Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.

There was mayhem at the Barclays Sheffield branch last Monday (14th November). Dressed as cleaners, many in drag, complete with mops, buckets sponges and brushes the “Dirty Scrubbers” from Extinction Rebellion arrived to give the bank a spring clean. As tunes such as “Carwash” by Rose Royce, “Stayin Alive” by the Bee Gees and “IContinue reading “Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.”

Barclays action day in Sheffield

Extinction Rebellion targeted branches of Barclays all over the country today to draw attention to the fact that they are the biggest funders of fossil fuels in Europe. Act Now performed this sketch several times around the city. WARNING! Contains frightening graphs and language some may find offensive. A team of “dirty scrubbers” then arrivedContinue reading “Barclays action day in Sheffield”

Community Climate Talks in Sheffield hear scientist claim that business as usual will cause 3 billion people to move over the next 50 years.

A guest blog by Finn Davison On October 11th, Dr John Grant and the Sheffield branch of Extinction Rebellion held a free, open-to-all, community climate talk at Hallam University. He urged attendees to take action and get involved with activism groups such as XR. In the wake of a never-before-seen 40 °C British summer, itContinue reading “Community Climate Talks in Sheffield hear scientist claim that business as usual will cause 3 billion people to move over the next 50 years.”

LIAR, LIAR, THE EARTH IS ON FIRE

A guest blog by Karine Nohr I was looking recently at paying my Council Tax and to my shock and horror, I found that the Sheffield City Council still banks with Barclays Bank! Why does this matter, you may ask? Barclays claim that they can make a real contribution to tackling climate change. But theyContinue reading “LIAR, LIAR, THE EARTH IS ON FIRE”

Defend the right to protest

Picture the scene. On a rainy morning in London, an Extinction Rebellion protest is in full swing in Millbank, demanding the Government start to act now to prevent billions of worldwide deaths which will happen if we don’t drastically reduce our carbon emissions.  Hundreds of people are sitting in the road, chanting and singing. SheffielderContinue reading “Defend the right to protest”

How full will the prisons be before the Government starts to Insulate Britain?

The failure of COP26 has changed the climate of protest in this country. Extinction Rebellion’s Paralympian James Brown has been jailed for a year for his protest on top of a plane. Nine Insulate Britain protestors have been jailed for contempt of court for breaking injunctions preventing them from sitting in the road. Eight wereContinue reading “How full will the prisons be before the Government starts to Insulate Britain?”

COP26 was a failure, but we must never give up.

COP26, the most important meeting in human history, has failed abysmally to slash emissions as climate science demands. Neither did it provide the countries on the front line, who have contributed least to emissions, with the finance they need to fund climate adaptation and start to repair the massive damage they have experienced as aContinue reading “COP26 was a failure, but we must never give up.”

Hazel’s questions on COP26

A guest blog by Extinction Rebellion activist Hazel Bober. I’m a teacher and mum of two young children and I’m heading to Glasgow this weekend (Nov 5th) to join protesters demanding that world leaders commit to climate action at COP26. Here are some of the questions and comments I’ve had from friends and family membersContinue reading “Hazel’s questions on COP26”