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9pm Sunday 16 February – Channel 5’s Inside Extinction Rebellion. A message from the Director

Keo Films’ Tom Beard, Director, and Alice Henley, Producer, began following Extinction Rebellion in the run up to last year’s October Rebellion, with intimate access to our headquarters (and thoughts) both before, during and after the two-week London protests. The Extinction Rebels are gearing up to take London. But the police have other ideas. #InsideXR pic.twitter.com/BcBA3owcuH— Channel 5 (@channel5_tv) February 15, 2020 Their documentary, which goes behind the scenes of coordinated civil disobedience, reveals just some of the self questioning and soul searching within Extinction Rebellion. We’d like to…

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Action Strategy Update for 2020

“We are at a unique stage in our history. Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about that. Surely we all have a responsibility to care for our blue planet. The future of humanity and indeed, all life on earth, now depends on us.”  – David Attenborough Action Strategy Update for 2020 This is the year. The decisions made over the next 12 months will define the future of our world. The stakes have never been higher as…

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Contra la Extinción, Somos Rebelión! COP25

Raquel and Sergio stood with their hands glued to the inside of Zara’s display window kissing silently and smiling, with adrenaline, fear and love coursing between their lips. The cameras and curious eyes of hundreds of Christmas shoppers watched their intimacy from the other side of the glass, attracted by the rebels outside who were singing and shouting, with banners in their hands and rage in their hearts. From that perspective, the couple appeared to be holding a gesture of surrender. Hands up! Don’t move! It was a position of vulnerability that became clear when the Policía Nacional came to remove…

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Global Hunger Strike Day 10: Plaid leader pledges to push for citizens’ assemblies. Seven activists on tenth day of Hunger Strike in London

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44 7969 083 371 / +44 7459 055152 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion!  Seven Extinction Rebellion activists continue their hunger strike for the tenth day outside the main UK political parties’ headquarters asking to meet party leaders to discuss the Three Demands BillPlaid Cymru’s Adam Price is the first leader to meet with hunger strikers.   Green party co-leader to meet hunger strikers next MondayRebels met with Labour and Liberal Democrats’ senior figures on Monday, with follow up leader meetings expected. Responses from…

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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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