Over time, XR has become a huge mobilisation of citizens around the world that calls for number of demands to be met. The activist group in the United States has an additional demand and its implementation in the UK will be discussed in a meeting on 29 March in London.
Natacha Andueza Bosch
Members of the activist group formed in Camden have stated that they, as do many others, live in a society full of prejudice in terms of race, class, disability, the understanding of the world and many more.
However, they commented that in order to be an inclusive movement that fights against climate change, the destruction of the environment and that works towards a just transition on a global level, it must first work on each one, individually. Therefore, they are considering reworking the fourth demand implemented by the US movement and bringing it to the UK movement.
This demand is as follows: “We demand a just transition that prioritizes the most vulnerable people and indigenous sovereignty; establishes reparations and remediation led by and for Black people, Indigenous people, people of color and poor communities for years of environmental injustice, establishes legal rights for ecosystems to thrive and regenerate in perpetuity, and repairs the effects of ongoing ecocide to prevent extinction of human and all species, in order to maintain a liveable, just planet for all”.
Extinction Rebellion intends to adopt the demand, carrying out certain changes such as, for example, reducing the length of the text and changing certain parts of it that aren’t applicable to the UK.
XR Camden will discuss its implementation based on the information above, setting it out in a document which will be presented at the event.
In the document, the different parts of the demand are broken down and alternative expressions are offered along with comments on the same in order to prepare appropriate wording that reflects the UK movement in this new demand. Date and place: 29 March from 11 am. to 5 pm., Camden, London. The exact location and programme of the event will be published soon.
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