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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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Today, 15 July: Extinction Rebellion is causing disruption across 5 UK cities calling on Government to ACT NOW!

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Bristol, South West England:  +44(0)7432 677696, +44(0)7722062502, +44(0)7527669942 Cardiff, Wales: +44(0)7580189876,  +44 (0)7591800795   Glasgow, Scotland: +44(0)7904591052  Leeds, North England: +44(0)7964072879,  +44(0)7376457438 London, Central and South England: +44(0)7561098449, +44(0)7944894190 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Trailer video for Summer Uprising – ACT NOW Hashtags #SummerUprising #ActNow #ExtinctionRebellion Thousands of people across the UK to cause disruption across 5 cities – Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds and LondonEach city reveals its own large, coloured boat painted with…

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An XR France account of Pont de Sully

English (translation) I want to tell you what was forged in me that day. (I realise that it will look grandiloquent and over the top, ten times too long to read, but it’s quite grandiose, I have no other way to say it!) Since I joined XR I have awaited, without really believing it that would come, that courageous moment when citizens would inform the police that they were about to undertake an act of civil disobedience and occupy a public place;  to show that no longer would we let things go on, that we were ready to face…

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WITNESS BOX STATEMENT – Angie Zelter, Hendon Magistrates Court 25th June 2019

Words – 4,451 words. Time to read out – 30 minutes max Personal Background I am now 68 years of age but when I was 21, in my final year at university, I read the January edition of ‘The Ecologist’ magazine, called ‘Blueprint for Survival’. This had an enormous impact on me as it introduced the major problems then facing the world – war, poverty, acid rain, ozone depletion, desertification, deforestation, species loss, civil and military uses and abuses of nuclear power, pollution, population growth, consumerism and climate change.  I had been through a university education and been unaware…

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Extinction Rebellion Grounds Summer Protest Plans For Heathrow

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7811183633, +44(0)7944894190, +44(0)7780602722, +44(07949332365, +44(0)7479234522 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Content drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   Extinction Rebellion in Numbers: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11E9MUhXWyxweCDKwJqBRZEDLGam268iwUqVAAUG8dus/ We thought we’d give your sub-editors a leg up and suggest a headline… On a serious note, Extinction Rebellion will not be carrying out any actions at Heathrow Airport in June or July this year, aimed at causing disruption to holidaymakers and those planning to use the airport in this period. The Heathrow Airport authorities will therefore not have to pause…

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Tomorrow: ‘Petroleo and Fueliet’ – Extinction Rebellion Lambeth to Stage Disruptive Performance at BP Royal Opera House Big Screen

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44 (0)7780 602 722  +44 (0)7561 098449 +44 (0)7986 671716 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/521183835083257/?active_tab=about https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion #rohromeo #dropbp Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lpbBFcgw8MfD2yVV5CA_5CvXNBQ0C6-I What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   From 5pm Tuesday 11 June in Trafalgar Square, Extinction Rebellion Lambeth musicians and visual artists will perform the tragedy of ‘Petroleo and Fueliet’ at the BP-sponsored Royal Opera House screening of Romeo and JulietHundreds of Extinction Rebellion members are expected to join in as The Invisible Circus – visual artists dressed in red robes – perform the true story of…

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BREAKING NOW: Fashion ‘Die-in’ at RCA Fashion Graduate Show to launch Extinction Rebellion’s call to #BoycottFashion

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: Office +44(0)7780 602722; +44(0)7479234522; On the ground – +44(0)7876 636244, +44(0)7846 202269 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR; #Extinction Rebellion #BoycottFashion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ / https://www.instagram.com/xr.boycottfashion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10sp0dm_VI8mkQtE63WX32wqLL5U8F31d Climate Factsheet for Rebels https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/ Royal College of Art Fashion MA student Laura Karup Frandsen will not be showing a final collection in protest at the waste and suffering caused by the global fashion industryInstead she has decided to host a ‘die-in’ at the RCA Graduate Show to urge people to disrupt the fashion industry for the launch of Extinction Rebellion’s  #BoycottFashion…

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Extinction Rebellion statement on Met police call for 1,130 protesters to be charged

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone:  +447305700176, +447804743058, +447802865819; +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/   In April, thousands of people took to the streets of London due to the climate and ecological emergency we face, with many of them willing to be arrested for this cause, for life itself. More than 1,130 put their bodies on the line to secure our future and were arrested during non-violent civil disobedience. Those people come from all walks of life; they…

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