ABOUT EXTINCTION REBELLION

WHO WE ARE?

 

We are you!

You are welcome to join us and participate, you don’t need our permission, as long as you agree to follow the core principles and values of Extinction Rebellion.

PRINCIPLES & VALUES

  1. WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE
    Creating a world that is fit for generation to come.
  2. WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY
    Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as momentum-driven organising to achieve this.
  3. WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE
    Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
  4. WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND THIS TOXIC SYSTEM
    Leaving our comfort zones to act for change.
  5. WE VALUE REFLECTING AND LEARNING
    Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contacts as well as our own experiences.
  6. WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE
    Working actively to create safer and more accessible space.
  7. WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER
    Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
  8. WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING
    We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
  9. WE ARE A NON-VIOLENT NETWORK
    Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
  10. WE ARE BASED ON AUTONOMY AND DECENTRALISATION
    We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion!

OUR DEMANDS

1. The governement must tell the truth about the current situation

The Government must tell the truth about how deadly our situation is, it must reverse all policies not in alignment with that position and must work alongside the media to communicate the urgency for change including what individuals and communities need to do.

2. Government must reduce carbon emissions by 2025

The Government must enact legally-binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions in Australia to zero by 2025 and take further action to remove the excess from the atmosphere. It must cooperate internationally so that the global economy runs on no more than half a planets worth of resources.

3. State of emergency & Citizens Assembly

By necessity these demands mean an initiative similar to those enacted at times of war. We do not however, hand further power to our Government, we demand a Citizens Assembly to oversee the changes, as we rise from the wreckage, creating a democracy fit for purpose.