Dead seas or pledge to transition? Extinction Rebellion takes action

XR activists in Hobart. Photo: Extinction Rebellion Tasmania

Extinction Rebellion organised actions across Australia over October 1-4 calling on the federal government to commit to binding decisions on transitioning to net zero greenhouse gas emissions and to halt biodiversity loss by 2025.

Extinction Rebellion groups in Brisbane/Meanjin, Gippsland, Wingecarribee in the NSW Southern Highlands, Tasmania, Western Australia, north-east Victoria, Kangaroo Valley (NSW) and the ACT took civil disobedience actions, including swarms (short road blocks).

In WA, XR Grandparents protested outside the Perth headquarters of Chevron on October 2, chanting “No more gas, coal or oil. Keep your carbon in the soil!”

In Hobart on October 3, people marched, sang, drummed, chanted, danced and then “died” on intersections in the city’s streets with many young people taking part in the “dead sea” march.

UPCOMING EVENT

IN CONVERSATION WITH BRUCE PASCOE: The Climate Emergency & Indigenous Land Practice

SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER ♦ 4PM ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC ♦ 3:30PM SA ♦ 3PM Qld ♦ 2:30PM NT ♦ 1PM WA

Zoom panel featuring Bunurong man Bruce Pascoe, award-winning Australian writer and editor, author of Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

Also featuring agroecologist Alan Broughton, filmmaker & Rural Fire Service volunteer Robynne Murphy and City of Moreland councillor Sue Bolton.

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