Moreland: Ride to Brunswick Town Hall / Die in

Start: Saturday, August 17, 201910:00 AM

End: Saturday, August 17, 2019 1:00 PM

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"Act as if our house is on fire, because it is." Greta Thunberg.

DETAILS
Join Extinction Rebellion Moreland for our first action in Coburg/Brunswick. Not able to ride? No matter – come flank the cyclists on the footpaths or join us 11.30 for the die-in.

We will be starting off 10am @ Moreland Station for a slow bike ride / walk down Sydney Road before moving on to stage a peaceful demonstration and die-in, 11.30am @ Brunswick Town Hall.

This is an inclusive, community-organised event and we invite all residents of Coburg and Brunswick and surrounding suburbs to participate and to learn more about how to get involved in Extinction Rebellion and demand emergency climate action.

Please register so we know you're coming:
https://actionnetwork.org/events/moreland-ride-to-brunswick-town-hall-die-in/

DEMANDS
Tell the Truth: The Victorian State Government tell the truth about the climate and ecological crisis we are facing and declare a climate emergency.

Act Now: The Victorian Government immediately adopt a radical emissions reduction target, one that will transition Victoria to a net-zero emissions economy by 2025, in line with a global red-line of 1.5°C of global heating.

Beyond Politics: The Victorian Government must create and be led by decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

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WHY WE'RE DOING THIS
We are confronted by a climate and ecological crisis.

Human activity has brought global average temperatures to 1°C above pre-industrial levels, and unless we rapidly transition to net zero emissions and radically reforest, we will be locked into a course for 5°C warming.

We are also the cause of the sixth great extinction crisis, with species loss now occurring at 100 to 1,000 times the natural rate, and with 1 million species at risk of extinction, many within decades.

These tragic facts threaten both human life and civilisation, and non-human life and biodiversity.

The multiple impacts of climate heating are plain to see and will worsen as the planet continues to heat. Runaway climate change is guaranteed under a ‘business as usual’ scenario.

The mainstream media have failed to tell us the full, brutal truth of how dire the environmental crisis is.

Government action has been totally inadequate to address this existential emergency. Emissions continue to rise. Species continue to die. This cannot continue.

Another world is possible, and the solutions are within reach. But nothing will come unless we stand up and fight for a true democracy in which our voices are heard.

To save ourselves, it’s going to take everything we’ve got. We have to build upon the success peaceful civil disobedience has had and continues to have in the ongoing struggle for civil rights, women's rights and LGBTIQ rights. We have to join together and act now, uniting in rebellion to protect each other and all life on earth.

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This event takes place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. XR Moreland wishes to acknowledge their sovereignty and pay respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

We are committed to aboriginal rights and sovereignty and recognise that first nations people around the world have been the frontline against colonial expansion and environmental destruction for centuries.