BREAKING: High Court backs Heathrow Expansion

Joint press release on behalf of Plan B and Extinction Rebellion BREAKING: High Court backs Heathrow Expansion Today, Wednesday 1 May, the High Court dismissed all the legal challenges to the Government’s plans to expand Heathrow Airport, including the claims brought by Friends of the Earth and Plan B on the grounds of inconsistency with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Tim Crosland, Director of Plan B and a legal adviser to Extinction Rebellion, said: “This is a disappointing judgement by the Court, but it is increasingly difficult to see how the Government’s reckless plans to…

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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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The International Rebellion continues – Statement following meeting with Michael Gove

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +447305700176, +447804743058, +447944894190; +447561098449; +447549766448; +447904735749; +447986671716; +447918165046; +447479234522 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 NEW – What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   The meeting showed why Extinction Rebellion protesters have been out on the street raising the alarm about the climate and ecological emergency we are facing. Michael Gove is committing “a moral and political failure” by not declaring a climate emergencyThe meeting ended without the promise of concrete action that Extinction Rebellion had requested of Michael GoveAt 4.30pm members of Extinction Rebellion Families will be…

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Statement from Extinction Rebellion on meeting with John McDonnell this morning

Extinction Rebellion also met with Jeremy Corbyn ahead of Opposition Debate in House of Commons tomorrowSue Hayman, Shadow Environment Secretary, was also in attendance This morning, members of Extinction Rebellion met with shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell. The Labour Party has committed to engaging with Extinction Rebellion and its three demands: Tell the truth – Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.Act Now – Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.Beyond Politics…

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Extinction Rebellion today: 8.45am John McDonnell; 11.30am Michael Gove; 4.30pm XR Families @ the Treasury

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +447305700176, +447804743058, +447944894190; +447561098449; +447549766448; +447904735749; +447986671716; +447918165046; +447479234522 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 NEW – What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   ‘The fire alarm has gone off – now is the time to act’ Time for truth telling today with meetings for Extinction Rebellion with John McDonnell (8.45am, Portcullis House) and Michael Gove (11.30am DEFRA) to talk about the ecological and climate emergencyAlso at 4.30pm members of Extinction Rebellion Families will be at the Treasury with their children, whose future hangs in the balance as a…

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Statement following today’s meeting with Sadiq Khan

Our politicians’ legitimacy as leaders now rests on how they respond to the ecological and climate emergency. Today, representatives from Extinction Rebellion – Hannah van den Brul of the London Development team, Sam Knights, Skeena Rathor and Farhana Yamin of the Political Strategy team – met with Sadiq Khan. Sadiq Khan has already declared a Climate Emergency – thanks to the London Assembly urging him to. This is an important first step, but he needs to do more and in today’s meeting he recognised that. He said he will be a bolder champion of action on climate change…

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Extinction Rebellion to meet UK political leaders – Sadiq Khan (today), Michael Gove and John McDonnell (tomorrow)

EXTINCTION REBELLION: THE REBELLION CONTINUES This is going to be an important week for the ongoing International Rebellion, as Extinction Rebellion UK engage in political conversation on the ecological and climate emergency: Representatives of Extinction Rebellion UK will meet with Michael Gove at 11.30am Tuesday 30 April at DEFRA. This meeting will be filmed and released to the public. We will meet Sadiq Khan today at 3.30pm at City Hall and John McDonnell (time TBA)Extinction Rebellion is calling on politicians to:Tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for…

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From 6pm today, London – A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +447305700176, +447804743058, +447944894190; +447561098449; +447549766448; +447904735749; +447986671716; +447918165046; +447479234522 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   Today, London – A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square A musical Extinction Rebellion in collaboration with ‘Sam Lee’s Singing with Nightingales’ & The Nest CollectiveToday 6pm – 9pm Monday 29 April, Berkeley Square, LondonPoets, musicians and nature lovers will join together to perform the most romantic rebellion. Using the wonders of technology, Extinction Rebellion and The Nest Collective will rewild Berkeley Square from 6pm today (Monday…

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Extinction Rebellion – statement on Labour’s Climate Emergency motion

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +447305700176, +447804743058, +447944894190; +447561098449; +447549766448; +447904735749; +447986671716; +447918165046; +447479234522 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 NEW – What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   “Extinction Rebellion welcomes the Labour Party’s plans to table a motion asking the UK Government to declare a national envronment and climate emergency. We look forward to hearing more and hope it will demand the creation of citizens’ assemblies, ending biodiversity loss and reaching net-zero emissions by 2025. We ask all MPs and the UK Government to listen to the young people,…

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