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‘Who knew what, when, why?’ – Extinction Rebellion on further revelations that ‘terror police list’ was shared across Government, NHS, Ofsted and 20 councils

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone:  +447479234522 / +447561098449Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets #ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow We are deeply disturbed by what clearly goes way beyond the realm of an ‘unfortunate oversight’. Our planet is literally burning and some of the police and government seem desperate to silence the fire alarm. We need to find out who knew what and when. But more importantly, we need to know why. Why are they…

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Sir David King to support Extinction Rebellion defendants at trial for London City Airport protest

For more information, copies of the expert witness statements or to arrange interviews with Sir David King, Jay Griffiths or the five London City Airport defendants, contact Zoe on 07918 165 046. Former chief scientific adviser to the UK government to offer evidence for the defence at Extinction Rebellion trial (Tuesday, 28 January, 9.30am)  Sir David King will attend the trial at City of London Magistrates Court and be available…

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Extinction Rebellion UK – Thank you for having our backs

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: 07979971209 | 07482729729 | 07561098449Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | #ExtinctionRebellion  Well that was getting a bit scary wasn’t it! One day we wake up to find we’re extremists, the next not, then ish, then not. Thankfully now the matter has been cleared up, let’s get back to talking about what this is all really about – the climate and ecological emergency.  But first, a…

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Extinction Rebellion comment on CCC’s Land Use report

Dagan James of XR Farmers said: “Radical and far reaching policies for farming need to be put in place urgently. The CCC report is moving in the right direction, but for farming to become part of the solution to the climate and ecological emergency, we need to go much further. [1] “We need to ensure Government puts in place policies that really start to make the necessary change happen. All…

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Extinction Rebellion joins VAULT Festival as it declares a Climate & Ecological Emergency with a packed programme of climate-related shows

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: 07731425077 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowdfunder#VAULTFestival #ExtinctionRebellion #CultureDeclaresEmergency #MusicDeclaresEmergency #ActNow #TellTheTruth VAULT Festival returns from Tue 28 Jan – 22 Mar, when they will be joined by Extinction Rebellion with an enormous focus on eco shows plays, talks and events.  Extinction Rebellion’s presence at VAULT festival includes a late-night multimedia experiential party event, a series of talks, podcast recordings, panel discussions and rehearsed readings…

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Dr. Rupert Read | World Economic Forum 2020

23 January 2020 – ‘Billionaires, bankers and bureaucrats converged on the Swiss town of Davos to find a way to create a sustainable global economy. But is a capitalist-focused cabal the best venue for fighting the climate crisis? via The Newsmakers The post Dr. Rupert Read | World Economic Forum 2020 appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: https://rebellion.earth/2020/01/23/dr-rupert-read-world-economic-forum-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dr-rupert-read-world-economic-forum-2020

UK Parliament | Urgent Question: Prevent Programme

Labour’s urgent question to security minister Brandon Lewis on Extinction Rebellion being named as an extremist group. It comes after counter-terrorism police in south-east England admitted an “error of judgement” after listing the climate group as an “extreme ideology”. The post UK Parliament | Urgent Question: Prevent Programme appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: https://rebellion.earth/2020/01/22/uk-parliament-urgent-question-prevent-programme/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=uk-parliament-urgent-question-prevent-programme

Extinction Rebellion welcomes Climate Assembly UK, but mourns its lack of urgency and agency.

Email: press@risingup.org.uk | Phone: 07979971209 | 07482729729 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion! #ExtinctionRebellion #UpgradeDemocracy #BeyondPolitics Friday 24 January sees the launch of Climate Assembly UK – a citizens’ assembly commissioned by six parliamentary select committees. This assembly does not meet XR’s Third Demand for the government to create and be led by a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice. Climate…

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UK Newsletter 7: Read at your own risk

Dear rebels, Happy new year (as happy as starting another year in a climate crisis can be ..) and welcome to our first UK newsletter of 2020! The start of a new year and a new decade brings with it a momentous opportunity to start on a new journey towards a brighter future where we live in balance with nature. 2020 with the COP planned on our home turf this…

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Greta Thunberg | Averting a Climate Apocalypse | Davos 2020

‘I’ve been told telling people about the climate crisis is a very dangerous thing to do’ Greta Thunberg speaks at Davos 2020. The post Greta Thunberg | Averting a Climate Apocalypse | Davos 2020 appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: https://rebellion.earth/2020/01/21/greta-thunberg-averting-a-climate-apocalypse-davos-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=greta-thunberg-averting-a-climate-apocalypse-davos-2020

Extinction Rebellion UK’s response to Rolling Stone story on radiation in the oil and gas industry

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone:  07561098449 / 07479234522 / 07802865819 / 07482729729Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowdfunder#ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow #TellTheTruth This news from Rolling Stone is devastating. We thank them for their work in uncovering this story that the public and particularly workers in the oil and gas industry need to know. [1] If this is happening in the UK, then it shows that the oil and gas industry doesn’t…

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Rebels mass to prevent tree felling

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone:  +447459055152 / +447969083371 / +447938395439Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets #ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow #Tellthetruth #SaveColneValley #StopHS2 #StopEcocide Hundreds of activists expected to non-violently prevent HS2 tree-felling operation in the Colne Valley this weekend HS2 cancels plans for road closure and claims it has changed location of tree-felling to out-fox protesters Tree protectors remain undeterred and determined to defend the Lungs of London, home to  2,400 species of…

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Roger Hallam | World Web Forum, Zurich 2020

Roger Hallam urges business executives and leaders to have the courage to take action. He is empowering radical change by hosting his only workshop in Switzerland at WorldWebForum in Zurich on January 17, 2020. The post Roger Hallam | World Web Forum, Zurich 2020 appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: https://rebellion.earth/2020/01/17/roger-hallam-world-web-forum-zurich-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=roger-hallam-world-web-forum-zurich-2020

This is ‘Crude Divisive Dangerous’ – Response from Extinction Rebellion to Police’s ‘Run Hide Tell’ poster

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: 07561098449 / 07479234522 / 07802865819Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets #ExtinctionRebellion#ActNow This ‘who’s who’ poster listing of groups in the UK that the police are telling people to ‘Run Hide Tell’ on is totally bonkers. Unfortunately it is not surprising. [1]  It is ‘Crude Divisive Dangerous’. The guidance document makes it clear that not all the signs and symbols are of counterterrorism interest. However, if that’s…

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‘Who will follow next?’ – Extinction Rebellion UK’s response to Microsoft’s climate commitment

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: 07802865819/07479234522Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion!#ExtinctionRebellion#ActNow 2020 is the year of ambition. Thank you to Microsoft for setting the trend for what we think is going to be a year like no other. This shows that the power of the fossil fuel companies is beginning to crumble but we need to go further and faster. Microsoft has taken an important…

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‘Stain on their history’ – Extinction Rebellion UK turns Siemens into crime scene over Adani mine

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: 07802865819 / 07479234522Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion!#ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow 9am Today: Siemens office in London has been turned into a crime scene over its decision to provide signalling services to the Adani coal mine in Australia  Wearing forensic suits and red gloves, ‘police officers’ have created a police cordon around the entrance to the building while ‘victims’ dressed in black…

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Extinction Rebellion and StopHS2 join forces to save Colne Valley’s trees from HS2 destruction

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +447969 083 371/ +44 7459 055152Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets#ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow #Tellthetruth #SaveColneValley #StopHS2 #StopEcocide Following HS2’s eviction of the main part of Harvil Road Wildlife protection camp, which took place without a court order, Extinction Rebellion, Stop HS2 and Save Colne Valley come together this weekend to save the trees from HS2’s planned felling at Harvil Road, Harefield (UB9 6JW)  HS2 is an express…

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Newsletter 34: Hell and High Water

Dear Rebels, Welcome to our first International Newsletter of the year. As a new decade dawns, we are faced with a world already on the brink of disaster. However, amid the grief and flames there are so many of us fighting hard to make this decade the one that finally brings change to a society – and ecology – that needs it more than ever. Australia and Indonesia have been…

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History Corner – Oil Wells Drilled in the Niger Delta and those who Oppose them

From 1956 to Today | Nigeria With the UK government’s pre-election declaration of a moratorium on fracking, now would be a good time to look at the situation of people around the world who haven’t been so lucky and continue to bear the brunt of the energy-intensive demands of western economies. Through the process of globalisation, industrial processes and the mining of natural resources have largely been exported to the…

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XR Unchained 12

Colombo, Sri Lanka – in front of the Australian High Commission to demand climate action, part of an international #bushfirerebellion  in solidarity with Australia. Colombo, Sri Lanka – Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Sinhala School’s mural has finally been completed, depicting 4 endangered species (an elephant, fishing cat, blue whale and turtle) with a little girl to symbolise our interconnected ecosystem. Tokyo, Japan & LA, US – XR Tokyo and XR…

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Extinction Rebellion to BlackRock: Not even close

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: 07802865819/07479234522Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion!#ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow Extinction Rebellion’s quote on today’s BlackRock announcement: It’s not always the case that something is better than nothing, particularly if it’s used to distract from the truth. And the truth is that the world’s biggest miners and polluters will not be losing any sleep over this. BlackRock remains waist-deep in fossil fuel investments…

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Australia is Burning

On the 10th of January rebels took to the Australian High Commission in London to demand that urgent action be taken in the face of the devastation happening, not only in Australia, but around the world – Filmed and edited by Talia Woodin The post Australia is Burning appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: https://rebellion.earth/2020/01/10/australia-is-burning/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=australia-is-burning

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‘How dare they’ – Extinction Rebellion responds to terrorism slur by Police

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: 07802865819/07479234522Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion!#ExtinctionRebellion#ActNow How dare they. Children up and down the country are desperately fighting for a future. Teachers, grandparents, nurses have been trying their best with loving nonviolence to get politicians and big business to do something about the dire state of our planet. And this is how the Establishment responds. [1] In a world of…

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Bushfire Rebellion: XR UK brings bushfires to Australian Embassy

Email: press@risingup.org.uk FilmStrikeforClimate@gmail.comPhone: +44(0)7450291867 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion! #ExtinctionRebellion #AustraliaFires #AustralianBushfireDisaster #BushfireRebellion #ActNow 12pm Today: Hundreds of Australians and people from across the UK will be protesting outside the Australian Embassy on the Strand in London Dressed in red or animal costumes and carrying ‘fire’, they are standing in solidarity with people suffering from the fires including firefighters, people who…

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What If ?

The mini-sequel ‘What If’ was produced by the team behind the award winning film ‘The Age of Stupid’ to commemorate its 10th anniversary re-release. The post What If ? appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: https://rebellion.earth/2020/01/03/what-if/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-if

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