What is XR
What is XR?
Extinction Rebellion Australia is part of a worldwide movement to bring the planet back from the brink of climate catastrophe. At our core, we’re using civil disobedience to disrupt business as usual so that we can raise awareness and demand that our governments set a new course before it’s too late. It’s unforgivable to leave future generations to foot the bill for decades of corporate greed.
Extinction Rebellion (XR) is non-violent and when we act, we do it in full public view and take responsibility for our actions.
Our focus is on political change rather than personal change, but we welcome the latter. A better, safer future for everyone starts here.
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.
Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
we have a shared vision of change
Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
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.
we need a regenerative culture
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
we openly challenge ourselves and our toxic system
Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
we value reflecting and learning
Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
we welcome everyone and every part of everyone
Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
we actively mitigate for power
Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
we avoid blaming and shaming
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
we are a non-violent network
Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
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.