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CUT THE TIES

CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW

Behind the fossil fuel industry lies a shady network of corporations and organisations that legitimise and enable the activities of an industry that is killing us. These can be in the form of finance, insurance, legal, engineering, construction, PR, press, pension funds, lobby groups and an almost endless number of others.

Their link to the fossil fuel industry is often hidden behind their glossy websites and claims of being Net Zero, but a closer look will reveal that they are carrying out activities that mean they continue to profit from fossil fuels.

Other organisations too, invest, promote and profit from fossil fuels. Some are complicit as contractors or hide behind think tank names, working behind the scenes, lobbying secretly in the corridors of power.

Extinction Rebellion’s CUT THE TIES campaign takes action against these fossil fuel enablers, shining a light on the activities they would rather keep hidden. The campaign does not disrupt the general public but instead targets the companies responsible for propping up the fossil fuel industry.

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TAKE ACTION NOW

Do you want to CALL OUT your local FOSSIL FUEL ENABLERS and demand they CUT THE TIES?
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  1. Identify your chosen target in your local area.
  2. Come up with an action design with your local group
  3. Decide what assets you’ll need, whether generic CUT THE TIES assets are suitable or whether you would want target specific assets
  4. Plan a date for your action
  5. Recruit a support crew – ensure they all have the necessary NVDA training and arrange a legal briefing for your action
  6. ACTION DAY - Make the magic happen!
  7. Ensure your photos, videos, press releases are all shared on social media, local press and anywhere else you’ve planned them to go.
  8. Carry out an action debrief.  Consider Roses, Thorns and Buds - what went well, what didn't, and things that can be developed to improve future actions
  9. Consider escalations. Was your action a success? Would the target benefit from another visit? How can you turn up the heat on them next time?

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PREVIOUS CUT THE TIES ACTIONS

Many of the previous actions have had an immediate and clear impact on the companies targeted, the speed at which some have attempted to downplay and clean up the actions shows their concern regarding reputational damage they will suffer should their customer base and wider public be aware of their activities.

Previous Actions:

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – XR South West / South East
  • Tufton Street – Writers Rebellion
  • Eversheds Solicitors – HS2 Rebellion
  • Ineos – Plastics Rebellion
  • BAE Systems offices - Christian Climate Action
  • Church House - Christian Climate Action
  • JP Morgan – XR Health (Doctors)
  • Schlumberger – XR Wales / XR Youth
  • Ontario Teachers Pension Fund - Sky Rebellion
  • Hill & Knowlton – XR Cymru
  • BP – XR South East
  • Arch Insurance – Money Rebellion
  • International Maritime Organisation (IMO) - Ocean Rebellion
  • Edelman – XR London
  • Worley – XR South East
  • The Home Office – XR South East
  • London Fashion Show – Plastics Rebellion
  • Wood Group - Staines - XR South East
  • Labour Party HQ - XR South East
  • ...And more are happening all the time!

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Press resources

Extinction Rebellion (AKA XR) is a non-violent direct action protest group with the goal of preventing further mass extinction and damage to the climate. The group has three main demands.

1. Tell the truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.

2. Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

3. Go Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

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Previous releases

CUT THE TIES

TARGET YOUR LOCAL FOSSIL FUEL ENABLERS! DOWNLOAD THE CUT THE TIES ACTION PACK HERE CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW Behind the fossil fuel industry lies a shady network of corporations and organisations that legitimise and enable the activities of an industry that is killing us. These can be in the form of finance, insurance, legal, engineering, construction, PR, […]

South East climate activists pour and spray fake oil at London offices linked to the fossil fuel economy

Mass action across London targeting web of organisations propping up the fossil fuel economy ·        Thirteen sites hit, including those of BP, JP Morgan, the Institute of Economic Affairs, BAE Systems and the Church Of England  ·        Protestors call for organisations to CUT THE TIES with the fossil fuel […]

Top scientists blockade UK and international private airports to demand end to obscene private jet use

Scientists and young climate campaigners are barricading multiple private airports across thirteen countries today (10 November), including Farnborough Airport  and London Luton Airport’s Harrods Terminal, to demand a total ban on all private jets and a tax on frequent flyers.

Extinction Rebellion barricades Europe's premier private jet facility near London.

PRESS RELEASE    21 May 2022 STRICTLY EMBARGOED FOR PRIOR RELEASE Link to images below, available from 7.30am Saturday 21st May 2022 and throughout the dayhttps://show.pics.io/xr-global-media-breaking-news/search?tagId=6287a77655c6330012b0e1c7 Videos and Livestreams taking place from around 8.30am. Available to view afterwards.https://www.facebook.com/XRSouthEastUK/​​​​​​ Press contacts: XR South East Media Team : xrsoutheastmedia@gmail.com Social Media : #FlyingToExtinction  : #PrivateFlightsCostTheEarth : #StopPrivateFlightsNow Updates […]

Stop the SLP

The SLP, ExxonMobil's new Southampton to London Heathrow aviation fuel pipeline, is cutting a swathe of destruction across South East England; putting planet and people before profit and enabling our government's ecocidal airport expansion plans.

Extinction Rebellion stops work on aviation fuel pipeline to Heathrow

Press Release : Extinction Rebellion stops work on aviation fuel pipeline to Heathrow.  Extinction Rebellion South East UK Photographs, please click here Livestream from around 10.00am and available afterwardshttps://www.facebook.com/XRSouthEastUK/Updates on twitter https://twitter.com/XrSouthEastUK For Immediate Publication — START — Funeral cortege of eco-protestors invade site to dig grave and mourn the climate destruction that the project […]

Climate Change brings Conflict

STRICTLY EMBARGOED FOR PRIOR RELEASE Link to images below, available from 9.30am Monday 18th July 2022 and throughout the day:https://xrb.link/E6Nu86  Videos and Livestreams taking place from around 8.30am. Available to view afterwards. https://www.facebook.com/XRSouthEastUK/​​​​​​ Press contactxrsoutheastmedia@gmail.comHashtags : #InvestInLifeNotDeath  : #OurChildrensFuture : #ClimateChangeBringsConflict : #WarIsEcocide Updates on social media https://twitter.com/XrSouthEastUK  :  https://www.instagram.com/xrsoutheastuk/ Invest in Life not Death. […]

Farnborough Airport, Statement of Intent

It is the intention of Extinction Rebellion to continue protesting at Farnborough Airport.Announcements may, or may not, be made public in advance on our social media. Extinction Rebellion is a non-violent movement and at all times we will act in accordance with our Principles and Values using non-violent strategy and tactics to bring about change. […]

EXTINCTION REBELLION TARGETS AMAZON IN BLACK FRIDAY BLOCKADE

Amazon’s fulfilment centre at Dartford, Kent is being blocked by climate activists who are disrupting the company’s business on its busiest day of the year. The action is intended to draw attention to Amazon’s exploitation of its workers and environmentally destructive and wasteful business practices on Black Friday.

Extinction Rebellion blockades UK's largest private airport

Farnborough airport barricaded by activists locked to a stretch limousine, fuel barrels and a giant steel tripod in call for polluter elite to cut their emissions Extinction Rebellion activists have blocked all major entrances to Farnborough Airport in Hampshire today (2nd October) to protest against the shockingly high levels of CO2 that private flights emit per […]

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