Extinction Rebellion (XR) has this week begun a two-week programme of in-person demonstrations across cities including London, Manchester and Cardiff, timed to coincide with the reconvening of Parliament after the summer recess.
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A number of famous novelists, poets and playwrights including Margaret Atwood and Zadie Smith have lent their support to an Extinction Rebellion campaign against the political influence of rightwing thinktanks fighting against climate action. On Wednesday evening the Writers Rebel group will demonstrate outside 55 Tufton Street in London, a venue known to host meetings of thinktanks and lobbying outfits linked to climate science denial and the oil industry. These include the the Global Warming Policy Foundation, the most prominent climate sceptic group in the UK, and free market thinktank the Centre for Policy Studies, whose deputy chair is Sir Graham Brady, chair of the influential 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative MPs.
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