15 July 2019
08:00 (UTC +01:00)
20 July 2019
11:00 (UTC +01:00)
Bristol, Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow and London
Extinction Rebellion UK
🌞 Summer Uprising – ACT NOW! 🌞
🍄 Codename Project Mushroom 🍄
Starting Monday 15 July, we rise up in an organic, decentralised and coordinated action with one main message: ACT NOW!
Throughout the week, rebels will disrupt central spaces in five cities with the support of local groups from across the UK:
• Bristol (XR South West England)
• Cardiff (XR Wales)
• Leeds (XR North England)
>>> https://www.facebook.com/events/2346725045567238/ <<>> https://www.facebook.com/events/1762170480553252/
• London (XR Central and South England)
>>> https://www.facebook.com/events/355279701822897/ >>>
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Demand #2: “Government must ACT NOW to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.”
Time is running out. At this point in history we have three choices: to die, to survive or to thrive.
Glaciers are melting, permafrost is thawing, sea levels are rising, and hundreds of thousands of people are losing their homes because of climate breakdown.
In the midst of the sixth mass extinction, the collapse of civilisation is a distinct possibility.
Britain’s own food security is compromised, marginalised communities within the UK are already paying the consequences and widespread water shortages, famine, extreme weather and conflicts caused by dwindling resources are becoming commonplace in the Global South.
BUSINESS AS USUAL
Parliament has announced a climate emergency, but the government is not taking the necessary decisive actions required by the crisis. Their 2050 net zero target is an alarmingly insufficient response for halting climate breakdown and biodiversity loss. By then it will be too late.
Our current economic system rewards the exploitation of people and planet. Our house is on fire, and politicians are ignoring the science as they encourage airport expansions, HS2, fracking, oil drilling and exploration while putting billions into new roads and subsidising investment into fossil fuels. Meanwhile, they block onshore wind installations and tax sustainable alternatives.
It is only by adopting meaningful measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025, protecting biodiversity, and making ecocide law that the government can show itself to be on the right side of history – in the pursuit of Climate Justice.
In line with the urgency of reports from the IPCC and IPBES, we remind the government of the need to ACT NOW. If the United Kingdom, birthplace of the industrial revolution, can show leadership the resulting chain reaction across the world will be crucial for securing the future.
ACTIONS AT EACH CITY
Each of the five actions are being organised independently and operate on different schedules, so stay tuned to the main Extinction Rebellion UK page as well as local XR websites and social media channels for each plan:
• Extinction Rebellion Bristol
• Cardiff Extinction Rebellion
• Extinction Rebellion Scotland
• Extinction Rebellion Leeds
• Extinction Rebellion London
However, we can guarantee civil disobedience, family friendly spaces, love and music and an object of significance to be core elements at every site.
SPREAD THE WORD
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This is the next phase of the Rebellion, and it will be as large, if not larger, than the International Rebellion in London, but this time distributed across the UK. For it to be successful, we need everyone’s commitment.
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LEARN MORE EXTINCTION REBELLION
Extinction Rebellion is a non-violent, international movement that aims to achieve radical change to minimise the risk of human and animal extinction and ecological collapse.
We invite everyone, and every part of everyone, to join us for this week of beautiful, decentralised rebellion.
Visit https://Rebellion.Earth to learn more about our demands, who we are and our theory of change.
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