Extinction Rebellion

  • Extinction Rebellion targets Vanguard – and wins!
    June was a huge success for Extinction Rebellion groups standing up to corporate lies and greenwash in the investment industry. On the first day of Vanguard Asset Managements UK ‘Sustainable Life’ roadshow, XR disrupted the conference in Glasgow, resulting in Vanguard cancelling the whole UK tour and moving it online.…
  • ‘Something has to be done’ – Stephen Fry calls on public to support Extinction Rebellion
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +44(0)7756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelforLife  In a video released today, national treasure, actor and comedian Stephen Fry called on the British public to support Extinction Rebellion. Speaking to camera Fry, said: “Reasonable people, I think, understand that something has to be done…
  • Stephen Fry in defence of Extinction Rebellion
    National treasure, actor and comedian Stephen Fry has made a statement in defence of Extinction Rebellion. He is calling the British public to support the movement. This video comes as Europe experiences record-breaking temperatures, which increase the risk of forest fires this summer across the continent. Stephen Fry in defence…
  • September 10th – Update from the Rebellion Design Team
    Welcome to the first communication from the September planning team! Extinction Rebellion is four years old and our mission is bigger than ever. But we are well on our way to building a movement powerful enough to change the course of history.  Our 2nd founding Principle states:  “we set our…
  • Environment Agency faces legal battle over water removal in Norfolk Broads
    Tim and Geli Harris to take agency to high court over groundwater removal for farming near protected wetlandsA couple are taking the Environment Agency to the high court in a landmark case to stop the abstraction of water damaging internationally important wetlands in the Norfolk Broads.In a sign of the growing struggle over the allocation of scarce water resources in the dry south-east, Tim and Geli Harris are seeking to reduce the removal of groundwater to irrigate potatoes and other crops farmed next to three protected wetlands, including Hickling Broad national nature reserve. Continue reading…
  • Taming the wild: is the rise in ‘eco-accommodation’ a threat to Australia’s national parks?
    Commercial accommodation in parks promotes advocacy for the land, say tour companies, but critics argue it puts wilderness at riskFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingMick Ripon has fished from the rugged coastline of NSW’s Ben Boyd national park for the past 45 years. Off the remote rocks of Green Cape, Ripon reeled in his biggest catch, a 68kg (150lb) yellowfin tuna, and even proposed to his wife.Now he’s racing to stop the construction of multiple huts at Mowarry Point and Hegartys Bay that he says will rob…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • ‘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,…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • BREAKING: ‘End Fossil Fuels Now!’ Extinction Rebellion disrupt Barclays and Standard Chartered AGMs​​​​​​​
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +447756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #EndFossilFuels #ActNow At 11 AM on Wednesday May 4th, Members of Extinction Rebellion, and sister movement Money Rebellion, disrupted the annual general meetings of Barclays and Standard Chartered, demanding both banks stop financing fossil fuels. A total of…
  • First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they legislate against you…
    Yesterday was a day that will go down in the history books. Why? Because the government’s litany of repressive bills reached royal assent showing how far they are away from mainstream public opinion.  It was a suite of bills exposing the true nature of how the government feels about immigration,…
  • BREAKING: ‘End Fossil Fuels Now!’ Extinction Rebellion disrupts HSBC AGM
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +447756136396Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #EndFossilFuels #ActNow At around 11:30 AM on Friday April 29 members of Money Rebellion, a group within Extinction Rebellion specifically targeting financial institutions, disrupted HSBC’s Annual General Meeting in central London to demand that the banking and financial…
  • April Rebellion Highlights
    A week on from the Rebellion and there’s been time to reflect on all that we’ve achieved and begin asking what next? So much has happened since actions demanding an immediate end to all new fossil fuel projects kicked off on April 1st. Extinction Rebellion and supporters of the Just…
  • Unify to Survive: Carnival for Climate Justice comes to Shepherd’s Bush Green
    Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone:  +44 7526 684774Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#UnifyToSurvive #ClimateJustice #ExtinctionRebellion BIPOC people of Extinction Rebellion in XR Unify host the second Carnival for Climate Justice. Engaging the population of West London, the carnival will celebrate multiculturalism and offer space to share solutions to the…
  • Where do we find the courage to step up? 
    What kind of courage is needed as the world enters an era of climate breakdown? Where do we find the resolve to continue taking action when we see governments and corporations pursuing policies that will worsen the impacts of the climate crisis? Activism often appears to be the territory of…
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