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‘Protest Repression – Made in England’: Extinction Rebellion join with allied groups to prevent access to arms factory

July 13, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

This morning, protesters from Extinction Rebellion, Women of Colour - Global Women’s Strike and Global Justice Rebellion have prevented access to an arms factory that produces equipment including tear gas and rubber bullets. The factory is owned by the PWD Group, which was part of Chemring Defence UK until June last year. A parallel protest is taking place in central London at the entrance to the Department for International Trade, the government department responsible for arms export licences.

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You can’t put a spin on physics – Extinction Rebellion UK Response to Rishi Sunak’s green jobs package.

July 07, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

We must be clear that this plan will not protect us and it demonstrates that although Rishi Sunak is capable of addressing an immediate crisis, he is unwilling to make the broad reaching, long term changes that are needed for planetary repair. Coronavirus has shown us that this government is willing to delay and cause the unnecessary deaths of tens of thousands of people. The numbers will be far larger if we let them get away with this one.

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COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISES GOVERNMENT TO PREPARE FOR APOCALYPSE

June 25, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

Today the Committee on Climate Change, the Government’s official climate advisors, released their report detailing what progress has been made one year on from the adoption of the target to reach net zero emissions by 2050. The report reveals a staggering lack of progress, with only four of the 21 indicators on track and two of 31 milestones reached on the road to net zero emissions.

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Extinction Rebellion to hold socially distanced protests across the UK demanding people have a choice over their future

May 28, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

30th May 12pm: This Saturday Extinction Rebellion will be outside Parliament calling on people across the UK to publicly express their dissatisfaction with Government incompetence and demand a Citizens Assembly on the Covid-19 recovery to decide our future together.[1] The challenge of addressing the coronavirus pandemic is inseparable from the climate and ecological emergency - both must be addressed in tandem if we are to secure a safe future for all.

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Extinction Rebellion put thousands of kid’s shoes in Trafalgar Square urging government to remember children during coronavirus recovery

May 18, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

In the early hours of this morning, Extinction Rebellion has covered London’s Trafalgar Square with nearly 2000 pairs of children’s shoes, with people holding a banner that reads ‘Covid today > Climate tomorrow > Act Now’. The installation urges the Government to act on the climate crisis during the coronavirus recovery to protect younger generations against the effects of an even deeper crisis that continues to intensify.

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16-17 May: Extinction Rebellion to create pop up bike lanes and say ‘No Going Back’ to busy, polluted streets as lockdown eases

May 15, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

This weekend Extinction Rebellion groups across the UK are inviting people to ‘Reclaim the Streets’ and join them in peaceful, physically distanced protest in their towns and cities. They are calling for the government to prioritise public health and well-being as the UK lockdown is eased and to invest in safer streets for walking and cycling.[1] Groups taking part include Islington, Lambeth, Hackney, Exeter, Staines and Manchester.

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