On 31 October 2018, the Extinction Rebellion movement was launched in London. It has since spread across the globe.
The 10 Guiding Principles of XR
WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE:
Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY:
Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – such as “Momentum-driven organizing” to achieve this.
WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE:
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable, totally in touch with the Earth.
WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND THIS TOXIC SYSTEM:
Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
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.
WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE :
Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER:
Breaking down hierarchies of power for a full participation.
WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING:
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
WE ARE A NON-VIOLENT NETWORK:
Using nonviolent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring abrupt and holistic change to political systems.
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 Mzansi!