Tell the Truth
We are at an intersection of global crises. Climate, COVID-19, racial injustice – all are symptoms of a toxic system that is driving us to extinction.
We cannot carry on like this. The system is killing us.
WE WANT TO LIVE.
The Government is failing to do what’s needed to keep us safe. They ignored the warnings about coronavirus and now they’re ignoring warnings of a 4˚C world from their official Committee on Climate Change, a warning that could result in billions of deaths – with racially marginalised communities, and those in the Global South on the front line.
Enough’s enough. We have an opportunity NOW as we emerge from the pandemic to make necessary change, but business-as-usual is fighting to regain its hold. We can’t let that happen!
Beginning on 1st September, Extinction Rebellion will return. On that day the UK parliament starts re-sitting after the summer: but we’re not going to let them continue until they agree to start anew with justice, care and life at the heart of it. From the 1st we rise in rebellion across the UK until Parliament promises that the first thing they'll do is to pass our three demands into law.
This Rebellion will be different
This rebellion will begin at home in our local Tower Hamlets community. We are part of the community and the community is part of us. Throughout the summer we will be running events and actions to unify the diverse voices of our community to culminate in September to say loudly and irresistably:
WE WANT TO LIVE.
You can help fund your local group in Tower Hamlets to make this happen; we need funding for art materials, making 12 foot tall pink octopuses, painting the streets and of course flags, flags, flags!
The Rebellion is a network of decentralised and autonomous groups; there is no central funding for Tower Hamlets. We are all crew and we collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Your financial support is crucial to our success.
We commit to openness and transparency
Your money will be used for a diverse purposes including art materials, developing our community garden, transport and all the equipment we need to create a big beautiful rebellion.
All our spending is recorded publicly here: https://tinyurl.com/y29wl5em
Our finance and policy and processes https://tinyurl.com/yb8pwqag
All of this is overseen by our group's constitution and committee members: https://tinyurl.com/y9tjjgw4