April Newsletter

April Newsletter

April 15 – International Rebellion In SA the International Rebellion began with a bang, with three TV stations reporting on our successful occupation of the House of Assembly, and impromptu citizen’s assembly, testifying to the impact of global warming and...
New blog series: Rebel voices

New blog series: Rebel voices

WE VALUE REFLECTING AND LEARNING “We don’t know how things will change so we are willing to experiment and learn from what we do. Through ongoing questioning, reflection and learning about what has worked elsewhere we will improve what we do and not get stuck in...
Who runs Extinction Rebellion?

Who runs Extinction Rebellion?

The answer, surprisingly, is that YOU do! Extinction Rebellion does not have leadership in any traditional sense. Those who lead will vary from action to action. This will depend on who has the ideas, the initiative, or the time to take the movement forward. Anyone...
Paint the Streets

Paint the Streets

Paint the Streets is about telling truth about the climate emergency, and engaging in resistance to widespread denial. It aims to… • Raise awareness for April 15th: International call to action • Raise the alarm on the environmental emergency • Remind the world...
Are our governments committing ecocide?

Are our governments committing ecocide?

Polly Higgins is an award-winning lawyer, who has worked tirelessly to make destruction of planetary resources – which she calls ecocide – a crime under international law. We support this work at Extinction Rebellion, because our governments, and...
Declaring rebellion

Declaring rebellion

On Friday 22nd March, Extinction Rebellion South Australia started the ball rolling, with our first action in Adelaide (our Southern group has already been leading the way with their actions). This was not an arrestable action, but a deeply symbolic one, explaining...
Revitalising democracy

Revitalising democracy

This blogpost explains Extinction Rebellion’s third demand, which flags a future where every citizen feels like their contribution can be meaningful. These demands require mobilisation of similar size and scope to those enacted in times of war. We do not, however,...
Living within our carbon budget

Living within our carbon budget

This blogpost explains Extinction Rebellion’s second demand, which targets one of the key mechanisms we have for avoiding a planetary catastrophe. That our Government enact legally-binding policies to reduce carbon emissions in Australia to net zero by 2025, and take...
Those pesky demands

Those pesky demands

Why are Extinction Rebellion making demands of our government? Who do we think we are? This is a good question. Most activist campaigns have specific goals, such as stopping drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight. However Extinction Rebellion has much a much...