WHO WE ARE
Saturday - 7th December
Calling all crew!
Please gather on Devonshire Green, on Saturday morning at 8.30am
March will set sail from Devonshire Green, Division Street, S1 4GX at 8.40am
A day of flooding-themed events
THIS IS A NON-DISRUPTIVE ALL-DAY ACTION
Family friendly, joyful, expressive
Democratic people’s assembly
Rebels dressed for severe weather and flooding
Crisis carol singing
Closing ceremony around 4pm
Extinction Rebellion - XR:
XR Sheffield Email - email@example.com
XR Sheffield Website - https://www.xrsheffield.org/
XR Sheffield Forum - https://www.xrsheffield.org/forum
XR Sheffield Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Extinction-Rebellion-Sheffield-554478098325422/
XR Sheffield Twitter - https://twitter.com/XRshef
XR Sheffield Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/xrshef/
XR National - https://rebellion.earth/
XR Fact sheet - https://rebellion.earth/2018/11/17/the-climate-factsheet-for-rebels/
XR Universities - https://xruniversities.com/
September 27th strikes were even larger than September 20th, totalling over 7 million protesters globally!
Tokelau, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, is to become the world’s first 100% solar powered nation. Its switching from diesel to solar, with solar systems being installed capable of providing 150% of current power demand.
Arnold Schwarzenegger lends his electric car to Greta Thunberg and her father to drive from New York to Montreal for the protest.
Two new books by Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg on the cover of TIME Magazine
https://www.plantbasednews.org/news/vegan-environment-activist-greta-thunberg-pope-tackle-climate-change - Vegan Environment Activist Greta Thunberg Asks Pope to Tackle Climate Change
https://www.plantbasednews.org/news/greta-thunberg-celebrities-face-climate-crisis - Greta Thunberg and celebrities
Greta Thunberg receives the prestigious Freedom Award
https://www.plantbasednews.org/news/greta-thunberg-alternative-nobel-climate-activism - Greta Thunberg Wins the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ For Her Climate Activism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg - Greta Thunberg - Honours and awards etc
https://www.plantbasednews.org/author/great-vegan-athletes - Vegan Athletes
https://eluxemagazine.com/people/our-20-sexiest-vegan-women/ - Healthy Vegans
https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/men-of-the-year/article/greta-thunberg-interview - Men of the Year - Greta Thunberg - Magazine interview
https://www.fridaysforfuture.org/greta-speeches - Greta’s Speeches
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg - Honours and awards etc.
On the occasion of International Women's Day Greta Thunberg was proclaimed the most important woman of the year in Sweden in 2019.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse and Jess Taken Alive gave Greta Thunberg the Lakota name meaning “Woman Who Comes From The Heavens”.
Greta Thunberg was given the Lakota name by tribal leaders at Standing Rock, North Dakota on October 9th 2019. In Lakota, this translated to “maphiyata echiyatan hin win”
Ethiopia planted 350 million trees in one day, preventing drought, flood, starvation, poverty, etc!
The Amazon is ablaze in flames right now, while wildfires rage across the Arctic Circle.
New Film on Netflix and DVD
The Game Changers - 2019 - 1h 25m
James Cameron (Avatar movie) explores how vegan athletes are at the top of their game without meat.
Meeting visionary scientists and top athletes, a UFC fighter embarks on a quest to find the optimal diet for human performance and health.
Starring - Arnold Schwarzenegger, athlete Lewis Hamilton, martial artist James Wilks, Patrik Baboumian, Scott Jurek, Nimai Delgado, Morgan Mitchell, Rip Esselstyn, Dotsie Bausch, Damien Mander, Michael Thomas, Dr. Dean Ornish, and David Goldman.
Directed by Oscar winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove movie)
Produced by Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and James Cameron
5G is banned by Brighton council, Glastonbury, Totnes, Frome, Brussels, Israel
"It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind"
Albert Einstein - 1879 - 1955 - German. Scientist, vegetarian.
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle"
"Unless we open our hearts to all sentient beings, the human race will not survive. Demand inner change, not of others, but of self. Stop hunting, slaughter for food, and vivisection, if you want to save the planet. Karma is. If such a thing as an enlightened government existed, it would first ask YOU to be responsible and to change your inner and outer life, open your heart, and choose a simple cruelty-free lifestyle. Veganism, by definition, opposes ALL animal cruelty and killing. It’s our responsibility, as the majority, to ensure cooperation, unity, and harmony, through kindness, bravery, and love, between all individuals, groups, corporations, businesses, and all authority, etc."
Sun Forest - Poet, inventor, vegan
"To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless"
Gilbert Keith Chesterton - 1874 - 1936 - English. Writer, philosopher, lay theologian, literary and art critic, vegetarian.
“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried”
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
"All you need is Love"
The Beatles (All vegetarian)
"Love is the answer"
"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed"
"Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being"
Swami Vivekananda - 1863 - 1902 - Indian - Hindu monk
"A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive"
Albert Einstein, 1954.
"The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the centre of true religiousness"
Albert Einstein, ‘The Merging of Spirit and Science’.
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace"
Albert Schweitzer - 1875 - 1965 - French - Nobel Peace Prize winner, philosopher, theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, physician, vegetarian.
"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight"
"The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality"
Arthur Schopenhauer – 1788 - 1860 - German. Philosopher.
"The unpardonable forgetfulness in which the lower animals have hitherto been left by the moralists of Europe is well known. It is pretended that the beasts have no rights. They persuade themselves that our conduct in regard to them has nothing to do with morals or (to speak the language of their morality), that we have no duties towards animals; a doctrine revolting, gross, and barbarous"
"I know of no more beautiful prayer than that which the Hindus of old used in closing their public spectacles. It was: 'May all that have life be delivered from suffering!'"
Arthur Schopenhauer - From ‘On the Basis of Morality’
"Thus, because Christian morality leaves animals out of account ..., they are at once outlawed in philosophical morals; they are mere ‘things’, mere ‘means’ to any ends whatsoever. They can therefore be used for vivisection, hunting, coursing, bullfights and horse racing, and can be whipped to death as they struggle along with heavy carts of stone. Shame on such a morality that is worthy of pariahs, chandalas and mlechchhas, and that fails to recognize the eternal essence that exists in every living thing, and shines forth with inscrutable significance from all eyes that see the sun!"
The Church and/or the Bible has stated that animals, women, and black people have no soul. Do they even know what a soul is?
"Since compassion for animals is so intimately associated with goodness of character, it may be confidently asserted that whoever is cruel to animals cannot be a good man"
"The world is not a piece of machinery and animals are not articles manufactured for our use"
"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man"
Charles Darwin - 1809 - 1882 - English - Naturalist, geologist, biologist
"Ethically they had arrived at the conclusion that man's supremacy over lower animals meant not that the former should prey upon the latter, but that the higher should protect the lower, and that there should be mutual aid between the two as between man and man. They had also brought out the truth that man eats not for enjoyment but to live"
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - 1869 - 1948 - Indian - Lawyer, anti-colonialist, political ethicist, civil rights campaigner, philosopher, vegetarian.
"Vivisection is the blackest of all the black crimes that man is at present committing against God and his fair creation. It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures"
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"
"I choose not to make a graveyard of my body for the rotting corpses of dead animals"
George Bernard Shaw - 1856 - 1950 - Irish - Playwright, critic, polemicist, political activist, vegetarian.
"A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral"
Leo Tolstoy - 1828 - 1910 - Russian - Author, vegetarian.
"Kindness is incompatible with steak"
"Vegetarianism, proclaimed in ancient times, was dormant for a long time, but nowadays it wins more and more supporters every year and every hour, and soon there will come a time when they will all end simultaneously: hunting, vivisection and, most importantly, killing for the sake of taste"
"What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit for their cruelty"
"I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men"
Leonardo da Vinci - 1452 - 1519 - Italian - Artist, inventor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, engineer, writer, geologist, astronomer, biologist, botanist, paleontologist, cartographer, vegetarian.
"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well being of a person or animal is at stake"
Martin Luther King Jr - 1929 - 1968 - American - Christian minister, activist, spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, vegetarian.
"The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of “real food for real people” you'd better live real close to a real good hospital"
Dr. Neal D. Barnard - Born 1953 - American - Author, clinical researcher, founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, vegan.
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian"
Sir Paul McCartney - Born 1942 - English - Singer-songwriter of The Beatles, vegan (All four Beatles were vegetarian/vegan).
"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love"
Pythagoras - 570 - 495 BC - Greek. Philosopher, writer of political and religious teachings, astronomer, mathematician, scientist, vegetarian.
"I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat, or wear, or use, anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends - the fear, the terror, the pain - and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being"
Rai Aren - Canadian - Sci-fi authoress, vegan.
"You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity"
Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1803 -1882 - American. Writer, lecturer, philosopher, poet, vegetarian.
"By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet"
Thich Nhat Hanh - Born 1926 - Vietnamese. Zen Buddhist monk, global spiritual leader, poet, peace activist, a pioneering teacher on mindfulness, global ethics and peace, vegan.
"Being vegetarian here also means that we do not consume dairy and egg products, because they are products of the meat industry. If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action"
Thich Nhat Hanh.
"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages"
Thomas Alva Edison - 1847 - 1931 - American. Inventor, businessman, vegetarian.
Poem - All Life is Sacred
Poem - The University