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Red Rebels: Five things we'd CHANGE about Jersey

Red Rebels: Five things we'd CHANGE about Jersey

Friday 18 September 2020

Red Rebels: Five things we'd CHANGE about Jersey

The Jersey Red Rebels are a group of protestors, whose striking outfits and performances are designed to raise aware of the issues around climate change.

Part of the Island's Extinction Rebellion group, the Red Rebels hope their protests challenge the Government to listen and inspire islanders to act to stop global warming.

Here, they share five things they would like to see changed, which follows the Extinction Rebellion mandate...

1. Prioritise

We would like to see life prioritised above financial investments, with the global ecological crisis taking urgent precedence over financial investment. There also needs to be a change from a globalised economy to a re-localised one.


Pictured: The Red Rebels have taken to public transport to spread their message across the Island. (Robbie Dark)

2. Be honest

The Government to tell the truth and honestly disclose the crisis faced if we continue with the current economic model. It needs to use the £5m budget that was originally set aside for Tackling the Climate Emergency for full disclosure and information sharing with the public on the dilemmas faced if we continue with the current models of governance and economy.


Pictured: The Government need to be up front and disclose why the current economic model is broken. (Paul Lakeman)

3. Take a neutral view

The Government to employ a neutral organisation to set up a Citizens' Assembly. They have already agreed to this, but where is it?


Pictured: Where is the promised Citizens' Assembly?

4. Empower the Citizens' Assembly

The States need to enact any necessary legislation to empower the Government to make binding the decisions of a properly constituted Citizens' Assembly.


Pictured: The States should be bound to follow the decisions of the Citizens' Assembly.

5. Cut fossil fuel use

We need to urgently reduce the use of fossil fuels, which create greenhouse gasses, and agricultural chemicals in Jersey.

Fuel Pump filling car

Pictured: Jersey needs to urgently reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

We also need to encourage the use of smaller vehicles and the use of bicycles, heavy investment in public transport and incentives to use it, as well as actively promote and only subsidise regenerative farming practices. Nitrates also need to banned.  

Pictured top: The Red Rebels caught on camera by Paul Lakeman.

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Posted by Steven Simon on
Would The Jersey Red Rebels tackle the amount of private aircraft that seem to be using Jersey Airport. We’ve noticed a massive increase in the number of private jets using the airport daily. I really do t think our government are serious about global warming at all. They only care about the coppers coming in.
Posted by William Boyd on
I thank the Jersey Rebels for trying to take us all back to the 18th century. All this re-localisation guff is a code word for stopping travel unless you get a permit from the green commissars. No cars, planes, ships. Not fanciful on my part just read their stuff. They are coming for your cars and you are letting them, they and their obedient politicians.
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