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Charity Status of Climate Denialism Group a Joke say Extinction Rebellion and Green Coalition

May 23, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

This morning at 10am, a group of writers, scientists, activists and a baroness will gather in Tufton Street on the doorstep of the notorious climate-denial group The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). They will then proceed to the Charity Commission with an official complaint demanding that the group be stripped of its charity status and then filed the complaint with the Charity Commission.

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Extinction Rebellion disrupt Africa Oil Conference in Mayfair

May 17, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

On Tuesday May 17 at around 8am, a coalition of groups including Extinction Rebellion Africa, Sustaining the Wild Coast, StopEACOP, Africans Rising, The Green Connection, Oceans Not Oil, Jubilee for Climate, and Greenpeace disrupted the Africa Energies Summit, a high-level conference attended by oil executives and African heads of state, who will also meet for "top-level networking".

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XR celebrate success of Lloyd’s Blockade as two insurers cut ties with Canadian pipeline

May 13, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

On the 12th April 2022, more than 60 people from Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrances at Lloyd’s of London headquarters, preventing staff from entering the building. In the month since then it’s been announced that two insurers Aspen Insurance and Arch Insurance, both of which operate inside the Lloyd’s marketplace, have committed not to renew their insurance of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

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PICTURE STORY: Swampy scales Marble Arch to hang giant banner reading ‘END FOSSIL FUELS NOW’

April 17, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

The banner drop marked the close of a week of Extinction Rebellion actions in central London which have seen the convergence of environmental groups around a demand for an immediate end to all new fossil fuel projects. The Just Stop Oil Coalition, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth are among those who have been calling for an end to fossil fuels, as well as intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations and the International Energy Agency.

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PICTURE STORY: XR experiments with new tactics during its Spring 2022 Rebellion – highlights with multimedia links

April 16, 2022 by Zoe Blackler

During its Spring Rebellion, XR has experimented with a decisive shift in tactics, with a move away from the use of large infrastructure and a renewed focus on people power and nonviolent civil resistance with innovative targeted actions including the shut-down of Lloyd’s of London, abseilers on Tower Bridge, and the infiltration of Shell

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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion occupies oil tanker in Central London as it prepares to take to the streets in mass push for an end to fossil fuels

April 16, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

This morning Extinction Rebellion occupied an oil tanker off Bayswater Road in London. Three people - including Olympian Etienne Stott - have climbed on top with a banner that reads “END FOSSIL FILTH”. Several people are surrounding it and holding banners that read “END FOSSIL FUELS NOW”. 

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Scientist Emma Smart on hunger strike after being refused bail

April 15, 2022 by Extinction Rebellion

A scientist who was arrested for raising the alarm on climate change went on hunger strike yesterday evening after being denied bail by police. She is also refusing water. Emma Smart, an ecologist, was detained yesterday during a protest with 24 fellow scientists at the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London on Wednesday. Instead of being released on bail she is being held at Charing Cross Police Station waiting for a court hearing on Saturday.

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