Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
22nd August 2020
WE ALL WANT TO LIVE: UK REBELLION 2020
No-one is immune to the climate crisis. Our house is on fire and We All Want to Live!!
XR Lewes, Shoreham, Worthing and Brighton invite you to join us on Saturday 29 August as we march along the iconic Brighton seafront to call for change. Our government is failing to act, let’s make our voices heard!
> Further information
As we prepare for the upcoming Rebellion, re-energise yourself by joining our No Time To Lose talk this week. Get inspired to act again with this 15 minute talk, a powerful reminder of what’s at stake. Details below.
The Rebellion is coming. Everyone has a role to play—from home or on the streets. If you care about the future of the planet—about the future of your children and their children—demand action before it is too late.
Help us build momentum for the best Rebellion yet. Spread the word, starting with inviting your friends to the events listed below.
Affinity Groups for the Rebellion
Do you want to be in the loop for the rebellion? Want to know what’s happening and be a part of it? One way to do that is to join an affinity group with other rebels.
Maybe you could get in touch with your old affinity group this week, or ask fellow rebels if they’d like to get together and form a new one (email details to firstname.lastname@example.org if you do this please). If you’d like to join an existing group or form a new one, come along to this online session on Friday 21st August at 7:30pm—read on for details.
Keep updated about the latest news on the Rebellion:
- See our 2020 Rebellion web page with information about actions and resources
Join us at the XR Brighton General Meeting every Tuesday on Zoom (details below)
Check out the Handbook for Life with all the information you need to prepare for Rebellion
The September Action Pack is here!! Get some clarity on what’s going on in London, why we’ll be there and what we’re asking for
Join Extinction Rebellion trainings (information below)
And check out this handy Action Wellbeing reminder document.
ACTIONS - JOIN THE REBELLION
No Future in Fossil Fuels
Friday 28th August
No Future in Fossil Fuels banner drops. Across the UK we will begin this Rebellion with a visual show of our strength and solidarity as local groups, affinity groups, and communities hang ALL their banners to Tell The Truth about the climate and ecological emergency. For more information join the XR Brighton Bun Drop chat.
Swarm to the Rebellion
Friday 28th August-Tuesday 1st September
Starting Friday 28th August, from the Level to Seafront, 6-9pm
Bicycle ride together en masse to rebel for the planet and against poisonous profiteering. Visiting key sites on the route—Horsehill Oil drill site, Gatwick and HS2—to show our support. Join us for some or all.
> Book a place and stay in touch
If you’d like to support those protecting an HS2 site with much-needed supplies please bring along your donations to Pavillion Gardens before the start of the We All Want to Live march on Saturday 29th. Essentials needed: bikes, bike locks, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, pots n pans, notepads, whiteboard markers, non-dairy milk, gluten free cereals, tampons, pads and any other vegan toiletries.
We All Want to Live: Extinction Rebellion Brighton March
Saturday 29th August, 12pm
A powerful, motivating regional event. Because our house is on fire and the government is failing to act! Let’s build momentum for UK Rebellion from 1 September in London. Bring a mask, some water and remember to keep your distance!
> Further information
Airports and Aviation
Saturday 29th August, 2:30-6pm
Clear Skies Picnic at Gatwick airport—roundabout by the South Terminal entrance and the motorway spur.
A Procession for the Planet
Saturday 29th August, 11am-1pm
Westgate Street, Lewes
A funeral march that transforms. We are hoping this will be an inspiring action with a big presence in Lewes that will remind people about resisting climate change and gain interest in joining the actions in London.
Tuesday 1st September for up to two weeks
Starting at Buckingham Palace at 11am
XR South East UK groups will march together to the UK Rebellion sit-in at Parliament Square. Meeting 11am, Tuesday 1st September at Buckingham Palace. Look out for information on getting to London and meeting up with local rebels once you’re there in the coming days!
> More information
The Digital Rebellion
Keep an eye out for news on the Digital Rebellion Website if you prefer your rebellion online!
MEETINGS - JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Zoom: Because of COVID-19 restrictions, meetings are taking place virtually via Zoom. For support with accessing these meetings please email email@example.com. To book a Zoom call using the XR Brighton account please join this telegram group
Join An Affinity Group
Friday 21st August, 7:30-9pm
Taking action can be better when you do it together with a group of people you know and trust: your affinity group. Join us at this online event to find out more about affinity groups and to either join an existing one or form your own.
No Time To Lose
Saturday 22nd August, 3-4pm
A powerful 15 minute talk which starkly lays out the choices each and every one of us faces. It details the actions we can take now to avert a bleak future of conflict and hunger, and offers a brighter vision which brings hope of a better future for all.
XR Brighton General Meeting: Special Edition – No Time to Lose
Tuesday 25th August, 7pm (same time every Tuesday)
We All Want to Live and there's no time to lose. Everyone is welcome to join us for this important talk (repeated from Saturday), followed by discussion and information sharing about the Rebellion to come.
> Join on Zoom (same link each week) Password 194057
XR Brighton Coordination Meeting
Thursday 27th August, 6pm
Coordination meetings happen every Thursday. We invite rebels from all XR Brighton groups to join us. If you are interested to know how this works, you are very welcome to join as an observer.
> Join on Zoom Password: 418675
TRAINING - GET SKILLED UP FOR REBELLION
The Rebellion is coming! It’s vital that you’re trained and prepared.
This Sunday, join Mariah and Marcia for some pre-action preparation:
RISE CWUP (Pre-action/arrest preparation)
Sunday 23rd August, 11am-1pm
Emotional and practical preparation for non-violent direct action, including but not just for those preparing for arrest. This training aims to realign us with our motivations for acting, to strengthen our communities and to address our concerns together to create more resilient activists.
> Join on Zoom
And here is a list of the four key trainings that all rebels should complete:
1. Know Your Rights
Every Tuesday 6-8pm
Training is available online every Tuesday. See the training calendar for details.
2. Witnessing an Arrest
All activists should know how to witness an arrest.
> Watch this video Password: ProsecutePolluters
3. Non-Violent Direct Action – NVDA
Sunday 23 August, 2-5pm
NVDA, in person, socially distanced, in central Lewes
> Please email: talksandtraining@XRLewes.org
4. De-escalation Training
Sunday 23 August, 10am-1pm
Arrestee Support Trainings Calendar - https://tinyurl.com//astrainingcalendar
Here’s a handy Action Wellbeing Checklist
OTHER XR BRIGHTON ACTIVITY
Join the XR Brighton Outreach/Events team to inform and energise rebels before the Rebellion!
IF NOT YOU, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?!!
> Join the Brighton Outreach/Events Telegram channel
> Join the Brighton Rebel Ringers WhatsApp group
> Mass Mobilisation Pack of ideas to encourage and recruit people
> Questions? Contact us by email
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