September Action Schedule – Cardiff
August 29, 2020 by Extinction Rebellion
Find out below what’s happening in Cardiff this September!
10:00 Welcome Speeches Gorsedd Stone Circle, Bute Park
13:00 March from City Hall. The tragic, life-changing Covid crisis shows we CAN do things differently! We must come together and seize this moment to seriously evaluate our toxic systems NOW, while we have the chance. We’re running out of time – we want the CEE Bill and we’ve no time to lose. The UK Government has been about division but borders mean nothing, we come together in solidarity.
Rebels will be arriving in Cardiff around 10am, and we’ll have welcome speeches at the Gorsedd Stone Circle in Bute Park. Later, at 1pm, after everyone’s settled in, we will be marching from City Hall. You can join us by writing a letter to your MP asking them to support the CEE bill, either from home or with us on the day. Click here to learn about the CEE Bill https://www.ceebill.uk/
11:00-16:00 Senedd: We face a series of intersecting global crises: climate breakdown, ecological collapse, Covid-19, racial injustice – all symptoms of a toxic system that is driving us to extinction. The UK government knows the truth and is not protecting us. We say enough is enough of their criminal inaction. Today, we focus on the impact that the climate crisis is having locally and across Wales because it is impacting weather cycles, flooding, air pollution and our food security right NOW.
At 11:00 we will be gathering outside the Senedd, where there will be expert speakers talking about the climate emergency and amazing performers keeping the energy alive.
At 13:30 we will all drown. There will be a drown in (like a die in, but drowning) on the steps of the Senedd, and in Cardiff Bay.
For today we ask you to dress up in your beach gear, bring goggles, snorkels, seaweed, anything you need for a future where Cardiff is flooded.
11:00 – 15:00: The UK government pays lip service to the climate and ecological crisis, while bailing out polluters and financing fossil fuel interests overseas. We are being greenwashed and the media is failing to hold the government to account. We say enough is enough of the lies and misinformation. We demand that the government and media TELL THE TRUTH and ACT NOW. 2050 is too late.
At 11:00 we will march down to Cardiff Central Station, outside the BBC Office, guided by our Samba Bands
At 12:00 we will have a media show, where XR rebels will be telling the truth about Climate Justice.
At 13:00, we will have a panel show with experts on the Climate Crisis.
There will likely be audience participation, so dress smartly!
12:00-15:00: A better world is possible. Government can follow scientific advice and take a decisive step towards a cleaner, fairer and more sustainable economy, creating a vast number of new jobs – or it can ignore that advice by prioritising its corporate sponsors and locking us on a path to climate collapse. We will use today to examine pathways to survival. What would a green recovery look like? What energy will we use? What does a truly democratic political system look like? What is the role of Citizens’ Assemblies? We will envision a better world with creativity, love and empathy.
12:00 Join us in Cardiff Bay where we will be making an artistic delivery showcasing what our world could look like in the future.
10:00-15:00: It’s up to us now. All of us. Today we celebrate our differences and unite in a Movement of Movements. We will use the opportunity to highlight and amplify grassroots voices of rebellion within the wider social justice and environmental movements and express our solidarity with those who face injustice everywhere. We will make plans to move forward together to address the systemic crisis we face.
At 10:00 at our campsite there will be a breastfeeding action.
At 10:30, there will be a cycle ride, starting at Lady Corey Field by Hollybush Pub, cycling down to Whitchurch Common, and then onto City Hall
At 12:00 XR will be joined by a large number of other movements for our Justice March, where we will march down to the Senedd in solidarity together.
At 3pm we will pack up camp.