Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses
non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and
minimise the risk of social collapse.
New Orleans is a local XR group for the city and anyone nearby, who
agrees with the following guidelines & principles:
Extinction Rebellion US
These demands only represent XR US, and are still in the process of development.
That the Government must tell the truth about the climate and wider
ecological emergency, it must reverse all policies not in alignment with
that position and must work alongside the media to communicate the
urgency for change including what individuals, communities and
businesses need to do.
2. The Government must enact
legally-binding policies to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025
and take further action to remove the excess of atmospheric greenhouse
gases. It must cooperate internationally so that the global economy runs
on no more than half a planet’s worth of resources per year.
We do not trust our Government to make the bold, swift and long-term
changes necessary to achieve these changes and we do not intend to hand
further power to our politicians. Instead we demand a Citizens’ Assembly
to oversee the changes, as we rise from the wreckage, creating a
democracy fit for purpose.
4. We demand a just transition that
prioritizes the most vulnerable people and indigenous sovereignty;
establishes reparations and remediation led by and for Black people,
Indigenous people, people of color and poor communities for years of
environmental injustice, establishes legal rights for ecosystems to
thrive and regenerate in perpetuity and repairs the effects of ongoing
ecocide to prevent extinction of human and all species, in order to
maintain a livable, just planet for all.
1. WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE
Creating a world that is fit for generations to come
2. WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY
Mobilizing 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organizing” to achieve this.
3. WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
4. WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND THIS TOXIC SYSTEM
Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
5. WE VALUE REFLECTING AND LEARNING
Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning
from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
6. WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE
Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
7. WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER
Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
8. WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
9. WE ARE A NON-VIOLENT NETWORK
Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
10. WE ARE BASED ON AUTONOMY AND DECENTRALIZATION
collectively create the structures we need to challenge power.
who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name
of Extinction Rebellion US!
Groups allow organizers to work together to publish actions like petitions or events that the public can take part in. Organizers must join the group to create actions for this group. You don't have to be an organizer to participate in the actions listed below.