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…

A new species of early human? Why we should be cautious about new fossil footprint findings

Dawid A. Iurino for THOR, Author provided A collection of fossil footprints at Laetoli in Northern Tanzania, preserved in volcanic ash and dated to 3.66 million years ago, are still yielding surprises almost 45 years after their discovery. Based on a re-analysis of fossil footprints from one of Laetoli’s sites,…

AI can reliably spot molecules on exoplanets – and might one day even discover new laws of physics

Artist's impression of exoplanet KELT-11 b. Impression by Léa Changeat., Author provided Do you know what the Earth’s atmosphere is made of? You’d probably remember it’s oxygen, and maybe nitrogen. And with a little help from Google you can easily reach a more precise answer: 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and…

How uncertainty can impair our ability to make rational decisions – new research

When times are uncertain, we can fail to be flexible. jefftakespics2/Shutterstock We make decisions every day, many of which are so straightforward that we hardly notice we are making them. But we tend to struggle when faced with decisions that have uncertain outcomes, such as during the pandemic. Cognitive scientists…

Could a chewing gum really reduce the spread of COVID-19? Maybe — but here’s what we need to know first

Milles Studio/Shutterstock An experimental chewing gum could reduce the spread of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Therapy. You might already have noticed headlines calling the findings “fresh hope” in our fight against COVID-19. But how excited should we be?…

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