Extinction Rebellion

  • Activists use Barclaycards to make reparations on bank’s behalf in Money Rebellion’s #RepairHarm debt strike
    Email: moneyrebellionpress@protonmail.comWebsite | Twitter | Facebook  | Instagram | Media Assets | Donate#MoneyRebellion #RepairHarm Today, activists from Money Rebellion (a group within Extinction Rebellion) and Animal Rebellion have taken on credit card debt to pay reparations on behalf of Barclays, calling on the bank to cancel the debt and start…
  • Phoebe, 28, garden designer from Brighton
    In November 2019, Phoebe pleaded guilty at City of London Magistrates’ Court to a Section 14 offence during the April Rebellion. She was given a six month conditional discharge and £105 court costs. “I’m terrified. There’s nothing more important than fighting. Being together with everyone, fighting back.” The post Phoebe,…
  • Today: ‘Spycops’ bill in the House of Lords – there’s no democracy without accountability
    Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +447986671716 / +447561098449 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #SpycopsBill Today is the first day of the report stage of the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, also known as the ‘Spycops’ bill, in the House of Lords. The bill gives immunity from prosecution to undercover agents, be they police informants or others…
  • Anna Monro, 37, care farm support worker from near Cardigan, West Wales
    Anna, who is also an amateur actor and vegetable grower, was arrested under the pink boat on the first Friday of the April Rebellion in 2019. She pleaded guilty at one of the first Friday plea hearings on August 23rd. The judge at City of London Magistrates’ Court did not…
  • Heather Hunt, 73, former psychotherapist from Sheffield
    Heather was celebrating her 73rd birthday when she was arrested during the April Rebellion 2019. She was sitting down to a picnic with her affinity group and had all their food and drink in a rucksack on her back. She pleaded guilty on 27th September 2019 at City of London…
  • Andrew Medhurst, 53, former banker from London
    Andrew, who is now a full time activist with Extinction Rebellion, was arrested during the April Rebellion 2019 and tried in November 2019. He was found guilty and given a nine month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £300 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge. Andrew’s story has been…
  • Eloise Jones, 45, social worker from Reading
    Eloise was arrested under Section 14 of the Public Order Act during the April Rebellion in 2019. She pleaded guilty on 4th October 2019 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and was given a six month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £105 court costs. Eloise’s Court Statement “I consider…
  • Mark Slater, 64, retired academic from East Sussex
    Mark, who is also a father of two and the national coordinator for XR’s Heading for Extinction Talk, was swarming in the City on the last day of the April Rebellion in 2019. He was arrested sitting in the road outside the Bank of England and charged with a Section…
  • Stephanie Howlett, 68, retired NHS psychotherapy manager from Sheffield
    Steph, who is also a former probation officer, was arrested at Parliament Square on 18th April 2019 as she sat in the road singing. She pleaded guilty on 1st November 2019 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and received the standard six month conditional discharge and £105 court costs. Stephanie’s…
  • Meg Watson, 39, carer from Ramsgate in Kent
    Meg, who has a teenage son, was arrested in Parliament Square during the April Rebellion in 2019. She pleaded guilty at City of London Magistrates’ Court that September and was given a six month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £105 court costs. “I’d seen the Heading to Extinction talk…
  • Elinor Milne, 35, human rights worker from London
    Elinor, who was arrested during the April Rebellion in 2019, became the first XR defendant to receive an absolute discharge – an extremely rare and significant result. Judge Snow, at City of London Magistrates’ Court, on hearing that Elinor and her partner planned to adopt, said he would not impose…
  • Janet Young, 72, retired social worker from Devon
    Janet, a mother and grandmother, was arrested on Waterloo Bridge on the first Tuesday of the April Rebellion in 2019. She pleaded guilty on 9th August 2019 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and was given a six month conditional discharge and £105 court costs. Janet’s Court Statement “I am…
  • Heiner S, 30, editor at a think tank from North London
    Heiner was arrested on Waterloo Bridge on Easter Sunday 2019 and charged under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. He pleaded guilty at City of London Magistrates’ Court on Friday November 8th 2019 and was given a six month conditional discharge and £105 court costs. “I’m a white man…
  • Cecily Bedner, 20, film and digital arts student from Plymouth
    Cecily was arrested during the April Rebellion in 2019 and pleaded guilty at City of London Magistrates’ Court that September. She was given a six month conditional discharge and charged £105 court costs. Cecily’s Court Statement “I’m not here to tell you that I wasn’t there or I didn’t break…
  • Katy Ward, 39, GP from Bath
    Katy, a mother of two, was arrested on Waterloo Bridge on Easter Sunday during the April Rebellion in 2019. She pleaded guilty on 8th November 2019 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and was given a six month conditonal discharge and ordered to pay £105 in court costs. Katy’s Court…
  • Tony Corden, 59, retired psychiatric nurse from Machynlleth, Wales
    Tony was arrested on Waterloo Bridge during the April Rebellion in 2019. He pleaded guilty that August to breaching Section 14 of the Public Order Act. The judge at City of London Magistrates’ Court give him a six month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £105 court costs. “I’m…
  • Mary Roddick, 73, retired psychotherapist from Exeter
    Mary was arrested on April 17th 2019 on Waterloo Bridge under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. She pleaded guilty at City of London Magistrates’ Court on 20th September that year. After hearing her statement, and those of others who appeared before her, the judge said he felt “humbled”…
  • Marijn van de Geer, 37, former company director from west London
    Marijn, who is originally from the Netherlands and was a company director before working full time for XR, was arrested in Oxford Circus on 16 April 2019 under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. She pleaded not guilty and was tried on 10 February 2020 at City of London…
  • Jane Baker, 64, a retired NHS speech therapist from Exeter
    Jane pleaded guilty to “not moving when asked, from Waterloo Bridge” when she appeared at City of London Magistrates’ Court on the September 6th 2019 before District Judge Rimmer. “I want to apologise for the necessary disruption caused at the April Rebellion. This has been quite a week for me.…
  • Tom Hardy, 65, a semi-retired teacher and writer from Islington, London
    Tom pleaded not guilty after being arrested during the April Rebellion and charged with a section 14 offence. He was tried at City of London Magistrates’ Court in January 2020. “Last October, I woke up one fine morning, switched on the radio, and heard that we had 12 years left.…
  • Zoe Jones, 23, a charity worker from Bristol
    Zoe was arrested at Parliament Square, in front of the Houses of Parliament on the first Thursday of the April Rebellion. She pleaded guilty on October 18th at City of London Magistrates Court and was given a six month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £105 in court costs. Zoe’s…
  • Midwinter Message from Guardianship and Visioning
    Holding the Heart-line – reflections for the festive season of peace and reconciliation. We genuinely celebrate the amazing work so many of us are engaged in as a movement, and in recent weeks G & V  have also been hearing from many rebels active in UK circles about real and…
  • ‘We’re watching you!’ Extinction Rebellion international groups send warning to World leaders on eve of 5th Anniversary of Paris Agreement
    Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +447901916489 / +447561098449 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #WeAreWatchingYou #FightforOnePointFive Projections appear in 14 cities across the globe including Paris, Glasgow, Washington, Buenos Aires, Mumbai and London, to tell World leaders ‘We Are Watching You’ ‘COP26: We Are Watching You’ launches on eve of the…
  • ‘The Government ain’t got this!’ Extinction Rebellion UK launches plan of Action for the New Year
    Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +447561098449 / +447986671716 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #GovernmentFailure***XR UK ACTION STRATEGY UPDATE*** In response to 5 years of time wasting since the Paris Agreement was signed, Extinction Rebellion UK launches its new Action Strategy of nonviolent direct action to begin the countdown to…