UK Newsletter #6: Vote for the Planet!

(Sign up here to receive this newsletter in your inbox) Dear rebels, There’s no question: these are pivotal times. With the election at our doorsteps and the crisis already engulfing our homes, we’ll need deep resilience to face the challenges that lie ahead. But tomorow is the chance for a significant change. It’s your climate – your vote – your choice. Truly bee-yond politics: rebels were bringing the truth to all major parties’ ‘battle-buses’ Today we bring you news from around the UK. Focusing, of course, on the details of the…

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History Corner – Kinder Mass Trespass 1932

Environmental issues are commonly dismissed as middle class concerns, reserved for those who have no more pressing issues affecting their daily lives. However, people from all classes and backgrounds share the same basic needs of drinkable water, breathable air and a non-toxic, habitable planet.  We also all need a connection to wilderness, to not be stuck in exclusively human- or even machine-mediated spaces. Long before concepts of ‘nature deficit disorder’ this was understood by city-dwellers who, working all week in the factories, or unemployed during times of economic depression, would look to the surrounding hill country in their free…

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Legal crowdfunder tops £400,000: How to apply for financial help

Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters, we’ve now raised over £400,000 through our CrowdJustice campaign.    If you’re one of the many rebels facing financial challenges as a result of your prosecution, here’s how to apply for some potential support towards your costs.  Distribution of Central Legal Defence Fund The CrowdJustice Central Legal Defence Fund now stands at over £430,000. The XR community recognises the amazing generosity of the many people who have stood in solidarity with Rebels facing court proceedings by donating to this fund. Although the long-term fundraising target of £750,000 has not yet…

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Election Special – Extinction Rebellion Podcast

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Join the Extinction Rebellion Podcast for the #ElectionRebellion, pushing the Climate & Ecological Emergency to the top of the political agenda. Hear about the Three Demands Bill, the hunger strikers, climate hustings, and our 12 days of crisis, including a severe weather warning from the future. Featuring interviews with XR Sheffield, XR Hull and a special appearance from Emma Thompson. Listen to Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.7, “XR & the Police” here. View Extinction Rebellion’s three demands here. Presenter / Producer / Editor – Lucy…

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Update on process regarding Roger Hallam

Following Roger Hallam’s recent comments in Die Zeit and Der Spiegel concerning the Holocaust, a process, with experienced facilitation support, has been opened to look at what happened and decide upon the most suitable course of action.  The process is being carried out in order to safeguard our Principles & Values and the Purpose, Mission and Aims of XR. Representatives from XR UK’s Transformative Conflict & Justice Systems, Guardianship & Visioning, Connecting Communities and Feedback & Learning Culture teams are collaborating to guide this process, and will directly speak to many of our Principles & Values. The intention is…

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Were You Arrested Under Section 14 during October Rebellion? Here’s what to do

Following legal action from Extinction Rebellion, the Metropolitan Police has now accepted that Section 14 arrests were unlawful during both weeks of the October Rebellion. If you were arrested for breach of a Section 14 during the October Rebellion please read this briefing carefully. It sets out the next steps available to you including guidance on how you might bring a claim for compensation against the Met. What has happened? The Metropolitan Police has admitted that its use of Section 14 was unlawful during both weeks of October’s International Rebellion. As a result, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has…

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Newsletter 32: “Yet My Hunger for Change Propels Me”

Dearest rebels, it’s been a time of quiet but intense struggle on the front lines of the rebellion.  Since Monday 18th November more than five hundred people have taken part in the Global Hunger Strike. From Israel to India, Ecuador to Australia, New Zealand to the United Kingdom, we have all been united in our pain and our desperate desire for change. Following in the footsteps of great change-makers and peace-bringers such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Mahatma Gandhi, rebels have chosen to go hungry as a mark of their love for the Earth and all the life that it harbours. …

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XR Unchained 10

GLOBAL HUNGER STRIKE VIDEO from hunger strikers around the world made on Day 3 Barcelona, Spain. 18 November 2019. Day 1 of Global Hunger Strike Photo: Ilias i Chelo Barcelona, Spain. 22 November 2019. Day 5 of Global Hunger Strike Spain, 24 November. Jennifer, XR Barcelona, on day 6 Granada, Spain. 18 November 2019.  Granada, Spain. 21 November 2019.  Extinction Rebellion Sverige 18 November · Christian, Lee, Samuel och Sofia. Stockholm, Sweden.19 November Norway, 22 November. Outside Norwegian parliament. Poland, 21 November. Barbara Swadzyniak, 20, student, Warsaw Poland, 21 November. Warsaw Poland, 22 November. Hunger strikers in Lublin.

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Climate Striking in Russia – Experiences of an Environmental Activist

In this issue of Exploring XR, we hear from Arshak, a young violinist who began making headlines with his solo protests in Moscow’s Pushkin Square back in the Spring of 2019.  Dubbed by some ‘Russia’s answer to Greta Thunberg’, the Fridays For Future (FFF) activist is currently awaiting his trial for his FFF strikes, scheduled for Thursday 28th November. Please take this moment to show your support for Arshack on his Twitter and Facebook – the more voices we have in his defence the better chance his trial will be positive. Here, he describes his motivation, his experiences and the…

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Zoe Jones: Our Legal System is Failing to Protect Us

Mitigation statement delivered by Zoe Jones, 23, a charity worker from Bristol, when she pleaded guilty in October to breaching Section 14 of the Public Order Act during the April Rebellion. “I come here today in the interest of transparency and truth. Truthfully, I was a complete nerd at school. I loved to learn, and I couldn’t bear to disappoint people, or to be in trouble. I believed the rules were there for a reason. I was sure that if you were kind and good, you would have the chance to live a good life.  It’s been 8 years…

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