Our planet and our civilisation are under threat
Extinction Rebellion is a non-violent direct action movement demanding urgent action in the face of an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis as we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making. We must act now whilst we still can.
We are an ever-growing group of like-minded people from all walks of life, determined to make a stand on climate change and biodiversity loss.
Extinction Rebellion has national groups all over the world. In the UK, regional groups now exist in nearly every city, including Lewes in EAST SUSSEX. These groups are autonomous, so they take on their own actions, as well as participating in larger national actions.
EXTINCTION REBELLION’S Concerns
We are in an ecological crisis, mass extinction is already happening, human extinction is a real risk.
The window for change is narrow, a matter of years, and though difficult, many of the necessary changes will make our lives better.
Our Government’s inaction makes them criminally complicit, so it is our right and our duty to follow our conscience and rebel through non-violent civil disobedience.
EXTINCTION REBELLION’S THREE DEMANDS
- Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
- The Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025.
- We demand a Citizens Assembly to set the policy and oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose.