I’m contacting you from Extinction Rebellion, a major direct action campaign set to begin this November. Our demands to the government are simple. We want UK carbon emissions reduced to ZERO and the global ecological overshoot decreased to half a planet by 2025. We want the reversal of policies and practices that are causing the sixth mass extinction of life on this planet. And, we want a national citizens’ assembly to be formed to implement these demands. This crisis is not just environmental or economic - it is political.
From the 12th November onwards, we will block roads, do sit-ins, graffiti walls and occupy buildings, all of it peacefully and non-violently. Many of us will get arrested and even go to prison, clogging up the justice system. With small direct actions, every participant counts, even a small group. This isn’t something the government or the media will be able to ignore. We will also need people for non-arrestable action and behind-the-scenes organisation.
If this is in line with your group’s/organisation’s values, then these are the ways you could support us:
We would love to have a chat with you about ways our groups could liaise. Please reply to this email or come to our next networking meeting on the 18th October ( https://www.facebook.com/events/1909607045823806/ ).
Thank you for any support you can give.