REBEL FOR LIFE
Extinction Rebellion America is part of a global Extinction Rebellion movement.
We use mass mobilization and disruptive civil disobedience to force governments to act now to prevent the complete breakdown of earth’s natural life-support systems.
XR AMERICA 2021 MISSION: SOUND THE ALARM
In 2021, the mission of Extinction Rebellion America is to sound the alarm about the fact that we’re facing extinction and recruit thousands of Americans to join the Rebellion for Life.
Increasingly, Americans are becoming concerned about the breakdown of our planet’s natural life support systems and runaway global heating. Sadly, few recognize the deep urgency of the situation. “Climate change” has become just another issue competing for attention and support. Even politicians sympathetic to the cause discuss only what’s politically feasible instead of what’s necessary for the survival of life as we know it.
Failure is not an option
Therefore, XR America will devote 2021 to sounding the alarm that we are in a fight for our lives, and demonstrating that the best hope for the future of our planet is to build a mass nonviolent civil resistance movement to compel our governments to accept our Demands. With these goals in mind, we will:
- Continue a program of creative, disruptive, consciousness-raising nonviolent direct actions, supporting people nationwide to organize actions of their own.
- Recruit at least 10,000 new Rebels who will be ready and waiting to be called to mass actions. All new Rebels will sign the Rebel Pledge, support the Rebellion for Life with a monthly donation, and attend an NVCD training.
- Raise the profile of the Rebellion for Life to a national level through effective community outreach organizing, communications, and trainings as well as creative and thought-provoking actions, events, and art.
We may or may not be able to organize mass, nonviolent civil disobedience actions in 2021 that are of such scale and strength that governments are compelled to meet our Demands. We will not be discouraged by this.
We know that, inevitably, a moment of whirlwind will come when enough Americans wake up to the catastrophe we’re facing that large numbers of people will be roused into action. We will be ready and waiting to channel their love and rage into a strategic, nonviolent civil disobedience movement aimed at a revitalization of the democratic process through citizens’ assemblies, changing the course of our nation and supporting the regeneration of all life on Earth.
An inspiring short film featuring Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion
UNITED IN REBELLION
The XR America Vision of Mass Mobilization