Skeena's Restitution and Reparations Fund

by Chris Taylor in Ledbury, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th May 2022 we successfully raised £1,938 with 52 supporters in 37 days

Supporting one of our leading ecological activists and visionaries. Skeena Rathor is XR Vision Co-Founder, a motherist and mother of 3 girls

by Chris Taylor in Ledbury, England, United Kingdom

In August 2021 XR protesters scaled the Guildhall to highlight the City of London's role in global ecocide. Skeena Rathor was subsequently found guilty of "criminal damage" for spraying washable chalk paint on the building. She has been ordered to pay court costs and the clean up bill - £1,300 in total.

The irony of this is not lost on us. The court's decision creates a surreal situation in which a woman of Kashmiri heritage is forced to pay damages to The Crown and The City - two institutions at the very heart of colonialism and ecological destruction.

We are fundraising to pay these damages. And we want to match them with funds to support sister organisations in the global south - as a form of reparations. Funds raised above and beyond Skeena's court sentence will be given to organisations inspired by the Chipko Movement, seed sovereignty and the Mathomomoya Centre, South Africa. These are causes that have risen from the ashes of colonialism to embody a path to restoration and regeneration. 

We invite you to join us in supporting the global wave of reparations. Your gift is a solemn and public statement against a bankrupt legal system and  a global economy that is trashing the planet. It is also an act of solidarity for all earth protectors and for the emerging world of love, beauty and truth.

Thank you for your generosity and commitment.

Chris Taylor, Skeena Rathor, Mari Winkelman.

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