Lots to update you on this week. I’ve ordered events in date order.
Join the XR Bristol summer uprising – this Saturday 30 July – including travel info with train strikes
⛔️ Stop Airport Expansion
🚎 Fair Fares for Everyone
🚄 Public Ownership of Public Transport
We will meet at Queens Square, Bristol at 10am, to hear speakers and will have a presence there all day. At around 12pm a march will leave Queens Square to walk around Bristol, pausing at key sites for speeches and activities concerning our campaign. The day will end with a range of ‘low spice’ action. We will have a social from 6.00 at The Avon Packet, Coronation Road, BS3 1RF, with free food.
Any questions, email email@example.com
If you live outside Bristol and need help with the cost of travel, you can claim up to £25 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, bank details, the amount of money you are claiming and a photo of your travel receipt(s). If you need the money up front you can claim the money in advance and send the receipt later.
Train travel & supporting ASLEF with UX Unions
ASLEF will have a picket at Temple Meads station on Saturday. They are glad that we are demanding public ownership of public transport and fair fares, so they welcome our action. They are happy for our march to pass their picket line to hear speakers outside the station, one of whom will be Theo Simon (XR Unions).
XR Stroud next meeting date
We are meeting fortnightly at the seating area in Stratford Park on Wednesdays at 7pm. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 10 August. Here’s how to find us.
Sheepscombe community climate event – 31 August
There is a Community Climate Event being planned for Wednesday 31 August at the Village Hall, Sheepscombe at 7:30pm. The evening will have a communal meal followed by talks, one of which will be Sarah Lunnon talking on the theme Councillor to Activist. As well as other talks.
This will be a regenerative evening – open to all climate-minded people not necessarily just XR. Everyone is welcome.
Save the date – September rebellion starting 10 September
In September we plan to come together under three powerful, achievable objectives:
1) Make mobilisation fun, rewarding and a focus for everyone in the movement
2) Make Citizens’ Assemblies relevant and inspiring for all
3) Grow XR in numbers and develop our vision for the future.
Done in three phases:
Pre-Sept 10: actions focusing on Citizens’ Assemblies and demanding a response from the government.
Sat 10 to the morning of Tues 13: 3 days of a resistance festival in London. Inclusive, radical and visionary – open to all.
🚌 Phase 3: 🚌
The Magical Mystery Tour begins! We launch our bus tour of the country, exchanging energy, ideas, support and building momentum as we invite people to join us in resistance with a clear call to action.
Phase 4: (October)
An invitation to come back together and hopefully to work with other movements to send a loud message to the government – we will not be divided, and together we are building The Opposition.
🚌 Ideas needed from you for our magical mystery bus tour 🚌
As mentioned in phase 3 of the September rebellion above the XR climate bus tour will go around major towns and cities in the UK, and we’d like it to come to Gloucestershire, so we need your ideas for entertainment and activities that we can run from the bus to raise awareness of the climate emergency in Gloucestershire.
One idea we talked about in our most recent meeting was to run a bus event in Cheltenham using a lot of the fun science demos and activities developed for the Science festival to do outreach. Perhaps with a samba band and a critical mass bike ride on tow.
The bus could stay with us for anything from an afternoon to up to two days depending on what we plan.
We need to put a plan together so we can put in a request to get added to the intinary, while there are no dates – yet – send your ideas in.
That’s all for now, see you on the streets. 💚