Basic Standards for Organising Citizens’ Assemblies

Written by Marcin Gerwin There’s been an explosion of interest in organising Citizens’ Assemblies on climate change. This is really exciting. Citizen’s Assemblies will create the political motivation to implement policies to protect UK and global citizens from the effects of our warming climate and prevent further biodiversity loss. I have no doubt that recommendations coming from citizens will be strong and far-reaching – people understand both the urgency of the climate crisis and our dependence on biodiversity. However, for a Citizens’ Assembly to work well and be truly democratic, there are some basic principles that must…

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Newsletter 21 – The New Normal: Eco-action sweeps the globe

Welcome to our 21st newsletter! One month on from our wave of International Rebellion, and the ripples are still being felt. The environmental narrative has been irrevocably changed: public concern is at an all-time high, with a clear majority of UK voters now backing (comparatively) radical action. The shift of consciousness is spreading fast across the world, with regional governments in New Zealand today joining the British Parliament in declaring a climate emergency. Our message is also resonating in the cultural world, with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts pledging to prioritise the…

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Extinction Rebellion statement on the UN IPBES 2019 Global Assessment on Biodiversity

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +447305700176, +447804743058, +447802865819; +447944894190; +447561098449; +447549766448; +447904735749; +447986671716; +447918165046; +447479234522 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 NEW – What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   In recent weeks, the environment has risen to the top of the political agenda and the truth is beginning to be spoken. This has culminated in the UK Parliament declaring an Environment and Climate Emergency – two days after Scotland and Wales. However, too much of the focus has been on greenhouse gases and climate change. We also face an ecological crisis –…

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Newsletter 20 – Parliament meets our First Demand…well almost.

Welcome back to the newsletter! It’s been an unbelievable few weeks since our last official issue. Since April 15 we’ve been doing our best to keep up with the blistering pace of events in our daily updates, but from now it’s back to regular service – we hope you like our 20th newsletter! Before anything else, we’d like to extend a heartfelt welcome to the many ‘green’ rebels who’ve joined us recently. A feature common to the many actions below has been seasoned rebels (by now pretty tired!) receiving invaluable support – be it emotional, technical or numerical…

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BREAKING: London: 8 young people locked on to Parliament to plead for climate and ecological justice

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +447305700176, +447804743058, +447802865819; +447944894190; +447561098449; +447549766448; +447904735749; +447986671716; +447918165046; +447479234522 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 NEW – What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   In scenes reminiscent of the suffragettes, 8 courageous young people from Extinction Rebellion Youth in the UK, aged between 16 and 20, have locked themselves to railings outside Parliament in London. They have a banner that says “Our futures are chained to your actions.” They are demanding young voices be heard and their futures protected. Having witnessed previous generations reaping the rewards of polluting, climate…

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Extinction Rebellion statement on the Prison Guide wording

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +447305700176, +447804743058, +447802865819; +447944894190; +447561098449; +447549766448; +447904735749; +447986671716; +447918165046; +447479234522 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 NEW – What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   Extinction Rebellion statement on the Prison Guide wording We take very seriously the possible outcomes of non-violent direct action. We offer a range of support to anyone who might be arrested, including legal guidance and ongoing emotional welfare. As part of this support, an informal guide was made available based on the experiences of those who have been imprisoned in the past…

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