About

Extinction Rebellion is a movement of people prepared to carry out and support acts of civil disobedience to force governments to respond to the extreme urgency of the climate and ecological crisis and carry out their primary duty to protect citizens. 

In Extinction Rebellion Colchester volunteers organise local talks, non violet direct action (NVDA) training and carry out local actions to engage more people in the movement. We are organised into Affinity Groups, small teams who build trust  together so they can carry out local and national actions, and Working Groups focussing on specific areas such as media, actions, outreach and regenerative culture.

Extinction Rebellion has 3 demands of government:

  • Tell the Truth Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
  • Act Now Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
  • Beyond Politics Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

We aim to achieve this through non-violent direct action, which means breaking the law and causing disruption. Previous methods of protesting have not worked, and the idea of civil disobedience has a successful history. For example, the Suffragettes, Independence in India, and Civil Rights. Extinction Rebellion only began in October 2018 and already we’ve got the issue into mainstream discussion.

CONTACT XR COLCHESTER xrcolchester@gmail.com

 

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