Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience (NVDA) in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.
Our actions are done in full public view and we take responsibility for them.
OUR 3 DEMANDS
Issued as a Declaration of Rebellion to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government on 24th November 2018:
1. Tell the Truth
That the Scottish Government tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, acknowledge and reverse any policies that help drive the climate crisis, and commit to enabling a rapid and just transition to a sustainable and fair society.
2. Net Zero 2025
That the Scottish Government enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025, including by replacing a system based on accelerating consumption with one based on ensuring the wellbeing of all.
3. Climate Citizens’ Assembly
The creation of a Scottish Climate Citizens’ Assembly to oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose and a society that cares for all.
THE REBEL AGREEMENT
All Rebels are asked to follow our basic Agreements. They provide a basis for trust so that both Rebels and the public know what we can expect from each other.
- We show respect to everyone – to each other, the general public and to the government and police.
- We engage in no violence, physical or verbal, and carry no weapons.
- We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and do not hide from the legal consequences.
- We bring no alcohol or illegal drugs.
- We take responsibility for ourselves; we are all crew.
We are here together until the Government acts on our three demands for necessary action on the climate and ecological emergency. This code aims to help us attract the many people we need to make this movement effective.
Join the Rebellion – how to get involved
Come to meetings, join a working or affinity group.
Get involved in local meetings to plan for actions. From there you can join a working group (2 or more rebels involved on a shared interest – this is open to all) or an affinity group (a self-forming group focused on a special task, often for actions or demonstrations).
XR Scotland has area groups all over the country. Check the local groups page to find your nearest one.
Do NVDA (non-violent direct action) training
Because NVDA is central to XR, we encourage everyone to attend a training session. Civil Disobedience is not only facing arrest, there are many other aspects, like support and media, that are needed. NVDA training helps you understand how we do creative and joyful direct action safely, confidently, and calmly.
What’s Extinction Rebellion about?
Watch “Heading for Extinction” to find out more about the climate crisis and what you can do about it:
Climate Change – The Facts
Sir David Attenborough’s new documentary about the climate emergency and ecological collapse.