Rebellion, wellbeing and other action info

Firstly, love to everyone heading to London for the impossible rebellion. Some information to help you follows, but even if you’re not going to London we have some actions and info for those of you staying at home.

London rebellion info

All of the information you need for next week is in this XR Glos rebellion guide. If you need any wellbeing support, you can find out about all our resources on our wellbeing group link. If you have any issues accessing this link (as I did initially, please contact me).

If you like to join the signal group for Stroudies other XR Gloucestershire rebels going to London. Please let me know your phone number so I can get you added.

Our next meeting

Our next in-person XR Stroud meeting is pencilled in for Wednesday 8 September. Venue TBC (as it’s going to get colder). We’ll post information on our next meeting in this newsletter and on the website.

Call out for Landing Crew in Weston-super-Mare Tuesday 7th September 11am

Come and join a Landing Crew action as part of a day of action around the public inquiry considering Bristol airport’s appeal against refusal of their expansion plans, as evidence is presented inside the building about carbon emissions and climate effects. Climate scientist Kevin Anderson will be giving evidence, amongst others.

Landing Crew is a silent and slow action, drawing on Chi Gung grounding energy, spelling out words like ‘Extinction’ and ‘Rebellion’ in a made-up version of semaphore, and creating a visual spectacle. Here’s a brilliant video of what that looks like.

Boiler suits, hi-viz and paddle bats provided. Ideally you need to your own dark baseball hat, ear defenders, dark glasses and mask, but we may be able to provide some of that stuff. We’ll do a training session before taking to the streets, and there are videos to learn the semaphore in advance – but you can copy the people in front on the day.
If you’re interested contact Bill (newly moved to Nailsworth from Bristol) or 07932 623672.

Speak at Bristol airport public inquiry – in person or online

There’s also a call out for more people to speak to the inquiry in September – the more people speaking out against expansion the better!

Email giving a couple of bullet points of what you want to say – individualised contributions are best to avoid repetition. You can speak in person in Weston, or via Teams (like Zoom).

Info for the next rebellion on August 23

12 rebels stand outside the sub rooms holding signs explaining reasons people could die during the climate emergency.

Don’t forget we‘re meeting weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm to get ready for the next rebellion which starts on August 23 in LondonHere’s information on our next meeting.

Your August rebellion guide

If you’re looking for information on how to get involved in the London rebellion you can find all the information you need in this XR Glos rebellion guide.

There are a lot of links in there, so if you do one thing use the Telegram links which will send you information on the plans for London actions and keep you in the loop with what’s going on.

Staying in Stroud during rebellion?

We’re in the early stages of planning some actions for rebels that are not going to London, please let us know if you’d like to be involved, or come along to next weeks meeting if you have any action idea.

There are things to do in and around Stroud such as wellbeing support and crisis talk action planning.

Wellbeing training during next meeting

Rebirthing our resilience, connectivity and efficiency. Tooling up for uprising without getting caught in conflict. Maintaining our own power in body, mind and yes, spirit – keeping things light because the road ahead involves some heavy lifting.

Session to run in parallel with Wednesdays meeting after the intro and check-in, due to time being short before the August rebellion. Includes practical skills to orientate yourself whilst on an action; ‘Buddies’, affinity groups and wellbeing monitoring; before and aftercare; then a Q&A. Mari and Fergus to host.