Greetings Rebels,

Welcome to the XRSA September Newsletter. We hope that this email finds you safe and well.

Next Steps for New Rebels

Free the Press

Last Friday rebels staged a dramatic theatrical action outside the Adelaide headquarters of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation drawing attention to the strong ties between Murdoch and the fossil fuel industry.

News Corp papers repeatedly downplay or dismisses climate breakdown and Sky News runs a stable of climate change-denier commentators. They gain extensive advertising revenue from fossil fuel companies and Rupert Murdoch is personally on the board of oil and gas explorer, Genie Energy.

Actions were held across the country with rebels in Brisbane blocking the printing press, those in Sydney dumping shit in front of News Corp offices and our friends in Tasmania disrupting the Mercury with deliberately bad live music. In Adelaide rebels chained themselves together and had oil poured over them by big fossil fuel executives who chummed up to Murdoch. The building was spray chalked with ‘Free the Truth’. See videos from all of these actions here.

Photograph by Jordan Ellis

Watch Summary Video | View Photos | Watch Livestream

Weather Series: Part 3

On the Saturday before last rebels returned to Rundle Mall for the third and final instalment of our Weather Series actions. Holding placards depicting climate driven weather catastrophes rebels made their way through Rundle Mall to Adelaide’s iconic Malls Balls. There a group of koala-dressed rebels covered the bottom half of the balls with a sheet depicting the world on fire. Capturing the public’s attention, the Red Rebel Brigade returned bringing an emotional resonance to the action.

Photograph by Peter Barnes

Watch Summary Video | View Photos | Watch Livestream (Part 1, Part 2)

Mobilising the Limestone Coast

Extinction Rebellion is mobilising the Limestone Coast with a weekend full of talks and trainings. Know a friend in the area? Forward this email to them or share this Facebook post with them.

Saturday 12th September

Sunday 13th September

Adelaide says Fund Our Future Not Gas

Friday, September 25th at 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide
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This action is organised by School Strike 4 Climate. XRSA is providing assistance.
The action is centered on students and First Nations communities, so we ask that you leave XR branded placards, flags, shirts, etc. at home.

Right now, the government is deciding how to spend billions in public money to help with the Covid-19 crisis. It’s a critical opportunity for them to fund our future, by creating jobs that will Care for Country, fast-track solutions to climate change, and transition Australia to renewable energy.

Instead, secret plans have revealed that the Federal Government is planning to give billions to their mates in the dirty gas industry. Gas is a dangerous fossil fuel that will turbocharge the climate crisis. Even worse, many destructive gas projects threaten First Nations lands.

There’s still time to stop the government’s dirty gas plans. But we need to show them that Australians everywhere want them to #FundOurFutureNotGas!

That’s why on Friday September 25th, First Nations communities, school students, unions, and many more will host actions in towns, suburbs, schools, and workplaces across Australia!

Welcome to Extinction Rebellion – Our DNA

Saturday, September 12th at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Are you new to Extinction Rebellion or an old hand keen to refresh or re-ground your understanding of Extinction Rebellion DNA?

In this key 2-hour workshop we’ll take a deep dive into XR culture exploring:

  • Our Three key Demands
  • Our Principles & Values – the basis of the Rebel Code under which we operate
  • Our story, strategy and theory of change

Heading for Extinction Talk

Saturday, September 19th at 10 AM – 11 AM
Cafe Outside the Square, 34 Whitmore Square, Adelaide
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Saturday, October 3rd at 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Mount Barker Community Centre, 3 Dumas Street, Mount Barker
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We are facing a climate and ecological emergency. We must act.

Come and hear about the situation facing us and about the potential for using nonviolent civil disobedience to move our governments to action. Meet local people who share your concerns for the future of life on earth and discuss what we can do together.

Extinction Cafe – Meet and Greet

Saturday, September 19th at 11 AM – 1 PM
Cafe Outside the Square, 34 Whitmore Square, Adelaide
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Come and join us for a chat about Extinction Rebellion and the climate crisis. This is an informal get together to share our ideas, thoughts and feelings about climate issues and what it’s like to be living through the 6th mass extinction.


Sunday, September 27th at 12 PM – 4 PM
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Crafternoons are back! However there are limited spots due to social distancing so please RSVP.

Come join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. We will be sewing flags and making badges plus any other wild, creative ideas we might hatch for the coming Rebellion. We have screen prints so bring a T-shirt (or a few).

No crafting skills or experience required, just enthusiasm!

Decolonising XRSA Media Club – Children’s Literature Edition

Sunday, September 27th at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
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The XRSA Decolonising Circle invites you to their next Media Club. Come together to connect, discuss, unlearn, and stretch our understandings. This session is a chance to share some children’s literature and challenge our own thinking about race, and how we talk about it with children.