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XR International

Rebel for Life

Who we are

We are you! You are so welcome to join us and participate, you don’t need our permission, if you agree to follow our principles and values.

We need to take action in the world and we need to look after
ourselves. This rebellion is fuelled by our love, which is growing
because we are willing to face the grief of these times. Grieving is
part of our work. There are groups for connection and support for
Extinction Rebellion Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Elders, Young People, Muslims, Volunteers, Families with Young Children and groups springing up across the UK. Here’s a list of resources that may help.

If there’s anything else you want to know check out our FAQs.

Principles & Values

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 – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organising” to achieve this.

WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.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 more equitable 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 non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.

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 RisingUp!

Vision

A world where we build thriving connections within our society and
environment, bringing hope and enabling us to decide the direction of
our lives and futures. An inclusive world, where we work consciously to
ensure fair processes of collective decision-making, where creativity is
prioritised, and where our diversity of gifts are recognised,
celebrated and flourish.

Mission

To spark and sustain a spirit of creative rebellion, which will
enable much needed changes in our political, economic and social
landscape. We endeavour to mobilise and train organisers to skilfully
open up space, so that communities can develop the tools they need to
address Britain’s deeply rooted problems. We work to transform our
society into one that is compassionate, inclusive, sustainable,
equitable and connected.

Aims

Support and encourage a citizens uprising in the UK (of about 2
million people) involving low level and higher risk acts of civil
disobedience by some (with others willing to support those that take
actions). When ready, create a participatory, democratic process that
discusses and improves a draft manifesto for change and a new
constitution. This will involve creating a genuine democracy, alongside
an economy to maximise well being and minimise harm.

Look Deeper

Our organising structure to date has been based on who was willing to
step forwards. As we grow we are redesigning our processes to be more
participatory, de-centralised and inclusive. To do this we constantly
take feedback.

Here’s more information About RisingUp – An Overview, which includes more about our strategy, how we work together and an in-depth look at our Principles & Values.

How the Extinction Rebellion system works