XR Oxford Newsletter – March 2024

XR actions this year are already bearing fruit. Our participation in Insure Our Future week has brought Zurich to negotiate, and we will continue to pressure the insurance industry to act appropriately in the face of the greatest of all risks. Join us on April 8th to hear from a XRUK speaker on what else we hope to achieve this year, and how you can be part of it.

Diary Dates

  • Wed 20 March, 12-1:30pm: Silent Sitting at Barclays Bank Cornmarket Oxford (Barclays Bank, Cornmarket)
  • Sat 23 March, 12-2pm: Stop Rosebank protest and outreach in Oxford (Cornmarket)
  • Sat 23 March, 5:30pm: Phantom Parrot screening with Q&A (Phoenix Picturehouse)
  • Thu 28 March, 7:30-9pm: XR Oxford Action Circle Meeting (Online)
  • Wed 3 April, 12-1:30pm: Silent Sitting at Barclays Bank Cornmarket Oxford (Barclays Bank, Cornmarket)
  • Mon 8 April, 6:30-8:45pm: All Rebels Meeting (Tidmarsh Hall, New Road Baptist Church)
  • Sat 13 April, 2:30-4:30pm: Oxford Climate Choir monthly rehearsal (South Oxford Community Centre)

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All Rebels Meeting – 8th April

XR Oxford has been hard at work, but it’s been a long time since we have brought all the affinity groups together in one room. In April we will be gathering again, for both business and pleasure. Please join us, whether you’ve been rebelling for years or have just joined.

Venue: Upstairs room – Tidmarsh Hall, at the New Road Baptist Church, OX1 1LQ
6.30 to 7.15pm: Social – Bring food to share.
7.15 to 8.45pm: Speaker from XR UK Actions Circle on the latest UK Actions Strategy, updates on XR Oxford, small groups and Q&A.

Stop Rosebank – 23rd March

After a break last month to join Insure Our Future week, we will be resuming our monthly Stop Rosebank action in Cornmarket on Saturday from 12-2pm. We’ve had a great response from the public, and will be making sure the message is heard loud and clear by our MPs.

Community Events

Phantom Parrot Screening

If British police ask for the password to your phone or computer, you must hand it over to them in accordance with an anti-terror law that came into force prior to 9/11. When human rights activist Muhammad Rabbani refuses and is prosecuted, a journalist is able to uncover documents proving the existence of a top-secret surveillance programme, codenamed Phantom Parrot, designed to copy the personal data of individuals at airports and border crossings. And from there, the dominoes start falling in all directions in a dark detective film about technology, surveillance and structural racism in a time where knowledge might still equal power but where data is even better.

There will be a special screening at the Phoenix Picturehouse with a Q&A featuring guests including Muhammad Rabbani and director Kate Stonehill on Saturday March 23rd, 5:30pm. Book tickets here.