ABOUT US

We are a grassroots movement demanding immediate climate action from governments and corporations worldwide.

Our schedule:

Jan

15

Earth Strike Kickoff Protest

Our first world-wide event will help local organizers engage their communities and kickstart our ground support.

Halfway Earth Day Protest

On the weekend after Earth Day, organizers and protesters will use the build-up to May Day to form closer ties with local unions, who will be integral in building widespread support for the strike.

Apr

27

Apr

27

Halfway Earth Day Protest

On the weekend after Earth Day, organizers and protesters will use the build-up to May Day to form closer ties with local unions, who will be integral in building widespread support for the strike.

Aug

1

Final Pre-Strike Protest

On the Earth Overshoot Day of 2019, we will hold one final protest before our strike, as a final wake-up call for those that have not yet joined us.

Sep

27

EARTH STRIKE!

On the anniversary of Silent Spring, the book that kick-started the environmentalist movement, we begin our General Strike to Save the Planet!

Our Principles

Our shared values that define Earth Strike as a movement.

Solidarity

Our first and foremost principle is unification around our common goal, cause, and motive. We fight for climate action because we have compassion and concern for every human being on planet Earth. Only by acting together, in solidarity, do we have a chance.

Horizontalism

Earth Strike is a people’s movement. We are loyal not to our leaders, but to our purpose and our principles, which are universal and adoptable by anyone. As long as these principles are followed, anyone is free to organize a local Earth Strike chapter and run it autonomously how they see fit.

Clarity of Purpose

Our general strike is the focal point of our movement – what sets us apart from other burgeoning environmentalist groups working alongside us. The people must tackle climate change from every angle, and our line of attack is through withholding our labour.

To this end, our worldwide protests are important for us to spread our message, but they are merely instrumental to our mission. We are not pleading for sympathy, we are displaying our power.

Clarity of Message

Climate activism has a reputation for being moralizing, and embarking on frivolous campaigns against tiny issues of consumption. Earth Strike recognizes that the time for this is long past, and our real target is not the consumers, but the institutions of production.

As individuals, our contribution to climate change is negligible, but our contribution to the economy is indispensable.

Inclusivity

Earth Strike does not permit alignment with, or sympathy for, hateful, bigoted, or reactionary ideology, politics, or actions. This includes: homophobia, transphobia, white supremacy, ethnonationalism, imperialism, and apologia, denial, support, or sympathy for genocide and genocidal politics.

Respect for Tactics and Organizers

Earth Strike follows the St. Paul Principles of activism. These are:

  • Our solidarity will be based on respect for a diversity of tactics and the plans of other groups.

  • The actions and tactics used will be organized to maintain a separation of time or space.

  • Any debates or criticisms will stay internal to the movement, avoiding any public or media denunciations of fellow activists and events.

  • We oppose any state repression of dissent, including surveillance, infiltration, disruption and violence. We agree not to assist law enforcement actions against activists and others.

Organization

Earth Strike is not a corporate enterprise, and we don’t pretend to be one. In accordance with our principle of horizontalism, we grant full autonomy to our various branches on the national, regional, and municipal level, while maintaining small but robust international teams to provide resources and assistance as necessary for these chapters as they get off the ground.

Among these international teams are:

Content

Teams in the Content Department are responsible for creating and maintaining necessary resources and materials for both public consumption and use by local chapters. These can be found on our Materials page.

Research Team

Team Coordinator: maximusdrex

Responsible for informing our international strategy with insights about climate change and the surrounding politics.

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Writing Team

 

Responsible for writing, editing, and proofreading text for all necessary purposes, and maintaining our Writing Guide.

Graphics Team

Team Coordinator: Douglas McDank

Responsible for creating all visual materials used and proliferated by the international campaign, and maintaining our Style Guide.

Communication

Teams in the Communication Department are responsible for maintaining and expanding our global public presence across various platforms of communication.

Website Team

Team Coordinator: Jack

Responsible for developing and maintaining our website.

Social Media Team

Team Coordinator: Char

Responsible for administrating, moderating, and maintaining engagement on their respective corners of social media.

Outreach Team

Team Coordinator: wageslave92

Responsible for reaching out to other international organizations, activists, unions, and anyone else we want on board with us.

Coordination

Teams in the Coordination Department are responsible for monitoring and consulting with the other international teams, to make sure their actions are compatible with the desires of local chapters and marginalized groups.

Intersectionality Team

Team Coordinator: Ciro Wagner

Representatives from, and consultants with, marginalized groups – racial, sexual, and gender minorities, the disabled, the global south, etc.

The Intersectionality Team reaches out to these groups, to make sure their struggles are heard and they are centered in our fight against climate change.

Local Chapters Team

Team Coordinator: Aron

Representatives from national, regional, and municipal Earth Strike chapters on an international level.

The Local Chapters Team monitors the actions of the other international teams to make sure these actions do not encroach on their chapter’s autonomy.

Looking to join a team?

Earth Strike is hungry for talent and expertise!

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