Extinction Rebellion | Rebels with a green cause

World’s biggest problems – Climate change and biodiversity loss
XR literally set out to Block the path of fossil fuel-powered economy and their core belief is, these small steps will change the politics. The chain thus set, will then attract attention on the climate change.

Declaration 31 October 2018, XR
We refuse to bequeath a dying planet to future generations by failing to act now. We act in peace, with ferocious love of these lands in our hearts. We act on behalf of life. #ActNow

Philosophy of People and Leader’s at XR
Gandhi’s Civil Disobedience, US Civil Right struggle. Non Violence

Demands Government
Tell truth about Climate Crisis, Commit themselves to act on Net Zero carbon emissions by 2025, Create Citizen assemblies, and advise them on just transition.

Who solves the problem?
Believes, that problem can be solved by people at large and not the people in superpowers. They might not be interested in this. Seeks government to provide healthcare and education for all and legality for safe ecology.

Power Together
It’s the basic document. It started in the UK and is open to all. The India website of XR lists 14 local groups, ranging from Bengaluru and Delhi to Rajasthan and Guwahati. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, hobbled the climate protests in many places around the world.

Momentum
Friday for Future Campaign and Greta Thunberg linkages made it go mainstream. UK campaigns were hit and people started believing in. Initially, no one believed in them.

Way Forward
Likely to begin again and put pressure on the government to take up the issues on draughts, floods, heat and cold waves, fires, etc.

Challenges
The implications of growing environmental and climate crises merging with other struggles, add to the establishment’s worries.

News: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/extinction-rebellion-rebels-with-a-green-cause/article33890351.ece

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