Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
13th July 2022
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING?
GRETA GOES TO LEWES!
THE FIRST EVENT IN OUR SUMMER UPRISING!
Greta sailed to East Sussex County Council Headquarters on Tuesday to join the protest against ESCC’s refusal to divest its pension fund from fossil fuels investments. Although Brighton and Hove City Council employees contribute almost a third of the fund’s payments, BHCC has no say in where the money is invested. We were joined by Divest East Sussex, XR Lewes and XR Hastings.
XR Brighton will be taking part in nationwide banner drops to highlight the climate crisis this Saturday. If you would like to take part, please email email@example.com
POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING & COURTS ACT 2022
The protest-related changes took effect on 28 June.
This Short Guide from XR Legal Support covers the changes compared to previous legislation.
You can hear about it and ask questions at our briefings via Zoom.
Weds 13 July, 19.00-20.30
Tues 19 July, 16.00-17.30
Register for either date HERE:
COORDINATION CORE GROUP ELECTIONS
There’s a staggered change of role holders every six months in the Coordination core group and it’s now time for Kate and Neil to move on.
Nominally there are four core roles, Guide, Shepherd, Communications Lead and External Representative, but in practice we work together pretty flexibly.
We’ve been managing recently without a Guide. Cat has joined us as the new Shepherd. Kate has been “Extra Brain” or Member without Portfolio. It’s vital we find a replacement to fill the vast canyon left by her departure.
We’ll hold a Governance Meeting to elect to the vacancies at the time of the General Meeting on Tuesday 19th July.
If you’d like to know more about the roles contact @Catherine, @Katehow or @Neil_Hove via Telegram to arrange a chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org You may nominate yourself.
THE SCREENING OF: CONSCIENTIOUS PROTECTORS: A STORY OF REBELLION AGAINST EXTINCTION, takes place on the 25th July 2022, at an Odeon cinema near you.
Book your tickets via Demand.Film link: click here
Watch the Trailer here: click here
If not screening in your area, please request a screening of the film by using the link below: Click here
This is the untold story of Extinction Rebellion (XR). In April 2019, we followed the the co-founders Roger Hallam, Gail Bradbrook, Clare Farrell, Stuấrt Basdển as they set out to rally the largest civil disobedience of a generation, holding the centre of London for 10 days, forcing the government to meet and discuss their three demands to avert the climate crisis. With exclusive access to the EXTINCTION REBELLION (XR) movement, this fly on the wall documentary tells their story as it happened.
SUPPORT THE FAST AND VIGIL FOR FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT: 18 – 20 July
Support the fast and vigil for fossil fuel divestment outside County Hall, Lewes, 18 – 20 July.
On 20 July, the East Sussex Pension Committee will vote on whether to stop investing in the giant fossil fuel companies that are driving the climate crisis.
To support the call for fossil fuel divestment, campaigners will be holding a fast and vigil outside County Hall (St Anne’s Crescent, BN7 1UE):
8am – 2pm, Monday 18 July
8am – 2pm, Tuesday 19 July
8am – 9.45am, Wednesday 20 July before going in to attend the meeting of the Pension Committee meeting (where the vote will take place) at 10am on Wednesday 20 July.
If you’d like to take part in either the fast or the vigil part of the presence outside County Hall during the period 18 – 20 July (whether or not you wish to fast) then please contact email@example.com or 07596 483 272.
‘The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel
burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk’
– UN Secretary General, António Guterres
Please note: It is important to maintain fluid intake on what is forecast to be the hottest day of the year.
On Zoom every Tuesday at 7pm
Meeting ID: 879 3949 3146
In person alternate Sundays 3-5pm.
Next meeting July 3rd.at Phoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, BN2 9ND