Stefania Morosi, 43, yoga teacher from West London

#DisobeyInTheDock Stefania was sentenced to 14 days in prison for contempt of court on 16th April 2021 after gluing herself to furniture and livestreaming from the court room during her own plea hearing. Stefania took the action while appearing at City of London Magistrates’ Court charged with a Section 14…

Eleanor McAree, 25, project manager from East London

Eleanor, a member of affinity group Tree of Life, was arrested sitting in the road at Parliament Square on Thursday 18th April during the 2019 April Rebellion. She was charged under Section 14 of the Public Order Act and tried on 13th December at City of London Magistrates’ Court. She…

Lower house of U.K. parliament to vote on declaring Uyghur oppression a genocide

The House of Commons, the lower house and primary chamber of the U.K.’s parliament, is set to vote next week on a motion to declare the Chinese government’s actions in the Uyghur Region—which include systematic forced labor—a genocide. Collective decisions on genocide are uncommon but not unheard of in the…

Trial Extended: XR versus Shell in Crown Court – ‘Shell still knows’

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.uk, ronan.mcnern@gmail.com Phone:  +44(0)7479234522 / +44(0)7918165046Shell 7: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter |Photos and videos for Shell 7 plus more hereXRUK: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#Shell7 #ExtinctionRebellion #StopEcocide NB. As the defence begins, updates will be posted here.  16 April, London, UK: The jury trial of seven people – including two Extinction Rebellion co-founders – charged with £25K worth of criminal damage at Shell’s London HQ…

How the pandemic makes it easier for traffickers in Europe

A new report by Council of Europe (CoE) anti-trafficking experts known as GRETA finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has made it easier for human traffickers to exploit people with few options while making it more difficult for trafficking victims and survivors to access justice and support. The Thomson Reuters Foundation…

Lebanon’s financial crisis worsens exploitation of domestic workers

Al Jazeera reports that Lebanon’s current financial crisis heightens the insecurity of domestic workers, particularly migrant domestic workers, as they are being paid a fraction of their time’s worth – if at all. All migrant workers are subject to the kafala system which binds employees to their employers and leaves…

Why Nordic Model policy pushed in the U.K. won’t tackle sex trafficking

This week, Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Diana Johnson sought support from her party for amendments to the U.K.’s controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill that would criminalize sex workers’ clients, otherwise known as the Nordic Model. Some proponents of the Nordic Model, including Diana Johnson who tabled a…

Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 21 – It’s Not Illegal To Care: The Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill

Extinction Rebellion Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Podomatic The episode begins with the stirring words of XR’s Clare Farrell and Marvina Newton from ‘United for black Lives’ speaking against the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts bill in parliament Square on April 3rd at a Kill the Bill coalition event.  This…

The continued horror of “marry-your-rapist” laws around the world

A new report from the United Nations has revealed that laws allowing rapists to evade prosecution by marrying their victims persist around the world. According to the findings from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), so-called “marry-your-rapist” laws still exist in Russia, Thailand, Venezuela and 17 other countries. In these countries,…

26-27 JUNE: THIS IS AN UPRISING – Extinction Rebellion launches plans for post-lockdown ‘Uprising’ in London

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:  +447561098449 / +447986671716Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow #TellTheTruth 26-27 JUNE: Extinction Rebellion UK releases plans for a weekend ‘uprising’ on the first weekend the UK is officially out of lockdown Saturday 26 June will see Extinction Rebellion join forces with other movements…

THIS IS AN UPRISING – Join a weekend of action on June 26-27

As we make our way out of lockdown, our rebellion is beginning to ramp back up again. Is anyone else feeling restless and ready to hit the streets!? So where do we go from here? With momentum building around the Police and Crimes Bill which is shifting the UK further…

Suzanne Dennis-Betts, 67, and John Dennis-Betts, 71, both retired from Totnes

Suzanne, a retired chartered psychologist and husband John, a retired social worker and senior manager, were arrested together on 14th April 2019 on Waterloo Bridge during the 2019 April Rebellion. They were both tried on 15th October 2019 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and found guilty. Each received a…

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