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Extinction Rebellion Cambridge throw green paint over Cambridge Labour headquarters
Extinction Rebellion Cambridge throw green paint over Cambridge Labour headquarters after Cambridge Labour reject support for the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.
Climate Gaslighting: There is No Plan
Amidst an oil & gas boom, there is no plan and there never has been
Cambridge City Council Reject Climate & Ecological Emergency Bill
The political establishment cannot be trusted. It's time to take direct action.
Extinction Rebellion Cambridge blockades fossil fuel giant Schlumberger to disrupt business for one week
XR Cambridge shuts down University of Cambridge hosted oil research centre
Good COP? Bad COP? - XRYC Zine
For their recent learning circle action at NatWest bank - a key sponsor of COP26 - XR Youth Cambridge wrote a zine about COP, capitalism and environmental action.
The University of Cambridge and its colleges must divest
It is time for the University and its colleges to listen to their constituent parts and the city and world they exist in. We demand, on behalf of both town and gown, that the University of Cambridge and its non-divested colleges divest their endowment funds immediately.
Extinction Rebellion Cambridge continues Schlumberger Out! campaign with a week of action
Extinction Rebellion (XR) Cambridge and XR Youth Cambridge activists continued their Schlumberger Out! campaign with a sustained week of action, featuring vigils and a banner drop. The actions highlighted the ties between the University of Cambridge and Schlumberger – the world's biggest oilfield services provider – and provided opportunities for outreach.
Extinction Rebellion Cambridge calls out University ties to fossil fuels with banner drop at Schlumberger
XR Cambridge activists climbed onto the main entrance of Schlumberger Gould Research Centre to carry out a banner drop
Shell Must Fall: We remember Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine
On 24th May 2022, Extinction Rebellion activists shut down Shell’s shareholder AGM in London. They joined activists all over the world protesting against Shell’s disregard for life. In this article, we remember Shell's victims Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine.”
Join the rebellion - sat 9th April onwards
Extinction Rebellion Cambridge flypost Senate House and BP Institute with latest IPCC report
Extinction Rebellion (XR) Cambridge and XR Youth Cambridge have flyposted the newly-published "IPCC Sixth Assessment Report - Mitigation of Climate Change" onto Senate House and the BP Institute in Cambridge as a reminder that the University of Cambridge is complicit in the climate crisis.
Extinction Rebellion Cambridge blockades oilfield giant Schlumberger against backdrop of COP26 betrayal
As the COP26 global climate conference in Glasgow moved its focus to energy, Extinction Rebellion (XR) Cambridge and XR Youth Cambridge activists blockaded the Cambridge research centre of oilfield services provider Schlumberger.
Extinction Rebellion Cambridge gnomes dig up Schlumberger lawn to protest oil and gas
Extinction Rebellion (XR) Cambridge and XR Youth Cambridge activists dressed as gnomes to dig up the lawn at the Schlumberger Gould Research Centre. The event marked the fifth day of a week of sustained action against the oilfield services giant.
Extinction Rebellion Cambridge announce opening of new cycle lanes
Extinction Rebellion Cambridge is delighted to announce the opening of two new cycle lanes in Cambridge to assist with social distancing in the city.
University and colleges divestment update - 15/08/2020
We're making progress
Our last chance: will the University of Cambridge stop funding extinction?
Our last chance: will the University of Cambridge stop funding extinction?
The University of Cambridge commits to divest fully from fossil fuels... by 2030
The University of Cambridge has committed to divest all its investments from fossil fuels by 2030 - a step forwards, but far too late.
The media is controlled by 5 billionaires: Freedom of the press is a lie
70% of the UK print media is owned by 5 billionaires, who use their newspapers as a platform for their own political agenda. The backlash against Extinction Rebellion for delaying newspaper distribution for a few hours proves that the UK does not have a free press.
Divestment Letter delivered to Trustees of Trinity College
University divestment report summary
XR Youth Cambridge protests University of Cambridge fossil fuel ties following BP’s fraudulent use of so-called low carbon funds
Extinction Rebellion Youth Cambridge protests University of Cambridge investments in response to news that BP funds fossil fuels extraction research with its “low carbon” money.
Gonville and Caius College: You lied to me.
A letter from an arrested alumnus of Gonville & Caius College
An open letter to Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
It's time to divest from ecocidal industries.
The Naked Truth - 18/08/2020
A personal account of nudity as an act of protest.
Press Release: Fresh wave of action against the University of Cambridge and its non-divested colleges after divestment deadline missed
It is time for the University and its colleges to listen to their constituent parts and the city and world they exist in. We demand, on behalf of both town and gown, that the University of Cambridge and its 24 non-divested colleges divest their endowment funds immediately.
Trinity College commits to divest 95% of fossil fuel assets by 2021
Trinity College finally caves to moral pressure from... everyone
An open letter to Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero
In recent days, George Monbiot and Mark Lynas have withdrawn as speakers in the Science Museum’s Climate Talks series because of the museum’s connections with BP and Equinor. We are writing to ask you to consider doing the same.
5 reasons why the Government's Green Industrial Revolution is greenwash
The Government's ten-point climate plan might sound impressive, but it fails to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050, let alone get us to net zero.
Statement on Saturday 5th December 2020
Five people sit alone in the road, desperate and terrified.
Looking back on Rebel for Justice
It’s hard to believe that just 3 months ago, rebels were beginning the biggest and most disruptive protest Cambridge has seen since Reclaim the Streets in 1996.
XR Youth Cambridge marks BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill 10th anniversary with action at BP Institute
Anti-racism statement from East of England rebels
A rebel responds to the action against Trinity College
Yesterday, Extinction Rebellion in Cambridge dug up the lawn of Trinity College in what, to many people, was a wanton act of vandalism…
Lawngate: a “step too far” on the road to climate justice?
We are not here to win a popularity contest. We are here to sound the alarm and to create the tension that opens spaces for the change we so desperately need.
Response to Anthony Browne MP’s statement in Parliament and wrongful arrest of XR Cambridge activist
An Extinction Rebellion Cambridge activist was wrongfully arrested in the early hours of Wednesday for alleged involvement in the group’s removal of Cambridge University’s anti-bird nets on the West Cambridge site – an action she did not participate in.
Black Lives Matter: XRY demands Gonville & Caius College remove racist memorial window
A statement by an Extinction Rebellion Cambridge activist wrongfully arrested for an action she did not take part in
[Press release] Extinction Rebellion Cambridge protest fossil fuel bailouts at oilfield giant Schlumberger
XR returned to the Cambridge-based research centre of oilfield services giant Schlumberger today, highlighting its role in environmental destruction in a socially distanced protest.
Why we swarm and disrupt the public
For over three decades, activists have been calling for action on climate and environmental breakdown through conventional means. Despite this, we are on a cliff-edge…
XR Youth Cambridge Expose Cambridge Oil Research Institute - CASP
COVID-19 Statement from XR Cambridge
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, XR Cambridge and XR Youth Cambridge have postponed all in-person protests and gatherings until further notice.
Extinction Rebellion supports closure of Mill Road Bridge and calls for full pedestrianisation
Extinction Rebellion backs "impressive" transport plans for Cambridgeshire, supports closure of Mill Road Bridge and calls for full Mill Rd pedestrianisation
Extinction Rebellion Cambridge demands end to polluting industries as UK exits coronavirus lockdown
Taking the time to let the emotions of grief run their course
Our rebel Linda talks to us about grief.
Flood victim from Lancashire thanks XR Cambridge
Angie got in touch with us after seeing news coverage of our actions this week to thank us for calling attention to the climate emergency and issues of over-development. This is what she wrote.
XR Cambridge calls for transport justice from Cambridgeshire County Council
[Press release] Extinction Rebellion announce divestment demands for the University of Cambridge and its colleges
The University and colleges are enabling and legitimising industries proven to be destroying the climate and harming millions of people - particularly in the Global South. In order to tackle their global hold, the fossil fuel industry and other ecocidal industries must have their social legitimacy removed, and the University must play its part in this.