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Extinction Rebellion


Why it’s right to target the City of London over climate change

14 August 2021
Extinction Rebellion is preparing to launch action against the City of London. Nick Clark investigates how the mysterious district finances climate catastrophe as part of its wider service to the bosses' system

Growing evidence says we’re ‘beyond tipping points’ in climate crisis

29 July 2021
The Earth’s “vital signs” are getting worse because of an “unrelenting business as usual”.

Extinction Rebellion activists convicted despite Tory interference in arrests

20 July 2021
The verdict came at the end of a trial that revealed Tory home secretary Priti Patel interfered personally in how the protest was policed

Stand in solidarity with Extinction Rebellion activists facing repression

14 July 2021
The state is pushing through repression of Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate activists.

Mass movements and direct action scare the state

12 July 2021
With many campaigns turning to militant direct action, Nick Clark argues that the tactic is more effective within a mass movement.

Extinction Rebellion protests take on media tycoons’ silence on scale of climate crisis

27 June 2021
The action was called to highlight the failure of the mainstream press to address the severity of the climate crisis

Priti Patel contacted top cops during XR media protests

15 June 2021
Home secretary Priti Patel personally contacted the police as Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists blocked the production of right-wing newspapers last September.

Cladding protests target developers + No to Silvertown tunnel

08 June 2021
Thousands of flat owners and housing activists protested last Saturday across Britain over the cladding and fire safety scandal.

XR co-founder arrested for conspiracy as state ramps up repression

12 May 2021
The co-founder of Extinction Rebellion (XR) has been arrested for conspiracy to commit fraud and criminal damage on Tuesday.

Greens gain but are limited

11 May 2021
The Green Party gained more than 80 council seats in England and Wales.

XR activists acquitted over printing plant protests

03 May 2021
The protests were able to delay the distribution of newspapers including The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail. The estimated cost of this delay was £1.2 million.

Climate activists celebrate court success as world leaders’ pledges fall short

24 April 2021
Six Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists were acquitted of criminal damage charges in a landmark verdict at Southwark Crown Court

Defend the Shell 7

13 April 2021
The trial began on Monday of seven people, including two Extinction Rebellion co-founders, charged with £25,000 of criminal damage at Shell’s London headquarters.

Financial institutions are funding climate destruction

11 April 2021
Extinction Rebellion targeted banks last week as part of a campaign against their funding for fossil fuels. Sam Ord looks at global banks’ climate failures

We need ‘serious disruption’ to kill Tory police bill

17 March 2021
MPs have taken another step towards making it much harder for people to protest in Britain.

Tories’ draconian police bill will ensure many more repeats of Clapham Common

14 March 2021
What happened on Clapham Common on Saturday evening will be repeated, but more often and with more brutality if a new bill goes through parliament.

Norwich climate protester Alex Sidney court decision

15 February 2021
A Norwich Extinction Rebellion spokesperson said, “Alex is not a criminal. He is a young man terrified about his future."

Investigation aims to label the left and protest movements ‘extremist’

08 February 2021
The government has chosen a former Labour MP turned Lord to lead an investigation into “extremism on the far left”.

Letters—blame the government for the pressures of online education

18 January 2021
I write as a grandparent of two primary age grandchildren and as a retired teacher. I think there is a lot of pressure from the department for education on heads to try to force their staff to provide huge amounts of work for their pupils

A climate of punishment

12 January 2021
The people at the top are actively punishing those who draw attention to the scale of the emergency

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