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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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XR Families screen ‘LETTERS TO OUR CHILDREN’ film in one-off open air cinema event

October 15, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

‘Letters To Our Children’, a powerful and emotional new five minute video from Extinction Rebellion Families shows parents' confessions of fear and hope to their children as the climate and ecological crisis intensifies. The mobile pop-up screening taking place on Saturday 15th October will stop at several locations along the Southbank, starting at dusk at the Tate Modern and ending next to the iconic London Eye.

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