Friday, April 12, 2019

Fight for climate: Extinction Rebellion (4/15); CC Liu, Crystal Q. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
These four demands represent XR US and are still in the process of development.

1. That the government must tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency and 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.

2. The government must enact legally-binding policies to reduce carbon [but not actual pollutants like methane from ranching or diesel fumes from industry or toxic] emissions to net zero by 2025 and take further action to remove the excess of atmospheric greenhouse gases [which plants would gladly absorb]. It must cooperate internationally so that the global economy runs on no more than half a planet’s worth of resources per year.

Nonviolent actions to "force" the government to capitalize on harmless carbon emissions?
3. We do not trust our government[s] to make the bold, swift, and long-term changes necessary to achieve these changes 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.
4. We demand a just transition that prioritizes the most vulnerable people and indigenous sovereignty, establishes reparations and remediation led by and for black people, indigenous people, people of color, and poor communities for years of environmental injustice, establishes legal rights for ecosystems to thrive and regenerate in perpetuity, and repairs the effects of ongoing ecocide to prevent extinction of the human and all species, in order to maintain a livable, just planet for all. More

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