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DIY assemblies at The Big One

The results from the Big DIY assemblies at The Big One in April 2023 are in! Read the summary report, or dive deeper into the detailed outcomes of our three days of deliberation on the streets of Westminster.

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Here Comes Everyone!

WELCOME TO THE BIG ONE Good morning wonderful people. Pickets have already begun!  Get down to Abingdon Street nice and early (from 8am) to help the set-up crew. Waterproofs at the ready. 🎪 Welcome & Info Hub Come along to pick up flyers, volunteer and donate to XRUK. South-east corner of Parliament Sq. 9am-6pm…

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Running Out of Time

XR & London Marathon. Extinction Rebellion has no plan to disrupt the London Marathon, an event where many run in memory of loved ones or for sustainability charities and social movements like Extinction Rebellion.  XR have publicly acknowledged its goal of keeping the climate crisis and government inaction at the top of the agenda –…

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This morning, Extinction Rebellion and new allies from almost 200 leading environmental and social justice groups delivered two fresh demands to the government during a press conference - and set a deadline of seven days for Ministers to enter into negotiations about how they will plan to deliver them.

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Mass banner drop across the UK urges everyone to “Unite to Survive” at The Big One outside Parliament from 21-24 April

Over 60 colourful banners have been hung this morning from motorway bridges, at iconic sites, on castles, stone circles, coastlines and buildings from the Highlands of Scotland to the far south of Cornwall. The banners call on people to gather peacefully outside the Houses of Parliament from 21–24 April in a show of strength to demand a future that is safe and fair. Hundreds of trained participants from XR's network of local groups took the message to cities, towns and villages across the UK from Durdle Door in Dorset to Dufus Castle near Forres, and from The Angel of the North in Gateshead to Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick.

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Unite to Win: A groundbreaking coalition of groups to join ‘The Big One’

On the day that the IPCC issued its "survival guide for humanity" Extinction Rebellion revealed the first tranche of organisations that have committed to joining us outside parliament in April. The groups include trades unions as well as national organisations campaigning on the environment, international development, peace, social justice and defending our public services.

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