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Earth Strike is an international grassroots movement that called for a global general strike for climate action. Their aim was a global general strike lasting from 20 until 27 September 2019. The movement has had public support from organizations including Extinction Rebellion and Fridays for Future, as well as public figures including Noam Chomsky.[1] The Earth Strikes were part of the worldwide September 2019 climate strikes, which gathered millions of protesters.

Earth Strike
Earth Strike International Logo.jpg
Earth Strike logo (match with leaf)
Formation10 November 2018; 12 months ago (2018-11-10)
PurposeForm a general strike to protest political inaction on climate change
Location
  • International
FieldsLabor movement
Environmental movement
WebsiteEarth-Strike.com

An estimated 6 million people participated in strikes worldwide from 20–27 September.[2] Youth environmental activist Greta Thunberg spoke in New York on the 20 September strike and Montreal on the 27 September strike.[3][4][5][6]

HistoryEdit

Earth Strike was founded on 10 November 2018 after a user on the subreddit r/Chomsky called for a "General Strike to Save The Planet"[7]. The post quickly gathered attention within Reddit, and the r/EarthStrike subreddit was formed to organise a general strike[8]. The initial protests were held on 15 January 2019, with 27 September being announced as the date for the "Earth Strike"[9]. General strikes in Iceland in 1975 and India in 2019 were cited as inspirations[10]

UK actionsEdit

The UK General Strike for Climate has been planned for 20 September 2019. This will be the first general strike in Britain since the 1926 United Kingdom general strike.

EndorsementsEdit

Trade unions

Politicians

International organisations

Notable public figures

Local Organizations

Pacific, Australia, New Zealand

Asia

  • Aksyon Klima
  • Alyansa Tigil Mina
  • AGHAM Science & Technology for the People
  • Agham Youth
  • Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development
  • 350 Pilipinas
  • 350 East Asia
  • Lilok Foundation
  • Powershift Nepal
  • Nepalese Youth For Climate Action
  • Waterkeepers Bangladesh
  • A SEED JAPAN
  • e-shift
  • NGO FoE Japan
  • NPO Kiko Network
  • CAN-Japan
  • Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)
  • Greenpeace Japan
  • Green Alliance Japan
  • Renewable Energy Institute
  • Citizen's Alliance for Saving the Atmosphere and the Earth (CASA)
  • Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc.
  • PUP SEED Network
  • No Burn Pilipinas
  • Break Free From Plastics
  • Kalikasan Peoples Network for the Environment
  • Ecological Justice League of Youth Leaders
  • KAISA UP
  • University of the Philippines Diliman Student Council
  • Youth Strike for Climate PH
  • Center for Environmental Concerns
  • Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ)
  • Buklod Tao
  • Center for Energy Ecology and Development
  • Penuel School of Theology
  • Sanlakas
  • Power 4 People Coalition
  • Global Catholic Climate Movement Philippines (GCCM-PH)
  • League of Filipino Students
  • Kabataan Partylist
  • Safehouse Infoshop
  • Japan Association of Environment and Society for the 21st Century
  • Citizen for No Coal in Sodegaura (そでがうらしみんがのぞむせいさくけんきゅうかい)
  • Citizen's Nuclear Information Center
  • Protect Our Winters Japan
  • Healthcare Without Harm (HCWH)
  • SPARK – Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan
  • Sloth Club
  • Peace Boat
  • Sapiens Foundation

Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

Europe

  • Klimastreik Schweiz
  • WeMove.eu
  • Earth Strike NL
  • FridaysforFuture NL
  • Teachers for Climate NL
  • Code Rood
  • Fossielvrij NL
  • Stamp Out Poverty
  • Europe Beyond Coal
  • ActionAid France
  • Adéquations
  • Alternatiba / ANV-COP 21
  • Amis de la Terre France
  • Association l’Âge de faire
  • ATD Quart Monde
  • Attac France
  • BUND
  • BUND Jugend
  • Campact [de]
  • Collectif des Associations Citoyennes
  • Cap ou pas cap
  • Carre Geo&Environnement
  • CCFD-Terre Solidaire
  • Chrétiens Unis pour la Terre
  • Citoyens Pour le Climat
  • CliMates
  • Colibris
  • Collectif Gilets Jaunes Argenteuil
  • Comité pour le Respect des Libertés et des Droits de l’Homme en Tunisie (CRLDHT)
  • Confédération paysanne
  • Coordination EAU Île-de-France
  • CRID
  • CSP75/CISPM
  • E-Graine
  • Enseignant.e.s. pour la planète
  • Étudiants et Développement
  • Fédération des Tunisiens pour une Citoyenneté des deux Rives (FTCR)
  • Fondation Danielle Mitterrand
  • Fondation ELYX
  • Fondation Nicolas Hulot
  • Greenpeace France
  • Greenpeace Germany
  • Immigration Développement Démocratie
  • Ingénieurs sans frontières
  • Klima-Allianz
  • La Mine
  • Le Début des Haricots
  • Ligue des droits de l’Homme
  • Mouvement de la Paix
  • Mouvement Utopia
  • MRAP (Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples)
  • NABU
  • NAJU Jugend
  • Naturfreunde
  • Naturfreunde Jugend
  • Notre Affaire À Tous
  • ODASS
  • Oxfam France
  • RADSI Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • REFEDD
  • Réseau Foi et Justice Afrique Europe
  • ResiWay
  • Sciences Citoyennes
  • Sherpa
  • SOL
  • Alernatives Agroécologiques et Solidaires
  • Together for Future
  • Umwelt Institut
  • Un Climat de Changement
  • Union des Tunisiens pour l’Action Citoyenne (Utac)
  • Union syndicale Solidaires
  • Unis Pour Le Climat
  • Urbamonde
  • WWF Jugend
  • Workers For Future France
  • Youth For Climate France
  • ZEA

Africa

Latin America

  • 350.org America Latina

North America

  • Sunrise Movement
  • Peoples Climate Movement
  • Oil Change International
  • Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Greenpeace USA
  • Amazon Watch
  • 350.org
  • 350 Canada
  • Friends of the Earth U.S.
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Elected Officials to Protect America
  • People's Action
  • STAND.earth
  • 350 PDX
  • 350Kishwaukee (Illinois)
  • Sierra Club
  • Earth Strike Canada
  • MN350
  • Climate Justice Alliance
  • The Climate Mobilization
  • Progressive Democrats of America
  • Parents For Future Seattle
  • The Climate Reality Project
  • March for Science
  • NextGen America
  • Our Children's Trust
  • Climate Reality Youth Working Group
  • Seventh Generation
  • Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
  • 198 methods
  • Rock the Earth (LCV Education Fund)
  • Rootskeeper
  • Center for Popular Democracy
  • Labor Network for Sustainability
  • Hip Hop Caucus
  • GreenFaith
  • La Planète s’invite au Parlement
  • Women's March
  • Climate Guides / Youth4Nature
  • Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT)
  • Moms Clean Air Force
  • Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
  • Our Children's Trust
  • No Kill Magazine
  • 350 Charlotte (NC, USA)
  • David Gibson for US Senate
  • Mobilized.news
  • The New School
  • Blue Future
  • Peoples Climate Movement NY

Days of actionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Partners and Supporters". Earth Strike. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  2. ^ Taylor, Matthew; Watts, Jonathan; Bartlett, John (2019-09-27). "Climate crisis: 6 million people join latest wave of global protests". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  3. ^ Laville, Sandra; Watts, Jonathan (2019-09-21). "Across the globe, millions join biggest climate protest ever". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2019-09-20. Retrieved 2019-09-21.
  4. ^ Murphy, Jessica (2019-09-27). "Hundreds of thousands join Canada climate strikes". BBC. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  5. ^ Watts, Jonathan (2019-04-22). "Greta Thunberg backs climate general strike to force leaders to act". The Guardian.
  6. ^ Law, Tara (2019-08-28). "Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives in New York After Sailing Across the Atlantic". TIME.
  7. ^ "General Strike to Save the Planet, Jan 15 2019". Reddit.
  8. ^ "Earth Strike on Reddit".
  9. ^ "Extinction Rebellion leads march outside Westminster during PM Brexit vote". MSN.
  10. ^ "Greta Thunberg is right – only a general strike will force action on climate change".

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