XR BRISTOL'S REBEL FROM HOME
Lets Raise Our Voices to Work Towards a Better Future
To enhance actions and keep the movement going from a digital approach, rebelling from home can be as easy as posting a picture or sending an email. Bristol City Council have made grand promises to address the climate emergency, though with associations like WECA and a very vague legislative time line, these promises seem empty. As the Bristol mayoral and councilor elections approach (6th May), our voices will be more important than ever to hold the council responsible for their promises on addressing Climate Change.
HEAD TO THE G7 SUMMIT IN CORNWALL JUNE 11-13!
This years G7 summit is happening in Cornwall, with world leaders from Canada, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, the US and the UK. Climate change is one of the subjects that will be discussed and it is something we want to make sure is of utmost importance for every nation, especially coming out of a pandemic world.
Starting Tuesday June 1st, Bristol will be taking part in national actions framed around the summit so stay informed about getting involved through the broadcast channels, newsletter, and attending local group meetings (more info on meeting times can be found on the XR Bristol website).
If you'd like to head to Cornwall and get involved on the 3 days of action planned, a campsite has been set up where rebels can pitch! Book now to secure a spot!
Create an Affinity Group to start making actions with your friends. Inform everyone you know both online and on the streets about the importance of this G7 summit.
FORM AN AFFINITY GROUP FOR G7 (OR IN GENERAL)!!
Forming an Affinity Group with friends and local rebels is a fun way of doing independent actions on causes you feel strongly about! XR Bristol has always been a lively crew, so taking action is a great way to keep energy up all year round. Representing the Bristol region at G7 as an AG will be full of exciting actions that you can do with a group of mates.
Head to Zoom G7 Affinity Group formation meetings on May 15th and 22nd from 11:00-1:00 PM and May 18th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Meet rebels and come up with actions for G7 and beyond!
Zoom ID: 860 7461 0086
AGs can act independently (in accordance with XR values) to bring attention to important movements! They're a great way to make waves and meet like-minded individuals and feel connected to XR even when you can't make it to Rebellion or other large events!
STOP THE BILL
A strong test against our democracy has been deployed. Priti Patel has proposed the new "Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill". Within the bill, laws against protest are designed to give protestors the potential of up to 10 years in prison for being a "serious annoyance", 10 years for defacing a statue, and allowing police to set noise levels for protest. These implications are incredibly damaging for our free speech, and for this bill to have already gotten through commons shows a grave disconnect between those that govern and the governed.
As XR Bristol, we support the non-violent protest against this bill. In September, the bill will be read by the House of Lords. Until then, we need to make as much noise as we can and bring this bill to the center of public attention. By practicing NVDA on the streets, contacting your MPs to voice discontent with this law, and using hashtags like:
will all help contribute towards stopping this bill in its tracks. Follow @killthebill_official on all social media platforms for more information.
SUPPORT THE CEE BILL
So far, over 100 MPs have publicly supported the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill -- We need more.
The CEE Bill fights to directly address climate change as a serious threat in Parliament, and for radical solutions to be implemented. We are due to experience a 1.4ºC increase in global temperature since pre-industrial times. This would calamitously impact biodiversity, food security, and the earths ability to handle 'business-as-usual'. Bristol North West MP Darren Jones has publicly supported the bill. Demand that all four Bristol MPs support the bill by tweeting or writing an email to the three Bristol MPs.
Bristol East Bristol South. Bristol West
Kerry McCarthy (Labour) Karin Smyth (Labour) Thangam Debbonaire (Labour)
Even something as simple as using the hashtag #CEEBill or tagging your MP's in social media posts will spread awareness about the importance of the bill and call attention to its upcoming Parliament review on the 26th of March.
For more information about how to participate in the national banner drop action on the 26th, please contact: email@example.com
OUR AIR, OUR CITY
The air quality in Bristol has been illegal for twenty-six years. XR Bristol is working alongside organizations like The African Voices Forum, Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate, Medact, and the Black and Green Ambassadors to save the 300 lives a year that are caused by poor air quality in Bristol. In this cross-organizational campaign, environmental impacts of air pollution are being addressed, along with economic, social, and health impacts.
There's lots of work to be done, and we can all do our part to support this campaign! Through petitions and emailing your councilors we can call our representatives to action and spark conversations surrounding air quality in Bristol City Council.
To get more involved with the Our Air Our City campaign, contact:
Show up to a Bristol City Council chamber meeting and ask questions about what they plan to do in order to combat air pollution in Bristol! Find upcoming meeting times here:
Even using hashtags like:
Can help spread awareness over social media.
ABOUT REBEL FROM HOME
A Platform for All
Rebel from Home seeks to help activists and concerned citizens alike to participate in local and national issues that WE can influence. During Covid-19, activism and mass participation in protest has been put on hold for the safety and love of each other. As a way of continuing to emphasize the urgency of mitigating the climate crisis, attached in this site will be links to participate in many petitions and address our councilors directly about important ecological issues like the airport expansion and the delayed post-Brexit Environment Bill. This is a platform that ensures ALL members of the public can address climate change.
Work We Do
FIND YOUR COUNCILOR AND MP
Find your coucilor's and MP's email address and contact information here
SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Whenever posting a picture to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using these suggested hashtags will help raise public awareness of environmental issues:
TAG POLITICAL PARTY'S SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
As long as they have a powerful position and a way of being contacted, your councilors and MP's can be accessed at any time.
Active participation is an essential part of our movement’s success. Planning a Fundraiser is a great way to connect with your local community and spread the importance of our mission. With several different campaigns, it is easy to find something that personally inspires you.
SET UP YOUR OWN PETITION!
Fight For The World You Want To Live In
Every individual has the ability to motivate others and inspire true change. By designing your own petition and speaking for an environmental cause that is close to your heart, we can work together to build a better world.
FOLLOW XR BRISTOL'S SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
By following XR Bristol on social media, you are signing up for free information and updates for events going on that you can join!
Not only will you have up-to-date information on what XR Bristol is doing, but endless opportunities to get more involved.
REMEMBER THAT GOVERNMENT ELECTS ANSWER TO US
Reach Out, Speak Up, Make Change
While our officials like to make the public believe that they are separate from the world we live in, they are not. We share a responsibility as human beings to look out for our planet. Contact your representatives over email, phone, twitter, anything! Tell them the things you would like to see and tell them the things they need to do.