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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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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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Sun sets on Summer Uprising: Act Now

Email: press@risingup.org.ukBristol, South West England:  +44(0)7432 677696, +44(0)7722062502, +44(0)7527669942 Leeds, North England: +44(0)7964072879,  +44(0)7376457438 London, Central and South England: +44(0)7911183633, +44(0)7986671716, +44(0)7969083371 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 Bristol offers peace and apologies to the city and calls for urgent, proportionate action on the Climate and Ecological Emergency from the City Council.Protesters in Leeds withdraw peacefully from five days of occupation, activism and assemblies.London…

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Statement of apology on 17 July protests in Bristol

From Extinction Rebellion Bristol: Extinction Rebellion Bristol would like to express our sincerest regret that several individuals were seriously impacted on a personal level by our protests yesterday. People were not only inconvenienced by traffic delays but there have been deep emotional consequences.  We have an open line of communication with the police and collaborated with them on the day to relieve individuals stuck in traffic in personal emergency situations — such as letting through a woman who had gone into labour. Yet some situations didn’t reach us in time to allow us to act. We are deeply sorry for…

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TODAY: Extinction Rebellion London to launch a “Tax Rebellion”

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7986671716; +44(0)7918165046 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Trailer video for Summer Uprising – ACT NOW Today, 5pm Thursday 18 July, Extinction Rebellion announce a Tax Rebellion aimed at the Greater London Authority (GLA) calling on them to act in accordance with the Mayor of London’s declaration of climate emergencyRebels will assemble outside GLA offices in City Hall from 5pm to deliver a letter to the Mayor of London and the GLALondoners will be asked to withhold 22%…

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‘First they ignore you …’ – Statement on Policy Exchange accusations

We’ve been waiting a while for this one to come. And here today, summer silly season has arrived. On transparency A cursory scan of Google brings up much about the lack of transparency around everything to do with Policy Exchange, the ‘think tank’ who ‘asked’ Richard Walton to do his ‘deep’ research. Policy Exchange doesn’t reveal who sponsors their thinking. It is unclear what vested interests are behind this report, and we call on our media to robustly question this. We are concerned that those pushing for ‘business as usual’ to continue are sending the planet hurtling towards record levels…

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Tomorrow – Extinction Rebellion to meet BBC management; Friday – ‘Requiem for a Dead Planet’ protest to call on UK newspapers to Tell the Truth

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7561098449, +44(0)7549766448 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers Tonight at 10.35pm BBC One to screen ‘Extinction Rebellion – Last Chance to Save the World?’ documentaryThursday 18 July, Extinction Rebellion to meet BBC Senior Management to discuss the Climate and Ecological Emergency At 12.30pm on Friday 19 July, as part of this week’s Summer Uprising, Extinction Rebellion will stage ‘Requiem for a Dead Planet’ protest at the offices of the Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Independent, Metro and other newspapers at Northcliffe…

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Blocked bridges and concrete closures: Summer Uprising Day 2 gets underway

Email: press@risingup.org.ukBristol, 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)7911183633, +44(0)7986671716, +44(0)7969083371 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  Billy Bragg addresses crowd in Bristol as day 2 of the Summer Uprising kicks off more non-violent direct action Extinction Rebellion Wales groups cycle to the Welsh Assembly…

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