Monday 7 – Friday 11 October
To the Australian and West Australian Governments: we declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency.
You did nothing.
To everybody else: Rebel.
5 days of Action.
Friday 11th : Flood the City : MASS ACTION
Join millions of people around the world who do not accept business-as-usual can ensure a safe future. Sign up here for more details about the mass action, and how you can help! #EveryoneNow
You are called on.
Something is happening. You know it is, you can feel it. You are called on to be part of it.
Because time is running out.
We’re almost at the point of no return.
The governments are doing nothing.
Businesses are doing nothing.
It’s up to you now.
This isn’t a distant apocalypse. People all over the world are suffering and dying right now. Whole species are going extinct. And it will only get worse. The time to act is now.
It’s already begun to happen to others. Next, it will happen to you, and everybody you love, too.
We must rebel.
You can’t count on us or Greta to do this for you. You have to look inside yourself and rebel.
Starting on October 7th, for 2 weeks, Extinction Rebellion is calling an International Rebellion. Together, we will peacefully occupy the centres of power and shut them down until governments act on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
Leave your desk. Invite your boss. Walk out of school. Switch off the TV. Put down your phone. Get on the streets. And bring everybody.
You are called on. If you do one thing with your life, do this. Not later, now.
Respect existence or expect resistance.
Spring Rebellion WA style starts with ‘Boorloo Calling’ – a welcome to Boodjar including smoking ceremony, talks and a walking tour of significant CBD sites involving First Nations communities from around the world, including representatives from the Sudanese and West Papuan communities in Perth.
The welcome ceremony commences at 10am at Goomup, rechristened Elizabeth Quay by a former Premier, and the march will finish at Gooloogoolup (Yagan Square).
A Waagal, the Noongar creator spirit, made by Noongar (Bibbulmun) members of XRWA, will lead the way as we walk through old country.
Extinction Rebellion pays respect to our First Nations brothers and sisters, and we invite members of the media to join us as we listen to the guidance and wisdom preserved by the original and primary custodians of this country.
This is the reason we are here – it’s the central focus of all this action.
TELL THE TRUTH
We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we are in immediate danger of irreversible climate breakdown, we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making. But politicians and corporations are acting as if we are not in an emergency. The first step to action is telling the truth about the climate and ecological emergency.
Shona Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org 0448 942 657 is available to help coordinate actions and provide assistance with planning the day, or to help you join another group who is getting involved.
Aim for actions that communicate the Theme – Tell The Truth. Who is NOT telling the truth? What ARE the facts and figures? Light projections of climate statistics in a public area, sing-ins or sit-ins or die-ins which highlight the state of the crisis, creative action targeting institutions which whitewash the climate crisis such as media outlets and Govt departments.
The climate crisis requires immediate action, to avoid hitting major tipping points and risking irreversible climate runaway. Australia’s emissions are currently increasing – largely because of WA’s increase in LNG production. Extinction Rebellion calls for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. We need to Act Now to achieve this.
Ideas for actions on this day will be led by – YOU! But if you would like to join up with others working on creative ideas – encourage collaborative actions with environmental campaign groups to highlight areas which require immediate action.
Ideas for actions on this day will be led by – YOU! But if you would like to join up with others working on creative ideas – join the Perth Climate Action Team on Facebook, or email them email@example.com or call Paddy Cullen 0431 925 494
The current political system has proven unable to solve the climate crisis. Politicians are lobbied and influenced by corporations and polluters. Extinction Rebellion calls for the formation of a Citizens’ Assembly to lead decisions on climate and ecological justice.
Ideas for actions: actions that engage politicians; reclaim city space for Public Participation – public Peoples Assemblies, communal food cooking and eating, gigs, concerts, performance pieces. Public participation en masse in the city will be disruptive, yet inclusive and demonstrate that we can create our own future – we must!
FLOOD THE CITY
Meet at 8am SHARP at Elizabeth Quay Center Garden
Join Rebels around the world to disrupt business as usual in our capital cities. History shows this is the most effective way to get the change we need for a safe future!
Keep up to date with the event as it develops https://actionnetwork.org/events/xrwa-spring-rebellion-flood-the-city-oct-11th
This event will require some walking through the city – however you can meet us along the way if that doesn’t suit you. Please sign up to the event via the link above, and also keep checking Facebook for updates of where and when.
Did you know that Boorloo (aka Perth CBD area) was once fertile, flourishing wetlands, providing food and cultural sites for Whadjuk people before colonisation. Much of the foreshore area was in fact river! And now, recent analyses have shown how with sea level rise – the CBD will once again be under water! So our mass action will symbolise FLOOD THE CITY!
WEAR – hat, good shoes, sunscreen.
BRING – a backpack, 2l of water, food for the day.
BE – amazing. Celebrate the life and lives we are protecting. Be cool, respect everyone on all sides – even if they don’t respect you. Be creative – how can you symbolise ‘Flood the City’?