Update #6 – A New Phase Begins

Days 6 and 7 of International Rebellion (Sat 20 – Sun 21 Apr) As spring now spreads its (record-breaking) warmth across the global north, London’s International Rebellion is entering a new phase of its own. After leaving four of five locations in good order, rebels will meet at Marble Arch on Monday to decide where they go next. Being Easter, it’s a time for renewal and rebirth. The past few days have brought their share of sadness, as we’ve left behind spaces so lovingly cultivated and so bravely defended, each with its own story and style: the serene Parliament…

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Extinction​ Rebellion: International Action Highlights

France Rebels blockading Flagship H&M store in Paris – tipping tons of discarded H&M clothing outside the entrance. YouTube video: Massive NVDA with multiple groups – blockading multiple sites inc. The Ministry of Agriculture and Ecological Transition at La Defense, as well as Total, EDF and Societe Generale.  Norway APRIL 15 XR-Norway staged a funeral procession to the Norwegian ministry of finance.  An appeal was read out, asking Norway to halt plans to explore for oil in the Arctic, and to set an early date for the termination of oil and gas production.The XR declaration of rebellion was also read. The ministry…

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Join Extinction Rebellion this weekend to Create the London of our Dreams

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Office: +447305700176, +447804743058,+447479234522, +447802865819 Marble Arch: +447944894190; Oxford Circus: +447561098449; Waterloo Bridge: +447549766448; Parliament Square: +447904735749; XR Youth (Piccadilly Circus): +447986671716 Media contact regarding arrests: +447918165046 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR hashtag #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/ Join Extinction Rebellion this weekend to Create the London of our Dreams This Easter weekend, everybody is invited to Central London to celebrate a week of the Rebellion and to take part in making all of our dreams reality Expect an impromptu concert from the world renowned Stroud Village…

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Update #5 – Police turn Pirates: The Pink Boat is Lost!

Photo: Lola Perrin, Oxford Circus Friday 19th Apr – Day 5 of International Rebellion It was a sad day for London’s Rebellion, as the beloved pink boat was lost amid a stormy sea of police- men and women. The neverending party was at last put on hold… for a few hours at least, until we retook Oxford Circus and the new sound-system arrived! And let’s not forget, Oxford’s adversity was every other site’s blessing: as the fate of the boat and its harbour hung in the balance, rebels in Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square were taking some well-earned…

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Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 3.0

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic How do Extinction Rebellion families feel about the future? Our third podlet, Green Futures, is live on all platforms now. This is the third of our XR podlets, mini podcasts from the International Rebellion. With thanks to Professor Jem Bendell. You can read his paper, “Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy” here. The production team included Jessica Townsend, Marijn van de Geer, Dave Anderson, Dave Stitch, and Barney Weston. Listen to our second Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special, about the 680+ arrestees, here.

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International Rebellion Update #4 – Business As Usual?

Thursday 18th April – Day 4 of the mother of all protests and we have managed to garner over 500 arrests, £250,000 in crowdfunding, and a whole heap of headlines. And on the ground, dare I say it, this is all starting to feel like business as usual. Dancing like gangbusters around the big pink party boat moored at Oxford Circus? Check. Chilled music and poetry on a plant lined Waterloo Bridge? Check. Moving and informative speeches on a car free Parliament Square? Check. A thriving community growing steadily beside Marble Arch? Check. Sun shining, children playing, people learning? Check.

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BREAKING: Heathrow – Extinction Rebellion Youth ask “Are we the last generation?”

Holding a large banner with the words 10 youths from Extinction Rebellion Youth stood outside Heathrow in an appeal to British people to stop and thinkThe news comes as Dr. James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who first alerted the world to the dangers of climate change more than 30 years ago and who is considered to be the father of climate science, today sent a letter to the British public – especially, British young people – recognising that UK citizens, led increasingly by the young, are now “rising to demand that national leaders develop and adhere to a…

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11am TODAY: Extinction Rebellion ‘Day of Love’ at Oxford Circus with special performances from Emma Thompson, Lee Ross and Paapa Essiedu

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Office: +447305700176, +447804743058,+447479234522, +447802865819 Marble Arch: +447944894190; Oxford Circus: +447561098449; Waterloo Bridge: +447549766448; Parliament Square: +447904735749; XR Youth (Piccadilly Circus): +447986671716 Media contact regarding arrests: +447918165046 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR hashtag #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 NEW – What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   ​ At 11am today at Oxford Circus, Letters To The Earth will team up with Extinction Rebellion Youth, Emma Thompson, ‘White Gold’ star Lee Ross, BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Paapa Essiedu, and Royal Court Young Agitators for a specially curated performanceLetters To The Earth is the first project of…

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Statement on the Extinction Rebellion Heathrow Action Tomorrow

“We are facing a manmade disaster on a global scale. “It may sound frightening but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies. “We’re running out of time but there’s still hope … I believe that if we better understand the threat we face, the more likely it is that we can avoid such a catastrophic future.” [1] [2] “What happens now and in these next few years will profoundly affect the next few thousand…

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International Rebellion Update #3 – The Empire Strikes Back

Wednesday 17 Apr, Day 3 of International Rebellion Dramatic events in London today ended in a resounding success for our brave, resilient and kind-hearted rebels. It’s easy to write about events, numbers and happenings – and today’s no exception, as we tenaciously held onto all four of our now cherished sites. But what might escape observation, despite being so much more important, is the way we do such things. Non-violence and consideration are not just abstract ethical commitments – they’re a constant practice which must be renewed and maintained, and they’re essential to the success of our movement.

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