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The Big One Day 2: Extinction Rebellion links up with Earth Day organisers for biodiversity march in Westminster, as numbers expected to swell

April 22, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion and 200 other organisations are back in central London today for a mass 'die-in' in memory of and mourning for the heartbreaking 70% decline in wild animal populations since the first Earth Day in 1970. A recent study shows that the ecosystems we depend on for our survival are vanishing quicker than in any of the five mass extinctions that have struck our planet.

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The Big One goes Big: 50,000 people expected to descend on Westminster to join the biggest protest tackling the joint climate and political crises ever held in the UK

April 21, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

Household names from arts, culture, music and science will be joining an anticipated 50,000 people in the streets around Parliament this weekend as The Big One, a massive four-day protest demanding immediate government action on the accelerating climate, ecological and political crises, kicks off in earnest.

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Global Civic Movement Avaaz announces support for The Big One as 50k people predicted to surround Parliament this weekend

April 20, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

This morning, major US nonprofit Avaaz announced to its millions of supporters their support for The Big One this weekend, where Greenpeace, War on Want, PCS Union, NHS Workers Say No, Quakers in Britain, Extinction Rebellion and many others will stand side by side to demand an end to the fossil fuel era, with a citizen-led transition. The collection of over 200 groups has a collective membership nearing one hundred million.

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Mass banner drop across the UK urges everyone to “Unite to Survive” at The Big One outside Parliament from 21-24 April

April 06, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

Over 60 colourful banners have been hung this morning from motorway bridges, at iconic sites, on castles, stone circles, coastlines and buildings from the Highlands of Scotland to the far south of Cornwall. The banners call on people to gather peacefully outside the Houses of Parliament from 21–24 April in a show of strength to demand a future that is safe and fair. Hundreds of trained participants from XR's network of local groups took the message to cities, towns and villages across the UK from Durdle Door in Dorset to Dufus Castle near Forres, and from The Angel of the North in Gateshead to Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick.

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CORRUPT AS FUCK: Extinction Rebellion spray paint the offices of The Sun, Daily Mail and The Telegraph and call out suppression of truth on climate crisis

March 22, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

BREAKING: In an act of civic duty, Extinction Rebellion has taken on the tabloid media this morning in a series of actions calling out their blatant suppression of crucial news on the climate and ecological crisis. In London, three people met The Sun's political investigative reporter Amir Razavi in a sting operation, where they posed as whistleblowers there to provide him with top secret information. The group questioned Razavi about his climate ethics, asking him to explain his newspaper's 30-year campaign of climate lies and misinformation.

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Extinction Rebellion disrupts pipeline engineer’s offices to demand East African Crude Oil Pipeline boycott

March 06, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

At 08:30 this morning, Extinction Rebellion disrupted the offices of petro-engineering multinational firm Worley in Brentford, Middlesex, demanding they drop their client EACOP. Worley will be laying the controversial 900-mile cross-border East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), which is set to displace over 100,000 people, harm the natural environment and increase CO2 emissions by 34 million tonnes a year.

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BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion targets ‘corrupt’ UK Finance HQ in London

March 02, 2023 by Extinction Rebellion

This morning, Extinction Rebellion targeted lobbying firm UK Finance's headquarters at 1 Angel Court near Bank in London. Two people threw pink paint over the glass panelling across the front of the building. Others stuck a large sticker with the word ‘CORRUPT’ on the window. Personal statements explaining why people took part were stuck to the windows. 6 people have been arrested.

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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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