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Demanding New York City Council to declare Climate Emergency

Extinction Rebellion activists met at City Hall demanding that the City Council passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency in NYC. A climate emergency declaration is a vital first step toward confronting the hard truth of the climate crisis and speeding up New York City’s transition to an equitable, renewable economy. We can’t solve the problem if we don’t call it like it is: a life or death emergency of unprecedented proportions.

The rally took place outside at 12:00 pm and then at 1:00 pm, City Council will be holding a hearing on the resolution.

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Arrests at protest over New York Times' unacceptable climate coverage

On June 22nd, 300 XR activists took the fight to The New York Times - asking them to take the lead and cover the Climate Emergency the way they covered WW II. Activists demanded a radical ramp-up of the NYT’s climate reporting with daily climate headlines and the use language appropriate to the emergency. In the course of the action, activists dropped two banners, one at the NYT headquarter and staged a die in. The NYP arrested 70 non-violent activists sitting in the street.

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New York Extinction Rebellion Activists pay visit to the New York Times

At 9 am on Friday Extinction Rebellion Activists entered the lobby of the New York Times to hand out flyers to employees . Extinction Rebellion demands from the New York Times that they start treating the Climate Crisis as the serious emergency it clearly is. Extinction Rebellion’s position is that the existential crisis currently facing humanity warrants coverage on a par with that given to World War 2.

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XR-NYC Demands Local Government Declare Climate Emergency, Drops Two Banners; 62 People Arrested

This morning, outside New York's City Hall, a group of several hundred protesters, representing XR-NYC, part of the global Extinction Rebellion movement -- which has now virtually taken over London, and has engaged in many other protests this week all around the world -- demanded that local government immediately declare a climate emergency. In the course of the action, two large banners were dropped and 62 people were arrested. In addition, mock citizen's assembly were held in which participants brainstormed their proposed solutions to the climate change issue and drew them in chalk upon the sidewalk outside City Hall Park.

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Extinction Rebellion (XR) Protests in New York with Youth Climate Strike: 16 People Arrested

In solidarity with New York City participants in the worldwide, historic International Youth Climate Strike to demand immediate action on climate change, the movement organization Extinction Rebellion (XR) joined with protesting youth by performing in an act of civil disobedience outside the American Museum of Natural History on Friday, March 15th. Sixteen people in all were arrested near the museum. Of those arrested, two were youth and 14 were members of XR.

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Extinction Rebellion NYC: First Day of Action

In New York, the NYC chapter of Extinction Rebellion (XR) engaged in a series of escalating nonviolent direct actions at multiple locations in Midtown Manhattan. These public acts of civil disobedience were designed to disrupt business as usual and to focus attention on the immediate and existential threat posed by climate breakdown to all life on Earth, including organized human life. This peaceful, disruptive approach was pioneered by XR activists in London, where last fall Extinction Rebellion shut down five bridges over the River Thames.

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NYC: Rebellion Day One – #ClimateShutdown to Shake New York

In response to a nonexistent threat, President Trump in December initiated the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history. For the greatest actual existential threat humanity has ever faced – worldwide climate chaos – XR-NYC, on behalf of the people of New York City and the world, will engage this Saturday in NYC: Rebellion Day One, a symbolic, temporary shutdown of a significant local institution.

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