Tag: Extinction Rebellion

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 […]

Extinction Rebellion to block streets in London, Manchester and Cardiff

XR plans protests next week as activists call on MPs to back a climate emergency bill Extinction Rebellion plan to block streets in London, Manchester and Cardiff next week as they call on MPs to back a climate emergency bill and hold a national citizens’ assembly on the crisis. On Tuesday, five XR groups will […]

See a show and help save the planet as the West End turns green

Performers join forces with experts for two-month Climate Change festival in a London theatre After Extinction Rebellion’s call for urgent action on the streets of London last year, the issue of climate change is to stage another major London takeover. From 23 March, the wider environmental debate will dominate proceedings inside a West End theatre […]

One year to save the planet: a simple guide to fighting the climate crisis in 2020

Veganism might help and it’s always good to avoid flying. But the answer to Earth’s emergency must involve political, collective action – and there are countless ways to get active The impact of the climate crisis is all too visible. Bushfires have killed more than 20 people in south-eastern Australia and forced thousands more to […]