🦋 International Rebellion
To the British Government, we declared a Climate and Ecological emergency.
You did nothing.
To everybody else, rebel!
10am, 7th October, central London. See you on the streets!
Everyone is invited. And we need you to invite everyone. Whether you are already a Rebel or a supporter from another movement, take 2 weeks off work and JOIN the REBELLION!. It’s time to act on the truth.
The purpose of the International Rebellion is to use mass participation civil disobedience to shut down the UK Government, for as long as it takes, to achieve the real emergency action needed to tackle the crisis.
Despite paying lip service to the emergency, the Government has ploughed on with business as usual. It’s sought to shirk responsibility onto young people and future generations by offering a net zero target so distant it’s a death sentence. It’s tried to silence the nation’s fears with a toothless Citizens Assembly condemned to make ‘recommendations only.’ It’s continued to pump billions into fossil fuel subsidies whilst ignoring young people’s cries.
But the collapse of our climate and ecosystems has begun.
Wildfires are ripping across the arctic. Ice is melting at speeds never thought possible. Deadly heatwaves are crippling countries around the world. Scientists express their panic daily.
We have to tell the truth: we’re out of time.
In April we tried disrupting business, but this time, as the crisis escalates, we must disrupt the state itself. Through nonviolent mass disruption of culturally and politically significant sites, emotional sacrifice, and symbolic occupation we will overwhelm the Government and Police to create an impossible dilemma. Keep arresting thousands upon thousands of rebels, or take emergency action to implement our three demands.
Across these islands, and around the earth, Extinction Rebellion has become a phenomenon. We are growing rapidly every day. Allied movements are now joining our strategy of joyful nonviolent rebellion. This International Rebellion is our best chance yet. We must prepare to win. This is an emergency.
Take time off work if you can, come and do what you are able to. There will be something for everyone to get involved with, whether it’s arrestable actions, making food, handing out flyers, arrestee support, and many more things. Come to weekly meetings for more info and for training ahead of the rebellion. JOIN US for REBELLION!
There are many ways to help create this rebellion that don’t directly risk arrest. If you are ready to be part of our support network in October, we need you. Everyone is crew.
If you can’t join the action in London, please donate now to help send rebels to London!
Do you need Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training before you go to London for International Rebellion? Check out our list of local NVDA training courses.
Calling all AG Coordinators
From the 7th October Extinction Rebellion will peacefully occupy a series of sites in and around Westminster. Each site will have an Affinity Group Point whose role is to coordinate the AG’s on site and to ensure that AG’s get the support and rest they need. To do this we need you to REGISTER YOUR AG with the site you’re planning to join. Please register your AG, even if you believe you are already registered on a regional or UK database.
We would like to encourage AG’s to think about how many rebels they will have available, on a day-by-day basis, to hold space (roadblocks) or go on actions. Due to rebels taking on site roles, or having other commitments, the numbers of ‘available rebels’ in some Affinity Groups may dip below 6 or 8 on a given day. In these cases it’s worth considering taking on new rebels or merging with another AG for the duration of the rebellion. If you’re struggling with the logistics of this, the Affinity Group Support Network may be able to help: [email protected]
Please alert all AG’s and AG Coordinators in Bristol and beyond to this message! Thank you.