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Extinction Rebellion - Oct. 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 by Extinction Rebellion

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Change takes time: even at the rate we’re going – and need to be going – it’s never going to happen all at once.

Jake Johnson
Scientists for Extinction Rebellion speak at the junction of Moorgate and Lothbury behind the Bank of England in London on October 14, 2019. (Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)

October 14, 2019

"We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and nonviolent protest and direct action, even if this goes beyond the bounds of the current law."

More than 700 scientists—and counting—have signed a declaration of support for the people around the world engaging in non-violent civil disobedience to pressure political leaders to act on the climate crisis.

John Kurucz
The protest group Extinction Rebellion closed the Burrard Bridge Monday morning to vehicle traffic and planned to be there all day. Photo Dan Toulgoet

OCTOBER 7, 2019

Vancouver police suggest Monday’s protest will keep the Burrard Bridge closed until midnight

Monday’s protest and closure of the Burrard Bridge won’t be the last.

Jane Fonda & Code Pink
Jane Fonda Fridays

Inspired by the Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, the student strikers and Naomi Klein's new book "On Fire: The Burning Case for the Green New Deal," I have decided to upend my life, leave my comfort zone and move to Washington, D.C. for four months to focus on climate change. As Greta said, "This is a crisis. We have to act like our house is on fire, because it is.”

Charlie Smith
The Burrard Bridge belonged to pedestrians, not cyclists, on October 7. CHARLIE SMITH

October 8th, 2019

Environmental protesters scored a major coup on October 7 in Vancouver. Their climate demonstration managed to lead all the late-night newscasts.

It’s because the Vancouver chapter of Extinction Rebellion peacefully blocked the Burrard Bridge to traffic all day and evening.

This was the group’s first major direct action in Vancouver and it was part of an “International Week of Rebellion” for the climate in more than 60 cities.

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver
The Global Rebellion Begins October 7

You are called on.

Something is happening. You know it is, you can feel it. You are called to be a part of it.

Keston K Perry
People march in Cite Soleil area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti during a protest to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise [Chandan Khanna/AFP]
30 Sept 2019

Decades of neoliberalism, neocolonialism and now climate injustice have pushed Haiti to the brink. By succumbing to international pressure to cut subsidies, the Haitian government accommodated foreign agendas but endangered the survival of its own population. The country produces just 0.02 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and yet its people are paying a disproportionate price for abiding by international financial standards and emission controls.
CBC staff
Hundreds of thousands of young people took to the streets across Canada on Friday, September 27th, as part of a global climate strike. (Rachel Bergen/CBC)
Sep 27, 2019
Listen 27:33 

Millions of young people around the world have been marching for climate action over the past two weeks, in what has become the largest climate protest movement in world history. 


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