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Post-Rebellion Blues: a practical guide to coming down to earth

Getting ‘back to normal’ isn’t always easy. We’ve got you covered – read on for our best advice on looking after yourself and others as we come back down to earth; complete with bundles of free resources from the Regen Culture UK team! This period of rebellion has been both a growthful and challenging time for Extinction Rebellion. The movement has had to learn on its feet and adapt to a continuously changing landscape whilst experiencing new tactics from the police. Many conversations have been brought to light in the critiques of XR and we have seen some of the…

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XR & the Police – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.7

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Extinction Rebellion have always had a controversial relationship with the police. During the April Rebellion, there were chants of “we love you” and a practice of liaising with the police before actions. During the October rebellion, this relationship became much more conflictual. This episode tracks those changes and is a prelude to a more in depth podcast, coming this winter. Speakers include Sian Berry (Co-Leader of the Green Party), George Monbiot (The Guardian Columnist), Rupert Read (Extinction Rebellion Spokesperson), XR lawyers, and…

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Grandparents unite to protect the planet

Facebook | xrgrandparents@gmail.com On Tuesday 15 October, over a hundred grandparents came together under the name of Extinction Rebellion Grandparents to protect the futures of their grandchildren and of children around the world. The group gathered on the steps of the Queen Victoria Memorial Statue outside Buckingham Palace, many of them holding photographs and placards dedicated to the children for whom they are taking action. Together with some of their grandchildren, they stood and sang songs calling for climate justice. Sam Lee, of the Nest Collective, lead the group in singing a his reworked version of…

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Disruption of Tube Services beginning 17 October: Information for London Underground Staff

From October 7th-21st, XR are hosting a peaceful rebellion against the UK government for its inaction on climate breakdown and biodiversity loss. If the Government fails to meet its members to discuss their Three Demands, XR and its various affiliated groups will build pressure through disruption. On October 17th, several XR affinity groups (autonomous civil disobedience groups) are planning to nonviolently disrupt Tube services to highlight the Climate and Ecological Emergency. We sincerely apologise to all those who may be affected as a consequence of this disruption. In any other circumstances these groups would never dream of disrupting the Tube but this is an emergency.

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You Can’t Eat Money – Protest at BlackRock’s UK HQ, City of London

Phone: 07495 297625  Email: media.xrbristol@protonmail.com  Extinction Rebellion (XR) calls on the world’s largest asset management company BlackRock to:  Wake up and smell your role in funding the burning of the Amazon and wildfires in the Arctic. Stop investing immediately in the worst companies driving global deforestation. Divest from fossil fuel stocks over the next five years and invest in renewable energy instead.  Black Rock, HQ – midday – 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DL. XR is targeting BlackRock because it’s the world’s biggest backer of climate and rainforest destruction. It’s the #1 investor in fossil fuels, including coal, and in the companies…

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Euston, we have a problem. Chris Packham asks, ‘What planet is HS2 on?’

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7969 083 371 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  Saturday 28 September, gathering from 1pm – One Eversholt Street, EustonChris Packham, Extinction Rebellion and members of RethinkHS2.org, including The Woodland Trust, RSPB and Greenpeace create a forest outside HS2’s HQ Chris has legally challenged the Government’s plans to proceed with works that will destroy or damage our ancient woodlands. He hopes to have good news for those at the event on SaturdayHS2 is one of the largest deforestation programmes since the First World War. It will ravage 108…

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Northern Rebellion: a rebel write-up

We’ve come to the end of our four-day Northern Rebellion. What an extraordinary experience. My first time at anything like this. These are  some of my personal recollections from those four days. Now, almost immediately we are into the preparation for International Rebellion London.  We occupied one of Manchester’s most polluted roads and shopping streets – Deansgate – for 4 days. We were there to stand up and be counted. We were there to highlight the need to address Manchester’s failure to meet legal air quality standards. And, we were there to prepare for London.  The Northern Rebellion  started in…

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Today 4 September, 10am: Extinction Rebellion Joins Peace Groups to Disrupt World’s Largest Arms Fair

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: Office +44(0)7780 602722; +44(0)7479 234522Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets Extinction Rebellion joins with peace groups to disrupt and shut down the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair this weekAn Extinction Rebellion boat will be used to stop equipment entering the ExCeL centre DSEI is setting up in East London this week, selling weapons to countries invited by the UK government and repressive regimes On 4 September from 10am, Extinction Rebellion and allied peace groups will block an entrance road to the DSEI arms fair with one of…

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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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