Two beds available for rebels going to london

International rebellion begins Monday October 7

Hi all, a quick note to let you know about a possible place to stay during the rebellion.

Between 7th October and 21st October, there are two beds booked at a Hostel in Lambeth.

These are for rest and recuperation after particularly busy stints of civil disobedience.

Access to these beds will be coordinated on the day before the bed is needed.

The name of the coordinator will be decided shortly and announced here and elsewhere.

Please contact us if you are going to be rebelling in London and could do with using one of these beds. Further information (such as the address) can be given to those who need it.

Meeting notes for 25th September

Announcements

Saturday 28 September – Grief tending in the community at Hawkwood CSA Roundhouse – 1.30 to 5pm. There are four spaces available. Contact Mari cost £20 / concessions.

Sunday 29 September – Glos co-ordinators meeting 7 to 9pm Cheltenham Unitarian Church

Monday 30 Sept 4 to 6pm at the Beacon – Jo McAndrews teaching songs for the rebellion.

Monday 30 September 6.30 – 8pm at the Beacon- “Declaring your own rebellion” – supportive email/letter writing space to tell friends and family you are in XR and why.

Tuesday 1 October 6.30 – 10pm – Non Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training, venue to be confirmed. Co-trainers to support – meet up from 4pm and participants leading to becoming an NVDA trainer. Contact us if you wish to find out more.

Wellbeing are making a map of ‘regeneration spaces’ where rebels can earth, relax, reground, recharge etc. If you have any gardens/woods/calm spaces to offer please contact us.

Extinction rebellion logo made of plant material.

Thursday 3 October – Heading for Extinction Talk at the Prince Albert pub, Rodborough, 6.30 to 8pm

Friday 4 October 4 – 5.30pm at a local yoga studio – Embodied preparation for London: Yoga Nidra, Sharing, song with Dani Jones and Mari Winkleman.

If you want to use an app to keep in touch with other rebels and let them know your location the What3Words app is a great tool to download to your smartphone. Do an ecosia search to find out more: 

Rebel Knitters – need wool and needles (chunky ideally) to knit leg and wrist warmers for chilly rebels. Drop wool and needles at the Beacon and if anyone is up for helping with this in a very fluid, low key way please contact us.

People will wearing white sashes at Rebellion. These will be Rebellion singers, who can lead at least five songs and are ready to step up and sing where needed from the 7th October. Please contact us.

Outreach – do you have a group of friends that would like to know more about XR? Outreach may be able to help organise small heading for extinction talks.

A homemade placade that says it's so bad the introverts are here.

Early bird affinity group – please ensure you have the Signal app on your smart phone and look out for the affinity group which has been set up.

Friday 4 October – 7 to 9pm at Atelier Craft club – Red Rebel Brigade sewing workshop. Please contact us.

XR Nailsworth now has facebook page. Please join the group to add notices and events. XR Nailsworth Thursday meetings @ Arkell Centre 7-9pm, there’ll be a Heading for Extinction presentation there on 17 October.

Consent awareness for rebellion – There will be more information about ‘consent awareness’ in London. It’s a new initiative to try and help people feel safe either from receiving hugs, touch, verbal let-go…want to know more? Check out the info here at rebellion earth.

Equipment and materials for the rebellion – Bev has storage and for smaller things there is a room at the Beacon. Please store as tidily as possible. Tarpaulins, plastic sheeting, pallets, upcycled 5, 10, 25 litre plastic bottles and buckets with lids for weighing down guy ropes, poles tents etc. Logisitics required – return driver/unloading etc.

Sharing circles at the Beacon – Kendrick Street. Mondays 2-3pm and Fridays 10-11am. A space to listen and share from the heart around all matters touching you around the climate/ecological/social crisis.

Self care together in climate emergency. Heart listening & sharing circles for Stroud Community

Preparing for rebellion

We spent the remainder of the evening organising into affinity groups and organising buddies for the next rebellion. Please join us for our meeting before the next rebellion if you wish to aid us.

Meeting notes for 18th September

Parking notice

Please ensure you do not park in the lane next to the Old Convent. Residents have been complaining and it is a private street. We will have to put up signs or someone present outside redirecting cars to the empty car park behind surgery at Beeches Green on a Wed eve. 

Further instructions on parking are available on our how to find us page.

A row of seated people discuss topics at an XR Stroud meeting

Announcements

Wellbeing reported that there are now three areas: Arrestee Support, Wellbeing London and the Sanctuary in Stroud. 

Jeannie – There was a positive coming together for Stop Ecocide of XR, Stop Ecocide and Treesisters on Saturday

There was a reminder that the Earth Strike is happening on Friday at 11am at the Anti-Slavery arch. Please see the event page for more information.

This Saturday (21st September) there is an International youth die-in in Glos on Sat lunchtime. (Facebook link) Concluding at Shire Hall. Live streamers are needed. Stroud Red Rebels will be in attendance. 

There is also an Equinox balance ceremony on Saturday evening. More information is available here.

Every Saturday there are XR Stroud find out more sessions at the Beacon. which include introduction talks and leafleting.

Sunday 22nd September there is an all day training at Lansdown hall, 11am to 5pm. Information on what training is available is on the event page. Please bring food for a bring and share lunch.

The first XR Nailsworth meeting is on 19 September and every Thursday going forward 7pm to 9pm, starting at the Britannia pub and moving to the Arkell Centre for weekly meetings.

XR Funraiser party group will be calling out for helpers for 4th October and 6th October (and at any other time) to make it an amazing day. Contact Jamie here or review the event page.

University of Glos Research academic wants to talk to XR rebels about their motivation. Please come along Saturday 21st 10am to 12.30pm at the Beacon.

Isa suggested a badge of honour or pendant for arrestees on return home. A local jewellery designer has offered to make them and come up with the initial designs.

Moira will be working  with the XR Families on a banner on Friday Pallet Boats will be on the green. 

Ecocide concert on 25 Sept at Sub Rooms £20 Arthur Brown and the Pretty Things concert. 

Kathy is an ecologist with Glos Wildlife Trust and would like to be put in touch with similar XR people. Please contact us if you’re interested.

Please donate to XR Stroud

Will – Reported the Crowdfunder has 26 pledges of £1,300, only 20 days left to get £1700 to make the target of £3k!! Please share this link to businesses and friends. This is to cover costs for arrestees for Gloucestershire. 

There is a link to both XR crowdfunders here.

There is still an XR bank account for Direct Debit donations. Please contact us for details.

London preparations

Welfare kits for London – any donations can be left at the Beacon or on the training day at Lansdown. There is a list of items needed here.

Wellbeing are looking or a co-ordinator for London as Liz and Annie will not be continuing in London. There are many wellbeing people in Stroud and in XR and it’s important there is a strong presence in London for possible arrestees and anyone in London needing support. 

There will be buddy Training at next weeks meeting on 24 Sept.

You can also add your own events to the XR Stroud website here.

Red Rebels are looking for live streamers for Earth Strike on Friday and on Saturday in Gloucester . Also anyone who can take back up video for Points West please step forward to help. 

Red Rebel Technical workshop at the Library Thurs 19th 6pm to 9pm. Also still looking for chaperones and live streamers. There will be more workshops coming up. There will be a red marquee in London for all RRB groups. 

A Sanctuary is being set up for people who feel they need wellbeing support. Contact us here if you’re interested in helping with this.

Geoff has completed the Heading 4 Extinction training and will be running a practice session on Thursday at 7pm in Cashes Green.

Global Earth Strike

We also help needed on the green where food will be available. 

Help also needed for a litter pick at the end of the strike.

Eartstrike Alarm – a plan to set off phones at 1pm during the Earth Strike. Please share this with everyone!

The amazing Bev Dennison has produced nearly 100 placards for others to paint their slogans onto. Still some available at the Beacon for Earth Strike. 

Isa made a request that when people are gathering at the Arch for the march to  start be respectful to residents by the school and stay calm. Chants and shouting is fine once the march is under way. There will be speeches at the Sub rooms at the end of the march and an MC is needed.

Flyposters needed

There is printed material at the Beacon, leaflets highlighting climate emergency, full colour posters which will be hung along the route of the march for Friday. Go and pick up some for flyposting and put some around your neighbourhood for Paint the Streets next week. 

A big thanks to Marcus Blackett who has taken on the Beacon for all groups who care about the planet and their future. 

There is online training coming up for pre arrest. Please check the Facebook group for more information.

Donations requested for auction fundraising event

Donate to our auction

Do you (or a friend) have something cool to donate to our auction xtravaganza?

Look at our donations

  • Voice coaching from a singer song writer
  • 3-day break in a Welsh cottage
  • Tonnes of different massage therapies
  • A 6 foot Nordic Christmas tree
  • Sunday dinner for two at The Crown and Sceptre
  • A tour of Stroud Brewery
  • A record contract! (Oh yes you read it right)

And so much more, so please get creative, and drop me a line below with your donation! A BIG thank you in advance!

How to donate

Please email me at – yes@jamiecoach.uk

Ideas for donations

  • Experiences
  • Weekend breaks
  • Treatments
  • Meal for two in your restaurant
  • 2 hours gardening
  • 3 babysitting vouchers
  • be creative????

We are hoping to raise LOTS of money to help support Stroud XR.

The money will help pay for so much great work that is being done to support our community in these challenging times! so thank you for your donations!

We look forward to seeing YOU on the day! Come along and support the AUCTION and win some great experiences!!!!

You can find out more about our October funraiser event here.