BREAKING: Scientists take action at Defra demanding government halt UK biodiversity loss

November 25, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

At 8am on Friday November 25th, a group of scientists pasted posters on the windows of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) to highlight the state of nature in the UK and the failure of the government to protect it. The scientists who took part in the action and risked arrest included leading experts in ecology and conservation science who have previously worked for or advised Defra. 

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BREAKING: Court finds Doctors for XR not guilty for Lambeth Bridge blockade

November 15, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

Seven health professionals have been acquitted at City of London magistrates’ court today. Dr David McKelvey, Dr Chris Newman, Dr Mark Russell and Dr Patrick Hart - all GPs, Dr Alice Clack - a hospital consultant obstetrician, Rosie Jones - a clinical psychologist and Anna Bunten - a specialist nurse, faced a charge of ‘breach of section 14’ of the public order act. Judge Robinson remarked on acquittal “I was impressed by the integrity and rationality of their beliefs” and “their evidence was highly moving.”

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XR Families screen ‘LETTERS TO OUR CHILDREN’ film in one-off open air cinema event

October 15, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

‘Letters To Our Children’, a powerful and emotional new five minute video from Extinction Rebellion Families shows parents' confessions of fear and hope to their children as the climate and ecological crisis intensifies. The mobile pop-up screening taking place on Saturday 15th October will stop at several locations along the Southbank, starting at dusk at the Tate Modern and ending next to the iconic London Eye.

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BREAKING: Energy bills burned outside Downing Street as Extinction Rebellion brings thousands onto the streets to say ‘We can’t afford this anymore’

October 14, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

At 2pm this afternoon, several people burnt household energy bills in giant ‘oil’ barrels at the entrance to No. 10 Downing Street. Thousands had gathered at Trafalgar Square at noon and marched to the home of the Prime Minister where they will block Whitehall until 6pm. People blocked the roads with banners that said ‘WE CAN’T AFFORD THIS ANYMORE’ and ‘ANTI GROWTH COALITION’ in reference to Liz Truss’s Conservative Party conference speech last week, as the Prime Minister herself gave an emergency press conference a short distance away.

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