Dear Rebels, Welcome to our first International Newsletter of the year. As a new decade dawns, we are faced with a world already on the brink of disaster. However, amid the grief and flames there are so many of us fighting hard to make this decade the one that finally brings change to a society […]
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Newsletter 34: Hell and High Water
Welcome to our first International Newsletter of the year. As a new decade dawns, we are faced with a world already on the brink of disaster
. However, amid the grief and flames there are so many of us fighting hard to make this decade the one that finally brings change
to a society – and ecology – that needs it more than ever.Australia and Indonesia
have been facing floods and fires of unprecedented scale. In Indonesia, the tragedy is deepened by a lack of awareness, both within the country and beyond it. The crisis is largely being ignored by global news-organisations
, and many Indonesians fail to see the connection between the ecological emergency and the current global system. (For a bleak but lucid vision of this system, check out this week’s
XR Argentina #BushfireRebllion
Landmark Legal Ruling: Governments Must Act Now 20 DEC | The Hague, The Netherlands
On December 20th the Dutch Supreme Court chose to uphold two lower court rulings legally obliging the Dutch government to take action to protect its citizens from climate change
. The ruling will reverberate around the world as the case – the first of its kind
– has since inspired others, some of which are still progressing through their countries’ legal systems, including
Humans of XREmma and Isla at COP25
‘The reason that I stopped doing activism was that I was worried about the police with Isla. So it was really refreshing to realize there were loads of families and kids around and maybe she is going to be safe.
I’ve got a bit braver every time, and now she’s involved in all kinds of actions with me; there’s always someone there who will take Isla and keep her safe, or will allow me passage to get out – I’ve found that people have almost created a family.
Isla seems to be this little ball of energy who goes around and injects regen into everybody. I think it’s actually one of the best things I’ve done for her, and it’s been really fundamental to her development.
There are things that I’ve witnessed in my life that my daughter is never going to see or understand. One day I’m going to have to turn around to her and say ‘there used to be an Amazon rainforest’, ‘there used to be all these kinds of animals’, and it’s terrifying.
I’m angry because no one is doing anything. It just seems like everyone is saying ‘yes there is a massive problem’ but people have too much money invested in things that are destroying the planet. They’re not willing to sacrifice anything to fix it.’We are receiving amazing human stories and we want to know yours. To read more – or to write your own – join our Facebook group.
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