BUT WHAT’S OUR COLLECTIVE VISION 2021-?
The Strategy Assembly Three Goals
Let’s come out of lockdown determined to defend the world’s children, Majority World, animals, Biodiversity, the land and sea that humans are killing. Let’s:
Explode from lockdown with inspirational Non Violent Direct Action, from local actions to remote options to mass actions, demanding net zero carbon by 2025. We won’t be intimidated by the government
Each and every rebel to mobilise for actions escalating to COP26, with all actions designing in safer options for those not able to risk arrest
We are part of a Movement of Movements, one global family, so to fight this toxic system we must prioritise working with all the oppressed and exploited, and groups protecting our planet’s biodiversity and habitat. Check out this nifty MoMs Directory.
And we planned how to achieve them, or it’s all just a load of hot air! (Click here for XR UK’s Three Demands!).
And Never Mind Theories of Change, Here’s The Strategies for Change
Deliver UK-wide trainings and resources on Co-liberation - including anti-oppression and unconscious bias, and access and radical inclusion workshops to all Local Groups
Prioritise the recruitment of Bipoc, working class, Lgbtq+, disabled and neurodiverse people to positions of power-fullness at all levels, providing wo-mentoring and financial support as much as possible
Promote Community Engagement & Empowerment - further resource and support grassroots activism like Trust the People, Climate Emergency Centres, HS2, Silvertown Tunnel protest and Deep Water
Female leadership. ’Nuff said.
“If we don’t solve the climate crisis, we can forget about the rest.”
Our short-term strategic goal is working towards achieving our Three Demands, and blinking well stopping ‘business as usual’.
Tell the Truth - The Government must declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
Act Now - Government must halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
Go Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice.
Our long-term strategic goal is The North Star - world-destroying practices are eliminated and healthier structures take their place.
Or this video gives a gist of what they've been waffling on about:
It sounds like it was written by a child. With zero understanding of politics or experience of living in the actual real, physical world. And a degree in race/gender studies or somesuch. For all the talk about inclusion reading the following made me (a long term radical environmentalist, I think it's fair to say) feel excluded. I don't think they understand what the word 'strategy' actually means:
[ strat-i-jee ]
noun, plural strat·e·gies.
Also strategics. the science or art of combining and employing the means of war in planning and directing large military movements and operations.
the use or an instance of using this science or art.
skillful use of a stratagem: The salesperson's strategy was to seem always to agree with the customer.
a plan, method, or series of maneuvers or stratagems for obtaining a specific goal or result: a strategy for getting ahead in the world. - https://www.dictionary.com/browse/strategy
Q: How are you planning to get what you want?
A: Well, we thought we'd have a load of meetings to bash people over the head with PC orthodoxy and get some people of colour (those who also accept this orthodoxy) to come onboard and maybe they'll know what to do... Blah blah blah love blah blah blah nonviolence. Wa-hey!
It's embarrassing. It's how a movement becomes irrelevant and dies.