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…

Gratitude to XR UK

Dear XRUK, Strategy team here, we wanted to send you love and gratitude for your hard efforts in the recent rebellion in London. An update from us, we have elected a replacement IC from Political Circle and we have refreshed the team to replace some people who have decided to take time off to recover from burnout, or who simply can’t attend for a few months for other reasons. The new team is now: Clare Farrell, Robin Red, James Thomas, Nuala Gathercole Lam, Charlie Waterhouse and Daze Aghaji, with Political Circle EC coordinating.  Our debrief with the hive went well,…

‘JUSTICE FOR AFRICA’ – XR disrupts Schlumberger-sponsored Gala Dinner at Gordon Ramsay Restaurant

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +447756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #EndFossilFilth #RebelforLife #SchlumbergerOut At 5:30pm this evening, Extinction Rebellion took action to prevent the Africa Energies Summit gala dinner at Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen in central London from going ahead. The gala dinner is sponsored by Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfields services provider. [1] Six people glued to the doors and windows of the restaurant to prevent the delegates from entering. They each wore patches reading ‘JUSTICE FOR AFRICA’.​​​​​​ This is the second day of protests at the Africa Energies Summit, a conference that is attended by…

Extinction Rebellion disrupt Africa Oil Conference in Mayfair

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #EndFossilFilth #RebelforLife On Tuesday May 17 at around 8am, a coalition of groups including Extinction Rebellion Africa, Sustaining the Wild Coast, StopEACOP, Africans Rising, The Green Connection, Oceans Not Oil, Jubilee for Climate, 350.org and Greenpeace disrupted the Africa Energies Summit, a high-level conference attended by oil executives and African heads of state, who will also meet for “top-level networking”. [1] Three people gained access to the conference suite in the 5-star May Fair Hotel in London that is hosting the Africa Energies Summit, billed as the “go…

XR celebrate success of Lloyd’s Blockade as two insurers cut ties with Canadian pipeline

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #EndFossilFilth #RebelforLife #StopTMX On the 12th April 2022, more than 60 people from Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrances at Lloyd’s of London headquarters (1 Lyme St, London, UK), preventing staff from entering the building. The action led to the closure of the London based insurance and reinsurance giant for the day. Extinction Rebellion is demanding that Lloyd’s of London stop insuring fossil fuels projects, and highlighted the Trans Mountain Pipeline extension in Canada, which they believe is being insured through the Lloyd’s marketplace.[1] At the time of the…

Extinction Rebellion announces plans to bring millions onto the streets in September

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +447756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #EndFossilFuels #ActNow In response to the Public Order Bill tabled in the Queen’s Speech yesterday, Extinction Rebellion has announced plans to bring millions of people onto the streets from the 10th of September this year.  The Bill, which seeks to reintroduce the curbs on protest recently thrown out of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill by the House of Lords, is an attempt to curb protests by Extinction Rebellion, Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain calling for the government to take proportionate action on the climate crisis.…

Tufton Climate Denialist Group’s Oil and Gas Funding Revelation vindicates XR

Yesterday the Guardian and Open Democracy showed a direct connection between the arch-denialist group the Global Warming Policy Foundation and big oil funders in the United States. Up until now, the shadowy Tufton Street think tank had vigorously denied any link. But Extinction Rebellion and many other groups long ago connected those dots because everything the GWPF does is designed to promote fossil fuels, confuse the science of reaching carbon net zero, or is aimed to delay policy changes.  But after the Guardian and Open Democracy stories yesterday the link is now official.  Our action in Tufton Street in 2020…

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