Photo by Matt Walker – mattwalkerphotography.com.
The October Rebellion, to be known in Australia as #SpringRebellion, starts on Monday October 7th and ends Sunday October 13th. During the Spring Rebellion we will join rebels from all over the world to take action. Put these dates in your diary now. Take time off work/get the kids some babysitters or put those holidays on hold for a week!
We need more folks to take on roles organising actions and events. There will be many opportunities to participate: as conscientious protectors, as marshals, as police liaisons, as regenerative culture team members, logistical support and so much more!
Acting on feedback from XR UK that having a shared space helped ramp up their actions we’ve rented a space centrally located in the Adelaide CBD for the next 3 months. Many of our upcoming events will be making use of the space which is currently dubbed ‘The Hive’.
We have the opportunity to extend our 3 months rent if we can raise the $3000 to do so. We’re asking rebels to chip into our fundraiser to help make this a reality.
Actions Last Month
Over 100 rebels participated in XR SA’s first die in on a sunny Monday afternoon at the South Australian Museum, with approximately half of those in attendance taking part in their first XR action. XR was joined by Doctors for the Environment Australia spokesperson Michelle Cresp, who delivered an articulate and poignant speech about the dire health consequences that face us as the climate emergency worsens. Our efficiently organised and marshaled action received coverage on Channel 7’s prime time news broadcast.
Solidarity with Indigenous Women of the Amazon Action
Nothing has brought the severity of the climate emergency quite into focus and public awareness as the fires that are blazing in Brazil. The wildfires are just the latest atrocity, though, inflicted upon the Indigenous peoples of Brazil. XRSA stood in solidarity with the protectors of the earth’s lungs by holding a solidarity action, featuring a speech, on the morning of August 13th
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Reclaim the streets!
Join us for our upcoming bicycle swarm actions. Cyclists of all skill levels are welcome. NVDA/Conscientious Protector training is not required to participate in this action, so bring along your cycling friends.
Based on the principles of non-violent direct action (NVDA), this training will give you the skills to engage in civil resistance. A peaceful and disruptive form of direct action.
If you have been watching rebels blockading bridges in London, stopping traffic in Melbourne, occupying parliament in Adelaide, and you are considering participation in actions like these, here is a starting point.
Marshals help make our actions focussed and effective. Directing and informing other rebels, with care for all. Marshals responsible for liaison with police and security staff play an important role. This training is building these skills and our team of marshals. If you have done the XR Conscientious Protector training please register and come along.
2040 Film Fundraiser
September 12 @ 6:30 pm
Wallis Cinemas Mt Barker, 17 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker
2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.
Learn how to share live-feed video or photo’s to your Instagram or Facebook at actions. Get some tips on how to capture good quality footage in very simple ways.
September 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Warrininthi (Park 23) in West Parklands, Adelaide
Time to regenerate…
Time to be held in nature…
Time to greet the other beings we share breath with…
Time with others who feel the weight of this work but also the joy of being in solidarity with others who grief and laugh together…
Time to watch the sunset and the moon rise releasing what needs to be let go of to bring balance…
We invite you to step outside the world of separation into the softness of ‘interbeingness’ where the boundaries between self and other (human and non-human) begin to blur. Nurture your ecological self.
Light Projections & Flyer Handout – Expression of Interest
September 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
September 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
We’re looking for people to come help hand out flyers in September to spread the message of XR’s cause to the masses.
Skills required include a willingness to hold open-hearted discussions with others that may not be aware of Extinction Rebellion & its purpose.
Heading for Extinction Presentation
August 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
September 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
September 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
September 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
September 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
September 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
September 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
September 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Concerned about species loss, hotter summers and our children’s future?
Come and hear about the situation facing us and learn more about the potential for using nonviolent civil disobedience to move our governments to action.
Directly after the presentation is our Extinction Cafe. Join others in having a coffee and a chat to get all your questions answered.
Extinction Rebellion DNA Talk
September 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
September 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
September 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
September 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
September 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
September 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The growth of Extinction Rebellion has been explosive across the globe. Following the patterns of nature embedded in DNA is at the core of this success. The XR DNA training aims to provide the blueprint understanding of what XR is all about to help members talk about and grow Extinction Rebellion, self-organising our communities into a force that cannot be ignored. This training is a perfect next step after attending a Heading for Extinction talk to find out how you can best contribute your skills, energy and passion to the movement.
Come join the Extinction Rebellion Actions, Arts and Logistics team for an afternoon of crafting fun. No crafting skills or experience required, just enthusiasm!
Tell your kids and your friends!
Adelaide – 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month
11-1pm at Café Outside the Square, 34 Whitmore Square, Adelaide
Willunga – Every Monday (not public holidays)
3-5 pm at The Green Room, 2 High Street, Willunga
Nuriootpa – 2nd Saturday of each month
11-1pm at CO-OP Fresh Cafe, 1 Murray St, Nuriootpa
Want to know what Extinction Rebellion South Australia is about? Come along to find out and get to know some other rebels. This event is perfect for new members.
XR Up North Monthly Meeting
1st Saturday of each month, 11 am – 1 pm
Natural Resource Centre, 132 Melrose St, Mount Pleasant
Monthly meeting for organising with XR Up North branch. Come along to help organise upcoming actions, events and more.
In the news
By Stephanie Richards, InDaily – City council changes mind on climate emergency – Read more