XR Peace: Resisting War, Nuclear Weapons and Climate Chaos

By Extinction Rebellion - Peace

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Who Are Extinction Rebellion - Peace?

XR PEACE was established in August 2019 and immediately started organising for the October Extinction Rebellion in London. Our aim is to bring the peace movement fully into Extinction Rebellion and to inform the public about the twin existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate change and the huge impact the military boot-print has on the unfolding climate and ecological tragedy. We also want to show how the damaging extraction of resources around the world by corporate power causes gross human rights abuses, wars and conflict, species extinctions and climate chaos.

We need financial support to be able to continue

During the October Rebellion, several hundred XR PEACE Rebels took part and there were 53 arrests. Some rebels were arrested up to 5 times. Some pled guilty straight away to get back into the action and risk arrest again. Some risk multiple fines. The more active the protester has been, the bigger the fines and costs.

Why do we need your help?

The Rebellion has already pushed the climate and ecological emergency up the political and social agenda, changing the media conversation around the climate and ecological crisis and prompting many local authorities to declare a climate emergency. The UK General Election forced the major political parties to promise a greatly increased focus on climate issues. The new Government must not be allowed to forget its sadly inadequate promises and we must press it to do more.

As legal proceedings continue against our protesters, we are raising a fund to help with the significant costs arising from the legal process. The arrestees come from different walks of life and while some can afford to pay their own costs, others need financial support. Court costs alone can range from around £100 for a first offence to over £1,500 for multiple offences.

You can be part of the protest!

You don't have to be on the streets to support the rebellion. Prosecutions will continue soon and we need to raise £20,000 to contribute towards the costs of individual protesters. Please give what you can and share this page with friends, family and on social media.

To find out how you can join or support XR PEACE, please visit our website xrpeace.org

XR PEACE is growing. The organisations that have joined so far include: Trident Ploughshares, CND, Scottish CND, CND Cymru, Stop the War, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, War Resisters International, Nukewatch, Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre, Iona Community, Nipponzan Myohoji UK Peace Pagodas, Forces Watch and XR Against the Arms Trade.

The XR PEACE Team Members listed below come from these organisations.

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Team Members

XR Peace

Angie Zelter

Brian Larkin

Jane Tallents

Jean Oliver

Jim Davies