Extinction Rebellion

  • BREAKING: Scientists take action at Defra demanding government halt UK biodiversity loss
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion Photos of the action: https://show.pics.io/xr-global-media-breaking-news/search?tagId=637fb50ead4d1f00127b375e At 8am on Friday November 25th, a group of scientists pasted posters on the windows of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) to highlight the state of nature in the UK…
  • Extinction Rebellion day of action targets Barclays, Europe’s largest investor in fossil fuels
    On 14 November Extinction Rebellion groups across the UK carried out a day of peaceful, non-violent direct action to put pressure on Barclays Bank to stop investing in fossil fuels.  Hundreds of groups occupied, painted, sprayed and flyposted branches. They painted buildings with red paint and fake oil, locked themselves…
  • BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion takes action at the offices of fossil fuel enablers across London
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#CutTheTies #TellTheTruth #ExtinctionRebellion  From 11am on Monday November 21st, Extinction Rebellion and other aligned groups took nonviolent action at thirteen sites across central London, targeting the offices of companies and organisations which have links to the fossil fuel industry.…
  • Extinction Rebellion vs Barclays: Crown Court trial begins Tuesday
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #BetterWithoutBarclays Seven women charged with just over £114k worth of criminal damage at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf in April 2021 are due to appear at Southwark Crown Court for a jury trial beginning at 2pm on Tuesday…
  • BREAKING: Court finds Doctors for XR not guilty for Lambeth Bridge blockade
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion Seven health professionals have been acquitted at City of London magistrates’ court today. Dr David McKelvey, Dr Chris Newman, Dr Mark Russell and Dr Patrick Hart – all GPs, Dr Alice Clack – a hospital consultant obstetrician, Rosie Jones – a clinical psychologist and Anna Bunten –…
  • ‘This is an intervention’ – Barclays faces biggest ever day of climate protests
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #BetterWithoutBarclays #FossilFreeLondon  On Monday November 14 Barclays faced the biggest ever day of climate protests as  hundreds of people took action at over 100 Barclays branches across the UK to protest against the high street bank’s investment in…
  • A week in the press-policing quagmire
    What led us to this point where police arrest the press, and what was the press’ part in it? The arrest of several journalists this week sparked concern for press freedom. The public and the press are experiencing increasing repression at the hands of the police and the state. Simultaneously…
  • Extinction Rebellion UK statement on COP27
    It would not be new for Extinction Rebellion to say that the COP process has failed. We’ve said it for some time, as have many others now, including Greta Thunberg.  Extinction Rebellion will not attend COP27 in Egypt, nor protest against it. To give airtime to a summit that has…
  • Dutch Climate Activists Block Private Jets From Taking Off, Over 100 Arrested
    More than 500 environmental and social justice campaigners on Saturday occupied the runway and blocked private jets from taking off from a major airport in the Netherlands to call attention to the highly-polluting travel practices of the uber-rich in the face of runaway climate catastrophe. The organizers of the protest…
  • Two legal judgments show that justice is on the side of the climate action
    In a striking legal judgement, five members of Scientists for Extinction Rebellion on trial for committing £2000’s worth of criminal damage to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) last April were acquitted by a London Magistrates’ court. The five scientists: Dr Stuart Capstick, Dr Abi Perrin, Emma…
  • CHANGE IS NOW TOUR – How Extinction Rebellion is changing hearts and minds
    This Autumn XR embarked on an ambitious national programme – a UK-wide three-week tour of more than 60 towns and cities from Inverness to Belfast and Teignmouth, to grow the movement and tell people about deliberative democracy. On 21 September three Extinction Rebellion buses set off in a blaze of…
  • BREAKING: Court finds XR Scientists not guilty for action at BEIS – while charges are dropped against Shell HQ occupation defendants 
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396 / +44(0)7561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#XRScientists #ExtinctionRebellion Today five Scientists for Extinction Rebellion on trial for criminal damage have been acquitted by a magistrates’ court in London. Dr Stuart Capstick, an environmental social scientist, Dr Abi Perrin, a biologist, Emma Smart, an ecologist, Dr Aaron Thierry, an earth-system scientist and…
  • XR UK statement on the Public Order Bill
    The Public Order Bill is the work of a government that needs more graft. By suppressing the voices of scientists and everyday people that make up the climate movement the government has chosen to try and make the problem go away. But they’re playing a losing game.  Everyday people are…
  • Extinction Rebellion ‘Cover the Capital’ and replace 10,000 adverts in London
    ‘Cover The Capital’ by Extinction Rebellion is biggest ‘subvertising’ action in UK history Over 10,000 adverts on public transport have been replaced with posters carrying messages on the climate and ecological emergency, costing the advertising industry thousands of Pounds The subvertising action by over 400 members of Extinction Rebellion started…
  • XR Families screen ‘LETTERS TO OUR CHILDREN’ film in one-off open air cinema event
    ‘Letters To Our Children’, a powerful and emotional new five minute video from Extinction Rebellion Families shows parents’ confessions of fear and hope to their children as the climate and ecological crisis intensifies. The mobile pop-up screening taking place on Saturday 15th October will stop at several locations along the…
  • BREAKING: Energy bills burned outside Downing Street as Extinction Rebellion brings thousands onto the streets to say ‘We can’t afford this anymore’
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396 / +44(0)7561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#WeCantAffordThisAnymore #AntiGrowthCoalition #ExtinctionRebellion At 2pm this afternoon, several people burnt household energy bills in giant ‘oil’ barrels at the entrance to No. 10 Downing Street. Thousands had gathered at Trafalgar Square at noon and marched to the…
  • Trust the wild card? Initial thoughts on the People’s Assembly for Nature
    The WWF, Royal Society for the Protections of Birds (RSPB) and the National Trust are jointly commissioning a citizens’ assembly to come up with a People’s Plan For Nature. In their own words, this alliance of some of the UK’s largest nature conservation charities will be collaborating with the public…
  • Open Letter to Liz Truss on ‘Anti Growth’ – XR co-founder, Gail Bradbrook
    Dear Liz Truss, In your recent speech at the Conservative party conference you mentioned growth 29 times; said “I will not allow the anti-growth coalition to hold us back” and named Extinction Rebellion as part of this coalition. Thank you for opening up this critical conversation. We appreciate the opportunity…
  • WE CAN’T AFFORD THIS ANYMORE: Extinction Rebellion to hold weekend of resistance in London on October 14-16 
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7561098449 / +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#WeCantAffordThisAnymore #ChangeIsNow #ExtinctionRebellion  Extinction Rebellion’s Weekend of Resistance will commence from October 14-16 in central London. Thousands will come together in London for a long weekend of mass participation action, an open house event at the Tate…
  • King Charles has ‘other priorities’ than climate now, says environment minister
    Mark Spencer says Prince William should attend Cop27 after Truss reportedly advised monarch not to attendKing Charles should not go to Cop27 and instead send Prince William in his place, an environment minister has said, after reports that Liz Truss intervened to stop the monarch attending.Buckingham Palace confirmed that Charles will not be attending the international gathering in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, despite his longstanding and passionate commitment to environmental issues. Continue reading…
  • Change is Now Tour – Interview with Ashley Watson from Taunton
    The Change is Now tour arrived at Taunton, where it linked up with Ashley Watson, who explains why he’s supporting Extinction Rebellion.  “I’m very concerned about people’s and government apathy about the environment”, says Ashley Watson in conversation with Ann-Marie Evans. Have you come down specifically to see the ‘Change…
  • Five U.S. states to vote on forced prison labor in November
    Over 1.2 million people are currently incarcerated in state and federal prisons across the United States. Approximately, two-thirds of them are forced to work, according to the American Civil Liberties […] The post Five U.S. states to vote on forced prison labor in November appeared first on FreedomUnited.org.
  • Droughts, heat and fire: the future of wine in the climate crisis
    Across the planet, growers are having to adjust to extreme conditions in a warming worldThere’s a worryingly valedictory tone to many of the conversations I have with winemakers these days. Time and again, I’m told that it’s impossible, in many if not most years, to make the wines in the style they used to make. Crop-destroying weather events that were considered extreme just a decade ago are now to be expected. Each year that passes brings them closer to the point where they will no longer be able to make wine in their vineyards at all.The cause, of course, is…
  • Are you ready to take action on climate and cost of living?
    As the UK Parliament takes a long break during a cost of living scandal and our new Prime Minister rushes to give the green light to fracking, Extinction Rebellion is moving fast to bring people together in October.  Following the postponement of the Festival of Resistance last weekend, we can…
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