Greetings Rebels,

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

The recent lockdowns are a reminder of our collective vulnerability and the need to act in alignment with scientific and medical advice. The parallels with the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate and ecological crisis are unmistakable.

Within conflict and difference we are reminded that now more than ever we need healthy and resilient Regenerative Cultures that proritise compassion and care.

Let’s pull together and do this! Looking forward to safely reconnecting with you soon.

Next Steps for New Rebels

Native Vegetation Act Review Submission

The destruction of native vegetation and the extremely slow pace of revegetation compounds the climate crisis and the loss of habitat and biodiversity. Too much native vegetation has been lost under the existing governance regime established by the Native Vegetation Act 1991 (NVA).

In response to this the XRSA Political Strategy Circle has made a submission to the Natural Resources Committee of the SA Parliament in relation to its review of the Native Vegetation Act. Linking our non-violent direct action to desirable policy outcomes.

You can read the full submission here.

Photograph by Peter Barnes

Recent Actions

Stitch it. Don’t ditch It.

In June rebels participated in a global street stitching action called “Stitch It. Don’t Ditch It”. In front of H&M, the world’s second largest clothing manufacturer, they mended clothes, sewed patches and chatted to passersby.

A recent report by the World Economic Forum showed that the fashion industry (and its associated supply chains) are releasing 5% of the worlds emissions. The industry outputs the equivalent of 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 each year.

“By stitching here in the Mall today we hope to share the joy of making your favourite clothes last longer with your own two hands.” – Rebel Mary

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Guerilla projection at Illuminate Adelaide

Rebels highlighted the dirty partnership between oil and gas company Santos and the Botanic Gardens at a guerilla projection action during Illuminate Adelaide. The long-term partnership lends social consent to dangerous oil and gas extraction which is inconsistent with the Botanic Gardens strategic goals of conservation and sustainability.

Their messages were visible to hundreds who entered the gardens for Illuminate Adelaide’s premier Light Cycles event.

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Don’t NAB Our Future

Affinity groups have been keeping the pressure on NAB who will release their updated oil and gas policy later this year. Spray chalking messages in front of branches and sticker-ing ATM’s along with discussions with the public, staff and bank managers. Read more about this national campaign here.

National Fuel Blockade – Exxon Mobil Birkenhead

Thursday, August 19th at 4:00 PM
Wills Street Peterhead
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Climate emergency: Canberra Rebellion

August 3rd – 5th

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All-In Meeting

Sunday, August 22nd at 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Box Factory, 59 Regent Street South, Adelaide
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Heading for Extinction Talk

Saturday , August 14th at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Shed (via Recreate Shop), Phyllis St, Mount Pleasant

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Extinction Rebellion – Who Are We?

Sunday, August 29th at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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