Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
3rd September 2020
STAND WITH US
The rebellion is here (inspiring one-minute video).
UK REBELLION 2020: WE WANT TO LIVE
Photo by James Cooley
Last weekend hundreds of rebels marched through Brighton in collaboration with Black Lives Matter Brighton and transformed the seafront to raise the alarm about climate breakdown, climate justice and social justice. Three brave rebels were arrested highlighting the corporate greed, pollution and complicity in the creation of the hostile environment of British Airways.
Greta the Lightship started its journey from Brighton on 29th August and it will arrive in London on Saturday 5th September.
All eyes are now on the rebellion in Westminster which is currently taking place until 14th September.
The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill was tabled in Parliament on 2nd September by Caroline Lucas with the support of a number of MPs, but then postponed for debate until 12 March. We cannot afford six months’ delay in this crisis.
There is no time to lose. Unimaginable environmental catastrophe will take place unless our politicians act now. Join the rebellion - read on to find out how - for the sake of all future generations.
Here is all the vital information you need:
> A schedule of actions happening in London. This will be updated as actions unfold.
> Check out the Handbook for Life with all the information you need to prepare for Rebellion
> The September Action Pack is here! Get some further clarity on what’s going on in London, why we’ll be there, and what we’re asking for.
> See the themes for the London Rebellion and arrangements for joining in from Brighton.
> See how to rebel from home.
> And check out this handy Action Wellbeing checklist.
Another way to support the rebellion is to stay in touch by signing up for updates and news or consider donating to XR.
ACTIONS - JOIN THE REBELLION
If joining the rebellion, please wear masks and keep a safe distance—see our wellbeing advice
The moving Rebellion with Lightship Greta
Until Saturday 5th September
We will be walking with Greta, covering roughly 10 miles a day, over the span of 6 days, using nothing but PEOPLE POWER to get there!
> Follow Greta on instagram and twitter: @LightshipGreta
> More info about the plan
There will be actions every day until 14th September. Below is the latest at time of going to press but please check the links above.
Photo by Crispin Hughes
Friday 4th September
HS2 Rebellion (Location TBC)
> Join the HS2 rebellion broadcast
Walk of Shame (1pm, Bank of England) Climate justice and social justice are both compromised by the ongoing actions of corporations and institutions across the world. Join us in marking these places as we march through London.
> Join the telegram chat
Saturday 5th September
Citizens Assemble (1pm, Trafalgar Sq): Parliament is failing us. We have to show them how it’s done. On Saturday, 5 September, we’ll be bringing a sense of what a Citizens’ Assembly sounds and feels like to Trafalgar Square.
> Visit / Share on FB
Discobedience (1-3pm, Undisclosed place of power) Come with us and experience the joy of acting together, pushing for change and questioning authority. We need to feel some joy alongside all this pain and grief. We'll be doing some dancing and possibly a 'die-in' too.
> Join the discobedience broadcast on Telegram
Sunday 6th September
Marine Extinction March (3pm Parliament Square): We will rise like the tide to demand protection for our oceans and the global impact of rising sea levels. A beautiful, creative, socially distanced grief march with Ocean Rebellion, Animal Rebellion and Sea Life Extinction. Family friendly protest! Join the Telegram chat and share the event on FB
Wednesday 9th September
REDRESS: Repair! Rewear! Rebel! (Oxford Street, from 1:30pm): Do you see injustice in the fashion industry? Let alone huge carbon footprint, high street and designer fashion brands are notoriously associated with exploitation of people and animals both abroad and in the UK.
> Visit /share the facebook event.
> Learn more about injustice action roles.
Thursday 10th September
Sucking the world dry / Injustice action (Location / time TBC). We cannot solve the climate and ecological emergency without stopping corporations like Coca-Cola from systematically abusing human rights, destroying the environment and stealing resources from the Global South.
> Sign up for roles here
XR Brighton General meeting
Tuesday 8th September, 7-9pm
All welcome. Come and hear about the latest with the Rebellion and learn how you can make a difference.
> How to join in online
The Digital Rebellion
Take action from home! We are well aware that during COVID-19, many people will not be able to join us on the streets in major cities. There are ways to rebel from home that will help push the government to act. The Digital Rebellion will target key institutions of power during September to keep the pressure on while we rebel on the ground. As long as you have internet connection or a phone, you can take part!
> Get involved on theDigital Rebellion website.
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