20 November 2019
Jamie Wareham – Forbes
Dawn Ennis – The Daily Beast
The Transgender Day of Remembrance honors transgender people who have been murdered and killed. Today, we should remember them, and vow to keep fighting for justice and equality.
17 November 2019
Pillon contestato a Parma: “Quando governeremo in Emila si potranno fare convegni senza che nessuno manifesti contro”
Flavia Amabile – La Stampa
13 November 2019
FIRST IMPEACHMENT HEARING: In explosive testimony, two top U.S. officials will declare under oath that President Trump tried to enlist a foreign power to help him win the 2020 election by holding back $400 million in military aid to an ally being menaced by Russia.
12 November 2019
Elizabeth Weise – USA TODAY
Cities in the U.S., including 13 cities and one California county, are beginning to require electrical stoves to fight climate change.
10 November 2019
Damian Carrington – The Guardian
Statement sets out ‘vital signs’ as indicators of magnitude of the climate emergency.
Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is.” On the basis of this obligation and the graphical indicators presented below, we declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.
9 November 2019
Andrew Das – The New York Times
A federal judge rejected U.S. Soccer’s argument that no discrimination existed. Megan Rapinoe praised the decision as a validation of their campaign.
6 November 2019
Extinction Rebellion/BBC News
London [06NOV2019] In a judgment handed down on Wednesday morning, Mr Justice Dingemans and Mr Justice Chamberlain said the section 14 order imposed during XR’s “autumn uprising” in October was unlawful.
Extinction Rebellion/Sky News
George Monbiot interview – London [06NOV2019] In a judgment handed down on Wednesday morning, Mr Justice Dingemans and Mr Justice Chamberlain said the section 14 order imposed during XR’s “autumn uprising” in October was unlawful.
25 October 2019
US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives a keynote speech at a global mayors event, which is bringing mayors from the world’s largest and most influential cities together in Copenhagen.
Phil Kingston, an 83 year-old climate activist associated with Extinction Rebellion, was arrested during a protest at London City airport on Thursday, 8 October. KIngston, who said he was protesting for his grandchildren and the people of their generation, was one of several people arrested during the demonstration, which organisers say is against the climate impact of flying and the government’s support for airport expansion.
The Guardian reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked to more than one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the modern era. Global environment editor, Jonathan Watts, explains how they have continued to expand their operations despite being aware of the industry’s devastating impact on the planet.
19 October 2019
Mattia Salvia – Rolling Stone Italia
Mentre il collegamento tra cambiamento climatico e attività umane è evidente in tutto il mondo, in Italia il solito Gasparri ha portato in Senato una cricca di negazionisti supportati dalle aziende petrolifere. L’obiettivo? Inquinare il dibattito pubblico
13 October 2019
Susan Bradley – CBC News
Chris York – HuffPost UK
Scotland Yard’s latest figures show 1,290 arrests have been made so far.
Tom Hunt – Stuff
Alleen Brown – The Intercept
Oliver Milman – The Guardian
Demonstrators were arrested in a wave of US protests that are part of a global week of action by the UK-based group.
Chloe Adams – ABC News
This week thousands of ordinary Australians, and many thousands more across the globe, will disrupt major cities with rolling blockades to draw attention to the climate crisis.
Kristian Buus – The Guardian
UK-based activists from the climate campaign group explain why they are prepared to be arrested for the cause.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: you give a tech company your personal information in order to use two-factor authentication, and later find out that they were using that security information for targeted advertising.
9 October 2019
8 October 2019
LGBTQ+ activists and supporters are protesting on the steps of the Supreme Court as the justices hear the landmark case that will determine if employers can discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
The Extinction Rebellion Podcast is back with a series of podlets (mini podcasts) from October 2019’s International Rebellion in London.
On Monday the 7th, Extinction Rebellion managed to take 11 sites across the city. Our first podlet is a snapshot of that – reclaiming the streets.
Hear from the people who were there and part of a speech by Weyman Bennett, from Stand Up To Racism.
These three cases will determine whether you can be fired for being LGBTQ+, and will stand as a massive test for our civil rights.
7 October 2019
Westminster and Trafalgar Square among sites targeted as number of arrests rises to 148.
More than 270 people have been arrested in London at the start of two weeks of protests by environmental campaigners.
Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists have been arrested as protests take place across the globe.
Police have arrested 30 people today following climate change protests on one of the busiest streets in Sydney’s CBD.
Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the road outside Downing Street on Monday morning as they began a planned two-week shutdown of Westminster. Peaceful protesters are targeting 12 areas in central London in an attempt to force meaningful action to tackle the climate crisis. The Metropolitan police said that by 8am there had been 21 arrests, in addition to others over the weekend, with eight people detained on Saturday
Climate protesters in Australia and New Zealand have blocked roads and entered banks and energy companies as part of Extinction Rebellion’s planned week of action. Police in Sydney arrested 30 people when about 300 protesters blocked a road near the city centre. Videos uploaded to social media also showed arrests taking place in Brisbane. In Wellington, protesters staged a ‘die-in’ at an ANZ Bank and occupied the foyer of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, while in Melbourne protesters banged on the doors of Energy Australia.
We are facing an emergency resulting from our toxic economic and political system. The way we relate to each other and to nature is destroying Earth’s capacity to sustain life.
Unending economic growth and profits drawn from a planet with limited resources is causing gross inequality, poverty, mass misery, and species extinction.
We are sold an illusion that consumption will bring purpose and happiness into our lives, yet this systemic consumption is threatening our very existence. It is based on unjust and unethical land use and ownership, unsustainable and increasing amounts of debt and enslavement of individuals.
Power and money is concentrated in the hands of the few, while the masses struggle to simply survive. It is causing climate breakdown and biodiversity collapse.
As Greta Thunberg has been saying since the ‘Declaration of Rebellion’ last October 31:
‘We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules. Because the rules have to be changed.
Everything needs to change. And it has to start today.
So, everyone out there, it is now time for civil disobedience. It is time to rebel.’
Extinction Rebellion would like to thank Radiohead for their gift and gesture of support in donating the proceeds of the OK Computer Bandcamp to Extinction Rebellion around the world. We are grateful to them for gifting us permission to use this song.
Time has almost entirely run out to address the ecological crisis which is upon us, including the 6th mass species extinction, global pollution, and abrupt, runaway climate change. Societal collapse and mass death are seen as inevitable by scientists and other credible voices, with human extinction also a possibility, if rapid action is not taken.
Extinction Rebellion believes it is a citizen’s duty to rebel, using peaceful civil disobedience, when faced with criminal inactivity by their Government.
Extinction Rebellion’s key demands are:
- Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
- Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
- Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
6 October 2019
The Rebellion will take place across the globe from 7th October.
Begins Monday 7 October 2019