Three Day Blockade of Durham Coal Mine Begins on Ash Wednesday, Launching 40 Days of Action for Lent

February 25, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

Over 300 protesters, including members of Extinction Rebellion, Christian Climate Action, local residents and the ex-mining community, are expected to participate in the Durham coal mine blockade. This unlikely alliance is calling upon Durham County Council and the UK Government to reject Banks Group’s application to expand the mine, ahead of the planning committee’s decision in March.

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Enough Air Pollution: Extinction Rebellion UK stage die-in at the Science Museum

February 20, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

From 11am today, Extinction Rebellion UK turned the Making the Modern World gallery at the Science Museum in London into the scene of a die-in to highlight the effects of air pollution on our and our children’s health. The Science Museum Group accepts sponsorships from fossil fuel companies, with it’s children’s gallery Wonderlab sponsored by Norwegian energy company Equinor.

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Extinction Rebellion Faith Communities launch 40 Days of Action on Ash Wednesday: Enough Earth Destruction!

February 19, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

40 Days of Action will be launched on the 26th of February, Ash Wednesday, with a vigil outside Westminster Abbey starting at 2pm to align with Lent. Groups such as Christian Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion Faith Groups will be coming together to call on religious organisations to fully divest from fossil fuels by the end of Lent. Our over-attachment to oil is crucifying the poor and harming life beyond repair.

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Extinction Rebellion join Parents 4 Future to say ‘Enough is Enough’ with collaborative march in London

February 19, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

This Saturday 22nd February, Extinction Rebellion UK and allied movements will march through Central London to say ‘Enough is Enough’ to inaction on the climate and ecological emergency. The march - held in collaboration with Parents 4 Future - is Extinction Rebellion’s first of many national protests in 2020 where they aim to work together with wider movements for change.

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Extinction Rebellion escalates disruption of London Fashion Week with 2020 ultimatum

February 14, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

On Monday 10th February, Extinction Rebellion delivered a letter demanding the cancellation of September 2020 fashion week and an emergency action plan that supports BFC’s stakeholders through transition into a new format: one that directly addresses the underlying issues of obsolescence, overproduction, and exploitation. And, as a government funded body which uses a Political Engagement Programme to lobby for the industry, Extinction Rebellion calls on the BFC to lobby for the Three Demands Bill and “propose the legislation needed to stop the fashion industry’s exploitation of planet, people and animals.”

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Coal is our heritage, not our future: Extinction Rebellion support local campaigners’ calls to halt proposed expansion of Banks’ Mining Open-Cast Coal Site with the message, “If you’re in a hole, stop digging!”

February 13, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

This morning, Extinction Rebellion brought the campaign to prevent the expansion of the Banks Mining Pont Valley open-cast coal site in Bradley, Durham, to the doors of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

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Extinction Rebellion UK launch new strategy: ‘In 2019 we demanded change. In 2020 we begin building the alternative’

February 12, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion UK today launched its new strategy for 2020. The new strategy invites people to come and join together during this important year to face the climate and ecological emergency. Let’s be part of the greatest generation there has ever been, let’s create the new: ‘In 2019 we demanded change. In 2020 we begin building the alternative.’

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Extinction Rebellion Statement on today’s HS2 announcement

February 11, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

In giving the go-ahead for this vanity project that is so over-budget and environmentally destructive, the Government has not listened to the people. The public are crying out for better local transport. In making this spending choice, the Prime Minister has approved a bottomless financial sinkhole that will destroy much of what little remains of Britain’s precious woodland, wipe out countless endangered and protected species, be a vast new source of carbon emissions, and poison a quarter of London’s water-supply. All at great cost to taxpayers.

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