For those returning home and adjusting to life after the October Rebellion, make sure you read this article: Post-Rebellion Blues: a practical guide to coming down to earth, the diagram below points to us being in the ‘sunset’ of the rebellion – a time to share stories:
Next week’s debrief
Next Wednesday (30 October) is Post Rebellion Debrief, 6:30pm to 9:30pm at The Convent, Beeches Green, in Stroud. Facilitated by Jo McAndrews and Andy Raingold. Bring and share food, for 7pm start.
This debrief session is about ‘hearing the stories in a held space; time for gratitudes, and celebration, grief, anger, confusion – acknowledgment of each other and our part in things. The rebellion is over, for now…come and gather to reconnect and share stories and experiences from the last few weeks. We will hear, tell, acknowledge and witness – all emotions and experiences welcome’.
We will be sharing and gathering specific/practical feedback the week after this, 6th Nov. This is all part of the overall debrief process along with the reconnecting and grounding work that’s already been happening.
Another two thousand of these ‘Stroud District Council’ climate emergency information leaflets have been printed. They are great for general leafleting but people have also been taking a bundle so that they can leaflet their own street/s. There are two boxes at the Beacon: please help yourself and make a note in the book of how many you’ve taken and which streets you are doing.
The blanket section 14 is being challenged in the High Court and that may result in about half the arrests in London being declared unlawful, see article on Gloucestershire Live here.
Crowdfunder to support arrestees
Extinction Rebellion action is proving effective, but as the fight is taken to the courts our legal costs are already substantial.
We need your help to create a central Extinction Rebellion fighting fund. To cover legal fees in longer or more complex cases, to appeal verdicts and sentences to help protect the rights of future rebels, and to act as a safety net for rebels whose local group fundraising needs support.
Please donate anything you can, and share this crowdfunder link widely with your friends, family and on social media.
Crafting for social change
Finally, if you’re interested in discovering how crafting can be used for social change and gentle protest, join activist and presenter Sarah Corbett from the Craftivist Collective for a seminar on ‘changing our world one stitch at a time‘. Sarah believes that craftivism is for everyone from skilled crafters to burnt out activists, and those people who want to challenge injustice in the world but don’t know what to do, where to start or how to prioritise their energies and time.
Date: Wednesday 13th November, Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Place: Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Rd, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH – parking available on site
Rest well dear rebels.