The 2020 Rebellion is happening! From 12 noon on Tuesday 1st September rebels from all over the country will gather in Parliament Square (and also in Cardiff and Manchester) to demand that MPs back the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill
Now is the time to step forward, whether online or in person, to support Extinction Rebellion! History shows that peaceful civil disobedience works and we don’t have much time.
Read on for how you can take part, whether on the streets or from home.
Rebelling from Home?
1. Join the Digital Rebellion
Digital Rebellion is a simple way to direct our voices to the key institutions of power that contribute to climate breakdown. We are also targeting our MPs to tell them about the CEE Bill. This is what we call glorified lobbying. It is a way of being inclusive to rebels that need to stay home and still want to be active. We are all in this together!
It you follow the link without extension: digitalrebellion.uk it will automatically take you to the current campaign running on any given day, but we encourage you to take part every day as the narrative unfolds! Speak and write from your heart, be respectful, but firm.
2. Use your social media presence to share and comment on posts, pictures and footage to get them up the rankings – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. Make sure all your friends know what is happening and why.
3. Consider making a donation to XR at this critical time.
4. Stay connected and support the London Rebels from XR Warwick District?
Our Whatsapp Anchoring Support Group links up our London Rebels (the 'Sails') with local 'Anchors' who can hold an emotional space back home. It is primarily a listening group for our rebels in London to check in how they are feeling and debrief, knowing they will be 'heard'. This is a regenerative culture initiative to bring together those who are taking part in the London Action with those who are not taking part and so maintain a sense of our cohesion as an XR local group. There is no expectation/obligation on Anchors to respond to check ins (although that may happen of course), simply to be listeners. Join the group to offer this support.
We are in the process of organising a daily vigil from Tuesday 1st outside the offices of our local MPs in Leamington and Kenilworth along the lines of the Stratford vigil below. If you’d like to take part, look out for details on our website or contact
Going to London?
1. Join our XRWD London Rebels Chat on Telegram
If you’re not already on Telegram, the link will tell you how to join. It works on all devices including desktops.
2. Check out the live Rebellion Action pack for day by day information and all you need to know to take part
3. Join the XR Warwick District Whatsapp Anchoring Support Group linking roaming rebels with Anchors back home for emotional debrief and support.
Regional Pre-Rebellion Actions – all welcome:
SUN 30 AUG, 12:00 - 17:00, COVENTRY
BANNER DROPS & REBELLION OUTREACH DAY with COVENTRY XR
Coventry XR are doing various banner drops around Coventry City Centre to signal the start of the rebellion. They are starting at the Transport Museum at 12:00 and then will move to prominent locations such as the cathedral ruin steps, canal basin bridge, Hill Street bridge, 14.00 lower precinct, 16.00 Godiva statue (by the train station) etc. There will also be chanting, flag waving and a chance to meet other rebels and members of the public.
MON 31 AUG
FINANCE & BANKS REBELLION
This is a day of national Actions targeting banks which fund the fossil fuel industry.
All are welcome to join Birmingham XR and XR Youth who are doing a theatrical Action outside HSBC, 130 New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4JU between 11am – 12noon.
BACK THE BILL with STRATFORD UPON AVON XR
FRI 28 AUG onwards throughout the rebellion, 12 noon
3 TRINITY STREET, STRATFORD UPON AVON, CV37 6BL
Rebels plan to gather outside their MP’s constituency’s office at midday (30-60 mins, tbc). They will deliver a letter asking Mr Nadhim Zahawi's to publicly commit to supporting the CEE Bill. They will post images/videos to social media each day. They will repeat as necessary (re-delivering/updating the letter as required) each day until 2 September and possibly until the end of week two. We are more than welcome to join the action on any day it is occurring.
You can check out all these details and more in our local planning document
Thanks you Warwick District Rebels! Let’s help build the momentum for action and change. We are all crew. We Want to Live.
With respect and gratitude for your courage and support.
Love, Rage, Rebellion.
XR Warwick District
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- Future Local Group Meetings
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