Welcome to the July XRSA newsletter. We hope this email finds you safe and well.
Earlier this week the Federal Environment Minister, Tanya Plibersek released the State of Environment report after it was suppressed by the former government.
The report was clear. Our environment is deteriorating. Every ecosystem is threatened by climate breakdown. The breakdown of the the environment is not just impacting human health but also our mental health and well-being.
Indigenous knowledge and well coordinated environmental management is crucial in responding to this crisis. The government must stop the harm by ending fossil fuels along with other key drivers of climate and ecological breakdown.
Appealing to a government intent on opening new fossil fuel projects is a severe risk to our safety. Instead we must stop climate destruction through mass participation in civil disobedience.
We hope you’ll join us in building towards it!
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- Watch the Heading for Extinction Presentation (recording)
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In late June, Blockade Australia kicked off their third mobilisation in Sydney. XR rebels joined and supported the mobilisation which shutdown Sydney streets over several days.
In the days leading up to mobiliastion police raided the Blockade Australia camp arresting activists and Ngemba elder, Auntie Caroline Kirk. Rebels Tim and Max were arrested and shut into a tiny isolation cell without sunlight, exercise, trial or bail for 17 days.
Extreme police repression resulted in the mobilisation being shutdown after two days. Police clamped down with new draconian new anti-protest laws. More than 35 arrests took place over the fortnight around the mobilisation.
Extinction Rebellion SA stands in solidarity with Blockade Australia in resisting climate destruction. You can contribute to their legal fund here.
Rebels have returned to Illuminate Adelaide with regular projections outside Light Cycles at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Targeting the dirty partnership between the Gardens and Santos, the projections catch the eye of the public moving in and out of the event.
Earlier this year Tennis Australia ended its partnership with Santos just one year into a multiyear deal. We urge the Gardens to do the same.
On Tuesday rebels installed replica tombstones on North Terrace as part of a public mourning for the loss of biodiversity in ‘Australia’. Each tombstone marked a species that has been lost or is critically endangered. Members of the public were invited to leave flowers.
Say No To Santos
In solidarity with Gomeroi people and activists protesting outside of Santos’ Sydney office rebels staged a snap action last week in solidarity. We say GAMIL (no) to Santos’ continued attempts at gas-fired dispossession. Gomeroi sovereignty is under threat as Santos attempts to overturn the Gomeroi Native Title and rush through the Narrabri Gas Project.
PROTEST: Climate Action Now!
Friday, August 5th at 5:30 PM
Parliament House Steps, North Terrace, Adelaide
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This action is organised by Uni Students for Climate Justice and supported by XRSA
Sunday, July 31st at 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
The Box Factory, 56 Regent Street South, Adelaide
Conscientious Protectors Screenings
Mitcham – Monday, July 25th at 6:30
Semaphore – Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30
XR Basics: Online Orientation Talk
Sunday, July 24th at 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Rebel Tech Cafe
Saturday, July 23rd at 2:30 PM – 4 PM