Extinction Rebellion is a global movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.
On 31st October 2018, British activists assembled on Parliament Square in London to announce a Declaration of Rebellion against the UK Government. The next few weeks were a whirlwind. Six thousand rebels converged on London to peacefully block five major bridges across the Thames. Trees were planted in the middle of Parliament Square, and hole was dug there to bury a coffin representing our future. Rebels super-glued themselves to the gates of Buckingham Palace as they read a letter to the Queen.
Extinction Rebellion was born.
The call to rebel swiftly became global, with branches popping up the following week in Europe, the US, and soon after the world over. Leaderless and truly global, each new branch makes the movement stronger, bringing in new perspectives, wisdom, expertise, energy and inspiration.
Reverberations reached Phoenix in September, 2019 when the winds of change blew across the Valley of the Sun, and a few rebels found each other. Today, friendships are being made, plans are being hatched, and the future of Phoenix hangs in the balance.
Our Principals & Values1 WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE
Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.2 WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY
Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organizing” to achieve this.3 WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE CREATING A CULTURE
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.4 WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND THIS TOXIC SYSTEM
Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.5 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.6 WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE
Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.7 WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER
Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.8 WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.9 WE ARE A NONVIOLENT NETWORK
Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.10 WE ARE BASED ON AUTONOMY AND DECENTRALISATION
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.
A world where we build thriving connections within our society, environment, and community, bringing hope and enabling us to decide the direction of our lives and futures. An inclusive world, where we work consciously to ensure fair processes of collective decision-making, where creativity is prioritised, and where our diversity of gifts are recognised, celebrated and flourish.
To spark and sustain a spirit of creative rebellion, which will enable much needed changes in our political, economic and social landscape. We endeavour to mobilise and train organisers to skilfully open up space, so that communities can develop the tools they need to address the deeply rooted problems of the United States, Arizona and the Valley of the Sun. We work to transform our community into one that is compassionate, inclusive, sustainable, equitable and connected.