Extinction Rebellion Targets Over 30 Australian Representations Globally

Friday, January 10, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion

Australia Burns As Australia burns, the world witnesses the harsh realities of the climate crisis, demanding governments and media tell the truth about the climate and ecological emergency and act now to avoid more devastation and ultimately, our extinction.

What: XR Bushfire Rebellion

Where: Australian Embassies and Consulates worldwide

When: Friday, 10th, 16th January

While Australia suffers through devastating bushfires, Extinction Rebellion members in over 30 countries are holding solidarity actions with Extinction Rebellion Australia’s Bushfire Rebellion outside Australian embassies and consulates around the world.

The borderless, nonviolent rebellion comes in response to the Australian government’s climate inaction and exacerbation of the climate crisis which has led to the catastrophic bushfire crisis and the death of millions of animals, including human beings.

“The world is watching. It sees how the two major political parties are in bed with the fossil fuel cartels, sending Australia, our people and extraordinary biodiversity toward the sixth mass extinction. Democracy in Australia is broken,” said Extinction Rebellion Sydney spokesperson Larissa Payne.

Daniel Bleakley, a Melbourne based rebel added: “The world is witnessing the massive, unprecedented bushfires in Australia over the last 2 months that have killed over 500 million animals and destroyed close to 6 million hectares.”

“Australian towns are out of water, shelter, food and telecommunications, and major cities choked with smoke. It's time for the Australian government to listen to the demands of people from all over the world and tell the truth about the science of climate change and hold a citizens assembly to determine appropriate climate policy.”

Actions will be held on the 10th January and 16th January in the following countries:

Argentina

Brazil

Canada

Czech Republic

Chile

Colombia

Denmark

Finland

France

Gambia

Germany

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Italy

Japan

Nigeria

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand - Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

Poland

Portugal

Scotland

Spain - Madrid, Barcelona

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Tunisia

Uganda

United Kingdom - Bristol, London, Lambeth

United States - Los Angeles, New York

Zambia

Media contacts for interview requests with XR Australia:

James Norman +61 451291775 or

Kelly Shields, +61 412 171 989

Email: xrsydney_media@protonmail.com, xrvicmedia@protonmail.com

For Spokespeople from in your own country or any of the ones listed above, please write to: XRSpeaks@protonmail.com

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About the Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion is a decentralised, international and politically non-partisan movement using non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to persuade governments to act justly on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. Our movement is made up of people from all walks of life, contributing in different ways with the time and energy they can spare. Chances are, we have a local branch very close to you, and we would love to hear from you. Participe …or consider making a donation.

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