Rebel Who Glued On in Court Sent to Prison

Melanie Edwards, a carer from South Wales, has been sentenced to seven days in prison for glueing herself on in court during her own trial.  She was found guilty of contempt of court and is serving out her sentence at Bronzefield Prison in Ashford, becoming the first Extinction Rebellion protestor to receive a custodial sentence.  Melanie, 41, glued one of her hands to the witness stand during her trial at City of London Magistrates Court on Monday. She then read out a letter explaining her action, which was taken into evidence as part of her testimony. Witnesses said those present…

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UK Newsletter #5: Speak up and be Heard

Dearest rebels, winter is almost upon us. The nights are drawing in, the frost is rising, and a general election is looming. To some, this is an exciting chance for change. To others it’s merely another sign of the chaos and state of flux of this country (and to a greater extent, the world.) Scenes from an action outside Blackrock this afternoon. As members of XR, our aim is not to focus on politics, or point-scoring, or who is – or is not – in power. Instead we must remember that there are more important questions in…

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Act Now: Our House is Flooding

Extinction Rebellion activists staged an action on the river Thames in London. A classic suburban house was seen floating down the river sinking into the water in yet another attempt to send an SOS to the government on climate inaction and draw attention to the threat humans face from climate change and rising sea levels.

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Extinction Rebellion wins landmark legal challenge to Met Police ban on peaceful protest

The High Court today ruled that the Metropolitan Police’s blanket ban on Extinction Rebellion protest during the October Rebellion was unlawful, in a landmark judgment that reasserts the fundamental right to peaceful protest. The ruling follows a judicial review – brought on behalf of Extinction Rebellion by Baroness Jenny Jones, Caroline Lucas, Clive Lewis, David Drew, Ellie Chowns MEP, Adam Allnut and George Monbiot – into the legality of the Met’s attempt to shut down all Extinction Rebellion protests during most of the second week of the Autumn Rebellion. The ban, implemented under Section 14 of the Public Order Act…

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Newsletter 31 – A Season of Change

(Sign up to the International Newsletter here) There’s change in the air. This change takes many shapes. Indians can see it with their eyes and feel it with their lungs. For many others, from Romania to indigenous land in Brazil it appears as an absence: of trees, of food, of loved ones. Sri Lanka.  It can be for the better as well as the worse: the UK government has put a hold on fracking, while our story on XR Austria (below) is enough to fill the weariest rebels with hope. Change is coming for all of us – even world leaders have…

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Governments – Where is your plan?

As General Election season begins, and to mark six months since the UK Parliament declared an Environment and Climate Emergency, we are calling for everyone to demand their governments’ plan to address the crisis… #WhereIsYourPlan…

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Episode 6 – Writers Rebel, with Margaret Atwood

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW This is the Writers’ Rebellion: Are You Here For This? The Extinction Rebellion Podcast is back to normal length; with an episode perfect to kick back to during the post rebellion regenerative period. It features a feast of stories and poems from the Writers’ Marathon in Trafalgar Square, London (on the 11th of October, 2019). From Salena Goddens’ call to action, to Philip Hoare’s face-to-face encounter with a whale, Owen Sheers’ poem to his daughter in the womb, to Natasha Walter and Tom Bollough’s…

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