Global Scientist Rebellion

Global Rebellion 25th-28th March!

Scientist Rebellion aims to mobilise an unprecedented number of academics and scientists in non-violent civil disobedience. 

We target scientific institutions, publishers and universities to compel our own institutions to go beyond speaking the truth and start acting on it. We target governments, compelling decision makers to act in proportion to the crisis. They can ignore words; they cannot ignore a swelling resistance.

We facilitate a range of actions so that the broadest possible group of activists can participate.

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Actions

We are mobilising for a mass, global action where scientists from around the world undertake civil disobedience. This is the time for scientists to show how serious the situation is, by acting boldly and courageously.

We are suggesting three actions:

  • Pasting Scientific Papers Our principle action is to print large copies of scientific papers and attach them to the building where we’re protesting, in small, socially distanced groups. Some will additionally commit criminal damage with paint, exposing a system which punishes such trivialities more harshly than the construction of genocide.
  • 1-4 Day Hunger Strikes – For those unable to risk arrest and/or leave the house, but in good health, we are suggesting a solidarity fast. This is a good opportunity to connect to the suffering climate breakdown brings, and to make a powerful moral statement. 
  • Educational Disobedience – Instead of the planned learning, teach those details people need to know about the crisis – this can be in the lecture hall and beyond.
Guides for these can be found in the resources section, but we will support and help facilitate any non-violent action.  

How to Get Involved

  1. Show A Willingness To Act: Use the embedded form below to securely tell us what action you are willing to take.
  2. Attend An Action Briefing (see below) 
  3. Meet Others: We will help you organise locally, by putting you in touch with others carrying out the same action and those in the same area.
  4. Get Ready: Check out the resources for whatever action you are taking, and make your plan for the rebellion. 
  5. Take Action: Take action wherever you are, with hundreds of others around the world acting simultaneously.
  6. Share Photos and Videos With Us: Send any media to scientistrebellion@protonmail.com and we will publicise them.

Action Briefings

We will explain the action further and answer any of your questions. Please register using the relevant link below and the zoom link will be sent to you.

If unable to attend at those times, please contact us!