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) firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Joanna.email@example.com 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).