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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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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 up to £36,000 per week.

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Newsletter October 2021

In the recent Chatham House Climate Change Risk Assessment report, the bare facts were laid out: “If emissions follow the trajectory set by current nationally determined contributions (NDCs), there is a less than five percent chance of keeping temperatures well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and less than one percent chance of reaching the 1.5°C…

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Rebel Daily 8: Are you up for a rest?

Recap on how the final two days of the Impossible Rebellion went down. We did impossibly well. We did it. After two heart-warming, audacious, thrilling weeks, the Impossible Rebellion ended on Saturday. We’ve seen some unforgettable moments. We’ve brought junctions at Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Cambridge Circus, Cromwell Road, Long Acre and Covent Garden…

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Rebel Daily 7: Breaking bad things

Windows, bail conditions, systems, laws. If it’s bad, we love to break it! Introduction It’s been another couple of smashing days of rebellion, with lots still going on into days 10 and 11. Rebels have been standing up and calling out criminal inaction on the climate and ecological crisis in the City of London. With…

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Rebel Daily 6: Police Board our Bus with Batons

Day 9 saw some disturbing scenes, but a heavy-handed police response won’t dampen our resolve! Read on for details of the latest inspiring actions. We’re in the thick of it. After a brilliant first week, the last two days have seen a slew of actions about as varied and impactful as it gets. From…

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Rebel Daily 5: Night at the Science Museum

It’s been another rollicking two days over the bank holiday weekend. We’ve seen a two-pronged truth-offensive on the Science Museum, a mass-disruption at St Paul’s, the kick-off of Football Rebellion, and a poignant collaboration with a major Chinese climate striker. As befits a movement, we’ve also been moving in large numbers: we joined Animal Rebellion…

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Rebel Daily 4: Bamboo, Blood and Buddhists

If two days’ worth of bumper actions doesn’t make you want to get out on the streets and jump around, we just don’t know what will  Introduction We’re five days into this Impossible Rebellion, and it’s going impossibly well. Slick site-takings, flawless logistics, disconcertingly supportive press attention, and a warm courageous energy that just…

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Rebel Daily 3: Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Catch up on all the action from yesterday, featuring more lock-ons, a ghoulish Mother Earth, and a very special award. Guess who’s back? As a brand new day of Impossible Rebellion breaks, let’s take a second to bathe in the afterglow of yesterday’s action. It was a day that burned bright with righteous anger and…

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