London, UK: More than 6000 people blocked 5 bridges during Rebellion Day on November 17. On November 24, RebellionDay 2 people will take the streets again.
Originally published by Extinction Rebellion Facebook event page.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
Extinction Rebellion London UK: Rebellion Day 2
November 24, 2018, 10:00am UTC
Parliament Square, London, UK
Action demanding the government’s urgent response on the Climate Crisis and Ecological Emergency continues…
The Extinction Rebellion is bringing thousands of us out onto the street to demand that life continues on this planet. It is spreading around the world, setting up in 15 countries in the past two weeks. So let’s make the rebellion huge and powerful and inspire other countries to do the same!
We have all seen that one day events don’t create the vast changes that now have to happen immediately.
Assemble at 10am in Parliament Square, London on Saturday 24th of November, for Rebellion Day 2. We will continue sitting down in city streets. Only through daily economic disruption will the government recognise the gravity of the crisis we all face and agree to meet with us to address our demand for radical action.
We are in a dire emergency. This is the most important thing in the world right now. Get on the phone. Start sharing on social media. Speak to your family, to your kids and grandparents. Tell everyone to come along. This is it: the best chance in a generation to throw off fear, despair and detachment and stand up for what we love most of all – life itself!
We are all amazed by the overwhelming response to this call to action. Now let’s go out and make some real change.
You can hear future generations cheering us on!
Declaration of Rebellion
“To love truth for truth’s sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues”
We hold the following to be true:
This is our darkest hour.
Humanity finds itself embroiled in an event unprecedented in its history. One which, unless immediately addressed, will catapult us further into the destruction of all we hold dear: this nation, its peoples, our ecosystems and the future of generations to come.
The science is clear:- we are in the sixth mass extinction event and we will face catastrophe if we do not act swiftly and robustly.
Biodiversity is being annihilated around the world. Our seas are poisoned, acidic and rising. Flooding and desertification will render vast tracts of land uninhabitable and lead to mass migration.
Our air is so toxic that the United Kingdom is breaking the law. It harms the unborn whilst causing tens of thousands to die. The breakdown of our climate has begun. There will be more wildfires, unpredictable super storms, increasing famine and untold drought as food supplies and fresh water disappear.
The ecological crises that are impacting upon this nation, and indeed this planet and its wildlife can no longer be ignored, denied nor go unanswered by any beings of sound rational thought, ethical conscience, moral concern, or spiritual belief.
In accordance with these values, the virtues of truth and the weight of scientific evidence, we declare it our duty to act on behalf of the security and well-being of our children, our communities and the future of the planet itself.
We, in alignment with our consciences and our reasoning, declare ourselves in rebellion against our Government and the corrupted, inept institutions that threaten our future.
The wilful complicity displayed by our government has shattered meaningful democracy and cast aside the common interest in favour of short-term gain and private profits.
When Government and the law fail to provide any assurance of adequate protection, as well as security for its people’s well-being and the nation’s future, it becomes the right of its citizens to seek redress in order to restore dutiful democracy and to secure the solutions needed to avert catastrophe and protect the future. It becomes not only our right, it becomes our sacred duty to rebel.
We hereby declare the bonds of the social contract to be null and void, which the government has rendered invalid by its continuing failure to act appropriately. We call upon every principled and peaceful citizen to rise with us.
We demand to be heard, to apply informed solutions to these ecological crises and to create a national assembly by which to initiate those solutions needed to change our present cataclysmic course.
We refuse to bequeath a dying planet to future generations by failing to act now.
We act in peace, with ferocious love of these lands in our hearts. We act on behalf of life.
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