Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
3rd July 2021
What’s Been Happening?
FREE THE PRESS MARCH
On Saturday June 26th Brighton rebels joined the Free the Press March in London. We gathered in Parliament Square for speeches, before marching to the HQ of News International at London Bridge. Four Billionaires control the majority of press outlets in this country. They are corrupting our democracy and refusing to tell the truth about climate change.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE UNDER THREAT (AGAIN)
Members of Brighton XR took to the streets this week to protest the shocking lack of press coverage of what is happening in Brazil. The Bolsonaro government is trying to push through a bill that would allow for mining and agriculture on vast swathes of land currently under the control of indigenous peoples. Not only would this be disastrous for indigenous peoples, but it would cause further destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
BRIGHTON BIKE SWARM
9th July (Friday), 6pm
With some big decisions on cycling infrastructure due from the council over the next couple of months, it’s essential that we show support for this low-carbon, inclusive mode of transport. Cycling will only take off as mass transport if it can be done safely, which is why cycle lanes and traffic calming are so important.
Come and join our family-friendly Bike Swarm, departing Black Rock at 6pm on Friday 9 July. Dress brightly, make a noise and have fun!
We also need marshals on the day: please contact Miranda if you’d like to help. firstname.lastname@example.org
ROGER HALLAM INSULATE BRITAIN TALK IN BRIGHTON
9th July (Friday)
Hear Extinction Rebellion co-founder, Roger Hallam, talk about how a new campaign of direct action can make the government take action on insulating UK housing stock to reduce carbon emissions and create millions of new green jobs. Ticketed event with restricted numbers. Free, but donations collected on the night. Covid restrictions apply - see Eventbrite link for details.
St Mary’s Church Hall, St James’s Street, Kemptown
THE RIGHT TO ROAM IN SUSSEX - LANDSCAPES OF FREEDOM
24th July (Saturday), 10.30am
This July a new alliance of free walkers, local and national, are organising a peaceful mass trespass on Saturday 24th July, to reconnect with our local Downland.
- Online webinar Thursday 15th July: The Right to Roam in Sussex – Landscapes of Freedom (time 7.00pm to 8.30pm)
- In person event Saturday 24th July: Mass trespass and picnic (time 10.30am)
- Website: www.landscapesoffreedom.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/landscapesoffreedom
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/LandscapesofF
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/landscapesoffreedom/
Begins 23rd August
There will be a 2 week rebellion beginning on August 23rd in London. Keep a look out for upcoming details. This is going to be BIG. We have added an extra demand.
If you want transport to or accommodation in London...
Deadline 12th July
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XR Brighton General Meeting
Every Tuesday, 7-9pm, online (Zoom)
Everyone is welcome. Come, join in, reflect, and plan our way to make a difference and create change. It’s you that makes the difference!
Meeting ID: 81441966038
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