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Extinction Rebellion Activists Launch Ocean-Focused Offshoot With Direct Actions Targeting Luxury Cruise Liner

A new grassroots climate movement called Ocean Rebellion officially launched this week with non-violent direct actions targeting a luxury cruise liner docked at the United Kingdom’s Falmouth Harbor as part of a broader effort to raise awareness of the environmental impact of cruise shipping. As the “sea-faring sister” of Extinction Rebellion (XR), Ocean Rebellion “has …

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‘No One Is Free When Others Are Oppressed’: Thousands in Spain and UK Rally at US Embassies in Solidarity With America’s Anti-Racist Uprising

Prepping for Saturday’s protests in D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser went for the grand gesture – and a symbolic middle finger to the racist cowering in the White House – and had “Black Lives Matter” painted in yuge yellow letters on the city’s main drag. Bowser’s action, aimed at recognizing the thousands in the streets “craving …

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‘One Crisis Doesn’t Stop Because Another Starts’: 2,000+ Kids’ Shoes Form Climate/Covid Protest in London

In a protest Monday to call for more ambitious action from the U.K. government to tackle the climate crisis, activists with the group Extinction Rebellion lined up over 2,000 pairs of children’s shoes in London’s Trafalgar Square and unfurled a banner that read “Covid Today > Climate Tomorrow > Act Now.” “We had months to …

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Warnings of ‘Pro-Corporate Agenda’ on Eve of Post-Brexit US and UK Trade Talks

As the U.S. and U.K. push forward with scheduled trade talks set to begin Tuesday a roundtable of advocacy groups on both sides of the Atlantic is calling on the two countries to prioritize working people, the climate, and a just recovery from the coronavirus pandemic affecting both nations.  “Our approach to trade policy needs …

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Weeks After Saying ‘I Shook Hands With Everybody’ at Hospital, Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced Friday, just weeks after cavalierly declaring that he was still “shaking hands with everybody” and downplaying warnings about the deadly virus coming from public health officials and scientists. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via …

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