2022 XR Strategy Tour – find your local stop!

Three and a half years ago we started the biggest Civil Resistance movement in Britain since the Suffragettes. Some say it’s the most successful start-up in history, with groups in over 100 countries and on every continent – even Antarctica. The reality? We’ve only just got started. And in 2022…

BREAKING: Three XR Christians ACQUITTED for Shadwell DLR action

Three XR members who stopped a DLR train at Shadwell station were lawfully exercising their right to peaceful protest, a jury has found. Reverend Sue Parfitt, 79 Father Martin Newell, 54, and Phil Kingston, 85, were all found not guilty of obstructing trains or carriages on the railway under the…

First XR jury trial of 2022 begins for Shadwell 3

The trial is underway for three XR members who stopped a DLR train at Shadwell station in 2019. Phil Kingston, 85, Reverend Sue Parfitt, 79 and Father Martin Newell, 54 – all also members of Christian Climate Action – are charged with obstructing trains or carriages on the railway under…

Newsletter January 2022

2021: A Year in Protest As the year progressed, the pandemic and subsequent lockdown continued to make climate actions challenging, if not impossible. Gatherings of large groups became difficult or often illegal. Once-thriving local and regional meetings had become restricted largely to Zoom. But that did not stop people from…

XR UK statement on alliances and inter-movement relationships

Photo credit: Crispin Hughes XR UK is a movement of equality, liberation and emancipation. While XR UK will form alliances with a broad range of groups, many of whom will have different and distinct objectives, XR UK will not form alliances with any group which promotes an oppressive or discriminatory…

Jury acquits six for Canary Wharf train protest

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +447918165046Photo credit: Helena SmithFacebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife Six XR protesters who stopped a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf in April 2019 have been acquitted after convincing a jury their behaviour was a lawful response to imminent climate breakdown and ecological collapse.  The six – 85 year old grandad…

Blind Paralympian James Brown released from prison following sentencing appeal

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +447918165046Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife The Court of Appeal has ruled today that James Brown, the blind Paralympian who climbed on top of an aeroplane in October 2019, be released on bail. James, who is serving a 12 month sentence at Wandsworth Prison, will be released later today or tomorrow morning. …

Newsletter December 2021

XR UK Newsletter December 2021 Welcome to the last UK Newsletter of 2021. Since we reformed the Newsletter team earlier this year we’ve managed to produce regular monthly issues covering stories and news from across the XR UK movement. We were particularly pleased to have put out eight special issues…

BREAKING: AMAZON CRIMES WILL COST THE EARTH – Extinction Rebellion disrupts Black Friday by blocking 15 Amazon fulfilment centres 

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:+447986671716 / +447561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #AmazonCrime  From 5am this morning, Extinction Rebellion has blocked a total of 15 Amazon fulfilment centres in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands on Black Friday, the major global discount day. In the UK, people from all…

Extinction Rebellion appeals to Science Museum trustees at Lates event

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +447967651015Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | DonateMore images here: https://xrb.link/Lh1o4R On Wednesday 24th November, Extinction Rebellion staged a live art protest at Lates, the famous after-hours theme nights at the Science Museum. Starting at 8pm, Dozens of protestors dressed in black, wearing signs reading ‘Coal & Oil Out of Our Museum’ gathered in…

Extinction Rebellion announces plans for April 2022: ‘The COP process has failed, it’s up to all of us now’

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:+447986671716 / +447561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife**Watch our post-COP video here: https://xrb.link/Z06n7T7N** Extinction Rebellion UK responds to the failure of the COP process with plans to mobilise two million in the UK towards mass civil disobedience, with the first major campaign of civil resistance taking place in April 2022.  The COP process…

WE WILL NOT BE BYSTANDERS: More than 100 people break National Highway’s injunction on Lambeth Bridge

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:+447986671716 / +447561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife BREAKING: This afternoon, over a hundred people have sat down on Lambeth Bridge to break the National Highways super injunction in solidarity with the at least 34 people who have broken these injunctions so far, 9…

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