International Rebellion – October 2019

🌎 ⏳WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL REBELLION⏳🌎

Starting on October 7th, Extinction Rebellion groups across the world will gather in key cities to rebel.

It’s going to be huge.

Time is running out. Climate and ecological breakdown has already begun. Leading scientists and public figures (including the UN Secretary-General) have estimated we have as little as 18 months to turn it around.

The situation is urgent and we need to ACT NOW ⏳

In the UK, we will peacefully shut down all roads into Westminster in Central London and nonviolently disrupt the government until our leaders agree to TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION NOW. Other nonviolent actions will target corporations, ministries and infrastructure that maintain our toxic system. (You can stay up-to-date with plans at urlzs.com/RppA8)

In April and July, we sounded the alarm with disruption across the nation. None of our demands have been met. So now, we must confront the elites who profit massively from driving us all headlong towards extinction.

We will rebel for as long as it takes for our government to wake up and realise the death sentence they are giving our young people. Not to mention the loss of biodiversity and the countless species that are being pushed to the brink of extinction through our failure to act.

Respect existence or expect resistance. 👊🏽👊👊🏿

Tell your friends, your kids, your parents, your cousins, your neighbours, your neighbours’ cousins, your workplace acquaintances, and even that stranger at the bus stop.

We ALL need to stand up for our future.

Help spread the word and get involved:

  1. 👉 SHARE THIS EVENT on social media, even if you’re not a frequent poster, it’s one of the most effective ways to raise the alarm.
  2. 👉🏿 GET PLANNING and get linked into your local group, these small units are vital to organising during the Rebellion. rebellion.earth/act-now/local-groups/And this is not just for people willing to risk arrest. There are all sorts of roles that are vital to the Rebellion and keeping rebels safe, organised and well-fed on the streets.
  3. 👉🏾 START THINKING ABOUT YOUR ROLE. We need savvy cooks, admin legends, action designers, sanitation pros, financial whizzes, social media gurus, prominent spokespeople, legal observers, super-practical builders and fixers, musicians, logistics experts. And loads more. Explore our groups at rebellion.earth/act-now/resources/ (More info to follow)
  4. 👉🏼 DONATE. If you’re short on time but could give money, donate to the Rebellion at rebellion.earth/donate/.

This Rebellion needs everyone. If you think you have nothing to contribute, think again. Bring yourself, and that will be enough.

See you on the streets. 🌏🌎🌍

Thames Valley Cycle to the Rebellion

Calling all Rebel CYCLE CAMPERS!

Let’s cycle together to the London Rebellion this October, I propose setting off from Oxford at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday 5th October. We could cycle as a group, at an unhurried pace, aiming to camp together somewhere near or past Eton or Windsor…. Early on Sunday morning, we would set off cycling on into central London, arriving to set up camp by the evening.

I have bought a range of Ordnance Survey, Sustrans and Thames path maps and I am volunteering as a facilitator. Previously, to travel from Oxford to London for the Extinction Rebellion summer “Mushroom” uprising took me just over 2 days (carrying generous camping gear, supplies and baggage). After a week of actions and wonderful regeneration in London, I cycled back, energized, in one 14 hour epic ride. Now, with better maps, a refined route, avoiding most of the steep hills, we should get to Central London in two, more comfortable, 8 or 9 hour days.

Venue
I will be hosting a bike ride planning meeting on Saturday 21st September at my mooring, on the Redbridge horses Fields, at the end of the Abingdon Road. Please come after 6:30 p.m. to start a circle at 7 p.m. To find out more please email leo.r.d.young@gmail.com , thanks.

Venue accessibility information
Walk, roll, push or ride your bike over the rough ground across the field.

Glorious Rabble Practice

We want to be part of a mighty singing, chanting throng at the climate protests in the week of Oct 7th. This is not so much a choir as an exercise in super funky shouting… with drums and horns, too, no singing experience at all needed!

The general idea of the glorious rabble is the development of an awesome funky shouty repertoire for climate occasions, and the getting together of the forces to make this happen. The main bits of this are:

  1. cool chants, and
  2. ways to use them

The proposal is that the glorious rabble will then join with the drumletariat and the horns of infinite justice, at such occasions as may be arranged, especially to do with the Oct 7 XR protests. This might include:

  1. actions at the occupation sites
  2. any marches that may take place
  3. flash mobs in busy places

So, we’ll have some rehearsals, where we’ll learn some stuff and how to use it, and we’ll video this, for use as a learning resource for people who are in other places. These rehearsals will be damned good fun, and may also feature drummers/horn players

The Glorious Rabble is a loose term for the development of some skills in group chanting which make it sustainable, funky and fun. I’m hoping that the ultimate result is very inclusive of all kinds of input, and a live and fun singing/shouting culture. I’d be very happy to just sit back and watch this happen, but I believe we must be constantly vigilant towards our mortal enemy: lame, boring, worthy chanting!

An example from Australia is given in the YouTube video Warm is not Cool. It will be funded by a whip round of however much you feel like contributing.

We have the organiser of the training days being held in London who will be in Oxford to give us (rather you) a rehearsal session at St Columba’s on Sept 22nd at 16.00 hours for about 90 minutes.

Please complete the doodle poll to indicate attendance.

Venue
St Columbas Church, Alfred St (off High St Oxford)

Please complete the doodle poll to indicate attendance.

Family bike ride in support of the Global Climate Strike

Oxford Extinction Rebellion are joining forces with Parents for Future in a mass family bike ride to show support for the Global Climate Strike.

We will be setting off around 5.00pm from several locations around Oxford and then cycling into the city centre, converging on Radcliffe Square at 6pm to sing a couple of songs and hopefully encircle the Radcliffe Camera. After this we will cycle a short loop of the city centre as one big group before going our separate ways.

Please note that this is not a supervised or stewarded event, and everyone is responsible for their own and their children’s safety. The final decision about the route to take will be made collectively at each starting point, taking into account the needs of the riders, and the ride will be at children’s pace so no-one is left behind.

We will have a small number of customised Hi Vis vests and lots of bike flags to lend out. Please bring your own decorations and messaging too.

Venue
There will be 5 routes into Oxford, as follows:

  • West Oxford:
    • Leave Eynsham, Red Lion Square 4:55pm,
    • Fogwell Road, recreation ground entrance 5:20pm,
    • Seacourt Inn pub. Botley 5:30pm,
    • arrive Radcliffe Square, Oxford 5:50pm.
  • South / East Oxford:
    • Leave Sea Scouts (Meadow Lane) 5.30pm,
    • possible earlier start from Oxford Business Park to join this route.
  • Headington:
    • Leave Bury Knowle Park entrance 5.10pm,
    • JR / Manor Surgery Green off Osler Road at 5.20pm,
    • Pullens / Jack Straw Lane off Headley Way at 5.40pm.
  • North Oxford:
    • Leave car park / garage area behind BBC Oxford at 5.30 pm.
  • Marston:
    • Setting off at 5.30pm from the New Marston Croft Road recreation ground.

Venue accessibility information
All venues are on the street

ReDeclaration of Rebellion

Along with many XR groups around the country we will be marking the anniversary of the first Declaration of rebellion by reading out a ReDeclaration of Rebellion. We will be letting the government, and Oxfordshire County Council, know that they must ACT NOW. Please come with colourful flags and banners and add your voice.

Venue
At the entrance to County Hall, New Street Oxford OX1 1ND

Venue accessibility information
Accessible