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UK News Extinction Rebellion kicks off global hunger strike to demand governments to take action on climate change

14:30  18 november  2019
14:30  18 november  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Roughly 20 strikers and their supporters, with Extinction Rebellion , are taking part in a global climate hunger strike that nearly 300 people With all due respect, you have failed,” the group said in a letter to Pelosi. Extinction Rebellion calls for governments to declare a climate an ecological

So far Extinction Rebellion has counted 222 arrests -- and thousands have declared they are willing to be arrested, or even go to prison, to demand action on These include the UK government declaring a climate change emergency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 and starting a

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More than 400 Extinction Rebellion activists have kicked off a global hunger strike this morning as they call on governments around the world to dramatically step up action against climate change.

They have started congregating outside the political party offices in 22 countries including Australia, Pakistan, Nigeria, the US and the UK, where they are stationing themselves outside the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Green and Brexit party headquarters.

Some are planning to go without food for a week and potentially longer in solidarity with the world's starving - although under 18s are permitted to stop hunger striking after 24 hours for health and safety reasons. More than 800 million people already suffer from hunger and starvation while billions more could be at risk in the coming years as climate change hits food production, the activists say.

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Over 24 hours of climate action , organizers of the climate strike believe more than 1 million students skipped school on Friday or protest government inaction on Sign up for our Green Light environment email for more on climate action . Students take part in a “youth strike to act on climate change ”

The Extinction Rebellion movement kicked off a week of marches, demonstrations According to Extinction Rebellion — which several climate activists in the U.K Petitions, phone calls and letters to government officials are no longer sufficient to confront the scale of the global climate crisis

Larch Maxey is one of ten people standing outside the Conservative Party headquarters in Westminster.

"This has to be the climate election. If it's not about the climate emergency we're doomed. It's now or never folks," said Dr Maxey, who is planning to hunger strike for a week.

"I don't want to hunger strike. Yet, I don't see any other option given where we are headed. I don't want to lie in my bed crying, feeling helpless, not taken seriously," said 16-year old Christina Dithma, in Germany.

Giovanni Tamacas, 20, who is leading the action from the US, added: "We are hunger striking because we have no choice. We are being taken to our deaths."

"We are therefore demanding that governments commission and be led by the decisions of an independent Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice," he said.

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They will go on hunger strike in solidarity with people starving because of climate and ecological breakdown, social injustice and to force governments to confront the crisis by enacting Extinction Rebellion ’s three Women has always taken the lead in the global response to climate change .

On April 15, thousands of activists from a movement called Extinction Rebellion started occupying several sites in central London, shutting down major roads and demanding the country’s politicians take immediate, drastic action in the face of climate change .

Why are they hunger striking?

Along with water shortages, floods, wildfires, threats to security and strain on our emergency services, the climate crisis threatens the planet’s food supply with extreme weather from drought to ever more dangerous and destructive storms, the group says.

Extinction Rebellion UK hunger strikers are demanding that all UK political parties and Parliamentary Candidates support Extinction Rebellion’s Bill and do all in their power to ensure it becomes law. The Bill calls for the following:

Tell the truth: Tell the truth by declaring a Climate and Ecological Emergency and do all in their power to communicate the urgency for change, including working with government and other institutions.

Act Now: Promote policies to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

Beyond Party Politics: Help the government create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

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The demonstrations demand governments “tell the truth” about the severity and immediacy of climate change , and ask them to reduce carbon emissions “For people who are just trying to live their lives, freaking out about climate change and wondering what they can do about it, Extinction Rebellion

September 06, 2019 by Extinction Rebellion . Over a year has passed since Greta Thunberg began Governments across the world have passed climate emergencies – maybe even new climate Encourage your employer to allow your company or team to take some time off to join the cause.

What kind of hunger strikes are they doing?

One Week Constant Hunger Strike:

The one week constant hunger strike is what it sounds like. No food will be consumed, but plenty of water and daily vitamins and minerals will be taken. All hunger strikers, but especially the one week hunger strikers, need supervision and monitoring as to make sure they are getting enough water, salts, vitamins and minerals and that their weight is kept on normal levels.

Rolling Hunger Strikes (24 hours):

Rolling hunger strikes are hunger strikes that are done for 24 hours and then broken (preferably in the morning) by a regular meal. Water and extra vitamins and minerals will be consumed just as in the constant hunger strike. Strikers under 18 years of age are limited to a strict 24 h limit on their hunger strikes, but can do rolling hunger strikes during the week.

Rolling hunger strikes can either be done for the whole week or for two days (24 + 24 hours). Rolling hunger strikes can also be done with a 12 hour rolling schedule.

Solidarity Hunger Strike for a day or more:

Solidarity hunger striking is hunger striking done for a day or more, but not the whole week. Far from everyone has the opportunity to strike for a whole week, and thus this is a more inclusive option. A solidarity strike can for example be done during the weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday) when the striker is free from work or studying. Solidarity hunger strikers will consume plenty of water and extra vitamins and minerals just as the one week hunger strikers.

Western Mail letters: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 .
Your letters to the national newspaper of WalesThe climate crisis is a huge election issue which must not be ignored. At one degree of warming, we’re feeling and seeing the alarming effects of climate breakdown – from people fleeing their homes due to extreme flooding to forest fires around the world.

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