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Declaration of Rebellion: Civil disobedience in the name of climate change

Declaration of Rebellion: Civil disobedience in the name of climate change

Activism, Environment, Investigations, Specials
With just nine days until Rebellion Day, the environmental group Extinction Rebellion delivered a 'Declaration of Rebellion' to Downing Street warning about upcoming acts of civil disobedience. The Declaration is a warning to the government against its failure to protect UK citizens from progressing climate change crisis. It is to be followed by protests starting Monday 12th November and leading to direct action on Parliament Square on Saturday 17th November in a national Rebellion Day. Finn Harries, one of the activists who delivered the Declaration to No. 10, shared on social media: "We have no choice but to resort to civil disobedience in an attempt to protect our future." The radical UK-based environmental group states in the Declara

Death of Julian Aubrey sparks fear for the LGBT community in London

LGBTI+, News, UK
Julian Aubrey, was found dead at his home in Earl's Court on Monday afternoon after suffering multiple knife wounds. Aubrey, 55, was the former co-chairman of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea LGBT liaison group. Voice of London spoke to two gay men from London to find out how safe they feel in London, following the news. Lewis King, 22, producer and director of the documentary ‘Drag Undressed’ said: “It puts into perspective that the LGBT+ community are still so far from equality. Yes we have pride marches and we have come a long way, but it still shows that in places we thought we were safe - such as London - we just aren't. As someone who goes out in makeup and high heels, I put myself in even more of a risk. It's does scare me but it won't stop me.” Ricardo