(2) Rebellion Day
Rebellion Day 17th November 2018.
NOTE: Instructions have changed. Do NOT arrive at Parliament Square. Choose a bridge. For details see below.
“Tell the Truth and Act as if that Truth is Real”
Rebel Against the British Government For Criminal Inaction in the Face of Climate Change Catastrophe and Ecological Collapse
➜➜➜ What you need to know and do
We are bold. We will not hide. We are in open rebellion. We have informed the police and emergency services that these 5 bridges will be road-blocked: Southwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster and Lambeth.
NOTE: Do NOT meet in Parliament Square. Head straight to a bridge for 10am.
Here’s what to do:
➜ 1. Choose a bridge and head there for 10am. Dress smart.
➜ 2. Wander innocently up and down the bridge on the pedestrian walkways. Take selfies, admire the view. Don’t congregate in large groups. Wait for the signal…
➜ 3. Stewards in sashes will signal when to move out and take the road. Listen for instructions to sit down. Participate in whatever unfolds…
You will need to decide which bridge you want to join. The bridge line-ups (performers, musicians, speakers & artists) will be released on Friday. If you represent a community affected, a movement that holds this close to their heart, you perform or you just want to share in any way that moves you, please get in touch (with links to your art/organisation/offering: earthlifeevents1
Remember, if moved, you are always welcome to talk on the day. This crisis affects us all, we all have a voice in this.
People arriving in coaches will be directed to specific pre-selected bridges, in order to ensure a necessary minimum number of people will be on each bridge.
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If you choose to speak to the police we recommend you don’t tell them your name or any details. ➜ Please do not tell them or give away the names of other people. Talk to them about the weather, pay-cuts and added job pressure due to austerity, and the need for them to break the chain of command at some point – in order to follow their own conscious and protect what they love too. However, always remember they are paid to do a role in society, and that the role they are in may ask them to turn on you very quickly.
The day is part of a series of escalating non-violent direct actions that started taking place in London on the 12th November. If you are planning to attend please read our Action Consensus: https://rebellion.earth/rebellion-day/action-consensus
➜➜➜ Why bother?
In accordance with our conscience and as a clear duty to our children; our communities; this nation; and the planet; we are going to rebel against this criminally negligent government.
Our government’s abject failure to protect citizens and the next generations from unimaginable suffering brought about by climate breakdown and social collapse is not acceptable.
We will no longer stand idly by and allow the destruction of all we love.
We are raging against this madness and our hearts are breaking.
We have a right and duty to rebel in the face of this tyranny of idiocy – in the face of this planned collective suicide.
We are going to act and in acting together we will overcome.
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