Youth Cry For Help

This week, supporters of Last Generation, Germany, wrote “Help” on a European Parliament building in Brussels.


Students have been at the vanguard of the movement to bring climate to the forefront - but they are feeling abandoned and unheard by leadership.
Ronja, 18, said, "We are here for a very simple reason: Our future is being destroyed - we need your help! Everyone who is here with me today can vote on June 9th - …(however)... millions of children and young people are not yet allowed to do so. In the end, it is mainly old, rich people who are in control. It scares me enormously to see how people who value their money more than our lives keep coming to power."


In March, they staged a similar protest at the Chancellery in Berlin and were met with violence. This caused a public outcry - this action echoes that cry for help.


Katharina , 17, said, “People keep saying, 'We have to think about the economy too, the world isn't going to end tomorrow'. It makes me so angry to hear that. Maybe it won't end today. But the decision will be made today. And I and my generation will then have to pay the price for the fact that adults today are more worried about the economy, power and money than about our livelihoods.”


She continued, “On Sunday you are not just voting for your future, but also for our future. We all have to use our voice. And after the election we must remind those responsible of their promises and duties. We can't do it alone. Help us!”


Last Generation Germany is part of Extinction Rebellion Co-Founder, Roger Hallam’s radical international group of activists.

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"Give up your job and dedicate your life to enacting revolutions. So that when all this shit happens you haven't got the additional shit of knowing you stood by and did nothing effective to stop it."

Roger Hallam, via @RogerHallamCS21 on Twitter, June 5th, 2024

"We just experienced 11 months in a row above +1.5°C! Global warming is clearly accelerating. We need to act like our home is on fire. Because it is, for all intents and purposes," Leon Simons, via @LeonSimons8 on Twitter, June 2nd, 2024

"As of June 1st, the 365-day running mean for the global surface temperature has reached 1.63°C above the 1850-1900 pre-industrial baseline. Also, the daily anomaly is back up over 1.7°C."

Eliot Jacobson, via @EliotJacobson on Twitter, June 3rd, 2024

 

 

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Will Regan has been a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion in the US and Declare Emergency. He's editor in chief for the Daily Rebellion and has been arrested 4 times since taking that role.