DiEM25’s National Collective in Germany (NC) calls on all DiEMers to join the Extinction Rebellion without Borders in October 2019, starting October 7 in the capitals of the world.
Recent climate research shows that we have to revise almost everything about the speed and the severity of the climate catastrophe. The climate catastrophe is no longer solely an environmental issue. With our current trajectory we are heading towards unprecedented heatwaves, mass starvation, economic break down and migration movements of hundreds of million people in Europe and throughout the world within 10 years. This is likely to lead to social collapse. DiEM25 is aware of the severity and urgency of the global situation. Our Green New Deal for Europe has been described as “the first response to climate change that is on the same scale as the problem itself”, but it is important we make citizens aware of it.
Extinction Rebellion is a great ally in the fight to stop climate catastrophe, as their engagement is opening the space for a serious political discussion on the environment. This discussion cannot be left to those who brought us to the brink of extinction: DiEM25 must be a strong political voice, as a movement and through its electoral wings, in order to promote that fight from the streets to where power lies. We are no longer asking or demanding: we are doing it ourselves. Rebellion must be followed by a plan for the day after: we will not allow climate-deniers to suggest we do not have it!
The time to act is now! Join the training events of your local XR chapter and familiarise yourselves with the GND! Practice solidarity with the rebels and become one of them. Their struggle is our struggle. If business as usual continues, the Europe we fight for will have no future at all. Come to Berlin on October 7, rebel for Life on Earth, and organize for a hopeful future for all!
Carpe DiEM, love & rage,
DiEM25 Germany National Collective
Credits: Extinction Rebellion-4 by Julia Hawkins (CC-BY)
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