I will go to prison, if 30 people join me, to stop needless death and suffering from air pollution and climate change. I.e. I will repeatedly block major intersections, accepting that doing so may lead to a spell in prison, in order to highlight how urgently and drastically air pollution must be cut, and to demand that the government take immediate action.
We'd like 30 people.
We have reached 18 of 30.
TARGET REACHED! LETS MAKE IT BIGGER! I pledge to join at least 5 other people in peaceful acts of civil disobedience aimed at highlighting the madness of Gloucestershire County Councils decision to build an incinerator. Now we have seen the contract, this is clearly a waste of money, as well as an environmental catastrophe. Having tried everything else, we must resort to peaceful civil disobedience to be heard. #CancelTheContract #WeSaidNoIncinerator #RisingUp
We'd like 15 people.
We have reached 13 of 15.
Anti-democratic media owners in the UK hold a monopoly over public opinion and consciousness. They actively downplay climate change, promote endless war and hatred of vulnerable people. Let's peacefully sabotage the corrupt corporate media by reducing its visibility within news outlets. Alternative messages can also be stuck to free newspapers or they can be soaked in water!
We need 300 people.
We have reached 247 of 300.
This Election Stinks! There are at least 15 reasons why our democracy is fake. I will participate in protests or civil disobedience to highlight the lack of genuine democracy in the UK #FakeDemocracy #RisingUp!
We'd like 12 people.
We have reached 6 of 12.
I pledge to not attend any classes or lectures inside the London School of Economics on the dates of the 15th and 16th of March in solidarity with the cleaning staff on strike, if 100 people join me. If we reach 100 pledgers we will all walk out together and join the cleaners on the picket line. We demand #Justice4LSECleaners
We'd like 100 people.
We have reached 8 of 100.
With our broken democracy incapable of addressing society’s multiple crises, I pledge, alongside 500 UK citizens, to undertake collective tax disobedience. Taxation underpins democracy – it is our mutual investment in society. Yet the collection and spending of tax are rigged to suit unaccountable corporations and the wealthy. We want a genuine democracy that provides urgent, fitting responses to the escalating crises in our environment, well-being and economy. #taxdisobey
We need 500 people.
We have reached 120 of 500.
Understanding that there is safety and power collectively I sign this pledge to take coordinated, peaceful and powerful acts of civil disobedience. The time has come for me to move beyond my comfort zone, therefore I pledge that within the next 6 months I will take direct action in the form of civil disobedience.
We'd like 100 people.
We have reached 5 of 100.
I pledge to bring more compassionate action to the Labour Party and in politics generally by supporting a model of kindness, humility and boldness. I will be a model, creator, supporter and seeker of kindness and compassion in my communication (in meetings, on social media, internally and externally). I will dedicate time and practice to strengthen our collective ethics, integrity, heart and leadership.
We need 200 people.
We have reached 67 of 200.
Every 6 months I will dedicate a specific time for a heartfelt expression of my belief that all life on Earth is sacred and needs to be protected. I commit to being an agent of change and call for Ecocide to be recognised as the 5th International Crime against Peace.
We need 1,000 people.
We have reached 207 of 1,000.
Refugees and migrants are people; they are mothers, fathers, babies, brothers and sisters, all traveling to find a place where they can live safely. Join this pledge to find out how to host a person in need. We call on 500 people to join us.
We need 500 people.
We have reached 54 of 500.
Understanding that there is safety and power in numbers, I join this pledge to help bring together a critical mass of people, to take coordinated, peaceful and powerful acts of civil disobedience. We need an effective lever over a corporatised power system that is geared for destruction of life as we know it. Potential actions will be shared with the group, with local, national and international focus.
We need 1,000 people.
We have reached 115 of 1,000.
I pledge, to organise a local event at Barclays Bank (a protest, handing in of a petition, creative event, etc.) in solidarity with those willing to commit an open act of civil disobedience against Barclays. Barclays Bank are funding fracking in Yorkshire (they own 97% of Third Energy) and the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as having a history of toxic banking (LIBOR and FOREX scandals, tax dodging, NHS PFI and Shadow banking).
#ToxicBankers #StopBarclaysFracking #WeSaidNo #NoDAPL #RisingUp!
Excellent, we have reached our original target of 3 people.
Let’s make this even bigger, we currently have 3 people.
SUCCESS!!!! BARCLAYS DIVEST! TARGET REACHED, LET'S MAKE IT BIGGER!:I pledge, to support a small group of concerned citizens, to undertake acts of civil disobedience at a branch of Barclays Bank, if four other groups undertake to do the same (around May 5th). Barclays Bank are funding fracking in Yorkshire (they own 97% of Third Energy) and the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as having a history of toxic banking (LIBOR and FOREX scandals, tax dodging, NHS PFI and shadow banking).
We'd like 40 people.
We have reached 31 of 40.
I pledge to participate in a communications blockade of Cuadrilla and supplier AE Yates on Feb 23rd and / or 24th to say #BankruptCuadrilla #UnitedAgainstFracking if at least 30 people join me. This will involve telephoning specific numbers, accessing specific webpages and posting on social media like Facebook and twitter (whichever I am confident in and in a specific time slot or slots to suit me). I do this in support of the anti-fracking movement and the folks holding off fracking in their localities with direct action, protests and camps. Let's show them our movement gets stronger!
Excellent, we have reached our original target of 100 people.
Let’s make this even bigger, we currently have 102 people.
SUCCESS- ACTION COMPLETE! Supported by Reclaim The Power: In defense of the planet and its people, I pledge to stand together with at least 400 people to undertake safe, effective, family friendly, peaceful action against aviation expansion, on October 1st at Heathrow. It is unregulated, cannot be de-carbonised and is directly impacting the health and well being of communities both locally and globally, as well as the very planet we all live upon. #StayGrounded #StopAirportExpansion
Thanks for your support!
We've reached our goal of 600 people.
I pledge to take part in protests and acts of peaceful mischief at Heathrow Airport on November the 19th if at least 100 other people join me. The protests are to say #StayGrounded- no airport expansion, aviation and climate change must be addressed. (I understand that these protests wll be designed to minimise the risk of arrest (though any protest carries that risk)).
We'd like 100 people.
We have reached 32 of 100.
DONE! On Nov 19th I will join Rising Up! and at least 100 people in an action at Heathrow Airport, demanding that climate change and air pollution are fully considered by the Government when defining transport and aviation policy. We cannot allow the environmental and social consequences of aviation to be ignored. "Climate crisis is a racist crisis". This action carries a significant risk of arrest - I am willing to put myself on the line to fight climate change. TARGET REACHED- PLEASE SHARE!
We'd like 125 people.
We have reached 106 of 125.
DONE! I pledge to participate in a communications blockade of Heathrow Airport on Nov 19th to say #StayGrounded - no airport expansion, if at least 50 people join me. This will involve telephoning specific numbers, accessing specific webpages and posting on social media like Facebook and twitter (whichever I am confident in and in a specific time slot or slots to suit me). I do this as part of a wider set of actions taking place at Heathrow on that day so people across the UK and world can say no to climate changing aviation expansion.
We'd like 50 people.
We have reached 47 of 50.
A write up of the Kings College Climate Emergency, which was a successful campaign in 2017 facilitated by Roger Hallam, who co-designed Rising Up!
Success may be due to:
- The power of decentralised (post consensus) decision making as a way of releasing radical innovation.
- The power of rapid escalations of “illegal” direct actions which take nonviolent direct action (NVDA) to new heights not seen in the recent past.
- The power of maintaining an open and positive attitude to the opposition in order to more easily facilitate “a win” from the campaign.
Excellent, we have reached our original target of 15 people.
Let’s make this even bigger, we currently have 15 people.