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Extinction Rebellion


Labour conference backs strong climate action despite some union opposition

25 September 2019
Delegates passed a motion calling for a ban on fracking and achieving zero carbon emissions by 2030,

After historic day on 20 September - build a bigger climate movement

23 September 2019
Friday 20 September 2019 will go down in history as a key date in the fight against climate catastrophe.

Biggest climate rebellion so far hits Britain as part of global revolt

20 September 2019
Hundreds of thousands of people, led by school students, took part in protests across Britain on Friday calling for action to tackle climate change and the system that causes it.

‘I was arrested for the crime of journalism at Heathrow’

19 September 2019
Trying to tell the truth about climate activism saw Guy Smallman seized by police

Extinction Rebellion plans new phase of action in October

17 September 2019
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists across the world are preparing for the next phase of the rebellion—7 October.

Activists take to the streets in Northern Rebellion

01 September 2019
The climate emergency was brought to life in central Manchester this weekend as activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) mounted a four-day occupation.

Amazon fire shows cost of burning the planet

27 August 2019
The blaze in the Amazon rainforest has been met by worldwide anger on the streets

What is so special about going on strike?

27 August 2019
Sadie Robinson looks at what is distinctive about workers striking and why it is an especially powerful form of resistance.

Rage on the streets as the Amazon rainforest burns

23 August 2019
Hundreds of people turned their despair at the burning of the Amazonian rainforest in to fury at Brazil’s government and big agribusiness on Friday. 

All defendants convicted in first International Rebellion group trial

22 August 2019
Three activists from climate change direct action group Extinction Rebellion (XR) have been convicted after being arrested on protests earlier this year.

Iceland’s ‘dead’ glacier is proof that time is running out to tackle climate chaos

20 August 2019
People in Iceland held a “funeral” last Sunday for the country’s first glacier lost to climate change.

Extinction Rebellion activists set to hold a series of ‘Rebel Risings’ for the climate

13 August 2019
climate Activists across Britain are getting ready for a series of local “Rebel Risings” starting from this weekend.

Extinction Rebellion protest gives hope to fight to stop London’s Silvertown Tunnel

09 August 2019
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists called for a “swarm” at a roundabout near the approach to London’s Blackwall tunnel on the busy A102 on Friday.

Extinction Rebellion and school strike unite

23 July 2019
School students and climate activists marched together after a week of occupations, reports Sarah Bates

School strikers and Extinction Rebellion take joint action against climate catastrophe

19 July 2019
Powerful strikes by school students and action by Extinction Rebellion united in the fight against climate catastrophe

Roadblocks and arrests on third day of Extinction Rebellion’s Summer Uprising

17 July 2019
Extinction Rebellion (XR) occupations entered their third day with arrests, accusations of “extremism”, and a pink bathtub.

Extinction Rebellion launches a ‘Summer Uprising’

16 July 2019
Extinction Rebellion’s “Summer Uprising” against climate catastrophe began on Monday morning in typically ­brazen fashion.

Extinction Rebellion launches ‘Summer Uprising’ in cities across Britain

15 July 2019
Extinction Rebellion’s “Summer Uprising” began on Monday morning in typically brazen fashion

Climate activists prepare for action as protesters face the courts

12 July 2019
Hundreds of climate rebels marched through east London on Friday—the same day as dozens of Extinction Rebellion activists appeared in court.

Strike to stop climate chaos

09 July 2019
There are just eleven weeks to go until a critical event for everyone who wants to combat climate catastrophe.

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