The Story of Plastic (Animated Short)

The Story of Plastic (Animated Short) pulls back the curtain on the plastic pollution headlines, revealing the true causes and consequences of the global plastics crisis.

UK Newsletter Special: Rebellion Of One

Dear rebel, Rebellion has returned to the UK for May Day, and in a whole new way. The Rebellion of One (Ro1) saw over 200 rebels come out onto the streets to take part in single-person roadblocks all over the country. They may have looked alone, but each rebel sitter had a hidden support team, ready to step in the moment they were needed. Each blockade was the result of weeks of preparation and a great deal of personal bravery. These solo sitters were not just facing arrest but oncoming traffic, baffled onlookers, and potentially aggressive drivers. Hand glued to…

Storytelling — The American Tradition

Adam Gurri pointed me to this 1895 Mark Twain essay, How to Tell a Story, which makes the interesting claim that the humorous story, dependent for its effect on the manner of telling rather than the matter, is an American invention: There are several kinds of stories, but only one difficult kind–the humorous. I will […] Source: Read More: Storytelling — The American Tradition

BREAKING: ‘We will not stand by’ – two years since Parliament declared emergency over 200 people sit alone blocking roads across the UK

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7986671716Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#RebellionofOne #ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow At 11am on Saturday 1st May, two years to the day since the UK Parliament declared an environment and climate emergency, over 200 hundred people sat alone in roads blocking oncoming traffic in a courageous ‘Rebellion of One’. The ‘sitters’ wore signs with a message about their fears for the future if the climate and ecological crises continues to go unaddressed. The individual disruptive actions took place in towns and cities across the UK – including Scarborough, Weymouth, Birmingham, Oxford, Bradford, Ipswich, Lincoln, Canterbury, Newcastle, Portishead, London, Newquay, Swansea, Bangor in Northern Ireland and…

U.S. massage workers see police as biggest threat to their safety

The Guardian reports that, in the United States, many massage workers are more afraid of police and law enforcement raids than client robbery or assault or employer abuse. Why are they so wary of the police? Their livelihoods may be threatened, they may be arrested, they may be deported, they may be coerced into performing sex acts before being arrested and they may be mistaken for sex workers when they are not. According to The Guardian, If massage workers are abused or robbed by a client, calling the police isn’t an option, since sex work is against the law and…

Filipina worker kept in modern slavery conditions in Australia

Australian husband and wife, Joshua and Sheila McAleer, from Sydney have pled guilty to charges of forcing someone to work for them from November 2014 to October 2016. In 2014, the couple paid a three-month tourist visa for a woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons,  to travel from the Philippines to Australia. Despite the visa category, they employed her as a carer and cleaner for three months. However, when the three months were up, she was told that she had to work off the money paid to bring her to Australia. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Court…

Australia’s Uyghur community pushes government to take action on Uyghur Region

A new bill to ban imports from the Uyghur Region on grounds of forced labor has received the support of representatives of Australia’s Uyghur community. The bill, tabled by independent senator Rex Patrick, would amend the country’s Customs Act to ban the importation of all goods from the Uyghur Region, as well as other goods from China produced using forced labor. Australia has come under fire from the Uyghur community and its allies for its slow response to the systematic forced labor taking place in the Uyghur Region. While Canada, the U.K., and the U.S. have all imposed sanctions in…

Survivor stories: from a Uganda shelter

Trigger warning: this story includes references to sexual abuse. Survivors of trafficking and sexual abuse at a German-run girls’ shelter in Uganda shared their stories this week in a photo essay by the Guardian. Bery’s Place, located on Bugala Island in Lake Victoria, was founded by German national Bernhard “Bery” Glaser in 2006, ostensibly as a shelter for girls and women traumatized by sexual violence. But according to numerous girls who lived there, Bery’s Place was a front for the systematic sexual abuse of the children living there—many of whom were only left there as a result of Glaser’s manipulation…

U.K. ignores survivors, campaigners, MPs with destructive policy

This week, the U.K. parliament voted to push forward with legislation that will see more trafficking survivors locked up for longer in immigration detention – in direct contravention with international standards and recommendations from the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons. Freedom United supporters wrote to their MPs, urgently asking them to add their names to the Early Day Motion tabled by Labour MP John McDonnell challenging the use of detention on modern slavery survivors. Cross-party MPs from the Labour, Conservative and Scottish National Parties opposed the proposed plans. We are extremely disappointed that the Home Office’s new plans…

JAIL THE MESSENGER? Panel discussion with environmental litigation expert Tim Crosland ahead of his trial in the Supreme Court

Please RSVP to attend: lola@climatekeys.comFacebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow On Sunday 2nd May from 2-3.30pm GMT ClimateKeys and Extinction Rebellion’s Arts & Culture Group will host a panel discussion with former barrister and director of climate litigation charity Plan B, Tim Crosland. [1] The event is an opportunity to hear from Tim ahead of his trial in the Supreme Court on Monday 10th May. In December last year, the Supreme Court overturned a previous decision by the Court of Appeal blocking the expansion of Heathrow Airport because it failed to comply with the Paris Climate Agreement, ruling instead that the project did…

Extinction Rebellion steps up search for fossil fuel whistleblowers with micro-targeted online ads

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:  +447918165046Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Media Assets | Donate#Insiders #TruthTellerXR #ClimateCrisis #WhistleblowForThePlanet #ExtinctionRebellion Extinction Rebellion (XR) is using micro-targeted online ads to reach skilled workers at four major fossil fuel companies, asking them to expose their companies’ greenwash through whistleblowing platform www.TruthTeller.Life.  The ads are directed at researchers, scientists and technicians at Shell, Exxon, Total and Chevron and invite them to anonymously share what they know. XR is approaching these particular employees as they are best placed to recognise the gulf between their bosses’ public pronouncements and actual efforts to decarbonise. The first set of ads follows the acquittal last week of six XR members on trial for criminal damage at Shell’s London…

WE WILL NOT BE BYSTANDERS: Two years on from Parliament’s declaration of climate emergency hundreds to take individual disruptive action around the UK

Email:press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#RebellionofOne #ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow At 11am on May Day (Saturday 1st May) hundreds of people across the UK – including Weymouth, Birmingham, Oxford, Bradford, Ipswich, Lincoln, Canterbury, Nottingham, Carlisle, Newcastle, Portishead, London, Newquay, Haverfordwest in Wales, Bangor in Northern Ireland and many more -will take action individually in different disruptive locations to mark the second anniversary of Parliament’s declaration of environmental and climate emergency in 2019. This new tactic from Extinction Rebellion – conceptualised during COVID restrictions – will combine the emotive impact of a single person taking action alone with…

Translate »