National Rebel counter 17
Rebel Pledge Count NSW Sydney= 1
Rebel Pledge Count NSW Newcastle= 1
Rebel Pledge Count VIC = 2
Rebel Pledge Count QLD = 1
Rebel Pledge Count TAS = 1
Rebel Pledge Count ACT = 1
Rebel Pledge Count WA = 1
Rebel Pledge Count NT = 1
Rebel Pledge Count SA = 1
We are at a crossroads
SELECT YOUR STATE TO PARTICIPATE
20 bikes – kids and all – will take a joyful slow ride around the city. Make sure you wave as you pass the road swarms!
REBEL BIKE RIDE ACTION
Flag fluttering behind you, this slow and cruisy ride will leave you plenty of lung capacity to sing for our children’s futures and for the one billion animals that passed in the fires this year. Your squad of 20 will have its own location to muster and route to follow. Make sure to wave if you pass another cluster of rebels!
On and off, On and off. Road swarming for 3 minutes at a time, let’s cause some disruption! This action is for your more courageous rebel.
ROAD BLOCK ACTION
BUZZZZZ do you hear bees? Is that a butterfly????
One bee is on a live stream, another taking photos, everyone is singing. One of you is holding a colourful sign that says how long you will be there. How long are you holding the road, little butterfly?
Off to the shops, we are going for a die-in! This action is all about creativity and outreach. No experience required.
ART ACTION – DIE IN
Your team is draped with signs and prepped with music. You enter the open space of a shopping centre. One by one you lay on the ground, symbolising the sixth mass extinction that we are in, all the animals that died over the bushfires, all the people who are dying around the world from the climate chaos that is already upon us. Someone calls “EXTINCTION”. The rest of you rise up with “No! Rebellion!!!”
We are at a crossroads
The choices we make now about the shape of the economic recovery may be the most consequential we ever make as a nation.
Federal government wants a return to business-as-usual, with large public investment in dirty energy projects to kickstart the economy. Others are promoting a business-led “green” recovery with fantasies of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. But the science is clear this is too late to stabilise the climate. We cannot prioritise economic growth above the lives of our children and future generations. We cannot afford to move by increments anymore.
The climate emergency is upon us and we must act now. A commitment to net zero by 2025 provides us with the best chance – maybe the only chance – of halting permanent climate and ecological collapse. Yet in the wake of the most devastating bushfires in our nation’s history, the government response has been to delegate these monumental decisions to a small group of unrepresentative fossil-fuel elites and their mates.
The science, and the voices of the people continue to be ignored. The notion of a national recovery that consolidates fossil fuel growth is the clearest sign yet that our systems of government are not working. The only solution now is a deepening of democracy. We don’t need a Covid Commission, we need a Citizen’s Assembly to chart the course for a climate-safe recovery. Through the pandemic we have witnessed what we are capable of when we listen to the science, work together, and act fast against an existential threat. We have just lived the truth that what we truly value most is preserving life. And we have seen that another world is possible.
But only the power of the people can make it a reality. Only rebellion can create the momentum for change.
We are on the way to a movement of non-violent mass participation that will change the world. We take action with health-safe, but disruptive, on-the-ground acts of civil disobedience.