Between September and December 2022, we occupied more than 50 schools and universities around the world to #EndFossil. In May 2023 we occupied again, this time, 75 schools and universities!
But the fossil era has not yet collapsed. In fact, while we were occupying schools and universities, they presented their record criminal profits to the world. At the same time, governments and institutions keep fueling the fossil economy, refusing to implement a just transition for all in time to stop climate chaos.
We know that to stop climate chaos and realize a just society, we need system change. We also know that we must not wait for industries, governments, and institutions to negotiate or to change by themselves: we need to change the system now. We must accept the task of taking power into our own hands.
In November we will not only occupy schools and universities again, but also occupy and disrupt national institutions. We will also prove that another world is possible by collectively showing and envisioning the just society we want to create: free of oppression and where life is at the center, not profit. We will raise our voice in the face of political failure and we refuse to be ignored! Governments and institutions have failed us, so we are taking back power!
As youth, it is our duty to radicalize and to lead the peoples’ movement that will end the fossil fuel era and transform society.
We call on students to build alliances with other parts of the climate and social justice movement so that together we can mobilize everyone to take radical action to end the fossil economy. We call on non-students to disrupt the fossil economy’s business-as-usual on the streets, the squares, the headquarters, the offices, the infrastructures and the pipelines.
Students, workers, farmers, scientists, academics, teachers, artists: this November, let’s fight for climate justice and end the fossil economy NOW.