Newsletter 21 – The New Normal: Eco-action sweeps the globe

Welcome to our 21st newsletter! One month on from our wave of International Rebellion, and the ripples are still being felt. The environmental narrative has been irrevocably changed: public concern is at an all-time high, with a clear majority of UK voters now backing (comparatively) radical action. The shift of consciousness is spreading fast across the world, with regional governments in New Zealand today joining the British Parliament in declaring a climate emergency. Our message is also resonating in the cultural world, with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts pledging to prioritise the…

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CLIMATE ACTIVISTS UNANIMOUSLY ACQUITTED BY JURY

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +447305700176, +447804743058, +447802865819; +447944894190; +447561098449; +447549766448; +447904735749; +447986671716; +447918165046; +447479234522 Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam and co-defendant David Durant have been acquitted of criminal damage for spray chalking the King’s College London building during a protest in 2017. In a unanimous verdict, a jury at Southwark Crown Court found both defendants not guilty of all charges. The peaceful non-violent civil disobedience, a pre-curser to the Extinction Rebellion protests, resulted in Kings College divesting £14 million from all fossil fuels, pledging to become carbon neutral by 2025 and devoting substantial resources towards research into the climate and ecological…

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Newsletter 20 – Parliament meets our First Demand…well almost.

Welcome back to the newsletter! It’s been an unbelievable few weeks since our last official issue. Since April 15 we’ve been doing our best to keep up with the blistering pace of events in our daily updates, but from now it’s back to regular service – we hope you like our 20th newsletter! Before anything else, we’d like to extend a heartfelt welcome to the many ‘green’ rebels who’ve joined us recently. A feature common to the many actions below has been seasoned rebels (by now pretty tired!) receiving invaluable support – be it emotional, technical or numerical…

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Meeting Michael Gove – Extinction Rebellion Podcast

On Tuesday, Extinction Rebellion (XR) met with Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The Extinction Rebellion Podcast brings you the thoughts of the XR representatives present at the meeting. Featuring Rupert Read, Clare Farrell, Farhana Yamin, Felix Ottaway, and Sam Knights.

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