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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion paints Michael Gove’s office black over Cumbria coal mine decision

January 18, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

At 11am this morning, Extinction Rebellion is taking action outside the Department of Levelling Up, Housing & Communities in London in light of Michael Gove’s contentious decision to allow coal mining at Whitehaven, Cumbria. Black paint is being poured down the sloped walls towards the front doors of the Marsham Street Department, two people are in front of the entrance attached to each other through a lock-on tube with the words ‘END COAL’ on it.

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UNITE TO SURVIVE: Extinction Rebellion drops banner from Westminster Bridge to launch 100 Days campaign

January 11, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

BREAKING: Just after 8am this morning, Extinction Rebellion UK dropped a large banner from Westminster Bridge in London that reads ‘APRIL 21: UNITE TO SURVIVE’. A group had marched with flags from Jubilee Gardens along Belvedere Road where they stood in single file off the road, forming a chain across the length of the bridge. When there, an important message was passed along a human chain from one side of the bridge to the other, symbolising connection across divides. 

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Extinction Rebellion UK’s New Year’s Resolution: WE QUIT

January 01, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

As we ring in the new year, we make a controversial resolution to temporarily shift away from public disruption as a primary tactic. We recognise and celebrate the power of disruption to raise the alarm and believe that constantly evolving tactics is a necessary approach. What’s needed now most is to disrupt the abuse of power and imbalance, to bring about a transition to a fair society that works together to end the fossil fuel era.

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BREAKING: ‘Judgement validates Barclays’ deadly support for fossil fuels’ in XR vs Barclays case

December 05, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

Seven women were found guilty of criminal damage to Barclays HQ in Southwark Crown Court this afternoon.  The defendants - Rosemary Annie Webster, 64, Cazzie Wood, 53, Gabby Ditton, 28, Lucy Porter, 48, Niki Stickells, 52, Sophie Cowen, 31 and Zoe Cohen, 52 - were initially charged with just under £100k worth of criminal damage at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf in April 2021. 

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

November 25, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

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

November 15, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

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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