Extinction Rebellion is an international apolitical network using direct action to persuade governments to act on the climate and ecological emergency across the world. In the UK, they have three demands of the government: tell the truth, act now and create a citizens’ assembly.
To promote their third demand, Extinction Rebellion have commissioned All Hands On to make a short film titled The Deliberate Rebellion, which examines the Extinction Rebellion demand that the government create a citizens’ assembly focused on climate and ecological politics.
In the film, severals members of the group are interviewed and explain why they joined the movement accompanied by an exclusive remix of “Hymn Of The Big Wheel” by Massive Attack, whose member Robert Del Naja is also featured in the film.
David Farrell, leader of the Irish Citizens’ Assembly Project and winner of the 2019 Brown Democracy Award, is quoted in the film as saying, “what is laudable about the Extinction Rebellion agenda is that the activists are not pushing for particular policy decisions on the climate emergency: they are merely asking that their government agrees to establish a citizens’ assembly and give it the task of bringing forward proposals“.
The organisation firmly believes that the climate change crisis has to be led by citizens and not by “the corrupted politicians” or influenced by non-ecological lobbies. Their next action is to peacefully shut down Westminster on October 7, to demand the government act now. If you want to join them, check their Facebook page here.
Watch their The Deliberate Rebellion film below: