Extinction Rebellion to sound climate alarm at Labour Party Conference with lightship and alternative shipping forecast

Email: xr_brightonpress@protonmail.com / press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7951 788 855 +44(0)7811 183633 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets Extinction Rebellion calls on Labour leadership to make climate and ecological emergency the number one issue at this year’s conference Lightship sounds an alternative shipping forecast warning of the future and denouncing government’s 2050 net-zero emissions target Event marks the start of a pop-up space outside the conference featuring talks about the climate and ecological crisis and the International Rebellion from 7th October At 10am this morning (Sunday 22 September) Extinction Rebellion will unveil a red and white lightship the size of a double decker bus in Brighton, the…

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Extinction Rebellion universities group calls for degree overhaul to mark start of Global Climate Strikes

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7811 183633; +44(0)7543 177072 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets Event to take place at St Clements Church on the Strand featuring university academics alongside Extinction Rebellion activistsAction marks the start of the Global Climate Strikes where XR Universities will join students around the world taking part today24 university groups sign up to newly formed group calling for UK universities to take immediate action to solve the climate and ecological crisisExtinction…

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Extinction Rebellion to the School Strikers: We’re with you!

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7986671716 / +44(0)7561098449  Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  As thousands around the globe join the Global Youth Strikes, Extinction Rebellion UK expresses gratitude and solidarity with all the strikers demanding action on the climate crisisXR Universities and Families groups join the strikes in London holding kids’ spaces, teach-ins and performances From 11:30am today, hundreds of thousands of children will join the Global Youth Strike in cities around the globe. The protests open a momentous week – as the emergency UN Climate Summit begins in New York City…

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Announcements #1: “What’s the point?”

Dear rebels, “What’s the point of me studying science, when all you do is ignore it?” “What’s the point of training to be an athlete, when I won’t have clean air to breathe?” “What’s the point of studying history, when all of humanity is heading towards becoming history?” See what school strikers in India have to say. Young people across the world are voicing the questions and rage we all sit with every day. Because, unless we act now there is no point. And we all know there is no time to dwell in…

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Message from Roger Hallam to fellow rebels

Yesterday (Monday 16 September) Roger Hallam – cofounder of Extinction Rebellion – appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody having been charged with conspiring to cause disruption at Heathrow Airport.  This was for his role as part of the Heathrow Pause action, which is separate to Extinction Rebellion. Roger declined bail and the case will be heard at Isleworth Crown Court on 14 October. Roger said to the court that “Heathrow expansion constitutes a crime against humanity, against the next generation.” Below is a message from Roger to fellow rebels: I will be fine. Don’t worry about…

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Extinction Rebellion trials and hearings this week (16-20 September)

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7918165046, +44(0)7969083371Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets 24 Extinction Rebellion defendants on trial this week across LondonFive trials relate to public order offences during the April RebellionThe trial of the Petroleum Nine for trespass and criminal damage concludes WednesdayA further 50 people are expected to attend plea hearings on Friday at City of London Magistrates CourtDonations to Extinction Rebellion’s Crowdjustice campaign have topped £54,000 Trials set to continue into January and beyond  Trials and hearings coming up this week: Monday (16th) 10.00am, Hendon Magistrates Court:…

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BREAKING: A bleeding red carpet is poured out blockading the official opening of London Fashion Week

Email: press@risingup.org.uk / xrfashionaction@gmail.com Phone: +44(0)7811183633, +44(0)7986671716, +44(0)7561098449 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets Spokespeople: Sara 07846202269; Bel Jacobs 0787663624; Alice Wilby 07941838703 Photo credit: Gareth Morris Five Extinction Rebellion activists glue themselves to main entrance of tradeshow while others pour buckets of fake blood and stage die-inAction marks start of five days of action targeting fashion industryAction comes ahead of International Rebellion starting 7th October 2019 This morning, 13 September 2019, five Extinction Rebellion activists in white dresses and ‘bleeding hearts’ glued themselves to the main entrance of the London Fashion Week tradeshow. Other members of Extinction…

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Statement from Extinction Rebellion UK on the preemptive arrest of members of Heathrow Pause

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7986671716 / +44(0)7561098449 / +44(0)7804743058 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers | This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook. As we approach the Global Climate Strike on 20 September, the inaction of our governments on the climate and ecological emergency becomes ever clearer. The growing global climate movement demonstrates the increasing fears that our current system is not fit to protect people and the natural world. Around the world people are realising the truth of the existential…

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