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IMAGINE THE IMPOSSIBLE: XR Scientists, Youth, Families and Communities lead in an occupation of the Science Museum and blockade of Cromwell Road

https:https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2021/08/29/imagine-the-impossible-xr-scientists-youth-families-and-communities-lead-in-an-occupation-of-the-science-museum-and-blockade-of-cromwell-road/

At 6pm on Sunday August 29 around 100 people from Extinction Rebellion, including members of XR Youth, XR Scientists, XR Families and XR Communities occupied the science museum with the aim of preventing this iconic institution from opening its doors on the August Bank Holiday Monday. Inside the museum the group held a banner inside the Museum reading ‘IMAGINE A FOSSIL FUEL FREE MUSEUM’.

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Christian climate activists protest inside St Paul’s Cathedral to demand Church of England stops investing in fossil fuels

https:https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2021/08/29/christian-climate-activists-protest-inside-st-pauls-cathedral-to-demand-church-of-england-stops-investing-in-fossil-fuels/

Sixteen members of Christian Climate Action, including several clergy members, today staged a protest inside St Paul’s Cathedral to demand the Church of England divest from fossil fuels. Immediately following Communion at a Eucharist service, the group processed to the altar and, facing the congregation, held up banners that read: ‘No Faith in Fossil Fuels’ and ‘Churches Divest Now’. Christian Climate Action is demanding the Church makes an immediate pledge to end all investment in fossil fuel companies and completes that divestment by 31st December 2021.

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THIS IS AN INTERVENTION: Extinction Rebellion heads to the City of London to take action on the root cause of the climate and ecological crisis

https:https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2021/08/27/this-is-an-intervention-extinction-rebellion-heads-to-the-city-of-london-to-take-action-on-the-root-cause-of-the-climate-and-ecological-crisis/

After 4 days of Crisis Talks popping up across Central London, Extinction Rebellion will shift focus today by moving to the City of London, the driver of climate and ecological destruction. Leading with our new immediate demand - for the UK Government to stop all new fossil fuel investments immediately - we will make it clear that the responsibility to rapidly decarbonise starts right here in the City.

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NOT IN OUR NAME: XR Wales occupy Parliament Street to demand HMRC quit ‘toxic’ relationship with Barclays

https:https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2021/08/24/not-in-our-name-xr-wales-occupy-parliament-street-to-demand-hmrc-quit-toxic-relationship-with-barclays/

On Tuesday 24th August, the second day of Extinction Rebellion protests in London, over 50 people from XR Wales occupied Parliament Street, outside HMRC offices, to demand HMRC end their relationship with Barclays, Europe's largest financier of fossil fuels.

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Paralympian who scaled a plane guilty of public nuisance

https:https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2021/07/29/paralympian-who-scaled-a-plane-guilty-of-public-nuisance/

Former Paralympian, James Brown, who climbed on top of an aircraft during XR’s October 2019 Rebellion was yesterday found guilty by a jury at Southwark Crown Court. James, 56, who is registered blind, was charged with public nuisance after live-streaming from the top of the plane at London City Airport and gluing himself on.

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DAY 2: “G is for Greenwashing” – Extinction Rebellion demand G7 governments stop funding fossil fuels

https:https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2021/06/11/day-2-g-is-for-greenwashing-extinction-rebellion-demand-g7-governments-stop-funding-fossil-fuels/

The theme for Day Two of the Extinction Rebellion G7 summit actions is ‘Greenwash'. Its purpose: to expose rich countries and their banking systems which talk about 'green growth' while continuing to prop up carbon polluting companies and initiatives.

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