Tag: Extinction Rebellion

Eve: the off-grid life of a nine-year-old climate activist

Filmmakers Joya Berrow and Lucy Jane discuss their carbon-conscious approach to making their documentary about Eve and her community A new Guardian documentary, Eve, follows a nine-year-old girl on her journey back to mainstream schooling after moving to Tinkers Bubble, the oldest off-grid community in the UK. As she grapples with the fear of what […]

Putting Extinction Rebellion activists on trial isn’t in the public interest, so let’s stop | Peter Hain

After the recent acquittal of climate activists by a crown court jury, it’s clear public sentiment is on their side In the face of resistance by juries, surely there is a strong case to halt all the pending trials of Extinction Rebellion activists? With nearly a thousand trials still waiting to be heard in the […]

Climate activist arrested after gluing himself to Westminster Bridge

Hundreds took part in Extinction Rebellion ‘rebellion of one’ acts on Saturday to protest lack of action on climate emergency A man has been arrested after gluing himself to Westminster Bridge in London in protest at a lack of government action two years after parliament declared a climate emergency. Related: ‘I’ll continue to fight’: the […]

Extinction Rebellion to step up campaign against banking system

Group aims to highlight financial sector’s role in climate crisis through escalation in tactics this week Extinction Rebellion is planning to step up its campaign against the banking system with a series of direct action protests and debt strikes in the coming weeks aimed at highlighting the financial sector’s role in the escalating climate crisis. […]

Participatory politics and the point of parliament

Alex Bradbury of Extinction Rebellion on the climate assembly; John Bourn on the Coronavirus Act; and Karl Gehring on why Switzerland has the right approach In your editorial on the UK’s climate assembly (The Guardian view on acclimatising democracy: deliberation, not confusion, 11 September), you said that Extinction Rebellion had rejected the assembly’s recommendations. That […]

UK move to classify Extinction Rebellion ‘organised crime group’ comes under fire

Letter signed by 150 public figures hits back at move to scapegoat protesters Stephen Fry, Mark Rylance and a former Archbishop of Canterbury are among 150 public figures to hit back at government moves to classify the climate protesters of Extinction Rebellion as an “organised crime group”. In a letter to be published in the […]

Extinction Rebellion ‘criminals’ threaten UK way of life, says Priti Patel

Home secretary tells police superintendents she will not allow XR ‘anarchy’ on streets The home secretary, Priti Patel, has claimed Extinction Rebellion activists are “so-called eco-crusaders turned criminals” who threaten key planks of national life. The government’s rhetorical venom against XR was triggered by the blockading of newspaper print works at the weekend, which disrupted […]

More than 600 arrests made at Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Climate campaigners stage a range of public events over five days despite Covid restrictions More than 600 people have been arrested during five days of climate crisis protests in central London, police have said. Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion (XR) reignited its efforts to highlight the dangers of climate crisis this month after they were […]

Extinction Rebellion block roads to Murdoch’s newspaper print sites

Protesters intend to prevent Saturday Sun, Times and Telegraph newspapers from reaching stands to highlight poor and misleading coverage of climate crisis Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked roads leading to two UK printworks owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. The group said it will maintain the blockade throughout the night using vehicles and bamboo lock-ons […]

‘Ground zero of lies on climate’: artists protest at London thinktanks

Mark Rylance and Zadie Smith join Writers Rebel event against Tufton Street lobbyists A group of artists and writers including Zadie Smith and Sir Mark Rylance have spoken out against the thinktanks and lobbyists at the heart of Westminster, gathering with hundreds of protesters near their offices on Wednesday night. Speakers from Writers Rebel, a […]