XR info!

Welcome to some info about Extinction Rebellion (XR).

Have a look through the following options:

THANK YOU for scanning the QR code on the leaflet. Please pass that leaflet on to others.

Read on … click any links that interest you. When you read or watch something you like, share it with your networks. Spread the word about this movement and about the urgency of what the science is telling us. Together we must minimise the risk of social collapse and learn to keep the coming transition peaceful and inclusive.

If you have questions, email xrscqld@protonmail.com or post any comments about the leaflet or this post below.

Good luck, stay safe.

Citizens Assemblies – why are they vital for Women and youth?

Thanks for scanning the QR code on the leaflet you found. If you can, please hang it up at your workplace or on a public noticeboard. Start this vital conversation. Here’s a PDF so you can hand it around. It will go into your downloads folder.

This page allows you to find out more about Citizens’ Assemblies (CAs) and HOW to get them happening. They just might make our lives better, and those of our young people. They will get the attitudes of ordinary citizens, including WOMEN and youth, into policy making without having to wait for four-yearly elections that are at the mercy of corporate media misinformation and major party shenanigans. (About 10% of Australians are 18-26 years old and there are NONE in parliament and only 20% of our current Fed Gov are women, and only 30% of all the 151 parliamentarians)

Ultimately, Citizens’ Assemblies might SAVE OUR LIVES. Share the links you like with your friends and start conversations about them. Get informed so when the issue comes up you can talk confidently about what they are – and what they are not. There is a lot of confusion and it is easy to spread misinformation.

Citizens Assembly on Climate and Ecological justice is the third demand of Extinction Rebellion (XR). So the XR site in WA has a great list of resources and here’s a really excellent YouTube talk called “Why Extinction Rebellion Demands a Citizens’ Assembly”

Here is a TED talk by Bruce Hennig about CAs “Are we collectively stupid?” How to use random selection to get good policy outcomes. (NOTE: CAs are not about replacing politicians – they are about providing policy advice from ordinary citizens to politicians. At least for now!)

This debate held in the Princess Theatre in Brisbane is great. Esp Prof. Alistair Stark who does a really good CA rave. The video starts from there. It was organised by Brisbane Dialogues.

A talk on Big Ideas (ABC RN) with Sydney’s Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully which includes a call for CAs

This is a short 2 minute cartoon about Citizens Assembly. In case a very simple intro is needed.

As an action to take, support a young person or three to come along to the School Strike For Climate in Brisbane on Friday March 25th. And come yourself!

How to have confronting conversations

And most importantly, HOW do we compel our leaders to put one on? By engaging in peaceful, creative, nonviolent disruptions of all kinds. Even David Attenborough said “We cannot be too radical” Radical means huge changes, amazing leaps, emergency focus.

The processes and businesses that are killing our ability to grow food, poisoning our water, polluting our air and lying to us MUST STOP, ASAP. We have 100 months to do so according to the science. One Hundred Months til 2030. Get trained about nonviolence and how to have confronting conversations with grief in your heart and LOVE in your intention.

Think about how you might organise a protest, make a public artwork on an issue like habitat loss or methane leaking, or hold a public meeting. Who would help you? What do you need? One thing you could do is join and contribute to the strategic nonviolence of XR. The three demands of XR to all our parliamentarians are – Tell the Truth, Act Now and hold a Citizens’ Assembly on the climate and ecological crisis.

Here’s a link to the main website in Australia: Who and what is Extinction Rebellion (XR)?

Here’s a live intro talk online on March 12th: https://m.facebook.com/events/1563294374050099

If you can see CITIZENS ASSEMBLIES need to happen you don’t need to join XR or start an XR group with your friends (although that would be great). You can push for them in your own way, however you feel best connected to do so. Educate and persuade those around you. Get friends over to watch the videos. Speak to your local MPs to tell them of this LOVING GIFT to them. 🙂 But do it RIGHT NOW. The window is closing for climate action that both prevents and prepares for the worst.

Comments and questions – please leave below.

Welcome! Extinction Rebellion info page

The XR symbol is an egg-timer in a circle. We are running out of time so we must act together.

Have a click through the following options:

THANK YOU for scanning the QR code on the leaflet. Read on … click any links that interest you. When you read or watch something you like, share it with your networks. Spread the word about this movement and about the urgency of what the science is telling us in the latest IPCC Report. Together we must minimise the risk of social collapse and learn to keep the coming transition peaceful and inclusive.

If you have questions, email xrscqld@protonmail.com or post any comments about the leaflet or this post below.

Good luck, stay safe.

Blackrock Greenwashing songs

Greenwashing affects share prices these days and should be made illegal. That, on top of the fact that it’s just lying and whoever does it needs to have consequences. I’d actually prefer they lost all their ill-gotten gains to the last cent rather than go to prison. But that’s a hard concept for a once-off song!

First song is Country, next two are Christmas. Have a good one.

Tune – Working 9-5 (need to sing it a little slower than Dolly does!)

Blackrock Greenwashing – that’s no way to make a living
Blackrock Greenwashing – it’s all faking and no giving
See emissions rise When you give A-da-ni credit
It’s enough to break the  food chain if we let it

Blackrock Greenwashing – while they fund the poison-spilling
Blackrock Greenwashing – their lies will make a killing
See the share price rise When their lies do not get tested
It’s enough to hope that  Larry Fink’s arrested!

Repeat …

TUNE: Red nose Reindeer

Blackrock are greenwash experts Larry Fink he surely knows
(his) annual report has excerpts of Top Class Fiction prose
(To) all of the Blackrock executives We loudly call out SHAME!
We hope you go to prison (Cos) lying brings a share-price gain
(if) share-price rules had any teeth ASIC would call to say
“Larry Fink you’re pretty bright You know Greenwashing’s not right!”
Larry’s gone with sirens blaring We’d be shouting out with glee
“Greenwash, begone for ever The truth is now compulsory!”

Tune: GOD rest ye merry gentlemen

Arrest those merry gentlemen
who know the harm they do
to every sacred creature,  to forests, me and you.
May they sit in a prison cell  so they regret and rue
that they thought to steal our comfort and joy, 
comfort and joy,
that they thought to steal our comfort and joy.

XR Chants and Songs

For protests anywhere anytime. Here’s a handy 5-page collection of Chants (which can also be sung by adding a tune that suggests itself to you at the time) and songs which focus on the three BEAUTIFUL demands of XR, or one or more of the Ten AMAZING Principles. (esp. that Peacey, Non-Violent one, yo!)

The words are dumped into this post (so you can read them and sing them at a rally) and I have uploaded a PDF here so it’s ready to print.

The links below lead to some Very Basic Recordings so each of the tunes/rhythms can be heard.

First Page: Everybody Gathering in Peace to Rally

Tunes for all the little songs and chants:

Sorry about the layout of the words below – Much better to go to the PDF and look at it there. But in case your phone doesn’t do PDFs … here it is anyway!

Song/Chants for XR Actions

Everybody Gathering in Peace to rally – tune we’re going to to zoo

Chorus: Everybody gathering in peace to rally,

peace to rally, peace to rally

Everybody gathering in peace to rally,

and were not going AWAY

Because you got to tell the truth, truth, truth

Science has the proof, proof, proof

No future for the Youth, youth, youth

If we don’t tell the truth, truth, truth

Zero carbon is the aim, aim, aim

by 20 – 25 it’s plain, plain, plain

nothing can remain the same, same, same

when Zero carbon is the aim, aim, aim

(A bit slower for this important verse – )

Beyond politics of greed, greed, greed

Grows a hopeful little seed, seed, seed

Citi-zen’s assembl-ies, agreed, agreed

and solutions are decreed, decreed, decreed

We know what to do, do, do

It means a sacrifice it’s true, true, true

if Fossil Fuels are really through, through, through

Let’s REBEL, me and you, you, you 

We’re demanding truth
Cli-mate Truth – we’re not asking for it!

The whole truth – we’re not asking for it

We’re demanding truth and not asking for it! … 

Climate Truth Now!

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People gonna Rise

People gonna rise like the water

Gonna turn this system round

I hear the voice of my sons and daughter

Singing Climate Truth right now

Planet’s Burning

Planet’s burning, Planet’s burning

Fix the Engine, Fix the Engine

Solar Power! Solar Power!

Yes we oughta, Yes we oughta!

Never Doubt

Never doubt that a 

small group of people can change the world; 

indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Three Demand song (Frere Jacques)

We have only (We have only) Three demands (3 demands etc)

Citizens’ assemblies Act on Truth!

Government must Tell the truth

Government and Media the whole truth

Government must Act right now

Carbon free in 5 years Or we’re dead!

Leaders must be guided by

Citizens’ Assemblies Or we fry!

Why disruption? ‘cos we’re scared

(of) Total System breakdown House on fire

Climate crisis rebels rise

(in) Peaceful disobedience (in) Love and grief

This extinction worth a fuss!

In peaceful rebellion join with us!

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Bye Bye Coal Bye Bye fossil fuels
Hello renewable Energy from the sky
Bye bye Coal reduce Climate stress 
Hello cleverness Goodbye to coal goodbye
Goodbye to coal goodbye

We rebel in Love & Rage

I stand in love and truth with you my sister
I stand in love and truth with you my brother
We rebel in Love and Rage
We rebel in love and rage
We take a peaceful stand for this earth.

Hell Yeah – I love my planet 
Hell Yeah – I love my planet 
Hell Yeah – I love my planet – I’m standing up for life
Repeat
Let me hear you say 
Hey Now (resp: Hey Now) x3 – I’m standing up for life!

Don’t watch the news, Be The News

You can’t speak truth to power, 

Power only moves to power

Be true – to your power 

Make power – take power

Power to the people – the people got the power
Tell me can you feel it 

getting stronger by the hour
Power to the people – the people got the power
Tell me can you feel it 

getting stronger by the hour – 

Don’t watch the news, be the news (repeat)

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Lead With Love

You Gotta put one foot in front of the other

and lead with love x2

The Dance Goes On

Round and round we dance we hold each others’ hands

And weave our lives in a circle

Our love grows strong the Dance goes on

Waterloo Rising

Change is coming Love and Grief will keep us strong

Time’s been wasted and we haven’t got too long

Mother’s dying we can feel it in our bones

So we’re rebelling ‘gainst a system that is wrong

It’s your Rebellion

If you’re wanting Climate Truth Now (Come on in, it’s your Rebellion)

If you’re wanting Climate Truth Now (Come on in, We need you here!)

If you want Climate Justice

If you’re scrupulously peaceful / Respectful 

If you want Citizens’ Assemblies

If your heart is for non-violence

If your God says Creation sacred

If you are a Godless Pagan

If you cannot be arrested

If you’re willing to glue and lock-on

…. make more up if everyone’s enjoying it

Sung Chant:

Tell the truth! It’s an emergency!

Citizens’ Assemblies! Act Now!

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Living through a Dying (round)

This is a die-in, by the living

Because we’re living through a DYING (Rpt)

One by one by millions

CHANTS

1,2,3,4syl simple XR rhythm

We – Rebel – Peacefully – Come and join us!

We – Rebel – urgently – For all creatures!

We – Rebel – in service – to all beings

Rhythm 2 Clave – 1-12, 1-12, 1-12, 1-2-3-4

WE – Demand, WE – Demand, WE – Demand

(Clave) Cli-mate Truth NOW!

What do we need? Climate Justice

When do we need it? Now!

How we gonna get it? Peacefully! 

How we gonna get it? Peacefully! 

Coal – Gas – Oil Don’t Dig it

Leave it in the ground it’s time to get with it.

No more coal, no more oil, 

keep that carbon in the soil

No more gas, no more oil, 

keep that carbon in the soil

Climate Truth, We’ll fight for that, 
Murdoch lies? No time for that!

Respect existence or Expect resistance. Climate Justice now!

Listen to just about all of these songs and chants at www.carboncanaries.com.au

Other suggestions – email citizenmaguire@protnmail.com

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Next outing of XR Climate Choir

Hello folks!

Fires rage and despair is rife, so we get active. Despair ends when action begins. Singing is always worth doing.

Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Qld
December 1st from 2.30-5.30pm there’s an information day for Extinction Rebellion with a bit of singing, a smidge of theatre, a hug of friendship and probably something to paint. Here’s the FB event if you can share it …

Extinction Rebellion Sunshine Coast – invites YOU to join us for a FAMILY FRIENDLY, Fun, Summer Picnic!

This is your chance to meet your local Extinction Rebellion group, in a relaxed social setting!

You can learn more about this movement and how our Sunshine Coast Group works within it.

You can listen to informative speakers, learn about the principles and values of the movement, have a sing along with our great XR climate choir and get linked in for future activities!

BYO – food / drinks / picnic stuff – friends and family!

If you email xrsc @ maleny.biz you will get to hear of XR Sunshine Coast events.

Hope to see you at Dec 1st

GHD Protests have songsheet! July 2019

When I heard we were doing an action outside GHD offices around the country I put together some new chants, adjusted some lyrics and now there’s a songsheet for those events.

At our one in the Sunshine Coast we are having a life sized Polar Bear there, and a cub. Hence the Tragedy Song for Nanook.

I will post links to the Facebook videos when they are available.

Songsheet for #StopAdani  GHD songs and chants July2