We Are All Crew at the International Rebellion
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Starting on 7th October, for two weeks, Extinction Rebellion is calling an International Rebellion. Together, we’ll peacefully occupy the centres of power and shut them down until governments act on the climate and ecological emergency.
The breakdown of our climate has begun. We’re nearly out of time.
Bring your family and friends, and join us on the streets for a one time only ‘chance of life’.
Our future will be decided now.
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??⛵?About the We Are All Crew site?⛵??
XR Bristol, XR Wales, rebels from the Welsh Marches, XR Farmers and Rainbow Rebellion (LGBTQ+ rebels) will be joining forces on a beautiful site called We Are All Crew. The site will sit right in front of the Home Office and the Department of Transport for two weeks.
The site will feature a main stage powered exclusively by sunlight. There will be a varied programme of inspiring talks, rebel storytelling, interactive street performances, an arts factory, live bands and DJs and much more.
Our modular stage will move and flow to meet our needs each day and to tell the story of our growing community as we construct a beautiful space together. Following the “construction” theme, and as our name – We Are All Crew – suggests, expect to be surrounded by building and warning signs, colourful banners, customised overalls, neon yellow and pink hi-vis jackets, hard hats and decorated traffic cones.
We’ll also be sending groups of rebels out all over the city to target transport, financial and media infrastructure. Affinity groups will be operating autonomously to maintain our roadblocks and carry out our satellite actions.
❤️Caring for our rebels❤️
Our site kitchen crew will be cooking up wholesome hot meals twice a day and a couple of big feasts throughout the week.
A wellbeing tent will provide sanctuary for burned out or overwhelmed rebels. It’ll have cosy seating, hot drinks, biscuits and some amazing wellbeing people available to talk and support us throughout the Rebellion.
We Are All Crew will be the most Deaf accessible site in the Rebellion, aiming to have British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters on all our main stage acts. All rebels are being encouraged to learn the ten ‘Rebel Signs’, developed with members of the Deaf community. Watch the video to learn them > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIzHFQTI7c
We’ll also have a disability team at the site, who will have key information for disabled rebels.
The main stage on site will be wheelchair accessible. We’ll have two spare wheelchairs on site, a zimmer frame and crutches and we’ve planned to have accessible Portaloos delivered to the site. If the police prevent this, the disability team will have information about wheelchair accessible toilets in the local area.
We’ll have a loop system set up for our stage sound so HoH rebels can access this. We’ll be providing noise cancelling headphones for rebels with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who may need a silent space to retreat in our wellbeing sanctuary.
? Families space ?
The site will have a families area to provide a safer and friendly space for young rebels and their parents with a cosy indoor (or in-tent) space and family-friendly activities.
At the moment, the We Are All Crew site has no family-friendly camping, although the main Families Site is not too far away.
? Inductions and training ?
Visitors to the site will be able to join a one-hour “street induction” and NVDA training, which covers the practice of non-violent techniques. There will also be the opportunity to form affinity groups with other rebels, which will facilitate getting involved in actions.
? Decision making ?
During the course of the Rebellion decisions will be made using mechanisms that enable us to hear the voices of all rebels on the site. There will be People’s Assemblies every evening.
We are all crew! So join us!
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?? 2. START THINKING ABOUT YOUR ROLE. We need savvy cooks, admin legends, action designers, sanitation pros, financial whizzes, social media gurus, prominent spokespeople, legal observers, super-practical builders and fixers, musicians, logistics experts. And loads more. Volunteer HERE > www.xrbristol.org.uk/volunteer
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