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Newsletter jan 15th 2020 - Australian School Strikers Call for Climate Vigils in Solidarity with Australian Bushfires
Newsletter Dec 12th 2019 - URGENT: INTERNATIONAL STRIKE THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, IN RESPONSE TO COP25 EVENTS
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Newsletter For Future 2020-01-15

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Australian School Strikers Call for Climate Vigils in Solidarity with Australian Bushfires

Australian school strikers are calling on people across the globe to join events at embassies, consulates and other locations worldwide on the 17th of January to support those fighting the fires on the frontline and #ListenToThem, and to put pressure on the Australian government to take urgent action to prevent further climate breakdown.

At the solidarity events, images related to the bushfire crisis in Australia, a video by School Strike 4 Climate Australia, and/or a voice memo should be played.

“We are asking people across the globe to stand together and show impacted communities we are in solidarity with them and we will stand with them to create hope to continue the fight for climate justice,” said Toby Thorpe, an Australian climate activist and a member of School Strike 4 Climate Australia.

School Strike 4 Climate Australia is part of the global Fridays for Future movement that organised thousands of strike events worldwide in the past year. Over 10 million people took part in strikes in September 2019.

“We have lost two national parks and now it is spreading onto the one that backs my property,” said Kelsea Thurgood, a resident of Berambing, NSW. “As I drove out onto the road I looked back and saw a wallaby on our front lawn and I couldn’t even stop or go back to help it. There was a 70-foot wall of fire across the road that just decimated bushland. Our place was still green. We had grass and cool-climate gardens that just went up in smoke. I can only imagine what it did to the bushland and rainforests behind and around our place.” 

“This fire is unprecedented, and we have to acknowledge the role that a changing climate is having here,” said Thurgood. “The forest is drier, days are hotter, fire conditions are increasingly worse, the fire seasons are increasingly long (starting on the first day of spring) and our RFS is not getting the resources it needs to keep up with that. Listen to the experts.” 

In addition to decimating some of the most iconic species on earth, including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, gliders, potoroos, cockatoos and honeyeaters, the fires have also devastated many important cultural and spiritual sites that are part of 60,000 years of First Nations heritage.

“It is 2020 and under Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Australia has no national energy or climate change policy that will ensure the safety of mine and all future generations future,” said Thorpe. “This is a catastrophic failure of government to respond to the monumental crisis of climate breakdown. 2020 needs to be a year of climate action, Australia and the planet can no longer afford this complacency. These fires can never be forgotten. We need to work together as communities to adapt and build resilience and we need to keep building powerful movements that challenge the planet wreckers and stop burning and investing in fossil fuels and extraction.”

The January 17th strikes will be taking place just before the World Economic Forum opens its doors in Davos, Switzerland. Strikers, including Greta Thunberg, quoted here, are demanding that “at this year’s Forum, participants from all companies, banks, institutions and governments immediately halt all investments in fossil fuel exploration and extraction, immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels.” 

For further information, please contact:

Toby Thorpe
tobyjthorpe@yahoo.com.au
WhatsApp: +61 472 639 380


 

Newsletter For Future 2019-12-12 URGENT: INTERNATIONAL STRIKE THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, IN RESPONSE TO COP25 EVENTS

On Wednesday, December 11th, over 300 climate activists, including many young climate strikers from around the world, were kicked out of COP25 in Madrid after protesting for women’s and indigenous people’s rights and calling for ambitious actions from rich countries. The voices of millions of people are silenced at the climate change conference in Madrid. While civil society was kicked out from the COP25, fossil fuel lobbyists remained inside. This cannot be tolerated!

We cannot accept this injustice and violation of human rights. We have to stand up for our rights and our future! The climate strikers present in Madrid are calling out for an international strike and action day TOMORROW, Friday, December 13th. We need to call attention to the inaction at COP25 and the exclusion of civil society from COP25.

Please mobilize your local groups this Friday, and forward to all strikers around the world!

The outcomes of COP25 are insufficient, and a painful image of how little politicians care about the planet. We stand in solidarity with indigenous people, people from the Global South, and people that are already suffering from the climate crisis.

We will no longer accept empty words. We need leaders that listen to the people.
 


Newsletter For Future 2019-12-10 Press news COP25 in Madrid and results for 12-06

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ACTIVISTS PRESSURE COP25 TO PRODUCE ‘SAFE PATHWAYS FOR HUMANITY’!

LANGUAGES: English | Español | Français

We are currently estimating 520,000 strikers on 6 December in 2634 registered strikes across 148 countries—and counting (since reports are still coming in)! Around a year ago, on 30 November 2018, we only had 26,493 reported strikers. Our movement has grown so rapidly over the past year, and we look ahead toward the new decade for more strength. 

In addition, we helped coordinate large demonstrations in several cities around the world on 6 December. In Madrid alone, the demonstration brought together 500,000 people, which is proof that our message is resonating with a very concerned broader public. All of these people wanted to send a clear message to world leaders gathered in the city for COP25, which started last Monday and will continue through this Friday, 13 December. 

No matter where you are, know that you are making your voices heard with your consistency and courage, that your message is resonating with those in your local community, and that the world is increasingly paying more attention to our urgent demands.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

We will continue striking after 6 December around the world to continue to show world leaders that we are watching and that we need them to take bold, wise, courageous action to find a safe pathway to 1.5° increase in temperature. As always, check out our map to find a strike near you, or organize your own

 

LAST CHANCE TO PROVIDE INPUT ON NEXT GLOBAL STRIKE DATE: At the end of the newsletter, you will see information on choosing upcoming global strike dates. Give us your input using this link or through the "Fridays for U" app, where you can also spread your news and success stories. We shall close the survey after TODAY, 11 December!

 

Have a suggestion for a future newsletter topic? Want to contribute a segment? We will continue to use this space to report on happenings worldwide. But starting in the new year, we also want to start being a place for resource and skill-sharing. If you have a suggestion for a topic that you’d like to see addressed, or want to write a segment yourself, please email us! In addition, if you want us to feature news on your FFF branch or on climate issues in general, let us know.

New email technology: We have started to use ActionNetwork.org, a US-based tool for political mobilization, to deliver our newsletters to you. If you have noticed new issues with our newsletters—for example, that our newsletters have issues with formatting, or that they’re starting to go into your spam mailbox—please let us know! 

 

 

WHAT'S NEW? 

Around the world, we got together on 6 December to send a message to both local governments and international world leaders that we as youth and as people are demanding they take our futures seriously.

 

Large demonstrations were planned especially in Madrid, Santiago (the original intended site of COP25), Stockholm, and New York City. With over 500,000 demonstrators reported in Madrid alone, we know that we are backed by a very concerned broader public, and that our movement is resonating with people from all kinds of backgrounds. 

 

Below are some amazing moments featuring FFF activists in Madrid. (All photos by aayub.ess on Instagram.)  

In addition, Fridays for Future activists from around the world organized a silent, respectful symbolic sit-in strike at COP25. They were joined at the end by Greta! We’re proud of their work, and proud of the media attention that our sit-in was able to attract. 

Through the actions that each of us organizes in our own cities, we send a loud message to media and politicians that they need to be taking the climate crisis seriously. (All photos below by lisa.wandel on Instagram.)

How can we continue to pressure governments?

To find a strike registered near you, check out our list of towns and cities here, our list of countries here, and a map with all events here.

Don’t see your city on the map? Organize your own action and register it with FFF here.  

Let us know if you have any questions!

Are #GlobalStrikeForFuture dates important to you? Do you want to have input on when they will take place in the coming months? Have your say here by 10 December! 

Fridays For U App (iOS | Android): The latest version of the Fridays For U app has a feature which allows strike leaders to send push notifications to app users that have subscribed to updates for a particular city or country. We would like to test this feature in a number of cities and countries. If you are interested in trying this out as a strike leader, let us know at frifou@for.eco, and we will provide access to the messaging console.

Petitions (please sign and share):

FridaysforFuture requires all governments to Declare Climate Emergency and Act Now!

FridaysForFuture European Citizens' Initiative: Actions on Climate Emergency! 

Let us know if you have any questions about these petitions!

Happy striking, and thank you for all that you are doing!

Please take care of yourself. You matter.

#FridaysForFuture

FridaysforFuture is a global movement 

Recognizing the climate emergency &

Wanting a safe pathway under 1.5C!

 

Everybody is welcome. Everybody is needed!

 

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Organiser News: December

 

Calendar 

Email us your big plans!

 

Upcoming strikes

-December 13, 2019, end of COP25, worldwide 2389 strikes planned.

-December 20, 2019, worldwide 2379 strikes planned.

-December 27, 2019

For more Organiser information, email: international.media@fridaysforfuture.org

 

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2019 12 Press news COP25 in Madrid and results

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EUROPE DECLARES CLIMATE EMERGENCY—AND OPENS THE DOOR FOR THE UN TO FOLLOW!

LANGUAGES: English |  Español | French

We are currently reporting over 1.2 million strikers on 29 November in:

- 3530 strikes

- 158 countries

- All 7 continents!

...and counting (since reports are still coming in)! 

We estimate that the strike drew close to 1.4 million people. Therefore, we had at least 50 times the strikers, 10 times the #ClimateStrike events and 100 more countries on 29 November than 30 November 2018. We have shattered records in just one year!

In addition, the European Union officially declared a climate emergency this past week! This means climate emergency has been declared on behalf of nearly one billion people—or 1 in 8 people throughout the entire world.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

We will follow up on 6 December with strikes in 2400 cities around the world, including Madrid and Santiago, the actual and planned sites of COP25, and very large demonstrations planned in Stockholm and New York. As always, to find a strike near you, check out our map or organize your own.  

 

At the end of the newsletter, you will see information on choosing upcoming global strike dates. Give us your input using this link or through the "Fridays for U" app, where you can also spread your news and success stories. 

 

 

WHAT'S NEW? 

As mentioned in our last newsletter, a new report on climate change is devastating. The World Meteorological Organization released a report in the run-up to COP25 stating that levels of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere have reached another record high. 

 

As a reminder, at last year’s COP24 in Poland, world leaders once again failed to take sufficient action to avoid climate catastrophe. 

 

How can we pressure governments?

 

In response, we strike hard on our #GlobalStrikes! On Friday, 6 December, we will strike again around the world to show world leaders that we are watching them and holding them accountable. 

 

We have already registered over 2400 events around the world. Additionally, large demonstrations will occur in Madrid - where world leaders have convened for COP25 - Santiago, Stockholm (Rinkeby), and New York City. 

 

 

These are all known as our deep strikes, which are coordinated across many different countries at once and timed to be as impactful as possible. So, we encourage you to organize your classmates, friends, family, and acquaintances on Friday, and get as many people out there as possible!

 

To find a strike registered near you, check out our list of towns and cities here, our list of countries here, and a map with all events here.

 

Don’t see your city on the map? Organize your own action and register it with FFF here.  

 

Let us know if you have any questions!

 

If you want some inspiration..

 

Greta Thunberg rode back across the Atlantic Ocean on boat to attend COP25, and just announced today that she has arrived in Lisbon. She will soon arrive in Madrid and join other activists to drive pressure on world leaders at COP25. 


 

OTHER NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

 

Changing climate discourse, reinventing the narrative 

These days, people talk about keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5°C and not 2°C. Many people acknowledge 2030 as the target date for carbon neutrality and think that 2050 is strange.

 

Europe, on behalf of 400 million people, declared climate emergency!

Congratulations to us all! Nice work, nice pressure! #VoteforMyFuture

This means that EU lawmakers are urging ‘the European Commission "to fully ensure all relevant legislative and budgetary proposals are fully aligned" with the 1.5-degree-Celsius target limit on global warming.' This is a great first step—now on to climate action!

 

 

HOUSEKEEPING

 

Are #GlobalStrikeForFuture dates important to you? Do you want to have input on when they will take place in the coming months? Have your say here by 10 December! 

 

Fridays For U App (iOS | Android): The latest version of the Fridays For U app has a feature which allows strike leaders to send push notifications to app users that have subscribed to updates for a particular city or country. We would like to test this feature in a number of cities and countries. If you are interested in trying this out as a strike leader, let us know at frifou@for.eco, and we will provide access to the messaging console.

 

Petitions (please sign and share):

FridaysforFuture requires all governments to Declare Climate Emergency and Act Now!

FridaysForFuture European Citizens' Initiative: Actions on Climate Emergency! 

If you have any questions about 

 

FridaysforFuture is testing ActionNetwork.org as a tool to aid mobilisation for local strikes. ActionNetwork is a USA based system. Newsletters shall be sent from the ActionNetwork FridaysforFuture system in the future.


 

Happy striking, and thank you for all that you are doing!

Please take care of yourself. You matter.

 

#FridaysForFuture

FridaysforFuture is a global movement 

Recognizing the climate emergency &

Wanting a safe pathway under 1.5C!

 

Everybody is welcome. Everybody is needed!

 

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Organiser News: November

 

Calendar Have your say 2020 Spring Census 

Email Calendar

 

Upcoming strikes

-December 6, 2019, COP25, Chile, Madrid, New York and Stockholm.

 

1st half of 2020: global strike options

1. January, 22-24 World Economic Forum/Failure, Switzerland

2. February, 8, 2020,  EU Ursula von der Leyen 100 day countdown End!

3. February, 14, 2020, Valentine’s Earth, Australia and NZ

4. March, 13 2020, March 15 one year anniversary. NZ/Christchurch issue due shooting anniversary.

5. April, 3, 2020, Canada

6. April 13, 2020,  Monday XR Rebellion start, plan to hold until May, 1.

7. April 22 Wed, 2020, Wednesday Earth Day Network, 50 year anniversary. 

8. April 24 FFF USA have chosen this day, and will join April 22 also. FFF USA plan to make a 3 day strike. School holidays for NZ and Aust, NSW (not Vic, Qld, WA).

9. May 1, 2020, Friday, May Day Union demonstrations. Often a ‘free’ day, earned by strikes 50 years ago. Maybe problematic with biased political connotations, and FFF independence.

10. May 14, Thurs, 2020, Pope Francis Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance.

11. May 15, 2020, Friday, Earth Strike. Switzerland strike announced!

12. Mid-June, 2020 Poland. Too far between large/global strikes.

 

A note on your decision making:

We know that as activists, we have limited time and energy. We each need to figure out what we think is the best way to contribute to a movement. We subscribe to a theory of change that is centered around maximizing impact, and encourage activists to consider actions that entail one or more of the following:

a. Having more people at the same time,

b. Lasting longer periods of time,

c. Involving stronger displays of civil disobedience.

FridaysforFuture is unlikely to use stronger forms of civil disobedience, as we seek to maximize feature A (having more people at the same time), and calling for stronger civil disobedience would most likely shrink demonstration and strike numbers. Other climate justice movements—for example, XR—already employ stronger forms of civil disobedience. Therefore, we encourage activists to make decisions for themselves regarding what forms of activism they are in a position to commit to, and work with both movements if they desire.

For more Organiser information, email: international.media@fridaysforfuture.org

 

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Newsletter For Future Sept 21st 2019

Over 4 million people participated in yesterday’s GlobalStrike! 

The first leg of this round of deep strikes is the largest climate demonstration in history and will be followed by another leg next Friday the 27/9.

In over 5000 events yesterday (September 20th), millions of us walked out of our classrooms, workplaces and homes to join together in the streets and demand climate action and climate justice.  Photos, videos and crowd counts are pouring in from around the world, with strikes taking place not only in major cities but also remote places such as Antarctica, proving that this movement is truly global.  

 

Australia

Some highlights from yesterday:

 

People counted 3.2 Million, 

with many still to tabulate and we’re on track to exceed 4 Million.

 

Events: 6,000+

Cities: 3,500+

Countries: 165+

Continents: 7

 

New York 260,000 (1.3% of 20M pop)

Berlin 230,000, (6% of 3.5M)

Melbourne 120,000 (2.5% of 4.8M)

Hamburg 100,000 (5.5% of 1.8M)

Germany reached 1.4Million (1.7% of 83M)

Australia reached 400,000 (1.6% of 25M)

 

Although yesterday’s turn-out was already historic in itself, to these numbers will be added those of the countries that are holding their leg of the #Global Strike on September 27th, including Argentina, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, India, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.  The numbers of the events will be tabulated in a single total for the #WeekForFuture.

 

 

Germany and Pakistan

The week’s crescendo of events will bracket the UN Climate Action Summit taking place in New York on September 23rd. 

We’re calling for massive participation on the part of adults, alongside young people. 

These #ClimateStrikers expect the UN to act!

1. Call the crisis a crisis

2. Create a safe pathway under 1.5C

3. Call out extreme governments that do not #unitebehindthescience..

Together we will demand urgent and decisive action to face the climate crisis and to find a safe pathway to stay within 1.5 C increase in global temperature, in order to safeguard all that supports life on earth. 

Email: international.media@fridaysforfuture.org Website Facebook Page TwitterInstagram


 

FFF is a global movement recognizing

the climate emergency and

wanting a safe pathway under 1.5C.


 


Newsletter For Future Sept 20th 2019

 

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Sept 18th 2019

As we prepare for the #GLOBALSTRIKE, it just keeps growing


In thousands of events taking place from September 20th through 27th, millions of us will walk out of our classrooms, workplaces and homes to join together in the streets and demand climate action and climate justice. Currently 185 countries have registered strikes, which leaves only ten countries to still get involved in the #FridaysForFuture movement. 

Each day cities register new strikes and the numbers are rocketing. We currently stand at 2350 registered cities whereas on the morning of March 15 we had 1800, only to subsequently discover that there had been an additional 500 strikes that hadn’t been registered. 

All events from September 20th through 27th will be counted as a single initiative.  

There are countless signs that this round of #GlobalClimateStrikes will be the largest in history,  far larger than the already staggering turnout on March 15 of 2.3 million demonstrators around the world. 

We’re calling for massive participation on the part of adults,  alongside young people. Together we will demand urgent and decisive action to face the climate crisis and to find a safe pathway to stay within 1.5 C increase in global temperature, in order to safeguard all that supports life on earth. 

The week’s crescendo of events will bracket the UN Climate Action Summit taking place in New York on September 23rd. 

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