Extinction Rebellion

  • 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…
  • BREAKING: AMAZON CRIMES WILL COST THE EARTH – Extinction Rebellion disrupts Black Friday by blocking 15 Amazon fulfilment centres 
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:+447986671716 / +447561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #AmazonCrime  From 5am this morning, Extinction Rebellion has blocked a total of 15 Amazon fulfilment centres in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands on Black Friday, the major global discount day. In the UK, people from all…
  • Extinction Rebellion appeals to Science Museum trustees at Lates event
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +447967651015Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | DonateMore images here: https://xrb.link/Lh1o4R On Wednesday 24th November, Extinction Rebellion staged a live art protest at Lates, the famous after-hours theme nights at the Science Museum. Starting at 8pm, Dozens of protestors dressed in black, wearing signs reading ‘Coal & Oil Out of Our Museum’ gathered in…
  • Extinction Rebellion announces plans for April 2022: ‘The COP process has failed, it’s up to all of us now’
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:+447986671716 / +447561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife**Watch our post-COP video here: https://xrb.link/Z06n7T7N** Extinction Rebellion UK responds to the failure of the COP process with plans to mobilise two million in the UK towards mass civil disobedience, with the first major campaign of civil resistance taking place in April 2022.  The COP process…
  • WE WILL NOT BE BYSTANDERS: More than 100 people break National Highway’s injunction on Lambeth Bridge
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:+447986671716 / +447561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife BREAKING: This afternoon, over a hundred people have sat down on Lambeth Bridge to break the National Highways super injunction in solidarity with the at least 34 people who have broken these injunctions so far, 9…
  • ‘You can’t imprison a flood, you can’t bankrupt a fire’: Highway 9 sentenced to prison
    Beginning on Tuesday morning, nine people from Insulate Britain faced trial at the High Court for breaking the injunction on the M25. This morning, all nine were sentenced to prison for between two and six months, with the prosecution arguing for excessive costs to each individual, the final amount of…
  • COP HAS FAILED, TIME TO REBEL: Extinction Rebellion disrupts Lord Mayor’s Show to declare COP26 a failure
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:+447986671716 / +447561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife BREAKING: At 12pm today, Extinction Rebellion disrupted the Lord Mayor’s show in the City of London – the heart of fossil fuel investment in the UK – and several other locations along the parade. Riding a…
  • XR and Climate Call-Up sound WWII-style siren to highlight failure of COP
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7986671716Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateEmergency #COP26 #COP26Glasgow Extinction Rebellion and Climate Call-Up today sounded a “Climate Siren” in Glasgow, opposite the COP’s main centre where the high-level negotiations are concluding. Inspired by wartime emergency sirens, the Climate Siren is a spectacular and powerful symbol, designed to remind political leaders that we face an…
  • ‘Bloodbath’ – Extinction Rebellion stands with APIB against the destruction of the Amazon
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7986671716Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife Following this morning’s collaboration and the global call of action from APIB (Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil) Extinction Rebellion is acting in solidarity to put a stop to investment in deforestation and land grabbing. The group held a protest in front of the St Vincent…
  • WEBINAR: Highway 9 facing jail – Why it’s time to step up and engage in civil disobedience
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7986671716Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife On the 16th of November, 9 nonviolent protesters will be sentenced up to two years in prison for breaking an injunction on protesting on the M25 with Insulate Britain. They are part of a group of over thirty who could face similar sentences over the coming…
  • Doctors stage die-in at JP Morgan Glasgow in ongoing campaign, demanding they end new fossil fuel investment
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: Chris 07715469373 (till 3:30pm on Friday)Maggie: 07838412422 or Ali: 07901916489Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife Sixth protest by Doctors for Extinction Rebellion against JP Morgan Chase in 2 months Fourth protest outside JP Morgan by climate groups during COP26 40 doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals protest against the world’sbiggest fossil…
  • Emissions of Mass Destruction: Extinction Rebellion Activists Block Arms Fair
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:+447986671716 / +447561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked an arms fair at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern Worcestershire. Four gates have been blocked by protestors sitting on top of bamboo structures.  Sixteen further protestors are locked into heavy concrete blocks in front of the entrances. Other…
  • Young XR and Plan B activist lost in action in Ghana
    Email: info@planb.earthPhone: 07795 316164Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ElormJustice #WeAreWitness #LawAsResistance A young climate and anti-colonial activist, Elorm Dade, aged 23 has been killed on the road in Accra, Ghana. Elorm was hit by a lorry while on a bicycle on 24 October and died at the scene. Given the context, friends and family…
  • ‘Greenwash greed kills’: Extinction Rebellion marches through Glasgow
    Email: xrscotlandpress@gmail.comPhone: +44(0)7526684774Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife Thousands of protesters will march through Glasgow on Wednesday, 3 November to confront the threat of greenwashing. They will accuse COP26 sponsors of covering up their destructive habits with this PR trick while corrupting climate negotiations and endangering life on Earth. Extinction Rebellion, other environmental…
  • Newsletter November 2021
    XR UK Newsletter November 2021 COP26 Time to Act 120 world leaders and 2,000 delegates have assembled for the 13-day UN-sponsored event in Glasgow. They will dine on a largely plant-based Scottish diet but accommodation may be hard to find. There are reports that some flats are being let for…
  • COP failure is a crime against humanity. The media must hold world leaders to account
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:+447986671716 / +447561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife UN analysis suggests COP26 has already failed in its primary goal of limiting global temperature increases to 1.5˚C In Glasgow, Extinction Rebellion will send the message that world leaders are guilty of crimes against humanity  Extinction Rebellion groups from around the world to take action…
  • Be Impossible, Demand the Realistic: Statement on Insulate Britain from XR UK
    In the face of the climate and ecological emergency happening now, XR recognises the need for disruptive actions that highlight the severity of the crisis. Insulate Britain is playing a vital role in shifting the Overton Window around public awareness and urgent government action.  The recent injunction which covers the…
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