BRISBANE (NATIONAL ACTION): CLIMATE TRUTH NOW
Extinction Rebellion groups around the continent are mobilising to disrupt capital cities from March 22nd to 28th in a national action. There will be disruption and civil resistance throughout this period, with a public mass action on the 22nd.
March 22nd is Australia’s very own Earth Over Shoot Day. By March 22nd, if people everywhere were to use resources as fast we do here, we would have used all the Earth’s resources available for that year – to live sustainably. At the rate we are using resources, we won’t be able to ensure future generations access to things like food, running rivers, clean water, oceans full of life, and protection from worsening climate disasters. But we are not able to – Governments bound in corporate ties do not care about everyday people like us, and certainly not the living world around us, unless it is profitable.
Climate breakdown WILL affect everyone. We are running out of resources. We ARE already in a mass extinction event.
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. We are being killed. We are out of time for hope, it is time for action.
XR uses civil resistance to force change from those in power. Our power is in our numbers on the street, in our organising, in our labour. Without disrupting profits and the status quo, nothing forces those in power to change. Unjust laws, unjust power systems, must be broken and changed.
On March 22 we will bring this city to a stand still once again. We will meet in King George Square and take to the streets from there. Come prepared to occupy space and to resist. Brings your fears for the future and love for what’s left here, and all of your friends. Take some days, or weeks, off your jobs or hobbies. Come to trainings. Organise like your life depends on it, like all of our lives depend on it. We will be most effective if everyone possible turns up to meetings beforehand to be part of planning and making this action, and the whole week, as big as possible!
If you are keen to participate in smaller direct action throughout the week (or in general!), come to an in person meeting, speak to someone on Monday, March 22 at the action, or organise your own disruption.
Anyone can participate under the XR banner as long as they adhere to the 10 principles and values: https://ausrebellion.earth/principles/
Check our legal information closer to the date or on https://www.actionreadyqld.com/ for more on what to bring/not bring and how to get prepared to stand your ground in protest.
Extinction Rebellion has simple demands. We just want everyday people to decide, via a decision making process called a Citizens Assembly, how we get to net zero emissions by 2025.
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.