Press release

BREAKING: Scientists take action at Defra demanding government halt UK biodiversity loss

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 and the failure of the government to protect it. The scientists who took part in the action and risked arrest included leading experts in ecology and conservation science who have previously worked for or advised Defra. 

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Extinction Rebellion vs Barclays: Crown Court trial begins Tuesday

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 on Tuesday November 22nd. If found guilty the women face potential sentences of up to four years in prison.

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BREAKING: Court finds Doctors for XR not guilty for Lambeth Bridge blockade

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 - a specialist nurse, faced a charge of ‘breach of section 14’ of the public order act. Judge Robinson remarked on acquittal “I was impressed by the integrity and rationality of their beliefs” and “their evidence was highly moving.”

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Extinction Rebellion UK statement on COP27

Extinction Rebellion will not attend COP27 in Egypt, nor protest against it. To give airtime to a summit that has monumentally failed humanity and all the living world for 26 years gives the COP process undeserved credence and carries on the charade. 

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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. 

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