Thousands of rebels.
Why we exist
We are in the middle of an unprecedented crisis. We exist because our government is refusing to introduce the necessary policies to keep its citizens safe. Instead, they are still helping the very industries that are putting our lives in danger. We take creative, peaceful and sometimes disruptive action, to compel our government to take necessary measures. Why? Because history has shown time and time again that civil disobedience is a very effective way to bring about fast-paced change.
This is what we're fighting for
* We are in the process of implementing ‘Demand 0: Climate Justice for All’ in our movement. This summer, a national People’s Assembly organised by Extinction Rebellion supported implementing this demand. However, we recognize the mistakes XR has made on this topic in the past. That’s why in a ground-up process, we want to go through all local groups as well so we don’t only officialy implement this demand, but really integrate it. You can read more on demand 0 on demand0.nl.
Who we are
Committee of Recommendation
I wholeheartedly support the people of Extinction Rebellion. Climate change will disrupt societies and halve biodiversity if we do not accelerate action. That is all XR is asking for and it is desperately needed!
XR NL has a Committee of Recommendation, consisting of key figures in climate & ecology.
Read what they have to say.
We Have a Shared Vision of ChangeCreating a world that is fit for generations to come.
We set our Mission on What is NecessaryMobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organising” to achieve this.
We Need a Regenerative CultureCreating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
We Openly Challenge Ourselves and This Toxic SystemLeaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
We Value Reflecting and LearningFollowing a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
We Welcome Everyone and Every Part of EveryoneWorking actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
We Actively Mitigate for PowerBreaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
We Avoid Blaming and ShamingWe live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
We are a Non-violent NetworkUsing non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
We are Based on Autonomy and DecentralisationWe 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.
Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.
Extinction Rebellion is a dynamic movement. We keep learning, evolving and updating our strategy accordingly.
We put our most recent strategy in a poster (full size).
In 2020 Covid forced us to cancel the planned Spring Rebellion. In two online Peoples Assemblies we worked on our Vision for XR in Times of Covid. Later that year, in an extensive process with a survey, input from the national circles and two Peoples Assemblies we created a strategy for the coming year.
In 2021 in a extensive process with input from the strategy circle, a survey filled out by 300 rebels and an online Peoples Assembly we made the strategy (Dutch) for a months long, COVID-proof, decentralized Rebellion. Later that year the strategy circle held a workshop and an online Peoples Assembly on the strategy for the coming year and the Rebellion in the fall. The updated strategy was summarized in a poster. It centers social justice by adding a foundational demand: DEMAND ZERO: climate justice for all.
In a Peoples Assembly organized by the collaboration circle, the movement explored how Extinction Rebellion NL can be an active part of a movement of movements.
In this communication strategy (in Dutch) the media circle talks about how we can effectively communicate our principles and values, demands and actions.
We are organised as a decentralised structure of small autonomous groups. This structure aims to distribute authority to individuals in roles with clear mandates, empowering those individuals to make decisions and take actions on matters specified in their mandate—without the necessary consensus of a group. We use group decision making only when it’s necessary and not by default because it can be drastically slower. Despite our decentralised structure, we are highly cooperative and always ask for the input of a diverse set of people from different groups before making important decisions.
This structure enables us to act quickly in response to fast-changing situations while still institutionalising the valuable lessons we learn along the way.