Sat, 19 Dec|
Sydney Festival of Love and Rage for Climate
Time & Location
19 Dec 2020, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hyde Park, Park St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
About the event
Welcome to the Festival of Love and Rage taking over Hyde Park in Sydney on Saturday 19th December!
A defiant, beautiful act of civil disobedience blocking the streets to demand climate action. Designed by all of us, our festival of rebellion will stop the city to celebrate the things we love about our beautiful world, and rage against the things that are actively destroying it.
We are gathering as a coalition of diverse voices to state that we've had enough! Our leaders in politics, in the media, in profit-driven corporations need to hear us cry 'We want to live!'
It is time to act. You know that business as usual is failing as usual - it doesn't matter who you vote for, what petitions you sign, what social media posts you 'Like' or 'Share'.
We need to rebel. In real life. For Life's sake.
In love and rage we demand:
TELL THE TRUTH - We demand the government, media and businesses stop greenwashing, and put people and the planet above profit. ACT NOW - We oppose the gas-fired recovery and demand net zero emissions by 2025. CITIZENS ASSEMBLIES - Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice. CLIMATE JUSTICE - We demand climate justice for all first nations people. We want a just transition from fossil fuels to a renewable economy.
Civil disobedience is the last resort we can turn to, when our system is not able to change fast enough. It is a normal part of democracy when our political systems no longer look after our needs. It is how we rise up and reset things. Women's rights, civil rights, worker's rights - all have been won by people standing up, sitting in and locking on when it counted.
This is YOUR Rebellion - We welcome rebels from all over our beautiful state of New South Wales to unite in the heart of Sydney and occupy Hyde Park and the surrounding streets.
TAKE THE THE PLEDGE NOW to confirm you will be there on the day and receive all the details. https://takethepledge.earth/event/sydney-mass-action/