Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
12th January 2022
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING?
STOP THE POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING AND COURTS BILL
On Saturday Jan 8th, XR Brighton protested outside Brighton Police Station. Soon even a noisy demonstration like this may be illegal. Elements of this draconian bill, currently with the Lords, would mean that anyone causing ‘A Public Nuisance’ could face prison sentences of up to 10 years. We must stop this bill. More details of the bill can be found here:
If you want to help stop the bill, please make your views known to the Lords. Details of how to contact Lords and what to say are here. Please act before January 17th.
MARCH IN LONDON ON SATURDAY JANUARY 15TH TO STOP THE POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING AND COURTS BILL.
Brighton XR will be joining groups from all over the UK in London next Saturday to protest against the bill. Join us. 12pm, at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.. The nearest tube stations are Holborn and Chancery Lane.
SAVE THE DATE! Monday 17th January 11am Brighton War Memorial on the Steine. Brighton XR Meditators are hosting an hour's vigil to mark the final vote on the Policing Bill in the House of Lords.
NO NEW ROADS!
The Government is ploughing ahead with building new roads in a climate emergency. They anticipate 50% more cars on our roads when they should be asking us to reduce car use between 20-50% (according to Green Alliance Report, Dec 2021)
Roads destroy nature, they are carbon intensive to build and the expansion of the road network induces more car use. Car dependency is a leading form of air pollution and carbon emissions. We need a transport system fit for the 21st century that is less resource hungry and low carbon.
Roads Rebellion holds Zoom meetings weekly on Mondays at 5pm
To join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 8174 1506
For more info about the national campaign, see this link.
Insulate Britain’s new campaign is ‘Just Stop Oil’ (JSO)
For info: contact Jan 07821 320390
Divest East Sussex will be gathering outside Brighton Town Hall on Thursday Feb 3rd to protest about the ongoing lack of representation for Brighton residents on the East Sussex Pension committee. Did you know that almost a third of the funds invested by the East Sussex Pension Fund come from Brighton and Hove Council employees? East Sussex County Council has £74 million pounds invested in fossil fuels through its pension scheme. Join us on Feb 3rd to make your voice heard.
Publication of the new XR Strategy 2022 is imminent.
It will guide all that we do in the coming year. On January 25th the 2022 Strategy Tour will touch down in Brighton. Our 7pm General Meeting will be given over to an introduction to the Strategy and discussion with a member of the Strategy Team. Do come along and find out what we will be doing in 2022.
GENERAL MEETINGS RESUME ON TUESDAYS AT 7PM
Our first General Meeting of 2022 will be at 7pm on Tuesday 11th January
To join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 879 3949 3146
Welcome back. Hope you're refreshed.