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Update #6 – A New Phase Begins

Days 6 and 7 of International Rebellion (Sat 20 – Sun 21 Apr) As spring now spreads its (record-breaking) warmth across the global north, London’s International Rebellion is entering a new phase of its own. After leaving four of five locations in good order, rebels will meet at Marble Arch on Monday to decide where they go next. Being Easter, it’s a time for renewal and rebirth. The past few days have brought their share of sadness, as we’ve left behind spaces so lovingly cultivated and so bravely defended, each with its own story and style: the serene Parliament…

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Extinction​ Rebellion: International Action Highlights

France Rebels blockading Flagship H&M store in Paris – tipping tons of discarded H&M clothing outside the entrance. YouTube video: Massive NVDA with multiple groups – blockading multiple sites inc. The Ministry of Agriculture and Ecological Transition at La Defense, as well as Total, EDF and Societe Generale.  Norway APRIL 15 XR-Norway staged a funeral procession to the Norwegian ministry of finance.  An appeal was read out, asking Norway to halt plans to explore for oil in the Arctic, and to set an early date for the termination of oil and gas production.The XR declaration of rebellion was also read. The ministry…

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Update #5 – Police turn Pirates: The Pink Boat is Lost!

Photo: Lola Perrin, Oxford Circus Friday 19th Apr – Day 5 of International Rebellion It was a sad day for London’s Rebellion, as the beloved pink boat was lost amid a stormy sea of police- men and women. The neverending party was at last put on hold… for a few hours at least, until we retook Oxford Circus and the new sound-system arrived! And let’s not forget, Oxford’s adversity was every other site’s blessing: as the fate of the boat and its harbour hung in the balance, rebels in Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square were taking some well-earned…

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International Rebellion Update #4 – Business As Usual?

Thursday 18th April – Day 4 of the mother of all protests and we have managed to garner over 500 arrests, £250,000 in crowdfunding, and a whole heap of headlines. And on the ground, dare I say it, this is all starting to feel like business as usual. Dancing like gangbusters around the big pink party boat moored at Oxford Circus? Check. Chilled music and poetry on a plant lined Waterloo Bridge? Check. Moving and informative speeches on a car free Parliament Square? Check. A thriving community growing steadily beside Marble Arch? Check. Sun shining, children playing, people learning? Check.

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Statement on the Extinction Rebellion Heathrow Action Tomorrow

“We are facing a manmade disaster on a global scale. “It may sound frightening but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies. “We’re running out of time but there’s still hope … I believe that if we better understand the threat we face, the more likely it is that we can avoid such a catastrophic future.” [1] [2] “What happens now and in these next few years will profoundly affect the next few thousand…

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International Rebellion Update #3 – The Empire Strikes Back

Wednesday 17 Apr, Day 3 of International Rebellion Dramatic events in London today ended in a resounding success for our brave, resilient and kind-hearted rebels. It’s easy to write about events, numbers and happenings – and today’s no exception, as we tenaciously held onto all four of our now cherished sites. But what might escape observation, despite being so much more important, is the way we do such things. Non-violence and consideration are not just abstract ethical commitments – they’re a constant practice which must be renewed and maintained, and they’re essential to the success of our movement.

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11am today – LIGHT rail disruption today to highlight Government’s disastrous inaction on climate and ecological emergency

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Office: +447305700176, +447804743058,+447479234522, +447802865819 Marble Arch: +447944894190; Oxford Circus: +447561098449; Waterloo Bridge: +447549766448; Parliament Square: +447904735749; XR Youth (Piccadilly Circus): +447986671716 Media contact regarding arrests: +447918165046 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR hashtag #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/   11am today – LIGHT rail disruption today to highlight Government’s disastrous inaction on climate and ecological emergency Extinction Rebellion to bring a pause to transport today in LondonAim is to create moments in time when humanity stops and fully considers the extent of the…

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International Rebellion Update #2

International Rebellion, Day 2 The sun may not have been shining quite so brightly in London today – it may have even rained a little – but by golly does the rebel soul still burn bright in the capital tonight! 48 hours into the mother of all protests and Oxford Circus is still banging to the baselines of a pink boat, the DIY garden party on Waterloo Bridge is still buzzing, speakers are still serving out truth beside the mother of all Parliaments, and there’s still a beautiful village of tents, table tennis, and theatre at Marble Arch. In…

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International Rebellion Update #1 – The Rebellion begins

After so many months of preparation and planning, today was the day our Rebellion began. In 25 countries around the world, rebels of all kinds and backgrounds have begun taking non-violent direct action in a bid to save our planet from catastrophe. From today we will be writing history. The London Rebellion opened under a bright blue morning sky. Earth Marchers, Rebel Riders and freshly arrived rebels from all over the country began packing up their tents – having camped the night in Hyde Park. By 8:30, affinity groups were in position across the city; by the afternoon, five…

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Today, 11am, London: International Rebellion begins

Email: press@risingup.org.ukOffice: +447305700176, +447804743058,+447479234522, +447802865819Marble Arch: +447944894190; Oxford Circus: +447561098449;Waterloo Bridge: +447549766448; Parliament Square: +447904735749;XR Youth (Piccadilly Circus): +447986671716Media contact regarding arrests: +447918165046Website: https://rebellion.earth/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionRhashtag #ExtinctionRebellionInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8NEW – What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/  NEW – Extinction Rebellion in Numbers https://docs.google.com/document/d/11E9MUhXWyxweCDKwJqBRZEDLGam268iwUqVAAUG8dus/edit#     Today, 11am, London: International Rebellion begins On 31st October last year, as autumn turned to winter, Extinction Rebellion declared its Rebellion against the British Government for its criminal inaction on the Ecological and Climate Emergency. We said: “When Government and the law fail to provide any assurance of adequate protection, as well as security for its people’s well-being and…

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