Why should we make a big deal about near-threatened species? Why is it just as important to put effort into conserving near-threatened species as it is those which are vulnerable, for example? Looking at The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species (also referred to as the IUCN Red List) theContinue reading “Bat Series: Extinction Vortex”
FINT protestors block entrance to Hayward Gallery’s ‘Among the Tree’s’ exhibition and stage dramatic performance to highlight the violence and deforestation of HS2. Stop HS2, HS2 Rebellion, and autonomous anti-HS2 activists who all identify as female, intersex, non-binary and trans, temporarily blocked the entrance to the Hayward Gallery’s ‘Among The Trees’ exhibition in protest asContinue reading “EXHIBIT THE TRUTH!”
As halloween approaches, batty decorations make an appearance in shops and homes. But how much do we know about the world’s only mammal capable of true flight?
RIP Cubbington Pear Tree 1770 – 2020
Part 2: The NET (National Eviction Team) HS2 have paid for High Court laws to protect their interests on the land they’ve stolen. The black clad NET are basically sheriff’s deputies hired to enforce that. However their aggressive actions now extend way beyond that remit. The NET have a reputation for violence, and for gettingContinue reading “A Guide to HS2 Goons 🧟♂️🧟♀️”
Conscientious protector given suspended sentence for defending ancient woodland in landmark case brought by HS2 Ltd and the Secretary of State
Today at Birmingham High Court, Elliott Cuciurean, 22, was issued with a suspended prison sentence for breach of an anti trespass injunction around irreplaceable ancient woodland in Crackley, Warwickshire, being destroyed by HS2 during nesting season.
HS2 is sinking to a new low, assaulting and illegally detaining 69 year old pensioner on public footpath. The incident occurred on the morning of 13th October 2020 and police had to step in.
The first of two judgements was handed down today on the application of HS2 Ltd and the Secretary of State to commit an individual to prison for defending ancient woodland and wildlife being destroyed by HS2.
Breaking news: HS2 to suspend all felling at Jones’ Hill Wood until full ecology surveys are completed
Widespread jubilation as HS2 works will be unable to continue until Summer 2021.
After a week of protests by anti-HS2 campaigners and Aylesbury Vale residents, local villagers to chose to pay homage to the Doddershall House and the Oak tree (pictured below) that has been a part of the daily life of Quainton for centuries and is being destroyed for HS2. When they arrived, a HS2 security van was already parked along with a camera van leaving the local community members shocked.
This issue is dedicated to all the brave Extinction Rebellion and Stop HS2 activists who took action on the 9th of October, from Euston to Lichfield. We are here to thank them, recap the highlights of this extraordinary day of National Rebellion and remind you of all the ways in which you can keep acting, so that the wonderful momentum of this action does not dwindle.
Extinction Rebellion and Stop HS2 activists blocked the largest High Speed 2 work site from 7am until dusk on Friday 9th October.
An independent team of ecologists recently released a report evidencing a Barbastelle bat roost at Jones’ Hill Wood, Buckinghamshire, one of 20 ancient woodlands targeted for clearance by HS2 from October 1st.
Protestors scale the HS2 tunnel and block works and remind Boris Johnson to keep his pledge to protect biodiversity
Today, Friday October 9, Extinction Rebellion and Stop HS2 have responded to the Prime Minister’s call to protect biodiversity by blocking HS2 worksites across the 140-mile stretch from London to Birmingham asking him to tell the truth and, in his own words ‘act now without dither or delay’.
We sadly report that the tree house ‘Bean Can’ has been evicted. It was the last tree house that was remaining at Jones Hill Woods, and it lasted 8 days after eviction started. Mark in the video below said: “The Bean Can is Empty. The police have refused point-blank, to investigate any of the legalitiesContinue reading “Update from Thursday’s eviction at Jones Hill Woods”
HS2 Rebellion learned last night of the suspension of four members (including a Commander) of the National Enforcement Team.
This is a statement from The Bean Can, the last remaining treehouse resisting the eviction in Jones Hill Wood. The Bean Can is occupied by autonomous activists who are not affiliated with any particular organisation. “Firstly, we want to make one thing clear: this is not about a railway. This is not even about keepingContinue reading “Statement from The Bean Can treehouse of Jones Hill Wood”
Activists and campaigners have managed to resist the eviction of Jones’ Hill Wood in Buckinghamshire for six days. The ancient woodland is one of 20 that have been identified as targets for clearance by HS2 from October 1st. Legal teams and campaigners have highlighted the felling in Jones’ Hill Woods to be illegal. As ofContinue reading “The fight to save our ancient woodland. Anti-HS2 resistance of Jones’ Hill Wood enters day 6”
This morning at 5:30 am around 40 National Eviction Team officers, working on behalf of the government’s HS2 project and supported by around 20 police officers entered Jones’ Hill Wood, Wendover Valley, Buckinghamshire (HP22 6PT). The clear intention was to clear the protest camp.
Part 1: Carrots 🥕🥕🥕🥕 Dressed all in orange, these creatures travel in packs around HS2 compounds following the signal of the Green Helmet Carrot without question, who in turn receives instruction from an unseen leader. If they encounter you in the wild they will likely freeze, ask you to leave and signal the Green Helmet.Continue reading “A Guide to HS2 Goons 🧟♂️🧟♀️”
This week, Boris Johnson told world leaders, ‘We can’t afford to dither and delay because biodiversity loss is happening today and is happening at a frightening rate’ and promised to protect 30% of our land by 2030 – yet the hypocrisy of this statement and pledge is laid bare as the government’s HS2 project rips through irreplaceable woodland and habitats.
As we head further into the 6th mass extinction here on Earth, HS2 Ltd. continue to deforest ancient woodlands and vital farming land. Across the Warwickshire area, HS2 have land grabbed vital spaces which home a wide variety of invertebrates, mammals & plants. Both the human and non-human population depend on vast biodiversity far andContinue reading “We are fighting for everyone’s futures!”
Hello! I’m Fern (@fernlovestrees), I’m 18 and from Bristol. I came up by train the first time in June and have been around off and on since! I started off camping when I first came up for a 3 day trip, but have since lived up in the treetops after learning to climb. I firstContinue reading “Tales from the Trees & Tracks”
Yesterday HS2 security, the NET & ecologists were surrounding this beautiful 200 year old Oak Tree.
Hello, I am @mushrooni and I travelled down from West Yorkshire on the train to Crackley Protection Camp. Ironically I took the planned HS2 route from the north to Birmingham… So I brought a tent and initially planned to stay for a couple days but it has nearly been a month now! I joined thisContinue reading “Tales from the Trees & Tracks”
Hi, my name is Grace (@dobson95). I found out about the monstrosities of HS2 through XR Youth & was so horrified by how many ancient woodlands will be taken needlessly. I am here today to try and stop the government and big corporations from displacing both humans and nonhumans from their homes. They are destroyingContinue reading “Tales from the Trees & Tracks”
My name is Medusa and I come from London but I am originally from Spain and France. I started camping in late May but I have taken some time to go back home to keep my life on track a few times. I first heard about HS2 Rebellion from other friends that were already thereContinue reading “Tales from the Trees & Tracks”
Saturday 5 September 2020: HS2 Rebel Leayn, 34, has entered the HS2 compound immediately outside Euston Station, scaled a 150 foot crane there and dropped a banner reading “HS2 is corrupt” (see photo). Leayn, who usually works as a creative artist, has risked life and limb by free-climbing the giant crane and is now securelyContinue reading “HS2 Rebel on hunger strike at top of 150 foot crane outside Euston station”
HS2 Rebellion disrupts UK’s Department for Transport to demand urgent action on the climate emergency and push the government to stop ecocide and stop HS2
Activists have spray painted the words “Smash HS2” and sprayed fake blood on the walls of the Department for Transport (DfT) to signify the government’s complicity in the climate crisis. Two people have glued onto the entrance door of the Dft, with four people glued to the ground. Activists chanted, “HS2 has blood on their hands. HS2 is Ecocide.”
BREAKING NEWS: Protesters against HS2 take to the trees in Parliament Square to demand the government to act now. They are there to witness Parliaments decision on the CEE bill, and pledge to remain until the government acts on the climate emergency, backs the bill and stops destructive projects like HS2. Protesters from the frontContinue reading “HS2 activists take to the trees”
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