Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
29th March 2022
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING?
Rebels took to the streets on Saturday March 19th to recruit people for the April 9th Rebellion.
The Climate Cycle made its second public appearance, travelling from The Level to New Road, where it joined fellow rebels outside the Unitarian Church.
Music by The Agitators and Buffos Wake drew the crowds. Inside the church, rebels gave talks on the climate crisis. There were also talks about the importance of soil as a solution to the climate crisis and an introduction to organic gardening.
We were also joined by the Lewes XR Read Rebels, who made a striking appearance among the weekend crowds on New Road
DIVESTMENT WEDDING AT EAST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
Divest East Sussex, in collaboration with XR Lewes, staged a mock wedding outside the HQ of ESCC on Tuesday.
The bride (ESCC) was in search of a partner to help her pay her pensions. Would it be Nasty Old Coal, Dirty Oil or Smelly Gas?
They all tried to woo her, but luckily The Fossil Fool was there to lead her to her new, clean suitors: Wind and Sun.
For more details and to see the wedding video, go to https://divesteastsussex.wordpress.com/
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Prepare for Rebellion!
Knowing your legal rights can make a huge difference to the outcome of an encounter with the Police.
Your rights are covered in this essential video:
You can watch it in sections, with links to written resources.
Optional Q&A sessions will cover 'what it's like to be arrested' and any questions that weren't covered in the video.
Ensure you've watched the video carefully before attending the Q&A - they aren't a substitute.
Thurs 31 March 6.30-8pm
The video covers the legal position in England & Wales. We can't give guidance on the implications of the PCSC bill, because the wording hasn't yet been finalised.
For regular updates, information and reminders.
Join either A&LS Broadcast channel.
SIT FOR CLIMATE
Everyone Everywhere Every week
#SitForClimate is a new movement for people to show their concern about the climate crisis by joining in a short, regular, inclusive action.
WHEN: Every Saturday, 11am, for 10 minutes. Starting 12th March.
WHAT: Sit anywhere you like and display the #SitforClimate message on a home-made sign or on your phone. Sit on your own or with others.
Find out more here:
NON-VIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TRAINING
The April Rebellion is on the horizon, it's time to get your place booked on an NVDA training!
Essential skills for XR Rebellions and actions
You'll learn about the history of Civil Disobedience, theories of Non-Violence, and NVDA skills, such as how to talk to the police, how to block a road, and how to use your support systems.
Dates and Times
Tues 5 April - 2-5pm
No prior knowledge is needed, just fierce love of our planet and a sincere desire to protect all life.
For more info about upcoming training and workshops, please join our sister channel Movement Broadcast here:
The next Rebellion starts at 10:00 Saturday 9 April in Hyde Park, London
We will gather the movement together in Rebellion using focused and ambitiously creative civil resistance and material disruption. Our strategy identifies multiple strands of activity that must be coordinated. The Extinction Rebellion has always been greater than the sum of its parts. This year those parts have a fundamental duty to collaborate, to act together.
What we do in our regions and nations will ultimately determine the success of our Rebellions; what we do here in the UK will act as a powerful accelerator for the rest of the world.
Think of all we have done so far as an experiment, XR paying its dues.
Read the 2022 Strategy here: https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2022/01/23/xr-uk-strategy-2022/
Come along to our Tuesday meetings to see how you can get involved (details at the end of the newsletter).
As rebels put their bodies directly in the way of the fossil fuel infrastructure, we must provide the canvas for genuine mass participation in London - a demonstration of people power, where our resistance is open to all and impossible to ignore, and our strength lies in our conviction, not our kit.
Find all the info you need to prepare for Rebellion here:
RESEARCH SURVEY FROM SUSSEX UNI
If you are interested in taking part in this research survey use the link to access more information.
I am writing to invite you to take part in a research study I am conducting as a psychology student at the University of Sussex, UK, among supporters of the Extinction Rebellion, with a specific focus on attitudes surrounding collective action against climate change. You would need to complete an anonymous online survey, which will last approximately 15 minutes. There are no risks involved in this study, and participation is completely voluntary. Would you be interested in participating? If so, please use https://universityofsussex.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_72pDzOa7EoKHqE6 to access the survey.
Thank you in advance.
GENERAL MEETINGS ON TUESDAYS AT 7PM
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 link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87939493146
Meeting ID: 879 3949 3146