It’s the Summer to rise up!
Get packing and start counting the days – no, it’s not a holiday, it’s our Summer Uprising in London, starting next Monday! Read on for transport details from Oxford.
But before that, join us at our family-friendly street party action at Barclays next Saturday!
Tuesday 9 July, JHB building, Brookes Headington Campus
7-8 pm Casual meet-up for rebels before the main meeting in the Cafe, new rebels welcome
8-9 pm Working Groups meeting, JHB Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 24 July, 7-9pm, Venue TBC
- Wednesday 10 July, 7-10 pm – Non-violent Direct Action Training, XR Wantage, Upstairs at the King Alfred’s Head, Wantage
- Thursday 11 July, 7-10 pm, Non-Violent Direct Action Training, Cowley
- Saturday 13 July, 11am-2pm – Barclays Street Party (Cornmarket) to protest Barclays’ position as major fossil fuel and fracking investor.
- Monday 15 – Friday 19 July – ‘Project Mushroom’ Summer Uprising – large scale regional XR action (see below for full details)
- Monday 15 July, 7.30pm – XR Oxford New Members Induction
- Tuesday 16 July, 7pm – Show your support for a Marston Community Wood, New Marston Rec. See Marston Community Gardening Group or contact Julian Cooper for details
- Thursday 18 July, 7-9.30 pm – XR Banbury Non-Violent direct action training, Quakers Friends Meeting House, Banbury, OX16 0AH
- Friday 26 – Wednesday 31 July – Power Beyond Borders Mass Action Camp (organised by Reclaim the Power). Full details and transport below.
- Throughout July – Heathrow Expansion Consultation Events – if you can’t make it in person to tell them why this is a terrible idea for the planet, fill in their online consultation
- Also in July – FREE restorative evenings to help ground and settle the body and mind.
Barclays Street Party and Disruptive Action
Saturday 13th July, 11-2pm
Cornmarket Street, Oxford
Barclays is the #1 UK bank investing in fossil fuels, including toxic tar sands and fracking. XR Oxford’s requests for this to end have been ignored, so we’re back with a disruptive street party, reaching out to the public on Barclays’ fossil-fuel funding record. Expect a party atmosphere, activities for families, music from the Rebel Folk Scratch Band, and more! This disruptive action has minimal arrest risk. Everyone welcome!
If you’re a member of a family and want to join the XR Oxford Families Group (many of whom will be going along), get in touch with Jon Kennedy.
Come to Project Mushroom // Summer Uprising!
Monday 15th July – Friday 19th July
Five rebellions, five cities, five days. XR Oxford goes back to London for a week of disruption, love and (rumour has it) familiar aquatic objects… In the spring we occupied central London – a week later, Parliament declared a climate emergency. Yet the Government is acting with neither the seriousness nor urgency required for climate justice. Instead they make weak commitments, encourage ecologically damaging projects and tax sustainable alternatives.
So we return. Expect non-violent civil disobedience, family-friendly spaces, love and music! We will be camping in a second location to the main protests.
Don’t forget to…
- Let XR Central know you’re going
- Let us know if you have any questions!
- Join our Non-Violent Direct Action training – highly recommended if you’re going!
We’ll be meeting on Monday 15th July, 9am at Gloucester Green Bus Station to get the Oxford Tube – join us! Sign up to our travel event.
Oxford’s Citizens’ Assembly moves forward
The Citizens’ Assembly (CA) Project Team recently held an evening with Councillor Tom Hayes and around 70 rebels, to discuss how Oxford can become carbon-neutral, and current plans for Oxford’s CA. XR have a short time (three meetings) to influence how the Assembly will be held, through a seat on its Advisory Panel. We plan to emphasise the importance of:
- participants’ understanding and processing of climate change
- time to connect with why climate breakdown is important: nature, future generations and justice.
Find out more
XR Extravaganza at the Museum
Saturday 28 September 2019
ALL DAY Actions, Talks and Performances
Join us for an extravaganza at Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History (OUNHM), with mass actions and talks taking local public awareness of the climate crisis to a new level.
- A huge multimedia performance action led by musicians and dancers, about ecological breakdown caused by the palm oil industry
- Young people in costume representing endangered species
- Ecological scientists engaging with the public on biodiversity loss and extinction
- ‘Heading for Extinction’ Talks throughout the day
- Films and Art-Science Workshops
We are collaborating with OUNHM for this event, so there is no arrest risk for this action.
‘Power Beyond Borders’ Mass Action Camp
Friday 26th July – Wednesday 31st July, Secret location in SE England
Reclaim the Power is taking action this summer against the new gas-fired power stations fuelling the climate crisis, and training up to take action on the UK’s Hostile Environment for migrants. Join us at Power Beyond Borders, a mass action camp in a secret location within reach of London. It’ll have informative and inspiring talks, trainings on climate, and direct action!
This isn’t an XR action, but XR Oxford members will be going – it’s a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills for action, and learn about how all struggles are interlinked. Together we can fight for migrant justice as well as climate justice.
Reclaim the Power will help those wanting to go with transport options (minibus or car-share, depending on interest). Sign up to register your interest for travel here.
A Call for Poems!
Rebel Talk is a climate poetry project endorsed by XR Oxford’s Arts Working Group. We’re calling for poems in any form or language, responding to the climate emergency. To submit a maximum of two poems, </= 40 lines inc title, or to ask for more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September. Please attach your poem/s in .DOC format, and spread the word!