2020 has been a year of tipping points. Everywhere you look, a collective rage is growing. The people know that the next six months are critical if we stand any chance of tackling this climate crisis.
2020 REBELLION – LONDON, MANCHESTER, CARDIFF
The next big Extinction Rebellion uprising is happening at the end of August and early September. The idea is that from August 28, local groups will be doing high impact disruptions in their own regions – to galvanize rebels in readiness for action and to show the Government the Rebellion is coming. Then from September 1st, people will galvanise in three main cities (London, Manchester and Cardiff).
The UK Parliament is due to start re-sitting after the summer on 1st September: but we’re not going to let them back in until they agree to start anew with justice, care and life at the heart of it. From the 1st we will peacefully blockade the UK Parliament in London until they promise that the first thing they’ll do is debate our 3 demands.
To read more about the 2020 Rebellion, click here.
WE BELIEVE THAT CHRISTIANS HAVE A VITAL ROLE TO PLAY
We believe that being faithful means taking a stand in the biggest issue of our time. If you agree, we would love for you to join us.
Members of Christian Climate Action will be taking part in all aspects of the rebellion. We will be carrying out actions in our local areas from August 28th and will are expecting to have a presence at each of the three rebellion sites (London, Manchester and Cardiff).
At the London rebellion site, members of CCA are planning a 24/7 vigil. Click here to find out more information and to get involved. More info to follow shortly about the specifics of actions around the country. But for now…
1. Put the dates in your diary
2. Help us organise
We’re holding weekly Working Group meetings to practically organise our plans and we need all hands on deck! Join us.
3. Get yourself trained
To join in the rebellion, you don’t have to have had any training. However, there’s lots to be done and so if you can get trained up to help out, you would be helping the movement out a lot.Most of the training is online and can be found either via our training page, our facebook events or via the Extinction Rebllion training spreadsheet:
Sat 8th Aug, 11am : Non-violent Direct Action training: an introduction to non-violent direct action, both theory and practice.
Sat 8 August, 2pm: Press release and social media training. It is important that we not only take action, but that we make sure that that action gets heard about! This is a training event for those who want to learn skills in writing press releases and using social media.
Know your Rights: What are your legal rights? What are the police allowed to do? What happens when you get arrested? This is more legal advice than you might get in the basic NVDA training.
Arrestee Support: Learn about the role of the XR Arrest Support Welfare team and what you can do locally to support rebels who are planning to or have already risked arrest
4. Join an affinity group
Affinity groups are essential to protests. They are autonomous groups of 8-20 people who work together and support each other by carrying out a range of action and support orientated roles. Help us get you into an affinity group by filling out this survey.
5. Engage your Church
Here are some videos you can use to engage your church ahead of the September Rebellion. They are of varying lengths, for use in either a short promo slot in your service, or you can host a film evening. Invite your Church along – you might be surprised in the response! We have also written a letter that you can send, from CCA, to any churches in your local area. Click here to view.