Jul
15

Fed Up with Climate Injustice!


Fed Up With Climate Injustice!

Please sign up if you plan to attend - we need to be able to anticipate the crowd size, thank you!

Please note time change to 5pm.

On Tax Day, Wednesday July 15, Extinction Rebellion Boston will lead an action demanding that our government invest our taxes in our future!

The federal government must stop giving tax breaks and subsidies to the oil, natural gas, and coal corporations that are fueling global destruction. We demand that these funds are redirected to individuals and communities on the frontline of the climate and ecological emergency and toward a rapid transition to clean, renewable sources of energy and ecological sustainability.

Our government must tell the truth about the severity of the climate crisis and establish reparations and remediation led by and for Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color and poor communities who have suffered years of environmental racism and injustice. Our current financial and political systems treat the earth as a commodity and people as disposable.

The wealthy must pay higher taxes and our government budgets must be reallocated to build cultures of care and repair to ensure an equitable and livable planet for all life and for generations to come.

We are calling on XR Rebels to participate if you feel comfortable and safe enough to do so. We will practice social distancing, wear masks and use hand sanitizer. We will not engage in civil disobedience, but we are planning a lively and vibrant day, with some special surprises.

Together we will demand power be restored to the people to set a just course of action and rebuild our relationships to one another and the earth.

Join us on Wednesday, July 15 at 5pm! The action is at the Federal Reserve, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 -->Please bring your own signs. We will have banners and some signs, but since our art group isn't meeting in person at this time we are asking folks to make their own. Some possible messaging is below. We also hope to have a print-at-home sign that we can email you a few days before the event.

Messaging ideas:

  • FED UP WITH CLIMATE INJUSTICE
  • Tell the Truth
  • A Just Transition
  • Climate Justice is Social Justice
  • ACT NOW, NO BAILOUTS
  • Our Taxes, Our Future

Note that we are focusing on XR's Fourth Demand: "We demand a just transition that prioritizes the most vulnerable people and indigenous sovereignty; establishes reparations and remediation led by and for Black people, Indigenous people, people of color and poor communities for years of environmental injustice, establishes legal rights for ecosystems to thrive and regenerate in perpetuity, and repairs the effects of ongoing ecocide to prevent extinction of human and all species, in order to maintain a livable, just planet for all."

Please register for the event using the link below, so we can better manage safety.


Accessibility

Sidewalk accessible

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