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  XR UK · [email protected]
September 21, 2023 at 10:09 AM

This Government is a danger to us all

Greenwashing is murder Hello John,This Government is a danger to us all.For as long as oil, gas and coal are funded, mined and burnt, no carbon footprint count, net-zero commitment or government promises will achieve anything. Sunak…
  XR UK · [email protected]
September 19, 2023 at 11:32 AM

Rebellion across the UK

More than 90 actions in September so far Hello John   This summer, three quarters of areas in the UK broke heat records. The planet had its hottest day on record. Greece, Hawaii and Canada saw massive wildfires. There was flooding across Europe, Asia, the A…
  XR Global Support · [email protected]
September 15, 2023 at 2:22 PM

Global Newsletter 80: People Power Stops Oil in Ecuador!

The people of Ecuador have voted to ban oil drilling in the Amazon. And that’s not the only good news in this issue. (Web version in English and French and German and Hindi and Italian and Portuguese! Polish and Spanish coming soon!) Ecuadorians rally to stop oil extraction…
  XR UK · [email protected]
September 14, 2023 at 4:32 PM

XR UK’s plans for autumn

Learn about what is coming up at XR Hi John We’ve got an open call coming up to share the latest updates from XR UK. Join us this Sunday September 17th at 7pm. Register here:https://actionnetwork.org/events/xruk-open-call-rebel-for-truth/  If you aren't fre…
  XR UK · [email protected]
September 11, 2023 at 4:31 PM

Join the Global Fight to End Fossil Fuels

UK protests this weekend include London, Leeds and Edinburgh Hello John ? This weekend, millions of people around the world will take to the streets to demand an end to fossil fuels that is fast, fair and forever. Be one of them. ? Peoples and communities a…
  XR UK · [email protected]
September 2, 2023 at 9:32 AM

Curious about XR?

Welcome talks coming up Dear John, ? Curious about XR? Want to better understand the climate crisis? Join us online at this Wednesday at 7pm to hear our essential introductory talk. This is a particularly special one as it is presented by one of the climate …
  XR UK · [email protected]
August 24, 2023 at 8:02 AM

Over 100 protests

XR UK rebels have taken over 100 actions since May Hello John This year has been one of constant climate catastrophes. Instead of shrugging our shoulders and looking the other way, XR rebels have been taking action. There have been over 100 actions across t…
  XR UK · [email protected]
August 17, 2023 at 10:33 AM

Rage against climate criminals

Government’s denial is beyond inhumane Hello John,   We must act. XR is making plans. We need you.   💰Sunak's family firm signed $1bn BP deal before North Sea licences opened1 💩 Fifty-seven triathlon swimmers fall sick in Sunderland2🌊 Ocean’s hit with highe…
  XR Global Support · [email protected]
August 11, 2023 at 11:11 AM

Global Newsletter 79: A Tale of Two Coal Mines

Whether it be the valleys of Wales or the forests of Turkey, it’s one law for protesters and no laws at all for coal companies. (Web version in English and French and German and Hindi and Italian and Polish and Spanish! Portuguese coming soon! Much love to the Translation Tea…
  XR UK · [email protected]
August 3, 2023 at 10:33 AM

People power is change

Today you can do something for XR and kickstart ongoing change Hello John,The Government has just announced 100 new North Sea oil and gas licenses, sending ‘a wrecking ball’ through its own climate commitments.1 Granting these licen…
  XR UK · [email protected]
July 20, 2023 at 7:17 AM

The pressure is on

The heat is rising Hello John,   🔥 The world experiences hottest week ever in over 100,000 years🔥 Italy faces one of the most extreme heat waves ever🔥 Wildfires rage in Croatia and Spain🔥 Big Oil makes massive profits on oil and gas - and dilutes climate pl…
  XR UK · [email protected]
July 17, 2023 at 5:21 PM

Hold your MP to account

Webinar by MP Watch on Tuesday 18th Hello John Could MPs be the least climate-informed group in the UK ? - and yet our futures are in their hands.Prof Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero, said that it was “deeply troubling that any MP would have th…
  XR Global Support · [email protected]
July 14, 2023 at 12:27 PM

Global Newsletter 78: How Big Oil Conquered COP

Big Oil has always had a seat at the table of the UN’s climate negotiations, but with COP28 it’s running the show. (Web version in English and French and German and Hindi and Italian and Polish and Portuguese and Spanish! Big up to the beautiful Translation Team!) An ‘Oil …
  XR UK · [email protected]
July 13, 2023 at 10:33 AM

Help build alliances to grow our movement

Open Call this Sunday, 16th July at 7pm Hello John, You may already know UK Relationships as the powerful team who brought together the ground-breaking alliance of supporting organisations for The Big One. This upcoming open call will cover the latest devel…
  XR UK · [email protected]
July 10, 2023 at 5:03 PM

Join the Foundation Programme

Learn core skills for the climate movement Hello John, New to XR and not sure how to help? The Foundation Programme is the perfect place to start. It is the best way to find your feet in XR while learning useful skills in the process.   Tell me more! The F…
  XR UK · [email protected]
July 5, 2023 at 9:00 PM

Join us - High Tide for Coal Crime

Extinction Rebellion’s Pink Boat Drops Anchor on UK’s Biggest Illegal Mine Hello John Extinction Rebellion’s world-famous pink boat sailed back into action today with a full crew of XR Cymru and XR UK rebels on board, to shut down an illegal coal mine in So…
  XR UK Legal Support · [email protected]
June 30, 2023 at 10:03 AM

Take a Stand Against Injunction Injustice

Support The Fight to Protect Activists Hello John, ? The fight to protect the right to protest has reached a critical juncture. The Government is determined to criminalise peaceful demonstrations. Powerful corporations are manipulating the legal system to s…
  XR Global Support · [email protected]
June 16, 2023 at 1:19 PM

Global Newsletter 77: The Mother of All Rebellions

The world our children will live in looks ever more terrifying. But rebel mothers are refusing to look away. (Web version in English & French & German & Italian & Portugese! Spanish coming soon!) A mother and daughter in San José, Costa Rica. Sign: Let's take…
  XR UK · [email protected]
June 15, 2023 at 4:30 PM

Learn more about civil resistance

Training sessions this week Hello John, ? We've got lots of training coming up, and everyone is invited. These sessions are a great way to learn more about civil resistance at a time when it is happening more and more across the world. See our top picks bel…
  XR UK · [email protected]
June 8, 2023 at 4:37 PM

Stand with Marcus

The Government wants to deport a peaceful activist Hello John,   We all know petitions aren’t enough - but sometimes they can be life-changing. This could be one of those times.    Marcus is a singer and climate activist. Now he is being threatened with dep…
  XR UK · [email protected]
June 1, 2023 at 4:33 PM

XR UK's new strategy

Our plans for 2023-24 to build a powerful, far-reaching community of civil resistance. Hello John, ? Together, we have shifted public opinion on the climate and ecological emergency over the last four years. Yet the outlook for the future remains dire.?? ? …
  XR UK · [email protected]
May 25, 2023 at 12:54 PM

XR strategy open call this Sunday

Learn more about the new XR UK strategy Hello John,   The 2023-24 XR UK strategy is being launched on Sunday and everyone’s invited.   What do the next few years look like for XR UK? How can we learn from what we've done so far and build on our success? Re…
  XR UK · [email protected]
May 23, 2023 at 7:14 AM

Organise a Community Assembly

Upcoming training to bring together your community Hello John,   What are Community Assemblies? Community Assemblies (also known as People’s Assemblies) bring together members of a community and empower them to discuss the questions that matter most to them…
  XR UK · [email protected]
May 18, 2023 at 4:07 PM

Three upcoming trainings

Get to know the climate movement, XR and NVDA Hello John, There are lots of trainings and workshops coming up online. Here are our top picks for those new to the climate movement or Extinction Rebellion: Welcome talk New here? Then join this intro…
  XR Global Support · [email protected]
May 12, 2023 at 11:32 AM

Global Newsletter 76: Big Enough?

XR UK disavowed disruption to focus on increasing rebellion attendance. But was The Big One big enough? (Web version in English. Also available in French and Spanish!) Rebels march through London and call for an end to fossil fuels during The Big One. This issue: XR UK’s Th…
  XR UK · [email protected]
May 3, 2023 at 4:39 PM

Join the Foundation Programme

Learn core skills for the climate movement Hello John, New to XR and not sure how to help? The Foundation Programme is the perfect place to start. It is the best way to find your feet in XR while learning useful skills in the process.   Tell me more! The F…
  XR UK · [email protected]
May 2, 2023 at 10:31 AM

The critical next step

Can you power XR’s long-term impact? Hi JohnIt's been just over one week since The Big One arrived at the gates of Government. Around 100,000 people united outside Parliament demanding urgent action on the climate crisis. And they’ve reacted… by doing NOTHI…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 24, 2023 at 8:09 PM

Look what we did

Four epic days Hi John The past four days have been huge. Here’s a little look at what we did together. We prepped thousands of banners, patches and posters. We picketed all the major Government departments. …
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 24, 2023 at 11:21 AM

The last chance

Powerful collective action is the key to change. Hi JohnHumanity is on its last warning. The IPPC report published in March1?says global heating is likely to exceed 1.5 degrees but there is a small and rapidly closing window to limit the damage. The key to …
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 23, 2023 at 6:26 PM

Tomorrow we picket Parliament

One final day for The Big One Hi John Such momentum. Pickets outside fifteen government buildings on Friday. Tens of thousands of people marched against biodiversity loss on Saturday. Hundreds of community talks, trainings and workshops. Today thousands of …
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 23, 2023 at 9:01 AM

Running out of time

It’s a marathon, not a sprint Hi John Like the athletes competing today, we’re showing perseverance and determination - in demanding that the Government listens to the thousands of people on London’s streets and ends the fossil fuel era! Can you help us kee…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 22, 2023 at 6:04 PM

We filled Westminster with hope

Thousands of people demanded change Hi John Today, tens of thousands of people came to Westminster to demand a better future. We celebrated all that we love. We mourned all that we have lost. Most of all, we demanded change.   It was an incredible moment. A…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 22, 2023 at 10:31 AM

Everyone for the Earth

We march for Biodiversity Hi JohnThe Big One is living up to its name.This Earth Day, the Government will witness a sea of people marching in unity to demand climate action.But seeing us isn't enough. We need to see the Government take action. …
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 21, 2023 at 7:03 PM

We achieved something incredible today

And tomorrow we're marching for biodiversity Hi John The Big One began today, and it was BIG! Together we filled Westminster with People’s Pickets at 15 government buildings to demand change.    Whether you were on a picket, led one, or helped out from home…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 21, 2023 at 11:20 AM

The Big One is a go!

Here comes everyone Dear JohnAs you read this, hundreds of supporting organisations and thousands of people have been uniting outside Government departments to demand action on the climate crisis. Here comes everyone. Power The Big One …
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 20, 2023 at 5:38 PM

Key info for tomorrow

Everything you need to know for day one of The Big One Hi John Thousands of people from across hundreds of organisations are hard at work getting everything ready for The Big One. Avaaz and Fairtrade have joined the growing list of supporting organisations …
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 20, 2023 at 11:21 AM

It’s tomorrow!!!

Together we’ll make history Dear John This is it. The biggest mass mobilisation of people to protest Government inaction on the climate crisis starts tomorrow.This is The Big One. Bring it on.   Yes, I want to help power The Big One and beyond …
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 19, 2023 at 5:21 PM

Don’t let them undermine our protest

We have no plans to disrupt the London Marathon Hi John The tabloids are trying to undermine The Big One. They say we want to disrupt the London Marathon. They say this even though they know it isn’t true.We have worked together with the London Marathon sin…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 18, 2023 at 5:31 PM

200 organisations, 117 events, 90 speakers and performers

There’s a packed programme for The Big One Dear John With only 3 days to go, things are getting exciting!    The Big One is now supported by over 200 organisations and features over 100 events. What are the main events? On Friday and Monday, there will be 1…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 17, 2023 at 10:21 AM

XR still needs you

We’re making it happen Dear John The banners are being prepped. The programme is being finalised. There’s lots more to come and we still need you. Only £20,000 remains of XR’s target to help mobilise 100,000 people to Parliament this weekend for The Big One…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 16, 2023 at 5:21 PM

Line up announcements for The Big One

5 days to go - more programme details announced Dear JohnThe Big One line up is taking shape - with thrilling artists and enthralling speakers now confirmed to take the mic. There will be music to motivate the movement and incredible speakers to inspire and…
  XR Global Support · [email protected]
April 14, 2023 at 11:03 AM

Global Newsletter 75: The War For Water Begins

As temperatures rise and water becomes scarce, governments are using weapons of war against their own people to control it. (Web version in English) (French and Spanish versions coming soon!) French activists shield themselves from police rubber-bullets, tear gas, and stun g…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 13, 2023 at 10:31 AM

One week to go!

John, who chooses your future? Hello John In just one week, we’ll be demonstrating outside Parliament. The Government will see the people’s demand for action on the climate crisis. Leave your mark. Help to change the future.   Yes, I will donat…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 10, 2023 at 10:21 AM

How can you have maximum impact?

How to maximise your impact at The Big One Hi John, Welcome to your fifth and final email in your introduction to The Big One. Today we’re talking about impact. What’s the best way to make sure you have an impact this April? Show up and be heard. Here’s a reminder of why a ma…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 9, 2023 at 10:52 AM

Travel, safety and accommodation at The Big One

A video, a quiz and a date for the next Open Call Hi John, Welcome to your fourth of five emails for The Big One. Today we’re talking about logistics. Read on to discover the key info you need to make your plan for the day - or take our quiz to see if you’re prepared! …
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 8, 2023 at 10:18 AM

What is happening at The Big One?

More details of each day and ways to find out more Hi John Welcome to your third of five emails about The Big One - and it’s juicy! Here’s all the key info about the programme from 21st to 24th April. If you can't attend in person but want to be involved from home you can j…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 7, 2023 at 10:48 AM

What’s the urgency?

Why we’re gathering in our numbers on 21st-24th April Hi John, Welcome to your second of five emails for The Big One. Today we’re zooming out, to reflect on why we’re gathering at Parliament in the first place. What’s the problem? “There is a rapidly closing window of opp…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 6, 2023 at 9:31 AM

Two weeks until The Big One!

Email 1 : Everything you need to know about The Big One Hi John, Tomorrow the two week countdown begins to The Big One! To get you up to speed on the details, we’ll be sending all the key info in five emails over the next five days. These will cover many aspects of the action…
  XR UK · [email protected]
April 4, 2023 at 10:31 AM

The Government Doesn’t Care

Sunak’s new Energy Strategy is ‘defying scientific doubts’ Hello John,We need you, urgently. We need to directly influence the Government. And we must be impactful. The time to act is now. Yes, I will donate to help XR take action S…
  XR UK · [email protected]
March 30, 2023 at 10:31 AM

The movement is building

War On Want, Quakers of Britain and Tearfund - the list of supporters for The Big One just keeps growing. Hi JohnWar On Want, Tearfund, Quakers of Britain, Disabled People Against Cuts and Music Declares Emergency - the list of supporters for The Big One j…