Eversheds Sutherland: Cut the ties to planet-wrecking companies, demand XR and HS2 Rebellion across England and Wales

February 28, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

At noon today, 60 people from Extinction Rebellion and HS2 Rebellion began disrupting the offices of law firm Eversheds Sutherland in Birmingham, Cardiff, London and Nottingham. They are protesting against the law firm’s complicity in the destruction of the planet by facilitating injunctions for companies like Esso (ExxonMobil) [1] and High Speed 2 (HS2) [2]. These injunctions criminalise nonviolent environmental protest and suppress protest rights.

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Extinction Rebellion disrupts London Fashion Week calling on them to cut ties to plastic polluters, Coca Cola

February 20, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

On Monday 20 February 2023, the penultimate day of this year's London Fashion Week, Extinction Rebellion and affiliated groups gathered at 180 The Strand in London to demand an end to fossil fuel sponsorship of cultural events. A red carpet was rolled out where models in white boiler suits with 'cut the oil out of Coke' in red paint paraded up and down their own catwalk. A giant red banner has been unfurled in front of the venue reading 'Coca Cola, World's Top Plastics Polluter' alongside a banner reading 'Cut The Ties To Fossil Fuels'. Giant cola bottles filled with fake oil are being poured outside the venue.

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‘Defend Human Rights’: Extinction Rebellion and Kill the Bill call on House of Lords to reject Public Order Bill

January 30, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

From 5pm today, crowds gathered outside Parliament as “draconian” anti-protest laws in the Public Order Bill reached a crucial stage in the House of Lords. Twelve protesters from Extinction Rebellion have occupied the public viewing platform in the Peers Chamber and intend to remain there throughout the debate. They are wearing T-shirts printed with the words: ‘Defend Human Rights’.

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Extinction Rebellion posts blue plaques for MPs who voted against protection for rivers

January 28, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

Over 80 blue plaques in the style of English Heritage's London blue plaques have appeared on UK beaches and rivers on Saturday 28 January.[1] The plaques hoped to highlight the decision made by UK politicians to block a law that would see better protection for rivers from raw sewage dumping.[2] The plaques have been installed around the UK by various environmental groups including Extinction Rebellion (XR) and Surfers Against Sewage. Some blue plaque unveilings will be accompanied by actions and protests.

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BREAKING: Barclays 7 given 2 years unconditional suspended sentence for breaking glass during an emergency

January 27, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

At 4.30pm this afternoon, seven women attended sentencing at Southwark Crown Court in London for carefully cracking windows at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf, to draw attention to Barclays’ financing of fossil fuels and to call on the bank to stop accelerating the climate emergency. All seven women were given two years unconditional suspended sentences. 

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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion paints Michael Gove’s office black over Cumbria coal mine decision

January 18, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

At 11am this morning, Extinction Rebellion is taking action outside the Department of Levelling Up, Housing & Communities in London in light of Michael Gove’s contentious decision to allow coal mining at Whitehaven, Cumbria. Black paint is being poured down the sloped walls towards the front doors of the Marsham Street Department, two people are in front of the entrance attached to each other through a lock-on tube with the words ‘END COAL’ on it.

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UNITE TO SURVIVE: Extinction Rebellion drops banner from Westminster Bridge to launch 100 Days campaign

January 11, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

BREAKING: Just after 8am this morning, Extinction Rebellion UK dropped a large banner from Westminster Bridge in London that reads ‘APRIL 21: UNITE TO SURVIVE’. A group had marched with flags from Jubilee Gardens along Belvedere Road where they stood in single file off the road, forming a chain across the length of the bridge. When there, an important message was passed along a human chain from one side of the bridge to the other, symbolising connection across divides. 

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Extinction Rebellion UK’s New Year’s Resolution: WE QUIT

January 01, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

As we ring in the new year, we make a controversial resolution to temporarily shift away from public disruption as a primary tactic. We recognise and celebrate the power of disruption to raise the alarm and believe that constantly evolving tactics is a necessary approach. What’s needed now most is to disrupt the abuse of power and imbalance, to bring about a transition to a fair society that works together to end the fossil fuel era.

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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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