Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
17th April 2021
KilltheBill Second National Day of Action
Today, 17th April @ 1pm
The Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill gives police extensive new powers to crack down on protest. XR is supporting a coalition of groups under the name KilltheBill to oppose the Bill's passage through Parliament.
After an incredible mobilisation last time round, we are calling on everyone to join us for a new wave of protests on 17th April in a city near you!
The London protest starts at Wellington Arch @1pm and will make its way to Parliament Square. Protests are also planned in Birmingham, Oxford, Newcastle, Leeds, Brighton and many more!
Check out the @Killthebill_official Instagram for more info on protests across the country
Please be mindful of XR’s often large presence and that we are joining in solidarity with others groups, so be careful not to dominate the space with our visuals. Personal XR badges and patches are welcomed, but we suggest XR flags and banners stay at home!
Read the action brief for legal info, kit to bring and more: Kill the Bill - Action Pack
Rebellion of One
Taking part in RO1? Have unanswered questions relating to arrest, post arrest, the courts, or your legal rights? Drop in on the Arrestee and Legal Support team at the following sessions, and we will try and leave you with answers and feeling more ready to tackle May 1st!
21st April (Wednesday) 11am - 12pm
22nd April (Thursday) 5.30pm - 6.30pm
29th April (Thursday) 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Before attending please make sure you have read the Arrestee and Legal Support Briefing found here and have attended a Know Your Rights Training
Find a full list of Arrestee and Legal Support trainings here
Love, Rage and Solidarity
Arrestee and Legal Support
UPRISING WEEKEND featuring FREE THE PRESS
Put it in your diary, today we're going public with BIG PLANS for the first weekend out of lockdown: 26/27 June!
So this summer, let's #PullTogether to expose corruption, challenge hate, resist division and demand a Free Press.
June 26th: National Demonstration
Join us & other movements in London, where we will present a list of demands to our failing state
June 27th: FREE THE PRESS!
We'll carry that energy, momentum and solidarity forward joining the dots between corruption, inequality, racism, the CEE and the billionaire press. Time to disrupt the status quo! FREE THE PRESS - part of an Uprising Weekend
Get involved. Our democracy and future depend on it!
TWITTER STORM For the next week, help us break outside of our echo chamber and reach new allies. This affects everyone!
PAINT THE STREETS From 8th May, cover your local area with a call to action that cannot be ignored:
SPREAD THE WORD Share this telegram group & the facebook event with everyone
GET IN TOUCH email the Free the Press team on email@example.com
See you on the streets
XRB Money Rebellion hit Barclays in North St yesterday
Money Rebellion - Bank AGM Season is coming up
Email Barclays biggest shareholders to demand they vote for ending fossil fuel funding via Sharklays
XR Animal Rebellion campaigner Alison Plaumer made 6 national or local papers plus the Brighton and Hove News with her petition for more vegan school meals
Do you have Press skills?
We are looking for someone to mentor our Press Officer. Minimum Commitment. We just need someone to encourage and advise. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
XR Brighton General Meeting
Tuesday 20th April, 7-9pm, online (Zoom)
Everyone is welcome. Come, join in, reflect, and plan our way to make a difference and create change. It’s you that makes the difference!
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