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Climate is a women’s issue: Women across the world say ‘NO!’ to climate inequality

March 08, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

At 11am on Sunday March 8, International Women’s Day, a group of 31 women formed a topless chain across Waterloo Bridge - also known as The Ladies Bridge as many of the welders, stonemasons and labourers that built the bridge during the second world war were women. The women were naked from the waist up to symbolise the vulnerability of women around the world in the face of climate breakdown, and had the words ‘Climate Rape’, ‘Climate Murder’, ‘Climate Abuse’, ‘Climate Inequality’ and ‘Climate Justice’ written on their bodies. The women taking part include mothers and grandmothers, journalists, teachers and careers advisors.

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From out of the Ashes: ’40 Days’ Begin With Three Acts of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Around the UK

February 26, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

The 40 Days of Action for Lent, open to all religious organisations and people of any faith or none, launched this Ash Wednesday morning with acts of nonviolent civil disobedience carried out by affinity groups in Durham, Northampton and London to coincide with the launch. It continues this afternoon with Ash Wednesday services outside Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey and the beginning of a non-stop 40-day multifaith prayer and meditation vigil on Parliament Square.

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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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