Cardiff Rebellion plans
The Cardiff Rebellion was a combined effort from Extinction Rebellion Cymru, South West and Bristol.
1st SEPTEMBER: THE FUTURE STARTS NOW!
The tragic, life-changing COVID crisis shows we CAN do things differently! We must come together and seize this moment to seriously evaluate our toxic systems NOW, while we have the chance. We’re running out of time – we want the CEE Bill and we’ve no time to lose. The UK Government has been about division but borders mean nothing, we come together in solidarity.
2nd SEPTEMBER : PREPARE FOR CRISIS
We face a series of intersecting global crises: climate breakdown, ecological collapse, COVID-19, racial injustice – all symptoms of a toxic system that is driving us to extinction. The UK government knows the truth and is not protecting us. We say enough is enough of their criminal inaction. Today, we focus on the impact that the climate crisis is having locally and across Wales because it is impacting weather cycles, flooding, air pollution and our food security right NOW.
3rd SEPTEMBER : TELL THE TRUTH & ACT NOW
The UK government pays lip service to the climate and ecological crisis, while bailing out polluters and financing fossil fuel interests overseas. We are being greenwashed and the media is failing to hold the government to account. We say enough is enough of the lies and misinformation. We demand that the government and media TELL THE TRUTH and ACT NOW. 2050 is too late.
4th SEPTEMBER : BUILD A BETTER WORLD
A better world is possible. Government can follow scientific advice and take a decisive step towards a cleaner, fairer and more sustainable economy, creating a vast number of new jobs – or it can ignore that advice by prioritising its corporate sponsors and locking us on a path to climate collapse. We will use today to examine pathways to survival. What would a green recovery look like? What energy will we use? What does a truly democratic political system look like? What is the role of Citizens’ Assemblies? We will envision a better world with creativity, love and empathy.
5th SEPTEMBER : EVERYONE TOGETHER
It’s up to us now. All of us. Today we celebrate our differences and unite in a Movement of Movements. We will use the opportunity to highlight and amplify grassroots voices of rebellion within the wider social justice and environmental movements and express our solidarity with those who face injustice everywhere. We will make plans to move forward together to address the systemic crisis we face.