We are Extinction Rebellion and we are your neighbours, your colleagues, your relatives and your friends. We spent two weeks in London carrying out peaceful, joyful, direct action against government inaction on climate and ecological catastrophe.
We worked with what we had: our bodies, our minds and our hearts. Climate and ecological breakdown are ongoing crises that will devastate all of us in the UK: more floods, lethal storms and heatwaves, and droughts.
This is a last resort attempt to provoke Government action to tackle the crises that mainstream science, and David Attenborough, tell us threaten the “collapse of civilisations”.
Extinction Rebellion is an international non-violent direct action movement, demanding urgent action in the face of the climate emergency. We have three demands:
Tell the Truth
Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
We aim to achieve this through non-violent direct action, which means breaking the law and causing disruption. Previous methods of protesting have not worked, and the idea of civil disobedience has a successful history. For example, the Suffragettes, Independence in India, and Civil Rights. Extinction Rebellion only began in October 2018 and already we’ve got the issue into mainstream discussion.
If you want to join us fighting for our future, get involved.