Extinction Rebellion Malvern
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Climate emergency and ecological crisis: Help Malvern fight for life

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. The government has failed to protect us. To survive, it’s going to take everything we’ve got.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

If you are in a position to contribute financially it would be an enormous help and will go towards front-line activities happening in Malvern, London and elsewhere. Come join the Rebellion!

Climate Emergency

At the end of 2018, the UN Secretary General warned us:

  • Humanity and life on Earth now face a ‘direct existential threat’
  • The world must act swiftly and robustly to keep global warming under 1.5°C and try to avoid utterly catastrophic impacts to life on Earth.

Over 50% of the human addition of carbon to the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels has occurred in the last 25 years – i.e. since the IPCC was founded.

Human activities have caused the planet’s average surface temperature to rise about 1.1°C since the late 19th century. Most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years. 

Ecological Crisis

A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means the Sixth Mass Extinction in Earth’s history is under way. 

Looking at the UK for example, the 2016  State of Nature report found that they were “among the most nature-depleted countries in the world”.  One in five British mammals are at risk of being lost from the countryside with the populations of hedgehogs and water voles declining by almost 70% in just the past 20 years. Whilst another new report  by the British Trust for Ornithology found that more than a quarter of British bird species are threatened, including the Puffin, the Nightingale and Curlew. Across Europe the abundance of farmland birds has fallen by 55% in the just the past three decades! 

You can find out more at: https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/

Our Demands

  1. The Government must tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, reverse inconsistent policies and work alongside the media to communicate with citizens.
  2. The Government must enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and to reduce consumption levels.
  3. A national Citizen’s Assembly to oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose.

Who we are

We are you! You are welcome to join us and participate, you don’t need our permission, if you agree to follow our  principles and values.

We need to take action in the world and we need to look after ourselves. This rebellion is fuelled by our love, which is growing because we are willing to face the grief of these times.

Principles & Values

  1. WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE  
    Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
  2. WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY  
    Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organising” to achieve this.
  3. WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE  
    Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
  4. WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND THIS TOXIC SYSTEM  
    Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
  5. WE VALUE REFLECTING AND LEARNING  
    Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
  6. WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE  
    Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
  7. WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER  
    Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
  8. WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING  
    We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
  9. WE ARE A NON-VIOLENT NETWORK  
    Using  non-violent strategy  and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
  10. WE ARE BASED ON AUTONOMY AND DECENTRALISATION  
    We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.

Vision

A world where we build thriving connections within our society and environment, bringing hope and enabling us to decide the direction of our lives and futures. An inclusive world, where we work consciously to ensure fair processes of collective decision-making, where creativity is prioritised, and where our diversity of gifts are recognised, celebrated and flourish.

Mission

To spark and sustain a spirit of creative rebellion, which will enable much needed changes in our political, economic and social landscape. We endeavour to mobilise and train organisers to skilfully open up space, so that communities can develop the tools they need to address Britain’s deeply rooted problems. We work to transform our society into one that is compassionate, inclusive, sustainable, equitable and connected.

Aims

Support and encourage a citizens uprising in the UK (of about 2 million people) involving low level and higher risk acts of civil disobedience by some (with others willing to support those that take actions). When ready, create a participatory, democratic process that discusses and improves a draft manifesto for change and a new constitution. This will involve creating a genuine democracy, alongside an economy to maximise well being and minimise harm.

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