‘We’re drowning in promises!’ Extinction Rebellion announces plan of action for Cornwall G7 Summit

June 01, 2021 By Extinction Rebellion

Today, Extinction Rebellion revealed their plans for the G7 Summit in Cornwall (11 - 13 June.) The series of protests - to be held across the UK in the run up to, and during the summit - will be focused on the failure of G7 nations to respect the global climate commitments they made in Paris in 2015, and to urge the leaders meeting at Carbis Bay in Cornwall to act immediately to address the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

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BREAKING: Scientists disrupt opening day of Shell sponsored ‘Our Future Planet’ exhibition at the Science Museum

May 19, 2021 By Extinction Rebellion

At 10:30 AM on Wednesday 19th May, a group of scientists from Extinction Rebellion locked themselves to a mechanical tree in the Science Museum, the centerpiece of the Shell sponsored Our Future Planet exhibition. The group, who used bicycle cables and D-locks to lock themselves inside the exhibit on the opening day, explained that the decision by the Science Museum Group to continue to accept Shell sponsorship gives legitimacy to the fossil fuel giant’s planetary destruction. The group took great care not to damage the exhibit and to respect safety regulations.

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‘How many bankers were arrested yesterday?’ – XR Co-founder released under investigation for fraud and conspiracy to cause criminal damage

May 12, 2021 By Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion co-founder Dr. Gail Bradbrook was arrested at her home in Stroud at around 5:30 AM on Tuesday, 11 May, and released under investigation later the same day. She was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police for conspiracy to cause criminal damage following a Suffragettes-inspired window-breaking at her local Barclays branch, and fraud in relation to the Repair Harm debt strike, which donates Barclaycard debt as reparations to those tending to the effects of climate devastation. Both protests are Money Rebellion actions to spotlight Barclay’s deadly investments in environmentally destructive industries.

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Supreme Court fines former government lawyer £5k ahead of COP26 for exposing government cover-up on Heathrow Expansion

May 10, 2021 By Extinction Rebellion

On the afternoon of May 10th, Tim Crosland, a lawyer of 25 years standing, and the former Deputy Director of the Serious Organised Crime Agency was fined £5k and ordered to pay costs for breaking the Supreme Court’s press embargo on its ruling to allow the third runway at Heathrow. Tim’s deliberate act of civil disobedience exposed the Government’s decision to ignore the UK’s obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement of 2016.

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XR v Murdoch: Trials begin for blockade of Broxbourne printworks

May 10, 2021 By Zoe Blackler

Monday 10th May 2021: The first in a series of trials for 50 Extinction Rebellion members who blockaded Rupert Murdoch’s Broxbourne printworks begins today. Six people will appear at St Albans Magistrates' Court charged with obstruction of the highway during a protest in September 2020 that disrupted the distribution of newspapers including the Sun, the Times, the Telegraph and the Daily Mail.

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‘Rolling Justice’ – Helen Schlesinger, Clare Summerskill and April de Angelis to join event marking Tim Crosland’s Supreme Court trial

May 07, 2021 By Extinction Rebellion

From 10am on Monday May 10th actors and public figures - including Helen Schlesinger, playwright Clare Summerskill and dramatist April de Angelis - will join a rolling online event marking the Supreme Court trial of Tim Crosland, former Barrister and director of climate litigation charity Plan B. The event will run simultaneously with Tim’s trial, with a non-stop series of readings highlighting the historical role of justice. Readings will include excerpts from the Magna Carta and the Declaration of the Rights of Women and poems in the cause of justice.

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