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Extinction Rebellion on COP25: ‘What a pile of shite this is’

comunicacion@extinctionrebellion.es / press@risingup.org  To mark the end of this year’s COP, Extinction Rebellion has delivered a present to our world leaders who have gathered here for this most important gathering: a pile of Madrid’s finest horse manure “We are in the shit unless we come together, think bigger and transformative. Remember from the most pungent shit, grows the most beautiful roses” At the same time, given the important of what…

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Contra la Extincíon, Somos Rebelión! COP25

Raquel and Sergio stood with their hands glued to the inside of Zara’s display window kissing silently and smiling, with adrenaline, fear and love coursing between their lips. The cameras and curious eyes of hundreds of Christmas shoppers watched their intimacy from the other side of the glass, attracted by the rebels outside who were singing and shouting, with banners in their hands and rage in their hearts. From that perspective, the…

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A Regenerative Resistance

“We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us” – Jo Cox Today dawns a new political era in the UK. We recognise that rebels will be feeling a lot after what we saw as the most important election ever in the UK for the planet we hold so dear. Today is also a reminder of our mission to go…

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Extinction Rebellion statement following meeting with COP25 President’s team – “not on course to address the planetary emergency”

press@risingup.org.uk / comunicacion@extinctionrebellion.es Today, Extinction Rebellion met the team of advisers supporting COP president and Chilean environment minister, Carolina Schmidt.   The meeting focused on how to generate global urgency for all of us to act between now and COP26 in Glasgow next year. There was agreement that this process is not on course to address the planetary emergency.  Everyone agreed that the radical change required needs to come from a…

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Monday, 9.30am: Extinction Rebellion’s first Crown Court trial begins

Email: press@risingup.org.ukFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets |  The trial of three Extinction Rebellion protesters who disrupted the Docklands Light Railway during the April Rebellion begins on Monday (16th December) at Inner London Crown Court. Cathy Eastburn, Mark Ovland and Luke Watson are the first members of Extinction Rebellion to have their cases heard before a jury of fellow citizens, rather than in a Magistrate’s court where judges…

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BREAKING COP25: Extinction Rebellion vomits up oil at CEPSA – ‘the world is getting sick, we need to put people before profit’

press@risingup.org.uk / comunicacion@extinctionrebellion.es Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | COP25 Media Assets Extinction Rebellion’s Rebels without Borders have today swarmed CEPSA in Madrid, while other activists have occupied the foyer wearing business suits as greedy oil executives and vomited up oil “Our world is sick due to our addiction to fossil fuels, and rather than things getting better under the COP process – whose credibility is hanging by a thread…

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Celebrities backing Extinction Rebellion say “Party leaders – please meet the brave Hunger Strikers!”

The General Election is here and as people flood to the polls to cast their vote, Extinction Rebellion Hunger Strikers remain outside party headquarters in London to demand party leaders meet with them. Leaders of the three main parties – the Conservatives, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats – are yet to meet with hunger strikers, now on their 25th day without food. As a last push to urge…

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2nd Progress Update: Restorative Process Regarding Roger Hallam’s Comments on The Holocaust

The restorative process for bringing accountability to Roger Hallam’s recent comments in Die Zeit and Der Spiegel concerning the Holocaust is ongoing and this is a progress update in the spirit of transparency and accountability. RESTORATIVE PROCESS At this stage, we are trying to create the possibility and pre-conditions for a Restorative Process to take place. The next step of the Restorative Process is a meeting to be held on ​Sunday…

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Three More Rebels Found Not Guilty as April Arrests Ruled Unlawful

Three more Extinction Rebellion protesters were acquitted yesterday after a second judge ruled that arrests made during the April rebellion were unlawful.  Caroline Vincent, 56, Clare Carlile, 24 and Jake Costello, 23, were on trial for breaching Section 14 of the Public Order Act while occupying Waterloo Bridge in April.  But the judge at City of London Magistrates Court found them not guilty because the police officer who imposed the…

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‘2025: The Long Hot Winter’ Independent Short Film Explores Danger of Inaction and Threat of Eco-Fascism

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7804743058 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion! #ElectionRebellion #ExtinctionRebellion #GeneralElection2019 ‘2025: The Long Hot Winter’ is a satirical fictional comedy released today highlighting the threats of eco-facism, apathy and inaction in the face of climate and ecological breakdown Short fictional documentary is about a long, hot winter in the year 2025  Extinction Rebellion support the film’s message and hope it will…

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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion UK glue themselves to Tory battle bus and ask the Conservative Government “Where have you been?” this #ClimateElection

press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44 7561098449 / +44 7459055152 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion!#ElectionRebellion #UpgradeDemocracy #ThreeDemandsBill #VoteClimate Extinction Rebellion UK activists dressed as bees swarm the Conservative battle bus at JCB Factory in Burton, Staffordshire Activists are demanding the Prime Minister and Conservative Government answer questions on the climate and ecological emergency, and ask why they have been hiding from this issue on the…

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Madrid and London: Extinction Rebellion Artists Join Forces to Raise Awareness About the Climate Emergency

Enjambre Sonoro (Sound Swarm).  Collective Enmedio and Filastine in collaboration with Extinction Rebellion. Photo: Lorenzo Belenguer 2 – 13 December 2019 – COP25 Madrid: Conference United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 30 November -11 December 2019 – Election Rebellion: Twelve Days of Crisis Artists from Madrid performed Enjambre Sonoro (Sound Swarm). A participatory orchestra of loudspeakers and a noisy swarm of angry bees #PaintTheStreets is an ongoing creative campaign,…

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UK Newsletter #6: Vote for the Planet!

(Sign up here to receive this newsletter in your inbox) Dear rebels, There’s no question: these are pivotal times. With the election at our doorsteps and the crisis already engulfing our homes, we’ll need deep resilience to face the challenges that lie ahead. But tomorow is the chance for a significant change. It’s your climate – your vote – your choice. Truly bee-yond politics: rebels were bringing the truth to…

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History Corner – Kinder Mass Trespass 1932

Environmental issues are commonly dismissed as middle class concerns, reserved for those who have no more pressing issues affecting their daily lives. However, people from all classes and backgrounds share the same basic needs of drinkable water, breathable air and a non-toxic, habitable planet.  We also all need a connection to wilderness, to not be stuck in exclusively human- or even machine-mediated spaces. Long before concepts of ‘nature deficit disorder’…

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BREAKING COP25 – Extinction Rebellion and Minga act for Amazonia: Let’s disrupt the Destruction

9th December, 2019 (Madrid, Spain) – It is time to #ProtectTheAmazon. Today, Minga, the indigenous peoples’ alternative to COP25, and Extinction Rebellion’s Rebels Beyond Borders have blocked the road leading to the entrance to COP25. They have also installed a yellow boat, with people locked on to it, in an act of solidarity to demand climate justice now for the Amazonia’s Indigenous people, the forest guardians defending the world’s most…

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Day 22: Lily Cole visits Hunger Strikers on their fourth week

press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44 7969 083 371 / +44 7459 055152Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion! Lily Cole, actor, environmental campaigner and patron of the Environmental Justice Foundation, visited hunger strikers today outside the Conservative Party Headquarters The hunger strikers invited the Prime Minister to meet with them at midday to discuss the Climate and Ecological Emergency. The Conservative party has continued to…

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Legal crowdfunder tops £400,000: How to apply for financial help

Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters, we’ve now raised over £400,000 through our CrowdJustice campaign.    If you’re one of the many rebels facing financial challenges as a result of your prosecution, here’s how to apply for some potential support towards your costs.  Distribution of Central Legal Defence Fund The CrowdJustice Central Legal Defence Fund now stands at over £430,000. The XR community recognises the amazing generosity of the…

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The Air We Grieve: Extinction Rebellion Block Central London Road to Demand Action on Deadly Air Pollution as Hunger Strikers Continue into Fourth Week

press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44 7986671716 / +44 7561098449  Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion! #ElectionRebellion #UpgradeDemocracy #ThreeDemandsBill Extinction Rebellion have blocked Cranbourne Street outside Leicester Square Station to demand action on deadly levels of air pollution in London. The roadblock includes twenty-five breeze blocks glued to the road to symbolise the twenty-five Londoners who die each day as a result of air pollution…

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Election Special – Extinction Rebellion Podcast

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Join the Extinction Rebellion Podcast for the #ElectionRebellion, pushing the Climate & Ecological Emergency to the top of the political agenda. Hear about the Three Demands Bill, the hunger strikers, climate hustings, and our 12 days of crisis, including a severe weather warning from the future. Featuring interviews with XR Sheffield, XR Hull and a special appearance from…

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Bikes against Bulldozers: Extinction Rebellion head to Heathrow demanding promise to cancel third runway be kept

press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44 7561098449 / +44 7482729729 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion!#ElectionRebellion #UpgradeDemocracy #ThreeDemandsBill Extinction Rebellion to take a critical mass of cyclists to Heathrow on Sunday and perform a symbolic ‘lie-in’ in front of a bulldozer Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell have been invited to join activists and commit to their promise of lying in front of…

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Breaking COP25: Extinction Rebellion occupies Zara on Madrid’s Gran Via – ‘Greenwashing is a COP out – Green words, toxic truths’

 press@risingup.org.uk Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | COP25 Media Assets Around 30 Extinction Rebellion activists have today occupied Zara on Gran Via, with people glued on to the windows inside the store. People are holding banners saying ‘Green words, toxic truth’ outside Zara which is part of INDITEX group – one of the world’s largest fashion retailers – to highlight how corporates are using greenwashing strategies in the face of…

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Update on process regarding Roger Hallam

Following Roger Hallam’s recent comments in Die Zeit and Der Spiegel concerning the Holocaust, a process, with experienced facilitation support, has been opened to look at what happened and decide upon the most suitable course of action.  The process is being carried out in order to safeguard our Principles & Values and the Purpose, Mission and Aims of XR. Representatives from XR UK’s Transformative Conflict & Justice Systems, Guardianship &…

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Day 15: Hunger strikers begin third week with further meetings with political leaders

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44 7969 083 371 / +44 7459 055152 Facebook|Twitter|Instagram|Media Assets| New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion! #ThreeDemandsBill #12DaysOfCrisis Five Extinction Rebellion activists continue their hunger strike for the third week outside political party headquarters until party leaders meet them to discuss the Three Demands Bill and act now on the Climate and Ecological Emergency Green Party senior leadership met with hunger strikers for one hour meeting  Hunger strikers appeal to…

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Were You Arrested Under Section 14 during October Rebellion? Here’s what to do

Following legal action from Extinction Rebellion, the Metropolitan Police has now accepted that Section 14 arrests were unlawful during both weeks of the October Rebellion. If you were arrested for breach of a Section 14 during the October Rebellion please read this briefing carefully. It sets out the next steps available to you including guidance on how you might bring a claim for compensation against the Met. What has happened?…

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CLIMATE CHANGE KILLS CHILDREN: EXTINCTION REBELLION MOTHERS AND BABIES STAGE MASS ‘FEED-IN’ AT PARTY HQs

Phone: +44 7802865819 / +44 7986671716 / +44 7702760812 Email: press@risingup.org.uk Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Legal Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook. December 2 2019, London: Extinction Rebellion Mothers and Babies will stage a series of winter vigils in Westminster ahead of the UK General Election, demanding action on behalf of children affected by the climate and ecological emergency. It will be the first event to unfold as part of a wider Extinction Rebellion pre-Christmas agenda, ‘12 Days of Crisis’. Breast and bottle-feeding mothers will blockade the headquarters of five major parties, while also singing and feeding their babies. They will wear sashes emblazoned with the words ‘Their Future’, and deliver a…

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