About Us

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

Our plan

Our protests, scheduled throughout 2019, will raise awareness
for a GLOBAL GENERAL STRIKE beginning September 27.

Our plan

Our protests, scheduled throughout 2019, will raise awareness for a GLOBAL GENERAL STRIKE beginning September 27.

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.

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 that have ultimately led us nowhere. 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 a workers’ movement, we understand that not only are these producers incentivized to contribute to climate change, but the incentives are even stronger for us consumers. Our current consumption habits are necessary for many of us to maintain a decent standard of living. We’re mindful of the many ways in which production is exploitative, but we do not exclude from our movement those who are merely complicit consumers.

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

Consistency

Earth Strike is open to only those whose views and actions are compatible with our mission. In particular, we do not allow the support of worker exploitation or landlordism, and we do not permit the presence of, or support for, police or current state armed forces.

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.

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 however they see fit.

Respect for Tactics and Organizers

Earth Strike follows the St. Paul Principles for Activists. These are:

  1. Our solidarity will be based on respect for a diversity of tactics and the plans of other groups.
  2. The actions and tactics used will be organized to maintain a separation of time or space.
  3. Any debates or criticisms will stay internal to the movement, avoiding any public or media denunciations of fellow activists and events.
  4. 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:

Resources

These teams help produce and manage the various resources and materials associated with our international campaign.

Research Team

Leader: maximusdrex

Analyzes and compiles environmental studies to be used in our public statements, including our Global Mission Statement and Demands.

Website Team

Leader: hPerks

Designs, develops, and maintains our website.

Press Team

Leader: collywobbles

Designs and produces international press releases and other materials for the media.

Graphics Team

Leader: Douglas McDank

Designs and produces our printable and postable graphics – posters, banners, infographics, etc. These can be found on our Materials page.

Communication

These teams help spread our global message and recruit new people from all different backgrounds to our cause. 

Outreach Team

Leader: wageslave92

Responsible for spreading our message to international organizations and activists, gauging our support, and assisting local campaigns in their outreach efforts.

Social Media Team

Leader: Green Eggs and Sam

Responsible for maintaining and amplifying our international social media presence.

Intersectionality Team

Leader: Ciro Wagner

Responsible for reaching out to minority groups, specifically addressing their concerns, and ensuring that they are centered in the struggle against climate change, and that none of our campaigns are actively harming them.

Youth Team

Leader: Evan C.

Responsible for organizing students and other young people to engage with environmentalism and create change for the next generation. 

Looking to join a team?

Earth Strike is hungry for talent and expertise!

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