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Extinction Rebellion Strategy 2023-2024: Here comes everyone

Extinction Rebellion has successfully shifted public opinion on the climate and ecological emergency in the last four years, but we know that transforming the political system, social culture, and economy is necessary for a sustainable and equitable future. The Big One was the start of this strategy, but as we move into the summer and…

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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. đŸŽȘ 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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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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Op-ed: Skills for the future

Author: Tom Hardy. “There can be no greater measure of a society’s sustainability than the investments it makes in the wellbeing of its children.” – Catherine Russell, UNICEF We talk about stranded assets when talking of the future of fossil fuels. But what could be more important an asset, and one potentially more stranded, than our…

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Church of England clergy lead Christian Climate Action in Ash Wednesday call to cut the ties with West Cumbria coal mine

Today vicars and other Christians protested outside the Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle offices of Ward Hadaway, lawyers for West Cumbria Mining Limited, and the London headquarters of Javelin Global Commodities, which has an exclusive marketing and offtake agreement with West Cumbria Mining. They are calling on both companies to “cut the ties” with the proposed new coal mine in Cumbria.

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Public figures speak up for protesters in prison

Brian Eno, David Gilmour, Nick Hornby, A L Kennedy, Robert Macfarlane, Ben Okri, Chris Packham, Helen Pankhurst, Miranda Richardson, Sir Simon Schama, Kamila Shamsie, Lemn Sissay, Ali Smith, Juliet Stevenson and Dame Emma Thompson are among those who have signed a letter which begins: ‘We are writing in solidarity with all those in the UK who have recently been imprisoned for taking part in nonviolent protests.’

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Permanent Climate Citizens’ Assemblies in Brussels and Milan

‘Political questions are far too serious to be left to the politicians.’  – Hannah Arendt The beginning – East Belgium’s permanent citizens’ assembly German speaking East Belgium was the first to launch a permanent citizens’ assembly that sits alongside Parliament, in a move to increase trust between politicians and people. The bĂŒrgerdialog,…

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