This is an emergency.
Floods, droughts, epidemics, famines, climate refugees: we can no longer deny that our lives are threatened, and it is but a question of time before each of us suffers the consequences.
We, citizens of a developed country, are fully aware that the current economic system is responsible for the situation. Our individual efforts, petitions and demonstrations will never be enough to face large multinational corporations squeezing resources out of the Earth and ruining ecosystems with the blessing of our governments.
Stepping out of denial and questioning the economic model that led to this situation is our nations’ duty. Instead, our government is dodging the responsibilities they signed for in the Paris Agreement.
When a State deliberately abandons its duty to protect the citizens, the social contract is broken. Rebellion then becomes our most sacred right, and our most critical duty. Because every tenth of a degree counts, because every life counts and because every hour counts, we call for civil disobedience. We are prepared to break the law and suffer the consequences, including imprisonment. The rebellion has just begun. For life.
Tell The Truth
We demand that the government declares a Climate and Ecological Emergency, recognising the need for rapid transformation of our economic system.
We demand that the government enacts a comprehensive, legally-binding National Emergency Plan which phases out the extraction and import of fossil fuels by 2025, and prioritises restoration of biodiversity and the preservation of our natural environment.
We demand a Citizens' Assembly and a Youth People Assembly, equipping our regions and communities with the resources and the authority to ensure a managed transition to an equitable post-growth society.
Our Principles and Values
1. WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE
Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
2. WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY
Mobilizing 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organizing” to achieve this.
3. WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
4. WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND THIS TOXIC SYSTEM
Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
5. WE VALUE REFLECTING AND LEARNING
Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
6. WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE
Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
7. WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER
Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
8. WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
9. WE ARE A NON-VIOLENT NETWORK
Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
10. WE ARE BASED ON AUTONOMY AND DECENTRALISATION
We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.
The collective is open to any rebel who considers himself young and has never known a stable climate, i.e. who was born after 1990.
This date is a guideline, not a limit. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings and actions.
We use Mattermost for non-crypted internal communication.
You can join the Mattermost team here:
Here are posters that you can print and put up everywhere in your schools. Please print them on recycled paper if possible. Click on the image to see them in good quality and download them.
Both designs of XR Youth Belgium stickers have been created by Yuumei
and are printed and used with her consent.
You can get these stickers by being a member of XR Youth and asking the "Arts" working group. Their printing is financed by XR Belgium (see the block below).
As a very small minority of us have a fixed job, it is difficult for us to be financially self-sufficient. Since the beginning, Extinction Rebellion Belgium finances and hosts this site, pays for our stickers and flyers and helps us with all our other occasional expenses.
You can help them, and indirectly help us, very easily on OpenCollective.
Actions & Events
10 & 11/01/2020
- Mythical Mass | Autosalon Boycott
- Salon of Lies Action
- Draw XR Logo on Beach
- February Rebellion
- Le Retour Des Gilets Jaunes A Bruxelles
- Mons se bouge pour le climat | Global Strike
- April Rebellion
- October Rebellion