EXTINCTION REBELLION SOUTHEND
We are members of the community in Southend and surrounding areas who agree with the aims and methods of Extinction Rebellion. We organise talks & training and plan local actions. We are organised into Affinity Groups (who support each other with actions) and Working Groups (who work on specific areas such as media, art and outreach).
Starting on Monday 7th October and continuing for as long as it takes, Extinction Rebellion and allied movements will peacefully shut down Westminster in Central London until the government acts.
The breakdown of our climate has begun. We’re nearly out of time. Take two weeks off work, bring your family and friends and join us in the streets for a one time only ‘chance of life’. The time is now.
We across the UK are joining our global family in an International Rebellion as we grieve the beautiful chaotic mass of life that is being destroyed.
WHAT IS EXTINCTION REBELLION?
Extinction Rebellion is an international non-violent direct action movement, demanding urgent action in the face of the climate emergency. We have three demands:
- 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.