WHO WE ARE
We are a group of people in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire taking part in the international Extinction Rebellion movement.
This is a group aimed at promoting non-violent direct action & civil disobedience for action on the climate & ecological crisis.
We meet each Tuesday at the Monkey Park Cafe, Chester Street, Chesterfield. All are welcome to attend.
OUR 3 DEMANDS
That the Government must tell the truth about how deadly our situation is, it must reverse all policies not in alignment with that position and must work alongside the media to communicate the urgency for change including what individuals, communities and businesses need to do.
The Government must enact legally-binding policies to reduce carbon emissions in the UK to net zero by 2025 and take further action to remove the excess of atmospheric greenhouse gases. It must cooperate internationally so that the global economy runs on no more than half a planet’s worth of resources per year.
By necessity these demands require initiatives and mobilisation of similar size and scope to those enacted in times of war. We do not however, trust our Government to make the bold, swift and long-term changes necessary to achieve this and we do not intend to hand further power to our politicians. Instead we demand a Citizens’ Assembly to oversee the changes, as we rise from the wreckage, creating a democracy fit for purpose.
WHY ARE WE 'REBELS'?
Rebelling means that the members of this group are willing to make personal sacrifices and some are willing to be arrested for our cause.
Therefore, we are going to fight peacefully with honour and resilience, against the elites and politicians, towards our vision of an inclusive world with thriving connections within our society and environment.
We are very inclusive and we welcome people from all backgrounds to join our group.
Our members have different beliefs and there is a place for everyone. You do not have to get actively involved in protesting or be at risk of being arrested if you don't want to.
We hope to see you at one of our future meetings or actions soon!