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SHELL = GUILTY: Extinction Rebellion send Shell a message on 25th anniversary of Ogoni 9 murders

November 10, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

Outside Shell HQ on London’s Southbank this morning, Extinction Rebellion held an action in solidarity with those lost, sending a message to the oil titan that their actions must not be forgotten. A small group erected a protest tripod at the building’s entrance where a single person dressed as a Shell executive sat on top. A noose was hung from the tripod and had oil poured down it to symbolise the brutality of the murders.

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Extinction Rebellion challenges the Nobel Prize for Economics on climate and ecological failure

October 13, 2020 by Zoe Blackler

Extinction Rebellion has protested against the award of the Nobel Prize to two economists who specialise in game theory, claiming the discipline of mainstream economics is helping to destroy the planet. A number of international Extinction Rebellion groups dropped a banner on Stockholm’s Sveriges Riksbank yesterday that read: “Nobel: Stop legitimising climate failure”.

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Extinction Rebellion call on fashion to transform our culture of consumption and destruction

September 29, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion activists, as part of Fashion Act Now, have composed an open letter, in video form, to the fashion industry which says the industry’s own words of radical change back to them - these are quotes spoken by leading industry figures during Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. The letter speaks to Fashion at a crossroad: do we carry on the way we are and destroy nature or reimagine fashion as a regenerative system that puts the planet first?

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Can’t Bare the Truth? Extinction Rebellion call on Government to communicate the risks of a 4°C world

September 10, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

At 9:30am on 10 September a group of 30 women from Extinction Rebellion have locked-on to Parliament railings using D-locks around their necks, with a banner reading ‘Can’t Bare the Truth?’ and wearing face masks branded with ‘4°C’. Across their bare chests they have exposed the near-term consequences of a 4°C hotter world, including ‘war’, ‘drought’, ‘starvation’, ‘wild-fires’, ‘violence’ and ‘famine’.

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