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Christian climate activists protest inside St Paul’s Cathedral to demand Church of England stops investing in fossil fuels

August 29, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

Sixteen members of Christian Climate Action, including several clergy members, today staged a protest inside St Paul’s Cathedral to demand the Church of England divest from fossil fuels. Immediately following Communion at a Eucharist service, the group processed to the altar and, facing the congregation, held up banners that read: ‘No Faith in Fossil Fuels’ and ‘Churches Divest Now’. Christian Climate Action is demanding the Church makes an immediate pledge to end all investment in fossil fuel companies and completes that divestment by 31st December 2021.

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Extinction Rebellion organises football matches to highlight the relationship between our national sport and the climate crisis

August 28, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

Commencing with a 2pm kick-off this Saturday at Fulham Football Club, football fans and environmental activists host ‘pop-up’ football matches on the streets of London to raise awareness of the relationship between football and the climate crisis. According to a report from the Rapid Transition Alliance, a quarter of English Football Stadiums ‘Unplayable’ by 2050 due to climate change. This action is aimed at engaging football fans by highlighting the clubs, including Fulham FC, that will be partially or fully underwater by 2050 if action is not taken to reduce emissions. In June this year, the government’s own climate advisers, the Committee on Climate Change, said that the government is ignoring their advice and failing to protect people from the fast rising risks of the climate crisis.

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THIS IS AN INTERVENTION: Extinction Rebellion heads to the City of London to take action on the root cause of the climate and ecological crisis

August 27, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

After 4 days of Crisis Talks popping up across Central London, Extinction Rebellion will shift focus today by moving to the City of London, the driver of climate and ecological destruction. Leading with our new immediate demand - for the UK Government to stop all new fossil fuel investments immediately - we will make it clear that the responsibility to rapidly decarbonise starts right here in the City.

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“If we’re not all in this together, we’re not going to win this battle”: Emma Thompson comes out in support of the Impossible Rebellion

August 26, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

After 3 successful days of the Impossible Rebellion, with spirits soaring high following a day of action at Oxford Circus where thousands of people were able to participate, we begin Day 3 on another high. Award winning actor, Emma Thompson has shown her backing for the Rebellion today in a video message, calling Extinction Rebellion “essential.”

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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion block Oxford Circus calling on women to take their seat at the table and demand climate action

August 25, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

At 2pm on August 25, more than forty women blocked the Oxford Circus junction in central London. They have erected a 2.5m tall structure designed to look like a giant table with a banner that read ‘COME TO THE TABLE’, while placing two chairs facing each other at the top. The chairs were left empty to represent an invitation to all those who identify as female, nonbinary or trans: the crisis is here - come and take your seat at the table and demand the urgent action needed to tackle the climate and ecological emergency.

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Code red for fossil fuel fashion! Extinction Rebellion Fashion Action glue themselves to Selfridges on Oxford Street

August 24, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

On the afternoon of Tuesday 24th August 2021, four members of Extinction Rebellion Fashion Action glued themselves to the front door of Selfridges on Oxford Street. They were wearing a dress inspired by designer Issey Miyake's 'A Piece of Cloth' (APOC) which displayed the messages: 'Fashion is addicted to dirty oil' and 'Code red for fossil fuel fashion'.

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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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