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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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XR UK statement on alliances and inter-movement relationships

XR UK is a movement of equality, liberation and emancipation. While XR UK will form alliances with a broad range of groups, many of whom will have different and distinct objectives, XR UK will not form alliances with any group which promotes an oppressive or discriminatory agenda or whose aims and objectives are otherwise incompatible with XR UK's principles and values.

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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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Top Writers Come Out In Support of Tufton Three

A group of high-profile writers and veteran green campaigners have come out in support of the Tufton Three by making videos to wish the three well in their court case on Thursday 28th October as part of the campaign Denial on Trial.A compilation video of the statements will be launched just before the trial on…

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Letter from James Brown

First of all I want to thank you for all of your loving support whether through birthday cards, emails, in person support outside the prison or the hard work that many are doing in the background. Before I say any more as well I want to stress that I recognise that my experience of prison is unique and that so many really struggle in here. I'm meeting others and hearing their stories and I cannot speak for them, only to say that their experiences are teaching me that our criminal injustice system disproportionately impacts the young and those who are non white.

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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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5th October Statement

Extinction Rebellion has a strict policy of letting ambulances through our nonviolent protests. This is a matter of public record. Our policy is designed into every XR action, and we move aside for flashing lights and sirens – ambulances, fire engines, paramedics. Comments made yesterday by Roger Hallam were made in his own capacity,…

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