of life, of all ages – are the messengers. If you want…

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Teachers, scientists, parents and children protest at Department for Education to demand climate and ecological truth be taught in schools

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone:  +44(0)7944894190, +44(0)7811183633 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers “What is the point of learning facts when the most important facts clearly mean nothing to our society?” (Greta Thunberg) Extinction Rebellion teachers stencil with chalk paint ‘Teach climate truth’ on to the front of the building Protests led by XR Educators, XR Families and XR…

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Creative Rebellion: Arts and Culture Highlights from International Rebellion London

Email Arts & Culture Media Coordinator: Lorenzo.Belenguer.XR@protonmail.com  Phone Arts & Culture Media Coordinator: +447731425077 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook#EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion Creative Rebellion: Arts and Culture Highlights from International Rebellion London October’s International Rebellion in London saw an array of inspirational art, performances, workshops and even music concerts…

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BP Portrait Awards targeted by Extinction Rebellion. Activists pour crude oil over naked bodies within the performance Crude Truth

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7969 083 371 / +44(0)7479 234 522 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  The XR action Crude Truth took place on Sunday at 4:15pm, on the last day of the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. In partnership with BP Not BP?, Culture Unstained, School strikers and XR Snowflakes affinity group Three activists walked across the room exhibiting BP…

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Post-Rebellion Blues: a practical guide to coming down to earth

Getting ‘back to normal’ isn’t always easy. We’ve got you covered – read on for our best advice on looking after yourself and others as we come back down to earth; complete with bundles of free resources! This period of rebellion has been both a growthful and challenging time for Extinction Rebellion. The movement has had to learn on its feet and adapt to a continuously changing landscape whilst experiencing…

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XR & the Police – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.7

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Extinction Rebellion have always had a controversial relationship with the police. During the April Rebellion, chants of “we love you” and the practice of liaising with the police before actions drew criticism from some. During this October rebellion, rebels were arrested under section 14 of the Public Order Act, which bans demonstrators gathering where the order stands. In…

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Rebel Daily 9: Rebellions don’t end – they regenerate

(Sign up to the International Newsletter here) Photo by Arkadiusz Kasperczyk It’s difficult to imagine the number of rebels currently feeling exhausted, disorientated, and proud. Though we know it’s not over for everyone, this week saw the conclusion of high-intensity rebellion phases in Paris, Berlin, New York, London, and countless other cities and nations. A truly inspiring number of those involved are new to the experience of Rebellion – small…

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Extinction Rebellion UK: The second album was never going to be easy

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7986671716 / +44(0)7561098449 / +44(0)7479234522 / +44(0)7811183633 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook#EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion Today marks the end of London’s part in this phase of the International Rebellion. The International Rebellion has attracted attention from across the globe, and the Climate and Ecological Emergency is under…

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Extinction Rebellion: Time to come together, listen, take responsibility and begin again

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7986671716 / +44(0)7561098449 / +44(0)7479234522 / +44(0)7811183633 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook#EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion From 11am today, Extinction Rebellion activists to go past government departments and use washable chalk spray to adorn buildings with silhouettes of handprints to highlight our shared responsibility for the Climate and…

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Doctors for XR – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.6

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW 700 health professionals have joined Doctors for Extinction Rebellion. Why are these pillars of the community willing to take part in civil disobedience, risk arrest, and, for some, glue themselves to government departments? Because, as the GPs in this episode of the Extinction Rebellion Podcast make clear, the climate and ecological emergency is also an impending public health…

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Today’s tube action: how it happened

This morning, members of Extinction Rebellion climbed onto trains at Stratford, Canning Town and Shadwell. At Canning Town, members of the public pulled two rebels from the roof of the train. Whatever your thoughts on the action, this footage was highly distressing to watch – and must have been much more so for anyone present in person. It’s important to acknowledge that the distress did not start with the footage:…

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Statement on today’s Tube action

It is regrettable that there was violence at today’s action at Canning Town tube station. We would like to express our sadness that events escalated this way. We are aware that one of our activists responded in self defence in a moment of panic when confronted by a threatening situation. He acknowledges his accountability for this action and we offer gratitude for members of the public who helped to protect…

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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion targets arms industry: Disarm to Decarbonise

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7969 083371 / +44 7482 729729 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook. #EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion targets arms industry: Disarm to Decarbonise XR Peace has today joined with other anti-arms trade activists to stage a day of action targeting key players in the polluting,…

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London Newsletter: Day 10

Rebels in London are moving from strength to strength. The blanket ban on protests by the police has not been met by frenzy and rage, but an unequivocal groundswell of love.  Thousands peacefully and kindly gathered in Trafalgar Square for rousing speeches and expressions of gratitude, before a mass people’s assembly was held (see the results below). In the face of draconian opposition, we leaned into the wisdom of the…

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BREAKING: ‘GOVERNMENT PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH’: London Transport action sounds the alarm on Climate and Ecological Emergency

Today Extinction Rebellion activists issued an urgent plea: ‘GOVERNMENT PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. We are at the end of the business as usual line, it is time to stop harming the world in which we live and begin repairing’ There are Extinction Rebellion affinity groups at Shadwell on the DLR, with people glued-on to the top of the train and the side in order…

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XR Ireland Junior rebels march Italy Italian Rebel on day 6 of his hunger strike 12 October bike ride Rome swarming 15 October Rome. October 15 Extinction Rebellion Hellas is feeling excited. Greta in America.  “Again and again, the same message. Listen to the scientists, listen to the scientists. Listen to the scientists!“ Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area‏ Last night we gathered to sing songs of rebellion and demand climate…

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Day 9: More than 1500 defend right to peacefully assemble as Extinction Rebellion calls on the media to address the Emergency

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7986671716 / +44(0)7561098449 / +44(0)7479234522 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook#EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion More than 1500 peacefully assembled in Trafalgar Square for an Emergency People’s Assembly to discuss how to respond to Government’s shocking silence on the Climate & Ecological Emergency George Monbiot spoke movingly alongside Jonathan…

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Grandparents unite to protect the planet

Facebook | xrgrandparents@gmail.com On Tuesday 15 October, over a hundred grandparents came together under the name of Extinction Rebellion Grandparents to protect the futures of their grandchildren and of children around the world. The group gathered on the steps of the Queen Victoria Memorial Statue outside Buckingham Palace, many of them holding photographs and placards dedicated to the children for whom they are taking action. Together with some of their…

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Extinction Rebellion UK Mothers and babies, and youth blockade Google and YouTube

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7802865819  for Extinction Rebellion Mothers / +44(0)7986671716 for Extinction Rebellion Youth Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook. #EverybodyNow #ExtinctionRebellion #dotherightthing “As soon as you’re born they make you feel small, by giving you no time instead of it all, ’til the pain is so big…

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Rebel Daily 8: The rules must be broken

(Sign up to the International Newsletter here) Day 9 in Extinction Rebellion across the world was a day of contrasts. In London, we witnessed a disturbing attack on civil rights – rightly condemned by Amnesty International, lawyers and politicians – and on the same day, our society’s elders came out to protest (UK, Australia) with humour and bravery. Wisdom meeting repression. We saw rebels come together in joyful celebration to…

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Police kettle XR art outside the Tate Modern in London. German protestors ‘return’ the climate package to the SPD party on the basis that it is inadequate to prevent mass extinction and climate crisis. Amsterdam. Rebels on Blauwbrug bridge  On Indigenous Peoples’ Day XR NYC focused attention on their 4th demand – a just transition that prioritizes the most vulnerable people and establishes indigenous sovereignty. Rahajeng Nurrahmani in Jakarta –…

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Celebrities backing Extinction Rebellion say ‘yes, we are all hypocrites’ in open letter to media

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0) 7811 183633 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook. #EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion Open letter signed by more than 100 high-profile names, including actors Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jamie Winstone, musicians Mel B, Natalie Imbruglia and Thom Yorke, and comedians Steve Coogan and Ruby Wax List…

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London Newsletter: Day 9

Tuesday saw a flurry of activity from rebels in London, who responded with renewed vigour and momentum following the divisive blanket protest ban by police.   As many prominent lawyers, politicians, human rights charities, and others publicly criticised this attempt to undermine the right to peaceful protest, media across the globe put Extinction Rebellion firmly back on the front pages – The Guardian, Daily Mail, CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, The Telegraph, The…

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Changing the curriculum – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.5

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW At the heart of October 2019’s International Rebellion in London, as with any other rebellion, are Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) Youth. Listen to the day they marched to the Department of Education and demanded a curriculum that meets the unique challenges of this Planetary Emergency. We then speak to Ruth Shallcross, from XR educators, about why she thinks the curriculum needs changing and what those changes might look like. There is strong language in this episode. You can read more about the Learning Rebellion here. You can view Extinction Rebellion’s three demands here. Listen to Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.4, “BBC Tell the Truth” here. Presenter / Producer – Mark Smalley Editor – Stuart Budvar Assistant Editor – Barney Weston…

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