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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 Stop Oil coalition blockaded…

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Fossil Fuels must end: Why we’re back and bigger than ever

Yesterday from 10am at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, Extinction Rebellion led in a disruptive display of people power onto the streets of central London to send a message to the government and their friends in the oil and gas industry: it’s time to end fossil fuels and we’re not leaving the streets until you do.

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Extinction Rebellion UK statement on strike at Fawley Oil Refinery

Extinction Rebellion UK stands in solidarity with the 100 or more workers at Fawley Oil Refinery who will be taking strike action on 8th April. The strike is in response to the offer of a “pathetic” 2.5 per cent pay offer and a lack of company sick pay, despite Exxon’s profits in 2021 topping an eye-watering £6.75 billion.

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2022: The year the movement of movements aligns to end fossil fuels

This Spring, Extinction Rebellion UK is focusing all its activities on an immediate demand: to end the fossil fuel economy. In light of recent war, past war, the recent IPCC reports, advice from myriad NGOs, agencies, experts and international bodies calling for the end to fossil fuels, this is the obvious first step to tackling the climate and ecological crisis that the entire environmental space is coalescing around.

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Newsletter March 2022

Last week saw the publication of the latest IPCC report focusing on the probable real-world impact of the climate crisis: extreme weather, floods, droughts and fires. Even if the world keeps heating below 1.5C, and after the disappointment of COP26 this looks increasingly unlikely, by the end of the century, the effects will be catastrophic…

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XR UK Statement on the latest IPCC Report

The IPCC's devastating report, published today, is the latest in a series of increasingly desperate warnings from scientists and activists. We know what is happening, we know what needs to be done and we know those in power are failing us.

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Newsletter February 2022

Last month's Newsletter featured a review of the year but this month we are unashamedly looking forward. The new XR Strategy has been unveiled across the movement’s platforms and toured the UK with Zoom calls and well attended face-to-face meetings. The response has been amazing: rebels fired up to build the movement and get ready for the first rebellion of the year beginning on 9th April.

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XR UK Strategy 2022

Today we launch XRUK's 2022 strategy, which will reignite our original Theory of Change - mass mobilising towards 3.5% of the population.

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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 and associated groups across…

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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 covering the Impossible Rebellion during…

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