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Extinction Rebellion


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

Anger as Heathrow airport ruling boosts climate-wrecking project

16 December 2020
A new court ruling means a third runway at Heathrow airport could be back on the cards, overturning a previous decision to block the project. 

Shell’s links with murder in Nigeria aren’t forgotten

13 November 2020
Twenty five years ago this week nine protest leaders in Nigeria were executed who were fighting environmental destruction caused by fossil fuel giant Shell.

XR climate rebellion ends with rage at financial system

10 September 2020
Extinction Rebellion finished ten days of protests in London with a lively march through the heart of the City financial district.

Bosses’ press isn’t free

08 September 2020
When Extinction Rebellion (XR) blockaded the entrances of two printing plants last week, it might not have anticipated the vitriolic response. 

Extinction Rebellion takes on the right wing media barons

08 September 2020
Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests—which began in London, Manchester and Cardiff last Tuesday—have drawn thousands of people worried about the climate crisis onto the streets.

Rebelling against the system

07 September 2020
As Extinction Rebellion takes to the streets of London, Manchester and Cardiff, Sarah Bates looks at the movement demanding urgent action on climate change

Extinction Rebellion continue to fight for the climate

05 September 2020
Climate rebels have turned their fire on the billionaire-owned press, racist Home Office and cash-guzzling HS2 developers in their latest protests.

Climate activists stage second day of rebellion

02 September 2020
Climate crisis activists across Britain took to the streets on Wednesday, as part of the second day of protests of the latest Rebellion.

Extinction Rebellion back on the streets

01 September 2020
Extinction Rebellion kicked off ten days of protests with defiant action in London, Cardiff and Manchester

Extinction Rebellion stage protests for the climate

30 August 2020
Climate change protesters with Extinction Rebellion (XR) are staging protests in towns and cities across Britain over the weekend, ahead of a new International Rebellion.

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