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COP failure is a crime against humanity. The media must hold world leaders to account

November 01, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

This morning, COP26 begins in Glasgow. It’s primary goal is to limit average global temperature increases to 1.5˚C above pre-industrial levels. Nothing on the table in the run up to COP26 has resembled a compassionate and functional response to the crisis. The Climate and Ecological Emergency is a Crime Against Humanity perpetrated by the rich and powerful, and the COP process is systematically corrupted by vested interests – national, corporate and financial.

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Doctors forcibly removed outside JP Morgan offices as they stage die in to demand they end fossil fuel investments

September 03, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

This morning, sixty doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers delivered an urgent public health message to the world’s biggest fossil fuel funder JP Morgan. Four held a banner saying  ‘End Fossil Fuel Funding’, others chalk-sprayed ‘CODE RED’ on the walls and the rest staged a ‘die in’ in front of the doors to symbolise the deaths caused by fossil fuel funding. Several doctors were forcibly removed quickly and aggressively by security.

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‘Arrested for caring’ – over 50 people break police bail to call on the Bank of England to step up

September 02, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

conditions in an act of mass civil disobedience. They pledged to stay sitting in the road outside the Bank of England until the governor of the bank and the Prime Minister of the UK declare an end to all new fossil fuel funding in line with Extinction Rebellion’s immediate demand. Those breaking police bail carried placards reading ‘arrested on suspicion of acting on the climate emergency’, ‘arrested for wanting a future for our children’ and ‘arrested for caring’.

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