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International Extinction Rebellion Week – Ōtautahi
15/04/2019 at 8:00 am - 22/04/2019 at 5:00 pm
Our leaders have failed us. This twisted system is killing us. We’re headed for extinction. It’s time to rebel.
Internationally, on April 15th XR are calling for a full-scale Rebellion to demand decisive action from governments on climate change and ecological collapse.
Join us as we engage in acts of non-violent civil disobedience against governments in capital cities around the world. This is not a one-off march – we will keep going for as long as we have to, shutting down cities day after day until our demands are met.
*** Want to learn more about being part of the action? Come to one of our NVDA trainings:
2nd April: https://www.facebook.com/events/1245302142290335/
10th April: https://www.facebook.com/events/415586472321089/
*** Explore together how we can face our feelings about mass extinction with Regenerating Rebellion
15th April: https://www.facebook.com/events/388064245372765/
*** Join us in demanding that ECan ‘tell the truth’:
16th April: https://www.facebook.com/events/380374149184453/
*** Keep an eye out (and join in with!) our roaming cow flashmob throughout the week.
*** Come along to our nation wide action highlighting the impact of future Sea Level Rise
20th April – more details coming soon!
*** Watch this space for more updates as we confirm them, and share with everyone you know!
Under our current system, we are headed for disaster. Catastrophic climate change will kill millions, cause food collapse, and render many more homeless. Mass extinction of wild species will lead to ecological collapse. Destruction of natural habitats will lead to genocide of indigenous peoples and the loss of our planet’s life support systems.
It’s not too late to change course – a better future is possible. But governments are consistently failing to take the urgent and decisive action that will save us. If the system will not change, then we must change the system. It is our sacred duty to rebel in order to protect our homes, our future, and the future of all life on Earth.
London planted the seeds of our Rebellion. Thousands of Rebels took to the streets in Nov 2019 and engaged in non-violent direct action against the UK government for its criminal inaction on what has been described as a “direct existential threat” to humanity. Roads were blocked. Government departments were occupied and spray-chalked. In the biggest act of civil disobedience in decades, over 6,000 Rebels blocked five of London’s Bridges for Rebellion Day on November 17th.
Since then, hundreds of XR groups have organised and taken action in countries and communities throughout the world. XR Ōtautahi quickly sprung to life in November, and has already declared rebellion against Ecan for their gross mismanagement of our regions water:
Tried out the road block tactics. and composted the Resource (mis)Management Act:
You do not need to be arrested to take part. Please share this event with everyone you know, invite all your friends, and spread the word. There is no greater cause on Earth than Earth itself, and the struggle for a true democracy to protect life on this planet, our only home.
We will not disappear.
We will not die off.
We will not give in.
Now is the time to rise up – for people and planet. ✊👥🌍
We’ll see you on the streets, rebels.