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  XR Global Support · [email protected]
April 13, 2024 at 8:42 AM

Global Newsletter 87: Octopussy Riot!

A new rebel alliance has been disrupting North Sea oil infrastructure across Europe, and performing punk songs on shipping containers. (Web version in English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Spanish, Polish & Portuguese!) Actions in Denmark, Ecuador, Australia, and Keny…
  XR UK · [email protected]
March 11, 2024 at 2:04 PM

What we've been up to this year

Here are some of the actions we've taken so far this year Hello JohnLast month was the hottest on record for England and Wales. Last year was the hottest year ever, across the globe. Those in power don’t seem to care, but you do.You have shown your love and…
  XR UK · [email protected]
March 3, 2024 at 9:31 AM

How you impact Extinction Rebellion

The influence XR has on the world is inspiring, in part you make this possible Hi John,   Did you see what we did? This week Extinction Rebellion worked with organisations worldwide to expose the truth and demand urgent change in profit driven businesses.   …
  XR UK · [email protected]
February 28, 2024 at 8:06 PM

How XR pricks the insurance world’s conscience

Have you ever wondered what a human ‘Blockade For Life’ looks like? Hi John   Today we took courageous, bold and stunning action! It started in a park, became an 800 rebel-strong human chain around the tubular industrial monstrosity housing ‘Lloyds of London.’ …
  XR UK · [email protected]
February 27, 2024 at 7:32 PM

Ensure oil doesn’t drown the planet

If oil rigs aren’t insured…. they’re not built! Fossil fuel projects can’t exist without insurance. Hi John   Sometimes, the truth is simple. Fossil fuel projects can’t exist without insurance. So today, rebels went suited and booted with their astounding bladder strength…
  XR UK · [email protected]
February 22, 2024 at 8:02 PM

Five ways to get involved

You can take action next week Hello John Next week, we’re taking on the insurance industry and we need you.Here are 5 ways you can get involved:1. Learn Monday is a day for learning including talks on learning from the West Cumbria coal mine campaign; and…
  XR UK · [email protected]
February 20, 2024 at 1:09 PM

Non-Violent Direct Action For Beginners

Get training and support to step into NVDA Hello JohnNext week will see mass action against those who have the power to give all of us a fighting chance: the insurance giants. We’ll be visiting some of the 20 companies that insure 70% of fossil fuel projects. There are wa…
  XR UK · [email protected]
February 18, 2024 at 6:55 PM

What's coming up

Join us as we target the biggest and most destructive insurers Hello JohnInsurance is the Achilles heel of the fossil fuel industry. Without it, proposed new oil, gas and coal projects simply cannot happen. The good news is that insurance companies are vu…
  XR UK · [email protected]
February 15, 2024 at 9:41 PM

Want to act? Here’s your opportunity

Learn about upcoming actions at a call on Wednesday Hello John Pressure on insurers has resulted in big wins around the world. Join us this coming Wednesday to hear about how we can win again.  Register for the session All are we…
  XR UK · [email protected]
February 8, 2024 at 1:04 PM

What’s the plan for 2024?

Mini rebellions, monthly themes and the general election Hello JohnWhat’s the plan for 2024? Join us on Sunday to hear about the new actions strategy including: What nonviolent direct action (NVDA) looks like in 2024 How we're building a communit…
  XR UK · [email protected]
February 1, 2024 at 6:03 PM

What's insurance got to do with the climate crisis?

Insurance execs can be climate heroes Hello JohnNo insurance, no fossil fuels. It’s that simple. Fossil fuel projects need three things to operate: permits, money and insurance. Insurers give companies like Shell, BP and ExxonMobil the ability to drill as t…
  XR UK · [email protected]
January 27, 2024 at 5:36 PM

Flying into extinction

Greta Thunberg joined Extinction Rebellion today to remind private jet setters the harm they cause Hi JohnIt’s a tough old life, trying to double the operations of an airport for private jets - especially when Extinction Rebellion arrive with Greta Thunberg, Friends of th…
  XR UK · [email protected]
January 25, 2024 at 6:04 PM

A strategic and powerful way to tackle the climate crisis

Insurers have the power to give us all a better future Hello John Don't insure projects that destroy our planet! That's the message we're taking to insurers for a full week of actions from Monday 26th February to Sunday 3rd March. Actions will take place in…
  XR Global Support · [email protected]
January 12, 2024 at 12:14 PM

Global Newsletter 84: Reasons To Be Cheerful

2023 was bleak, but rebels and their allies also achieved many inspiring victories last year. Let’s remember some of the best. (Web version in English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese & Spanish!) Earth Uprising activists protest a new motorway in Franc…
  XR UK · [email protected]
January 4, 2024 at 4:31 PM

Until we win - It’s not over!

XRUK is gearing up for actions so massive they can't be overlooked. We stand for all life on earth. Hi John,Deceitful ‘leaders’ and ‘decision-makers’ enrage us as we enter 2024. Unapologetically breaking promises, compulsively lying and gloating at soaring corporate profi…
  XR UK · [email protected]
January 1, 2024 at 9:04 AM

Acts of resistance and hope

Here are some of the actions we've taken in the UK in 2023 Hello JohnWhat a year. More record-breaking extreme weather events than ever before. Twenty-one species gone extinct. Our first day of 2C global heating.And yet our government has invited in more oi…
  XR UK · [email protected]
December 21, 2023 at 12:47 PM

We must keep trying

COP failed. We won’t.` Hello John"COP28 is the fossil fuel industry’s dream outcome, because it looks like progress, but isn’t" - Professor Mike Berners-LeeIt’s been a busy December. As part of the Climate Justice Coalition, we came out for a global day of …
  XR Global Support · [email protected]
December 15, 2023 at 12:53 PM

Global Newsletter 83: Dirty Deals in Dubai, People Power in Panama.

Greenwashing by the UAE is leading to mass eviction in Kenya, while mass protest is closing mines in Panama. (Web version in English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese & Spanish!) The COP28 President attends a meeting in Dubai on the day the people of Pa…
  XR UK · [email protected]
December 14, 2023 at 6:52 PM

They’re still farting around!

World leaders really don’t get what ‘climate emergency’ means THE WORLD IS BURNING. BUT EVEN AT A CLIMATE SUMMIT, OUR LEADERS ARE JUST FARTING AROUND Hi John,COP28 has been a wild ride, and here at XRUK we're super excited about all its many achi…
  XR UK · [email protected]
December 9, 2023 at 7:31 PM

What planet are they on?!

This week the UN climate talks have failed us yet again. What planet are they on? Hi John, COP strikes again. The president of COP28, Sultan Al Jaber, has claimed there is “no science” indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels is needed to restrict global…
  XR UK · [email protected]
December 5, 2023 at 5:55 PM

We take action. Everywhere.

You've been busy rebels Hello JohnWe are ordinary people, standing together to take necessary action in a time of crisis. More than 180 actions took place in November alone. Here is a just a small snapshot of what we've been up to. …
  XR UK · [email protected]
November 30, 2023 at 11:21 AM

It’s a cop out

The UN climate talks have a relentless history of failure Hello John 2023 is set to be the hottest year on record. More frequent and extreme weather are decimating communities, burning through nature, and driving life faster towards extinction.But have no f…
  XR UK · [email protected]
November 28, 2023 at 11:05 AM

Rebels in jail need you now

There’s no guilt in protecting Earth Hello John,Over the past month, 14 rebels have been found not guilty of criminal damages at two high stake XR actions.When rebels courageously targeted the Treasury and HSBC, they brought attention to the hypocrisy we li…
  XR UK · [email protected]
November 17, 2023 at 9:03 AM

Mothers Rebellion happening tomorrow

Fifteen protests across the UK Hello John “If we are just focusing on what we can do as individuals, we are effectively reading bedtime stories in a house that’s burning down. We need collective change.” - Elizabeth Cripps, Senior Lecturer in Political Theo…
  XR UK · [email protected]
November 15, 2023 at 12:21 PM

Don't pay for dirty water

11 billion litres of raw sewage Hello JohnToday we are launching Don’t Pay for Dirty Water. Thousands of people will withhold payment of the sewerage part of their bills until the UK government and water companies stop poisoning our rivers and seas. …
  XR Global Support · [email protected]
November 10, 2023 at 2:18 PM

Global Newsletter 82: No Pipelines, No Prisons, No Genocide.

The ‘Oscars of Oil’ is blockaded, the criminalisation of protest is resisted, and a ceasefire in Palestine is demanded. (Web version in English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese & Spanish!) Appalachians Against Pipelines (AAP) occupy the Mountain Valley…
  XR UK · [email protected]
November 7, 2023 at 5:30 PM

We're having a rebellious autumn

See what we've been up to Hello JohnWe took 150 actions in October. Each is an act of resistance and hope. Here are just a handful of the ways we demanded a better future. We shut down the Oscars of oil. Hundreds of rebels joined Fo…
  XR UK · [email protected]
October 31, 2023 at 7:33 PM

The birthday party we really didn’t want

Do you still love the planet and rage at the climate & nature crisis? Hi John,Do you still love the planet and rage at the climate and ecological emergency? Today marks the 5th year of catastrophic failure. Happy birthday to us? No, it's shite! But you …
  XR UK · [email protected]
October 17, 2023 at 5:06 PM

What are Community Assemblies?

Bring people together, bridge divides and make better decisions Hello JohnSummary? Community Assemblies are a powerful way to make change. Watch this video for a quick introduction, and learn more on Sunday.?Details? At present, the voices of local communit…
  XR Global Support · [email protected]
October 13, 2023 at 12:40 PM

Global Newsletter 81: The World Is Collapsing.

The era of global climate breakdown has begun, and our movement has responded with actions of ingenuity and bravery. (Web version in English and French and German and Hindi and Italian and Portuguese and Spanish! Polish coming soon!) Dutch rebels brave a police water cannon …
  XR UK · [email protected]
October 10, 2023 at 4:33 PM

Oily Money Out!

The biggest gathering of fossil fuel companies comes to London next week Hello JohnNext week, the biggest names in the fossil fuel industry will come to London to talk oil and money.Nicknamed the 'Oscars of Oil', this is the biggest annual gathering of foss…
  XR UK · [email protected]
October 5, 2023 at 11:33 AM

Every month. Everywhere.

Celebrating the first coordinated day of action Hello JohnThis September has been the hottest ever globally, by an ‘extraordinary’ 0.5C margin - and 2023 is on course to be the warmest year on record.1We will not stand by while our futures are destroyed. La…
  XR UK · [email protected]
September 26, 2023 at 4:31 PM

Join one of the 300+ actions and events coming up

Across the UK from Inverness to Cornwall Hello JohnThere are over 300 actions and events coming up in the UK. Find out what is happening on our brand new actions map. Enter your postcode to see events near you. Upcoming actions in…
  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…