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Extinction Rebellion Toronto is the Toronto chapter of the Extinction Rebellion movement. Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse. We have 3 demands.

TELL THE TRUTH Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.

ACT NOW Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

BEYOND POLITICS Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice. More info here.

EXTINCTION REBELLION EXPLAINED in ONE MINUTE TWENTY SIX SECONDS

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lAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT

We acknowledge that we meet, organize and protest upon the traditional territories of the Mississauga of the Credit First Nation, Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, Wendat, and Huron Indigenous Peoples. They are the original stewards of this land, as well as the original environmental activists, whose models of resistance we see reflected in our own activism. 

We operate on Treaty 13 land, which was defined during the Toronto Purchase claim of 1805. The Treaty indicates that Tkaronto is unceded, and has never been sold or agreed to be shared with settlers by the Mississaugas of the New Credit. The truth is that most of the area this city covers has been settled illegally and unjustly. We live, work and organize on stolen land, which was taken from Indigenous peoples against the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.

We recognize the violent history of this space, in which many of us are still benefactors. As activists, we aim to act responsibly and stand in solidarity with land and water defenders all across Turtle Island. 

Recent Posts

Speakers Corner Live Stream (LIVE 11 AM – 3 PM, 29 November)

Can’t make it to the strike today at Queen’s Park? No problem! Tune in to a recreation of Speakers’ Corner that we’ve created in tandem with our friends at Fridays for Future where we’ll be asking climate strikers hop in the booth and speak to the world about why they’ve chosen to strike today! We … Continue reading Speakers Corner Live Stream (LIVE 11 AM – 3 PM, 29 November)

VAMPIRES VS. THE PEOPLE: AN EXTINCTION REBELLION TORONTO HALLOWEEN

DATE: October 31, 2019 LOCATION: Barbara Hall Park TIME: Meet at Barbara Hall Park at 8:30PM for briefing and improv warm-up. Performance begins at 9:00PM. FACEBOOK EVENT: Vampires Vs. The People DESCRIPTION Vampire (văm′pīr′): 3. a person who preys mercilessly upon others. Extinction Rebellion Toronto will join Toronto’s biggest Halloween party in the Gay Village … Continue reading VAMPIRES VS. THE PEOPLE: AN EXTINCTION REBELLION TORONTO HALLOWEEN

Extinction Rebellion: Support Our Arrestees

Non-violent demonstrators arrested on October 7 during Extinction Rebellion’s Global Rebellion. 18 people were arrested Monday, October 7, 2019 while practicing non-violent civil disobedience at a protest in Toronto, Ontario. The activists, who were demonstrating to urge action on the climate crisis were arrested by police and charged with Mischief/obstruct use of property not to exceed … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion: Support Our Arrestees

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