Extinction Rebellion PDX

WE DEMAND:

1. TELL THE TRUTH

That the Government must tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, it must reverse all policies not in alignment with that position and must work alongside the media to communicate the urgency for change including what individuals, communities and businesses need to do. (Read more about the First Demand here.)

2. ACTION NOW

The Government must enact legally-binding policies to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and take further action to remove the excess of atmospheric greenhouse gases. It must cooperate internationally so that the global economy runs on no more than half a planet’s worth of resources per year. (Read more about the Second Demand here.)

3. HOLD A CITIZENS ASSEMBLY

We do not trust our Government to make the bold, swift and long-term changes necessary to achieve these changes and we do not intend to hand further power to our politicians. Instead we demand a Citizens’ Assembly to oversee the changes, as we rise from the wreckage, creating a democracy fit for purpose. (Read more about the Third Demand here.)

4. CREATE A LIVABLE JUST PLANET FOR ALL

We demand a just transition that prioritizes the most vulnerable people and indigenous sovereignty; establishes reparations and remediation led by and for Black people, Indigenous people, people of color and poor communities for years of environmental injustice, establishes legal rights for ecosystems to thrive and regenerate in perpetuity, and repairs the effects of ongoing ecocide to prevent extinction of human and all species, in order to maintain a livable, just planet for all. (Read more about the Fourth Demand here.)

Read more about each of these demands here.

OUR PRINCIPLES & VALUES:

WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE

Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.

WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY

Mobilizing 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organizing” to achieve this.

WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE

Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.

WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND THIS TOXIC SYSTEM

Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.

WE VALUE REFLECTING AND LEARNING

Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.

WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE

Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.

WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER

Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.

WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING

We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.

WE ARE A NON-VIOLENT NETWORK

Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.

WE ARE BASED ON AUTONOMY AND DECENTRALIZATION

We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.

Link to learn more: https://xrpdx.org
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Listing created May 11, 2022