Extinction Rebellion targets Vanguard – and wins!

June was a huge success for Extinction Rebellion groups standing up to corporate lies and greenwash in the investment industry. On the first day of Vanguard Asset Managements UK ‘Sustainable Life’ roadshow, XR disrupted the conference in Glasgow, resulting in Vanguard cancelling the whole UK tour and moving it online. Concerned over further humiliation, company heads even admitted in an online meeting after the action that XR was the reason they had decided to move online. Result! For those that don’t know Vanguard, the company is one of the world’s biggest funders of climate destruction. Its investments in climate misery…

‘Something has to be done’ – Stephen Fry calls on public to support Extinction Rebellion

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife  In a video released today, national treasure, actor and comedian Stephen Fry called on the British public to support Extinction Rebellion. Speaking to camera Fry, said: “Reasonable people, I think, understand that something has to be done about fossil fuels, most of all about our insatiable appetite for them.” “It’s not good just saying everybody give up carbon use because we can’t – ultimately it’s up to governments. You need to get them to recognise that this is the most serious crisis that humanity has ever faced…

Stephen Fry in defence of Extinction Rebellion

National treasure, actor and comedian Stephen Fry has made a statement in defence of Extinction Rebellion. He is calling the British public to support the movement. This video comes as Europe experiences record-breaking temperatures, which increase the risk of forest fires this summer across the continent. Stephen Fry in defence of Extinction Rebellion During the April 2022 Rebellion, we emphasised the need to stop funding new fossil fuels projects (oil, gas, coal…). António Guterres backed up this statement. The United Nations Secretary-General declared: “Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals, but the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that…

September 10th – Update from the Rebellion Design Team

Welcome to the first communication from the September planning team! Extinction Rebellion is four years old and our mission is bigger than ever. But we are well on our way to building a movement powerful enough to change the course of history.  Our 2nd founding Principle states:  “we set our mission on what is necessary – mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change”. We’re committed to building a mass movement of 3.5% of the population – because when huge numbers of people take sustained nonviolent civil disobedience together, they become impossible for the government to ignore. Aiming for this…

Environment Agency faces legal battle over water removal in Norfolk Broads

Tim and Geli Harris to take agency to high court over groundwater removal for farming near protected wetlandsA couple are taking the Environment Agency to the high court in a landmark case to stop the abstraction of water damaging internationally important wetlands in the Norfolk Broads.In a sign of the growing struggle over the allocation of scarce water resources in the dry south-east, Tim and Geli Harris are seeking to reduce the removal of groundwater to irrigate potatoes and other crops farmed next to three protected wetlands, including Hickling Broad national nature reserve. Continue reading...

Taming the wild: is the rise in ‘eco-accommodation’ a threat to Australia’s national parks?

Commercial accommodation in parks promotes advocacy for the land, say tour companies, but critics argue it puts wilderness at riskFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingMick Ripon has fished from the rugged coastline of NSW’s Ben Boyd national park for the past 45 years. Off the remote rocks of Green Cape, Ripon reeled in his biggest catch, a 68kg (150lb) yellowfin tuna, and even proposed to his wife.Now he’s racing to stop the construction of multiple huts at Mowarry Point and Hegartys Bay that he says will rob…

Health Professionals glue on outside Downing Street calling for an end to fossil fuels

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: Ali: 07901916489 / Rob: 07787707643Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #DoctorsforXR 10 health professionals have glued themselves, hand to hand, in front of the gates of Downing Street. 50 more joined protests at the Treasury and Trafalgar square They call for an end to fossil fuel subsidies and licenses, in response to the recent approval of the Jackdaw gas field and the loophole in the Windfall tax which encourages more oil and gas drilling This is an escalation, following 2 disregarded letters from major medical institutions with the same demands, and previous protests at…

Strategy Team Update: Areas of work

The strategy team has identified four key areas of work to take forward over the coming weeks and months and we wanted to tell you a bit about what we’re looking at for each of these areas.  In order to ensure that our work is well informed and serves the movement’s need for a strategy that gives us the best possible chance of driving the scale of change needed, the team is hearing from people in XR and those with movement building and change-making expertise outside XR.  These key areas of work have been identified with the intention of channeling…

Strategy Team Update: Justice in XR

The strategy team are working in conjunction with other movement and community leaders and researchers, to develop the deep work that is needed to foster greater understanding of climate justice both inside and out of XR.  A key part of this process involves creating an established practice for the movement, in order for all groups to meaningfully explore this topic. Just before the Rebellion we held an experiment, a meeting online to explore a process focused on relationships and connection, in order to help us collectively learn together, and from one another. Well designed, participatory practices are part of the…

BREAKING: Climate groups bring Shell’s first UK AGM to a standstill

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #MoneyRebellion #ShellMustFall #DefundClimateChaos #RallyAgainstShell At 10.30am on Tuesday May 24th, over 80 people disrupted Shell’s first UK AGM, held at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster, with the aim of preventing the meeting from going ahead. A flash mob upstaged the Chairman’s address, singing a revised version of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”. [1] Others glued themselves to chairs and interrupted speeches, with protestors from the UK, Netherlands and Nigeria reading out testimonies accusing Shell of human rights abuses, ecocide, fueling climate breakdown and funding misinformation. Protestors also…

Charity Status of Climate Denialism Group a Joke say Extinction Rebellion and Green Coalition

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +447756136396 and on ground on day: +447813479443Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #EndFossilFilth #LiesLiesLies #DenialOnTrial This morning at 10am, a group of writers, scientists, activists and a baroness will gather in Tufton Street on the doorstep of the notorious climate-denial group The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). They will then proceed to the Charity Commission with an official complaint demanding that the group be stripped of its charity status and then filed the complaint with the Charity Commission. You can read the full letter here.  The gathering include Baroness Rosie Boycott and Costa Prize…

Charity what charity? Letter of complaint about the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s charity status

Monday May 23rd 2022 Dear Charity Commissioners,  Main complaint I am writing on behalf of the undersigned to call for a re-examination of the case for divesting the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) of its charitable status in light of the Open Democracy, Guardian and Independent revelations that, contrary to the assurances of the GWPF over many years, both charitable and political wings of the GWPF have been receiving funding from fossil fuel interests. Most notable is GWPF’s receipt of $210,525 dollars from the Sarah Scaife Foundation which has $30m worth of shares in 22 energy companies including $9m in…

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