Extinction Rebellion Inner Western Sydney

XR Inner West is a Sydney local group of the international Extinction Rebellion movement

The Inner West

The Inner West of Sydney is the area immediately west of Sydney's CBD, bounded by the southern shore of Port Jackson (Parramatta River) in the north, the shore of the Cooks River in the south and Homebush Bay Drive/Centenary Drive in the West. There are over 50 suburbs in the Inner West including Ashfield, Balmain, Canterbury, Glebe, Marrickville, Newtown and Strathfield. The traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands of the Inner West are the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation.

As a local group of the Extinction Rebellion movement, we aim to disrupt business as usual and to bring pressure onto the government to act on the climate and ecological emergency. Please join us.

XR Inner West Local Group

Our next XR Inner West Meeting … ?
The Next Inner West Meeting

Seed SpacesAs everyone knows, Sydney has been in a COVID lockdown since the beginning of July, and it looks like we are going to continue being in a lockdown until at least the beginning of October and very likely beyond.

Prior to the Delta variant outbreak in Sydney, the Inner West Local Group of XR had been building momentum, and had started to make some valuable community alliances.

you no doubt know by now, the Inner West, along with all of greater Sydney, Wollongong oing tand the Central Coast, are in a COVID lockdown for  two weeks. Therefore the meeting that had been planned for Tuesday 6 July will be cancelled. Fingers crossed, our next meeting will be on Tuesday 13 July at 6pm, at our usual venue, Seed Spaces, on Bridge Road in Glebe. Keep an eye on our Update page in case the lockdown gets extended.

Recently, some members of XR Inner West have been working with the National Talks and Training team to produce some new training presentations. The first of these is now finished and ready for testing. We will be previewing the new SOS presentation at our next meeting and looking for new presenters to join our Mobilisation team. If your like being our in front of a crowd, mobilising and inspiring activists you should attend.

Before the lockdown there was a plan to discuss the recent successful National Fuel Blockade actions that occurred around Australia, but that is old news now and we need to start discussing how our Inner West Local Group will be contributing to the next round of the National Fuel Blockade planned for August 19. .

Among other things we'll also be reviewing our ongoing Money Rebellion actions against the National Australia Bank and with some luck we will be concluding the meeting with a guest speaker.

For more information email xrinnerwest@pm.me

Who Are We? Online XR Induction Sessions

The first of this series of online induction workshops began on June 17th. There are still two to run on 19 July and 28 August.

These induction workshops are presented in four parts:
  • A brief summary of the dire situation we are facing.
  • Why Extinction Rebellion is using civil disobedience as a strategy – our theory of change.
  • How we work as a self-organising system unleashing the energy and creativity of all members.
  • How to get involved – connecting with other local people to take action together and supporting each other.
Use the following links to register for the online workshops.

Climate Action Show Podcast with Vivien Langford


We don't mean to make you envious, but about a month ago Peter, an XR supporter, reached out to XR Inner West looking for some banners to hang on his yacht as he sailed it up the coast (escaped from the looming NSW lockdown - Ed) to Queensland. The Arts working group had a couple of 6m long spares lurking around so off they went with Peter and his boat. We received these pictures from Airlie Beach a few days back.

Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach
Off Airlie Beach, Queensland.
NAIDOC Week 2021 - Heal Country

Lockdown Activities

Lockdown doesn't mean missing out on everything. Browse the XR Australia website for online events or check out the online and accessible events below.

First Nation's Cultures and Experiences

While the Australian Museum's Unsettled exhibition is closed down learn about First Nations cultures and experiences.

Ian Strange's Intersections

"Exercising" around Surry Hills? View Ian Strange's derelict terrace  pierced by beams of light during your walk. Till July 4th.

Ian Strange's Intersections

Browse some of the Sydney Opera House's free streaming programs on the Sydney Opera House's stream page.

National Fuel Blockade August 19

XR Inner West Arts Working Group Craft Day

The XR Inner West Arts Stencil and Screen Printing "Crafternoon" on 6 June at the Gaelic Club, Surry Hills, was a huge success. Seventeen rebels from up and down the coast turned up to screen print over 100 T-shirts and safety vests for the National Fuel Blockade and to cut stencils for upcoming Don't NAB Our Future/Money Rebellion actions. Another craft day is in the planning. Check the XR Inner West Update Page for information or email xrinnerwestarts@protonmail.com.

XR Inner West Training Sessions

XR Inner West is working with the National Talks and Training team to create new training presentations. The first of these, Self-Organising Systems, is now finished and being tested. We will be previewing it and other trainings at our next meeting with a view to begin face to face training events in the next few months with a view to taking these face to face trainings to regional NSW Local Groups. If you would like to be notified of where and when the first presentation of the new Self-Organising Systems training will take place join our SOS mailing list. If you would like to join our Mobilisation team and start learning to present our new trainings please email xrinnerwest@protonmail.com

XR Inner West Graphic Design Sub

So you think you're a decent graphic designer? Well, do you? Punk!

We have a great graphic design team at XR Inner West but we can always do with more. So if you feel up to it get in contact at the email below.

Our graphic design team is a sub group of XR Inner West's Arts Working Group and is a human resource that produces a lot of the digital and printed art used by Extinction Rebellion in Sydney, Australia and around the world. The XR Inner West Graphic Design Sub can design and print leaflets and booklets for Extinction Rebellion actions and help other local groups that would like to develop pages or newsletters just like this. We'll be meeting in Newtown soon, so if you would like to get in touch contact us by email at xrinnerwestarts@protonmail.com

Inner West Leaflet Archive
The Graphic Design Sub maintains an archive of previously used leaflets, flyers, pamphlets, etc. which are accessible to all Rebels and can be downloaded in PDF format for reprinting. Most of the documents are formatted for easy reproduction on black and white photocopiers and where a document is produced in colour, there is often a mono version stored immediately below it in the archive. Should you want amendments made to a document contact the Graphic Design Sub to make a request for new art.

Social media
Presently the Graphic Design team maintains our social media accounts but we could do with help in maintaining and administering our accounts as they are often the first point of contact for many Rebels. If you would like to help us with our social media, web presence and maintaining pages such as this (we're particularly looking for people with HTML coding experience) come along to our next meeting. Help us to reach more people.

"It is difficult to characterise in a single phrase the devastation that the plausible evidence presented in this proceeding forecasts for the children. As Australian adults know their country, Australia will be lost, and the world as we know it gone as well. The physical environment will be harsher, far more extreme and devastatingly brutal when angry.

"As for the human experience – quality of life, opportunities to partake in nature’s treasures, the capacity to grow and prosper – all will be greatly diminished. Lives will be cut short. Trauma will be far more common and good health harder to hold and maintain.

"None of this will be the fault of nature itself. It will largely be inflicted by the inaction of this generation of adults in what might fairly be described as the greatest inter-generational injustice ever inflicted by one generation of humans upon the next.

"To say that the children are vulnerable is to understate their predicament."

How Universities Have Betrayed Reason and Humanity – And What's to Be Done About It
Hon. Justice Mordecai Bromberg

Extinction Rebellion Podcast

The art of Extinction Rebellion

Designed by the XR Inner West Graphic Design Sub

XR Inner West Latest Instagram Post

Well that's OK – there are Extinction Rebellion Local Groups all over Australia

Extinction Rebellion has local groups in all Australian state capitals and in many regional areas too. You can use the Extinction Rebellion Local Group location page to find a group near you or you can get a group of friends together and start your own (that's what we did).

Sign up for our newsletter by going to https://ausrebellion.earth/join-the-rebellion. Download the Australian Rebel Starter Pack.

If you are still not sure where to start or how to get involved contact your state welcoming team on the following email addresses.

New South Wales - xrnsw_welcoming@protonmail.com
Victoria - XRMelbintegration@protonmail.com
Queensland - xr.qldwelcome@protonmail.com
Western Australia - xrwa@protonmail.com
South Australia - XRSA_Outreach_Integration@protonmail.com
Tasmania - XRTASadmin@protonmail.com
Australian Capital Territory - xr-act-admin@protonmail.com
Northern Territory - XRAlice@protonmail.com

This Update is emailed to XR members living in the Inner West of Sydney. Don't live in the Inner West but would like to receive this update?  Email us.

What do you think of the Update? Is it useful? Do you prefer to get your local XR news by email rather than social media? How does it look in your mail browser?  Let us know.

We are always looking for Inner West Rebels to help us with our organisation, our communications and our social media, so if you are interested get in touch at one of the contacts below.

Extinction Rebellion Inner West: xrinnerwest@protonmail.com

Inner West Arts Working Group: xrinnerwestarts@protonmail.com

Sydney's Pedal Rebels: pedal_rebels@protonmail.com

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