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Sarah, Extinction Rebellion UK · [email protected]
May 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM

We’re standing in solidarity to Kill the Bill

This Saturday, thousands will take to the streets to defend our right to peaceful protest Dear John On Saturday, thousands of UK citizens will take to the streets in a family-friendly national day of action to Kill the Bill. Under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bi…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
May 14, 2021 at 11:44 AM

The Power of One: Global Newsletter 51

Rebellion of One is a new way to rebel using multiple one-person roadblocks. It’s happening all over the world and it works! (Web version in English, Czech, French. More languages incoming!) A Rebellion of One in Warsaw, Poland. Sign: ‘I'm a resident of this beautiful planet…
XR UK · [email protected]
May 2, 2021 at 11:40 AM

UK Newsletter: Rebellion of One Special!

After years of political inaction on the climate and ecological crisis, these rebels could no longer be bystanders. “My dream of being a mother has been taken from me by politicians set on business as usual.” Photo: Gavan Goulder Dear rebel, Rebellion has returned to the…
XR UK · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 1:29 PM

DO OR DIE: The 2021 XR UK Strategy is here!

Read to find out what the plan is this year. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Sarah, Extinction Rebellion UK · [email protected]
April 25, 2021 at 6:01 PM

We took on Shell - and won!

It's not every day that XRUK has a win that feels THIS BIG Dear John It's not every day that XRUK has a win that feels THIS BIG. On Friday, six magnificent rebels, charged with criminal damage against Shell HQ, were all found ‘not guilty’ in Southwark Crown Court. Despite …
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
April 16, 2021 at 1:30 PM

The Scientists Have Had Enough: Global Newsletter 50

Scientists are rising up! And any scientific institution that accepts the climate crisis but doesn’t act as if there is one is a target. (Web version in English, Czech, French, Italian, Portuguese. More languages incoming!) (Subscribe to this Newsletter.) 2 scientists throw…
Sarah, Extinction Rebellion UK · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 12:06 PM

You're invited to an exclusive screening

Join an XRUK screening of 'The Race to Save the World', plus a panel discussion ​between the film's US activists and XRUK's very own rebels Dear John, To get you in the mood for a summer of love and rage, you are invited to an exclusive screening of The Race to Save the World…
XR UK · [email protected]
April 14, 2021 at 12:28 PM

This is an Uprising: XR's BACK

Who's feeling restless? Here's something to get excited for. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Sarah, Extinction Rebellion UK · [email protected]
March 15, 2021 at 6:52 PM

Defend our right to protest

Right now in parliament, Priti Patel is trying to make peaceful protest a crime Dear John Protest is a fundamental democratic right, but today it’s in very real danger. Last year Priti Patel branded Extinction Rebellion activists “criminals”. Her solution to the inconvenien…
XR UK · [email protected]
March 13, 2021 at 8:33 PM

Rebellion of One moved to 1st MAY

Important date change and info on CEE Bill banner drops. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 5:58 PM

Global Newsletter 49: You Are an Animal

How Animal Rebellion, a sister movement to Extinction Rebellion, has a plant-based vision that’s growing all over the world. (Web version in English. French, Spanish & more languages coming soon!) (Subscribe to this Newsletter) Animal Rebellion in Czech Republic gets ca…
Sarah · [email protected]
February 25, 2021 at 3:03 PM

This is how we fight greenwash

Dear John Extinction Rebellion has launched a new kind of disruption: TruthTeller.Life is a platform to help workers anonymously whistleblow for the planet and give courage to others to do the same. In any company, employees often feel they don’t have a voice. Fear of punis…
XR UK · [email protected]
February 17, 2021 at 10:10 AM

What's a 'Rebellion of One'?

Find out about XR's new big thing - solo Rebellions. And more. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
February 12, 2021 at 3:41 PM

Global Newsletter 48: Citizens Assemble!

Our political systems are failing us. Citizens’ assemblies can break the deadlock and deliver the climate policies we need. (Web version available in English & French. More languages coming soon!) (Subscribe here.) Photo: FT Dear rebels, Without a massive mobilisation …
XR UK · [email protected]
February 3, 2021 at 2:41 PM

Actions: What's still going ahead?

Find out which actions are COVID-possible. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
XR UK · [email protected]
January 29, 2021 at 6:40 PM

SenseMaker is LIVE. 🔥 Wanted: Your stories.

Add your voice to the mix and help us work out what the ruddy hell to do next. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
January 15, 2021 at 5:46 PM

Global Newsletter 47: The Law of the Land.

Activists around the world are using existing laws, and creating new ones, to force governments and corporations to act on the climate crisis. (Web version here - now also in French. Other languages on the way!) (Subscribe here.) The Kalahari San - indigenous people whose la…
XR UK Podcast Team · [email protected]
December 25, 2020 at 3:18 PM

12 Days of Podcasts

The holidays are a perfect time catch up on our well-researched podcasts on a wide variety of climate & ecological topics Dear John Season’s greetings to all of you in the XR family and beyond! We hope that wherever you are, you are celebrating safely with people you love. 20…
Sarah, Extinction Rebellion UK · [email protected]
December 22, 2020 at 12:46 PM

An XR-mas gift that will help save the planet

Is solving the climate and ecological emergency on your Christmas wish list? I know a rebel who can help... Dear John, Did you know there are hundreds of rebels volunteering full or part time, all year round, across the UK, to help Extinction Rebellion UK change the world?…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
December 11, 2020 at 1:08 PM

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!

Governments’ pledge to cut emissions while their economies profit from fossil fuels and ecocide with impunity. (Read web version here in multiple languages! Sign up here.) Women farmers rise up against sweeping privatisation of Indian agriculture. Photo: PTI Dear rebels, …
XR UK · [email protected]
December 4, 2020 at 6:12 PM

UK Newsletter 19: Biodiversity is not 'cute'

We're back with the first UK newsletter since the September Rebellion! This one's packed with juicy stories and hot links to keep you informed and (maybe) inspired to keep fighting. (See here for web version, sign up here) This week, the UN Secretary General made a moving sp…
XR UK · [email protected]
November 20, 2020 at 11:21 AM

FYI: XR’s ‘Big picture’ systems project

Some info about a new(ish) team that’s helping us sort our sh*t out so we can rebel more boldly and coherently in 2021 and beyond! Hi there, A new team is doing some exciting work to shake up XR’s systems and grow our collective strength. It’s called the Systems Realignment …
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
November 12, 2020 at 4:15 PM

Global Newsletter 45: Our Lungs Won't Last.

Politics may feel renewed - but in every corner of the world our forests are under attack. And when they’re gone, so are we. Read the web version here (Czech, French, German & Polish translations coming soon!) Sign up to the newsletter here. Dear rebels, It took four …
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
October 9, 2020 at 12:22 PM

Rebellion and on and on. Global Newsletter 44

Fresh from the streets of Austria, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rebels are rebelling! Yet another Global Newsletter rippling with all your latest news and stories. (See here for web version, sign up to the Newsletter here) - Also, we’re excited to b…
XR UK · [email protected]
September 12, 2020 at 1:12 PM

Rebel Daily 7: Rebellion wraps up

Topless protests and the pink boat returns: the final 2 days of this September Rebellion were epic. Check it out. (See here for web version, sign up here) Dear rebels, Welcome to Rebel Daily #7 - the last issue of this Rebellion! And what a rebellion it has been. Photo: C…
XR UK · [email protected]
September 9, 2020 at 9:46 AM

Rebel Daily 6: Climate CSI

It's Day 9, and we're not done yet! Plenty of juicy Rebellion stories in this issue, including a powerful Animal Rebellion occupation, a stunning show at Shell HQ, and the tale of Lightship Greta. (See here for web version, sign up here) Hello rebels, Welcome to Rebel Daily…
Sarah, Extinction Rebellion UK · [email protected]
September 8, 2020 at 12:29 PM

They're coming for us

Today, we expect Priti Patel to issue a clear instruction to the police to shut down our Rebellion. Dear John Our democratic right to protest is at risk. Today, we expect Priti Patel to issue a clear instruction to the police to shut down our Rebellion. Will you stand up …
XR UK · [email protected]
September 7, 2020 at 10:44 AM

Rebel Daily 5: We will not be intimidated

It seems we've caused quite a stir. Read all about our weekend of action, on the streets, online and reactions from the corridors of power. (See here for web version; sign up here) Welcome to Rebel Daily #5 - and what an eventful weekend it was! Ugly words from our prime min…
XR UK · [email protected]
September 5, 2020 at 3:15 PM

Rebel Daily 4: Don’t read the news, be the news

We stopped the press. We broke the news. We’re the story of the day. All this and more in this round-up of day 4 of September Rebellion. (See here for web version; sign up here) Dear rebels, Welcome to our Rebel Daily #4 - some of the only news available today! A team of o…
XR UK · [email protected]
September 5, 2020 at 11:21 AM

Breaking news

Overnight, rebels in bamboo towers and in 'lock-topusses' prevented The Sun and The Times from getting out. Join in this newsworthy action today to build the momentum and shout our message loud and clear! FREE THE TRUTH Dear rebel, Last night we blockaded News Corp’s print p…
Francesca, Extinction Rebellion UK · [email protected]
September 4, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Arrest can be frightening

Last night, around 200 rebels were unlawfully arrested Dear John Last night, police unlawfully blocked around 200 Extinction Rebellion protesters from leaving Lambeth Bridge - and arrested every one of them. These rebels were not planning to get arrested. They were not give…
XR UK · [email protected]
September 4, 2020 at 11:24 AM

Rebel Daily 3: Pop the kettle on, ‘Authoritarian Regime’ is starting

Find out what the police has been up to. See our carnival clowns, naked Welsh beauties, and pink slaughter truck. Another fierce and loving day on the streets and online. (See here for web version; sign up here) The Macho Enforcement Team (MET) shows its muscle. Photo: Gare…
XR UK · [email protected]
September 3, 2020 at 12:06 PM

Rebel Daily 2: If the trees die, so do we

Ever tried to breathe without lungs? Read on to catch up on Day 2 of the Rebellion. Props include bamboo tripods, blue paint and a bear suit. (See here for web version, sign up here) On the first day, we found our feet and planted them in our public spaces. On the second d…
XR UK · [email protected]
September 2, 2020 at 10:33 AM

Rebel Daily 1: Boats, Bills and and Boris the Bank Engine

Aaaaaaand we’re off! Catch up on what happened on Day 1 of Rebellion in Manchester, London and Cardiff. Featuring pirates, skeletons, and a floating tea party. (See here for web version; sign up here) Arrrrgh! Consider the CEE bill, me hearties! Photo: Gareth Morris You wo…
XR UK · [email protected]
August 26, 2020 at 2:02 PM

Just one day to go! Get Ready for This!

It’s Rebellion time again! Find everything you need to know for the Rebellion here and more (See here for web version, sign up here) Dear rebels, It is all happening this weekend!! All across the country, action plans are being fine-tuned, props are getting a final layer…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
August 23, 2020 at 4:18 PM

Gluttons for Change. Global Newsletter 42

New global rebellion dates announced. Check out the latest XR actions across the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Volunteers needed! What are you waiting for? Involve yourself. (See here for web version, sign up here) Photo: XR Israel Dear rebels, Every day we move close…
XR UK · [email protected]
August 19, 2020 at 2:09 PM

2 Weeks to Rebellion - Are you ready?

Our September Rebellion draws nearer every day - here's what you need to know to be ready to rebel safely and in a (hopefully) organised fashion. Dear rebels, The Rebellion is less than two weeks away!! (Almost) Everything you need to know about the Rebellion is in this …
Anil, Extinction Rebellion UK · [email protected]
August 11, 2020 at 2:16 PM

I am not voiceless anymore

I’m Anil. I’ve joined my local XR group, and I’m not feeling voiceless any more Hi John, My name is Anil. I’d been putting off joining climate activism for a long time - partly because of the need to work hard to pay bills, the family commitments - and mostly, the Fear. Th…
XR UK · [email protected]
August 6, 2020 at 1:25 PM

UK Newsletter 17: Fast and Furiously Non-violent

Check out essential Rebellion planning resources and get the latest info on September right here. Also, catch up on the inspiring actions of your fellow rebels, this time using origami and umbrellas as well as banners to make a point. (See here for web version; sign up here) …
Amelia, XR Youth · [email protected]
July 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM

I have a favour to ask

Meet Amelia, an XR Youth organiser Hi John, My name is Ams - I’m a climate activist with XR Youth Cambridge.   I've suffered from severe depression since I was 13. With medication and support, I began to get better. The more I recovered, the more I fell in love with the wor…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
July 21, 2020 at 1:45 PM

🔥 Get ready for Rebellion 🔥 - UK Updates 1

From Sept 1, we rebel. Read on to find out more about the next wave of Rebellion, as we take to the streets in London, Cardiff and Manchester. ⏳💪 (See here for web version, sign up here) Dear rebels, The Rebellion is coming. 2020 is a year of multiple crises and a Gover…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
July 16, 2020 at 5:46 PM

Please Proceed to Emergency Exits. Global Newsletter 41

We’re back on the streets (safely). Read all about the UK Rebellion, major Climate Assembly in France, and a range of powerful and creative actions from across Europe and the world. (See here for web version, sign up here) Photo: XR Sverige. Dear rebels, Exciting times on…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
July 14, 2020 at 4:21 PM

We want to live

Hello John, Where did you first learn about the climate emergency? For me, it was at a Heading for Extinction talk. I learnt that scientists agree we have already entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. And our leaders are doing nothing to protect us. Today, scientists tell …
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
July 3, 2020 at 10:37 AM

The Rebellion Returns 1 September - UK Newsletter 16

Get ready for the next Rebellion, everything you need to know and more (See here for web version, sign up here) Dear rebels, Last week, the Climate Change Committee (‘CCC’), the Government’s own climate advisers, released another staggering report on the Government’s utte…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
June 18, 2020 at 12:48 PM

The World is Still Sick. Global Newsletter 40

How Nairobi National Park could become a glorified zoo & digital actions are making Indonesian school kids organise! (See here for web version, sign up here) Photo: Péter Lakatos, XR Hungary Dear rebels, Many countries may now be coming out of quarantine, but the worl…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
June 5, 2020 at 12:51 PM

UK Newsletter 15: This System is Toxic

Racism and oppression are toxic symptoms of a poisoned system: they can have no place in the world we need to build (See here for web version, sign up here) Dear rebels, We have been following this new wave of police violence and protests with heavy hearts. Racism and oppres…
Extinction Rebellion via ActionNetwork.org · [email protected]
May 20, 2020 at 2:14 PM

Global Newsletter 39: What do laptops, children's shoes and fake oil spills have in common?

From digital disruption to socially distanced protests and pop-up cycling lanes, our global Rebellion is taking on a new form. XR Art at Holywell Lane, Hackney by Jane Mutiny www.janemutiny.com (See here for web version, sign up here) Dear rebels, Since its inception, a c…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
May 11, 2020 at 7:05 PM

UK Actions - Whose streets?

Our streets! Grab your bike and help make breathing safer! Dear rebels, As we slowly ease out of lockdown, there are parts of lockdown life we don’t want to leave behind. Only 9% of people want life to return to normal - now is our planet’s chance to build a better, safer,…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
April 29, 2020 at 12:40 PM

UK Newsletter 14: No Going Back

Normal was the problem. I’m not going back. Are you? See here for your latest XR news and announcements. (See here for web version, sign up here) Dear rebels, Six weeks into this pandemic and many of us are feeling the strain. This crisis lays bare the vast vulnerability a…
Extinction Rebellion · [email protected]
April 15, 2020 at 11:51 AM

UK Newsletter 13: Rebellion Revisited - One Year On

The April Rebellion Remembered. Bring back our boats with the origami boat challenge, stop the bailout of polluters and take part in one of the many other upcoming online actions and events (See here for web version, sign up here) Credit: George Butler Dear rebels, Ex…