‘First they ignore you …’ – Statement on Policy Exchange accusations

We’ve been waiting a while for this one to come. And here today, summer silly season has arrived. On transparency A cursory scan of Google brings up much about the lack of transparency around everything to do with Policy Exchange, the ‘think tank’ who ‘asked’ Richard Walton to do his ‘deep’ research. Policy Exchange doesn’t reveal who sponsors their thinking. It is unclear what vested interests are behind this report, and we call on our media to robustly question this. We are concerned that those pushing for ‘business as usual’ to continue are sending the planet hurtling towards record levels…

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Tomorrow – Extinction Rebellion to meet BBC management; Friday – ‘Requiem for a Dead Planet’ protest to call on UK newspapers to Tell the Truth

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7561098449, +44(0)7549766448 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Tonight at 10.35pm BBC One to screen ‘Extinction Rebellion – Last Chance to Save the World?’ documentaryThursday 18 July, Extinction Rebellion to meet BBC Senior Management to discuss the Climate and Ecological Emergency At 12.30pm on Friday 19 July, as part of this week’s Summer Uprising, Extinction Rebellion will stage ‘Requiem for a Dead Planet’ protest at the offices of the Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Independent, Metro and other newspapers at Northcliffe…

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Blocked bridges and concrete closures: Summer Uprising Day 2 gets underway

Email: press@risingup.org.ukBristol, South West England:  +44(0)7432 677696, +44(0)7722062502, +44(0)7527669942 Cardiff, Wales: +44(0)7580189876,  +44 (0)7591800795   Glasgow, Scotland: +44(0)7904591052  Leeds, North England: +44(0)7964072879,  +44(0)7376457438 London, Central and South England: +44(0)7911183633, +44(0)7986671716, +44(0)7969083371 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Trailer video for Summer Uprising – ACT NOW Hashtags #SummerUprising #ActNow #ExtinctionRebellion  Billy Bragg addresses crowd in Bristol as day 2 of the Summer Uprising kicks off more non-violent direct action Extinction Rebellion Wales groups cycle to the Welsh Assembly…

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Over 1,000 rebels and a pink boat block Bristol Bridge in synchronised national action.

Over 1,000 rebels and a pink boat block Bristol Bridge in synchronised national action.  Yesterday at 08:00 AM a pink boat arrived at Bristol Bridge, shortly followed by some 1,000 Extinction Rebellion (XR) rebels, blocking vehicle access and intended to continue until Friday afternoon. The boat, which is named after the murdered Honduran environmental activist Jeannette Kawas, had been previously used by XR at Glastonbury Festival.  Joined by rebels from Southampton to Cornwall, the action represents the voice of local Extinction Rebellion across the whole South West, demanding the Government acts now to bring carbon emissions to net zero by…

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BREAKING: Eastenders shut down London Concrete works to bring Climate and Ecological Emergency to Olympic Park

Email: press@risingup.org.ukLondon – On the ground: +44(0)7561098449, +447949332365; Office – +44(0)7479234522 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Trailer video for Summer Uprising – ACT NOW Hashtags #SummerUprising #ActNow #ExtinctionRebellion Livestream from London Concrete Works on https://m.facebook.com/XRLondon/ Extinction Rebellion’s Summer Uprising continues today as local community blocks both entrances to London Concrete works in Stratford’s Olympic ParkMembers of the group demand halt to the expansion of concrete works due to devastating health effects it will have on local residentsAs…

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Update – Five boats, five cities – ACT NOW

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Bristol, South West England:  +44(0)7432 677696, +44(0)7722062502, +44(0)7527669942 Cardiff, Wales: +44(0)7580189876,  +44 (0)7591800795   Glasgow, Scotland: +44(0)7904591052  Leeds, North England: +44(0)7964072879,  +44(0)7376457438 London, Central and South England: +44(0)7911183633, +44(0)7986671716, +44(0)7969083371 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Trailer video for Summer Uprising – ACT NOW Hashtags #SummerUprising #ActNow #ExtinctionRebellion Today thousands of concerned citizens took to the streets across five UK cities – Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds and London – as part of Extinction Rebellion’s Summer UprisingThe protests call on the government to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions…

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Today, 15 July: Extinction Rebellion is causing disruption across 5 UK cities calling on Government to ACT NOW!

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Bristol, South West England:  +44(0)7432 677696, +44(0)7722062502, +44(0)7527669942 Cardiff, Wales: +44(0)7580189876,  +44 (0)7591800795   Glasgow, Scotland: +44(0)7904591052  Leeds, North England: +44(0)7964072879,  +44(0)7376457438 London, Central and South England: +44(0)7561098449, +44(0)7944894190 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Trailer video for Summer Uprising – ACT NOW Hashtags #SummerUprising #ActNow #ExtinctionRebellion Thousands of people across the UK to cause disruption across 5 cities – Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds and LondonEach city reveals its own large, coloured boat painted with…

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Extinction Rebellion Wales hold interfaith vigil ahead of mass action

Cardiff, Wales: +44(0)7580189876,  +44 (0)7591800795   Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Trailer video for Summer Uprising – ACT NOW Hashtags #SummerUprising #ActNow #extinctionRebellion Picture: Faith leaders with Extinction Rebellion in Alexandra Gardens, (left to right): Mark Bryant, (IFEES (The Islamic Foundation For Ecology And Environmental Sciences) Priestess (Pagan), Lama Lobsang…

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The Day the Music Declared: Extinction Rebellion welcomes music industry’s declaration of climate and ecological emergency

What a great day it is to see Music Declares Emergency launching, with some of the biggest names in the music industry signing up. We’re really excited to see the music industry come together to declare climate and ecological emergency.  Radiohead, Foals, Nadine Shah, Hot Chip, Chrissie Hynde, IDLES, Gilles Peterson, Alt-J, Bernard Butler, Beth Orton, Carleen Anderson, Ezra Furman, Coldcut, Tom Odell, & Bonobo are just a fraction of the artists who have signed up so far.  Their declaration calls for systemic change and demands that governments tell the truth and act now to reverse biodiversity loss and…

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Courts gearing up to prosecute 1,000 Extinction Rebellion rebels

Emails: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7918 165 046Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd FunderWhat emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Nearly every rebel arrested during the April Rebellion to be chargedCourts gearing up to hear over a 1000 new cases Where is the public interest?: Extinction Rebellion calls on the Met and the CPS to drop all prosecutions The Metropolitan Police is acting on its threat to prosecute over 1000 people arrested during Extinction Rebellion’s protests in April, which raised the alarm on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. [1] Nearly all those arrested and released under investigation will appear before magistrates over the coming weeks,…

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