Who we are
We are you! We are human beings – from all corners of the country and abroad, of all age groups, from all walks of life. And we are concerned about the future of our planet, for the sake of our children, our species, and all life on this planet.
Our government is failing to act on the ongoing ecological crisis. We feel that we have a moral duty to rebel, no matter our political backgrounds, because this world needs ACTION NOW.
History shows that peaceful civil disobedience is an effective way to bring about political and social change. Together we can build a world that meets the challenge of this climate crisis, finds the will and the means to transition to a sustainable society. We believe that such a sustainable future includes everybody; that it takes all members of society sharing in hope and access to decision-making to steer our future course well.
Join us and rebel for life.
We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Our political leaders are failing us, protecting industry profits over people. We, the people, no longer accept this. We demand change, at the scale of the crisis that we face.
We are the first generation to clearly see the impacts of climate change and most likely the last one being able to do something against it. Now more than ever before it is time to act, to Rebel for Life. Our survival will take everything we’ve got.
We are you?
You are so welcome to join us and participate, you don’t need our permission, if you agree to follow our principles and values.
We need to take action in the world and we need to look after ourselves. This rebellion is fuelled by our love, which is growing because we are willing to face the grief of these times. Grieving is part of our work.
Within Extinction Rebellion NL, there are multiple groups who aim to provide connection and support, like the Regenerative Culture group, Art in Action, Outreach & Training, as well as all of the local groups springing up across the Netherlands.
Here’s a list of resources that might help.
PRINCIPLES & VALUES
- WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE
Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
- WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY
Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organising” to achieve this.
- WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
- WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND THIS TOXIC SYSTEM
Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
- 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.
- WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE
Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
- WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER
Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
- WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
- WE ARE A NON-VIOLENT NETWORK
Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
- 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.
A world where we build thriving connections within our society and environment, bringing hope and enabling us to decide the direction of our lives and futures. An inclusive world, where we work consciously to ensure fair processes of collective decision-making, where creativity is prioritised, and where our diversity of gifts are recognised, celebrated and flourish.
To spark and sustain a spirit of creative rebellion, which will enable much needed changes in our political, economic and social landscape. We endeavour to mobilise and train organisers to skilfully open up space, so that communities can develop the tools they need to address Britain’s deeply rooted problems. We work to transform our society into one that is compassionate, inclusive, sustainable, equitable and connected.
Support and encourage a citizens uprising in the Netherlands (of hundreds of thousands of people) involving low level and higher risk acts of civil disobedience by some (with others willing to support those that take actions). When ready, create a participatory, democratic process that discusses and improves a draft manifesto for change and a new constitution. This will involve creating a genuine democracy, alongside an economy to maximise well being and minimise harm.
Our organising structure to date has been based on who was willing to step forwards. As we grow we are redesigning our processes to be more participatory, de-centralised and inclusive. To do this we constantly take feedback.
Have a read of the Extinction Rebellion Campaign Overview – How We Organise Together
Here’s more information About RisingUp – An Overview, which includes more about our strategy, how we work together and an in-depth look at our Principles & Values.