It’s not too late to wish you a Happy 2022. We hope that you and yours are well and reenergised after the holidays.
Are you ready to spring back into action? We certainly are! We’ve been a bit quiet lately but a lot has been happening in the background. Read on to find out about what’s in the plans for our local group, us teaming up with other South London groups and the wider national and international context.
🎉 But first, let’s celebrate our victories, however small!
Lambeth FINT (Female, Intersex, Non-binary and Trans) participated in a moving suffragette-style action at the last Kill the Bill demo on Saturday 15th January. They came back on Monday 17th to greet the Lords as they came to Parliament to vote on the awful amendments tabled at the last minute by the government.
Some of the Lambeth rebels at the last Kill the Bill march
The good news is that many were defeated and cannot go back to the Commons (recap) but others such as that criminalising the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community have been approved. The fight goes on to #killthebill in its entirety.
📝 New XR strategy now out
XRUK’s 2022 strategy is now out and rebels are busy discussing how to implement it at all levels. You’ll find a short and long version on the XRUK website.
This year’s main goals:
- Grow the movement – towards 3.5% of the population,understanding the need for a spectrum of resistance.
- Support a minimum of 3000 people in nonviolent civil resistance in April
- Tell a new story about ourselves and the reasons for our work
- Demand the end of fossil fuels. Harm is being done NOW.
- Support all rebels throughout the year
- Build new routes to change: focussing on cultural influence and defections
Let’s get to work!
🤷♀️ What is XR Lambeth up to?
On Monday, we paid a visit to Lambeth Council to remind them that they declared a Climate Emergency three years ago. Rebels presented staff with douhghnuts, a copy of Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics book and an aniversary card. You can read more about the action on our blog.
We’ll be organising more actions in the run up to the local elections to make sure that the Climate Emergency is treated as such. Get in touch if you’d like to take part.
Next Monday (31st) we are meeting online with our friends from other South London boroughs to share what we’ve all been up to and how can can join up and support each other, especially when doing local actions. We really hope you can join us and find out how you can get involved!
Place: online, on Zoom.
With love and rage from all of us