Newsletter 26: Take an ice-cold sip of Rebellion

(You can sign up to the newsletter here) Rebels in London trying to change how the media covers heatwaves Welcome to our 26th newsletter! The heat just keeps on rising. This week has seen record-breaking temperatures in the UK , across mainland Europe and North America, and “unprecedented” wildfires around the Arctic circle. A recent study found that Europe’s five hottest summers since 1500 have all been in the 21st century. The severe consequences of this increasingly obvious change in the climate have been further illustrated by a study suggesting a ‘substantial…

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Newsletter 26: More news

Real Climate critique of the recent report on the climate benefits of mass tree planting. It seems the effect would be more like ⅕-⅓ of carbon sequestration over 50-100 years rather than the stated ⅔ and ‘this proportion will decrease if emissions continue to grow’. In other words it’s still worth doing (sensitively according to the local variables) but curbing emissions is still the most important thing to do. Deer, sparrows and magpies are all at ‘substantial extinction risk’ because they may not be able to adapt fast enough to the changing climate. ‘What is worrisome is that…

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Newsletter 26: Global actions

XR Munich town hall lock-on 15 JUL | Munich, Germany XR Munich collaborated with Fossil Free Munich to protest the local government’s delay in closing a nearby coal-fired power station, as they had promised. Rebels and activists chained themselves to the town hall and distributed the keys among local politicians. They were urged to come and unlock the activists and then shut down the plant. For context, in November 2017, a referendum took place in Munich to decide the future of the local coal-fired plant. Munich’s citizens voted to shut down the power plant by 2022. However, so far, the…

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Cor, What a Scorcher! Rebels Bare All To Call on Media to Tell The Truth

Email: press@risingup.org.ukLondon, Central: +44(0)7938395439 / +44(0)7561098449 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd FunderWhat emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in NumbersHashtags: #corwhatascorcher #ActNow Extinction Rebellion have taken to social media taking nude selfies using the hashtag #corwhatascorcher to protest irresponsible media reporting around extreme weather events like heat wavesToday from 12-2pm: Protest to be held outside The Sun newspaper’s HQ in London with activists to hold a Tell The Truth banner whilst baring allExtinction Rebellion believes the media needs to Tell the Truth about the ecological and…

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Thank you Greta Thunberg & The 1975 – “Everything needs to change”

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7986671716, +44(0)7561098449, +44(0)7811183633, +44(0)7944894190  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Today, on what could be the hottest day on record in the UK, Extinction Rebellion would like to say a massive thank you to Greta Thunberg and The 1975 for their new music track – titled The 1975 – which we know will bring much needed attention to the climate and ecological emergency. As part of her involvement, Greta asked that the revenue generated from the track…

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Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 July: Extinction Rebellion stress importance of Internationalist Solidarity in tackling the Climate and Ecological Emergency at WOMAD Festival

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +447549766448; +447889926222; +447969083371 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Extinction Rebellion to host Rebel Rebel stage at WOMAD, showcasing indigenous speakers and highlighting the vital role of Internationalist Solidarity in tackling the Climate and Ecological EmergencyCelebration of Life on the Charlie Gillett Stage on Saturday, with youth speakers, festival performers and the Invisible Circus, will culminate in a Rebel Roar of defiance in defence of the planetCeremonial reading of an advanced copy of the Global Witness list of murdered indigenous environmental…

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(UK) XR Youth and Extinction Rebellion: Forging a New Relationship

Agreed no Extinction Rebellion action at Heathrow Airport this September with drones Extinction Rebellion UK’s recent strategy process was marked by a surprise occupation by XR Youth, with the support of the Extinction Rebellion Guardians team. XR Youth demanded that young people be supported in co-creating a new and healthier way forward for the organism. XR Youth have been developing new ways of working and of organising actions, and proposed that their thinking needs to be at the heart of how Extinction Rebellion UK functions. “We need to own the agism in the movement,” said Gail Bradbrook, 47, one of…

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Newsletter 26: UK local actions

Four rebels arrested at XR Manchester Pension Fund action 19 JUL | GMPF, Manchester A crowd of 60 rebels gathered outside the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to demand that it withdraw its billions from fossil fuel investments. The GMPF is the biggest and dirtiest of its kind in the UK with 10% of its investments (£2bn) in fossil fuels, or fossil fuel investors. Five rebels locked on and glued themselves to the front entrance to show councillors the depth of their feeling about these immoral and untenable investments. Four of these rebels were arrested and taken to two different police…

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Today 9.30am, London: Filmmaker Jack Harries among nine Extinction Rebellion members on trial for criminal damage during oil protest

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7918165046 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |Media AssetsWhat emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Filmmaker and influencer Jack Harries among nine members of Extinction Rebellion on trial today and Thursday (24th and 25th July, Hendon Magistrates Court).“The Petroleum 9” are charged with criminal damage and aggravated trespass for a peaceful protest against the International Petroleum conferenceAll nine are pleading not guilty.  Film-maker and influencer Jack Harries is among nine members of Extinction Rebellion on trial at Hendon Magistrates Court today and Thursday (Wednesday 24 July and Thursday 25 July). [1]  The ‘Petroleum 9’ were arrested for gluing themselves to…

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