Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
17th November 2022
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING
The Weekend of Resistance
Brighton rebels joined the Weekend of Resistance in London starting with the occupation of Whitehall outside Downing Street in protest against the cost of living and the climate crisis.
Doctors for XR staged a dramatic presentation of corpses to bring home the impact of the growing climate crisis.
And the young made their feelings clear.
Paint the Streets
The Paint the Streets subvertising campaign that began in London that weekend eventually reached Brighton.
Rebellion Tour Bus
After an interruption to respect the period of national mourning for the late Queen the XR Rebellion Tour bus eventually arrived in Brighton carrying a team of supporters and equipment for a Peoples’ Assembly.
Divest East Sussex
East Sussex County Council invests employees’ pension funds in fossil fuel companies, including those of employees of Brighton&Hove Council. The Divest East Sussex petition will force the council to debate the issue if it reaches 5000 signatories. The number of signatories as at 11th November was 2597. You can access the petition for signing here https://tinyurl.com/affordablegreenenergy
XRB rebels joined the Brighton Climate Justice March and Rally on November 11th. About 400 attended with samba band and speeches.
We meet in person on Sunday afternoons every two weeks 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm at The Phoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place BN2 9ND
The next meeting will be on Sunday 20th November
We also meet online every three weeks on a different day of the week to give everyone an opportunity to join in. Here’s an opportunity to check in if you haven’t been for a while, see what’s going on and raise topics of the moment.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 30th November at 7.00 pm.
Meeting ID: 824 5797 7055
INTRODUCTION TO XRB
For newly joined rebels we hold a welcome and introductory meeting every week on Tuesday evenings at 6.00 pm. Come and learn how XR Brighton works, how to use the Telegram messaging system that we use for chatting and sharing information, make contacts that appeal to your personal interests and maybe pair up with an experienced buddy to help guide you through the first few weeks.
The login details are the same every week.
Meeting ID: 879 3949 3146