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COME TO THE TABLE: Extinction Rebellion launches the Impossible Rebellion with giant pink table by Leicester Square

August 23, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

At midday today, a 4 metre high pink table landed at the intersection by Upper St Martins Square and Long Acre, near Leicester Square station, with the words ‘COME TO THE TABLE’ written across it. Once arrived, 4 people emerged from the truck that carried the huge object into the square and climbed onto the table, now preparing to stay for the long haul and occupy the square.

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XR to the Director of Public Prosecutions: Time to put right your mistakes

August 11, 2021 by Zoe Blackler

Around 2,500 people have been prosecuted since the April Rebellion in 2019. Potentially hundreds if not thousands of the resulting convictions could be unsafe. It is the responsibility of the Crown Prosecution Service to reassess all past and ongoing prosecutions in the light of the Ziegler ruling and to correct any miscarriages of justice.  Extinction Rebellion's lawyers have now written to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill, requesting confirmation that this process is underway. They are also asking for clarification that the CPS will be applying the Ziegler ruling in all future decisions to prosecute. 

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IT’S HAPPENING NOW: Extinction Rebellion launch plans for UK Rebellion starting 23 August as latest IPCC report confirms the future we fear is already here

August 09, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

To coincide with the release of the 6th Assessment Report from the IPCC this morning, Extinction Rebellion UK has launched plans for 2 weeks of civil disobedience in London, beginning Monday 23 August.[1] Because the future we fear is already here and there’s nothing left to do now but act.

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Six pregnant women bare their bumps at Piccadilly Circus, demanding an end to fossil fuels

July 31, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

On the morning of July 31 at Piccadilly Circus, six women stood with their six unborn children in their pregnant bare bellies, demanding an end to fossil fuels. The words ‘My Future’ were printed on their bumps and they held a giant ‘umbilical cord’, connected to a petrol pump and nozzle. Desperate for a cleaner world for their unborn children, they were drawing attention to Extinction Rebellion’s demand for an immediate ban on all new fossil fuel projects.

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THIS SUNDAY: Extinction Rebellion join Reparations Rebellion to lock-down Brixton in call for reparations and planet repairs

July 29, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

From 10am on Sunday August 1 Extinction Rebellion will join in support of the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations Rebellion Groundings to block Brixton Road from Max Roach Park to Windrush Square. The coalition of groups, including the Stop the Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide Campaign, Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee, Extinction Rebellion Internationalist Solidarity Network (XRISN), the youth led Global Majority Vs UK Gov Campaign, as well as other student and youth movements, will occupy the area for the day demanding holistic reparations, including planet repairs.

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