Extinction Rebellion MorelandTuesday, 8 October 2019 -
Carlton Gardens, Nicholson St, MelbourneVictoria
Strike, occupy, shut it down!
Keep the carbon in the ground!
We cannot allow business as usual to go on as long as it drives us towards extinction.
On day two of the spring rebellion, Moreland will be descending on the CBD to occupy a major intersection – and we ask all of Melbourne to join us!
We will be meeting in Carlton Gardens at 8am to march and occupy a major intersection in the CBD.
October 8 will carry on the spirit of Moreland's Ride-in to Die-in, with music, humour and all the colours of the rebellion.
*Consider bringing lunch and dinner with you as we hope to hold our occupation as long as possible.
More details to follow.
Tell the Truth: Government tell the truth about the climate and ecological crisis we are facing and declare a climate emergency.
Act Now: 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: Government must create and be led by decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
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.
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.