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Extinction Rebellion response to Counter Terrorism Police ‘Top Secret’ report – ‘Phew not terrorists again’

February 06, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

We all agree public safety is paramount, however if Counter Terrorism Policing is used as a blunt instrument it is a threat to human rights. It is ‘heartening’ to know that the Counter Terrorism Policing Operations Centre didn’t consider Extinction Rebellion a ‘terror group’ or ‘threat’ in February last year. Though this is most likely not the first assessment as we know there has been monitoring of Extinction Rebellion and the network it emerged from, Rising Up!, since its earliest days. [1]

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Local Rebellion: Why XR local groups, building experts, and councillors are joining voices to defend local powers

February 06, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion activists are staging a creative demonstration on Thursday, February 6th, from 12-2pm, outside the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). This demonstration, which is expected to be attended by councillors and building experts, will include striking theatrical representations of central government holding local authorities back, such as a tug of war contest.

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Extinction Rebellion – ‘COP26 is set up to fail, 2050 is too late’

February 04, 2020 By Extinction Rebellion

This morning, Extinction Rebellion welcomed politicians and media as they arrived for the COP26 launch event at London’s Science Museum, where Boris Johnson and David Attenborough are in attendance. With banners saying ‘This is Change’, ‘ Tell the truth’, ‘Burning Earth’ and ‘Life or Death’, Extinction Rebellion stated: “We are here to tell politicians that 2050 is too late, that COP26 has been set up to fail, as have all previous COPs. Listen to the science, we are currently heading for a 4 degree C plus world, which is rapidly showing that it will be hostile to humanity.

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