Collapse Total

We need to collapse Total to avoid total collapse

On the 15th to 22nd of November, 2021, we, the Glasgow Agreement, will take on multinational Total all over the world in decentralized direct actions.

What’s Happening?

DR Congo - Rutshuru

Exploitation of oil and mining resources in the Virunga National Park east of RD Congo in North Kivu is a threat to climate displaced people and local communities already victims of several atrocities including climate injustice and repeated wars.

This is certainly what the displaced living in a makeshift camp in Rutshuru made known on 15 November through a mobilisation activity in the framework of the #Collapse Total campaign with our movement #Xrrutshuru.

On the 20th November, members of local communities bordering the giant Virunga National Park protest and mobilized others to urgently prevent the new projects of the company Total including oil extraction in the Virunga landscape.

They will keep the fight to collapse Total and to demand clear reparation for the damage caused by the polluting countries.

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Friday for Future Zambia on 22nd November went to the streets because we need to Collapse Total an all the fossil fuel industry.

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After destroying Cabo Delgado, Total keeps on continue to exploit and attack communities and biodiversity in Mozambique. Total Futseka!

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18th and 19th - FFF Lebanon - Planting hyper dense urban forest to permanently reclaim degraded space

We thus reject all neocolonial influences acting against us. We can bring direct democracy for even cheaper than an electoral campaign. We are planting forests, meeting, cooking for each other, walking, moving through bicycles and skates… we are the future, now.

France - Brest

XR Brest disrupts a Total gas station, in solidarity with frontline communities.

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France - Lille

XR Lille and Youth For Climate Lille on the 20th did a performative direct action towards Crédit Agricole and BNP Paribas who supply Total with billion dollars of invests.

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France - Bordeaux

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France - Vienne

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France - Grenoble

France - Lyon

Sabotage and disruption at a gas station.

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France - Rennes

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France - Strasbourg

France - Paris

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France - Nantes

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France - Nice

France - Auxerre

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France - Toulouse

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Denmark - Copenhagen

16th - Demo at Total Energies headquarters in Copenhagen.

17th - Activists in Copenhagen entered and occupied Total’s headquarters, demanding they shut down and be replaced by a people’s climate house for a grassroots led just transition and to end Total’s greenwashing.

Following a public solidarity demo on Tuesday, activists stepped up to put pressure on Total together with activists all around the world. Under the umbrella of #CollapseTotal to avoid #TotalCollapse we will not accept their dirty lies and destructive industry.

18th – Activists returned for the third day in a row, and began deconstruction of Total’s headquarters. This time they covered up the windows of the office, postering statements from activists across the world as well as a declaration to continue the struggle against the fossil fuel industry.

Germany - Berlin

Demo in front of Total’s building in Berlin at 21th November.

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Germany - Duisburg

Banner drop on 21th November at Total fuel depot in Duisburg by Der Aufbruch.

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UK - London

On the 22nd, activists adhack London bus-stops. For 2030, Total plans for 85% of its energy sales to still be ether oil or gas! We must stop them.

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On the 19th XR Luxemburg blocked one of Total’s gas stations.

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More than 100 activists blocked for several hours the oil refinery from Galp in Sines, Portugal to demand the shutdown of the infrastructure, just transition for the workers and energy democracy.

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On 19th November activists stood in solidarity with all peoples fighting against Total Energy and call on everyone bring their hands together to stop the big polluters.

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Switzerland - Geneva

On 18th November a #CollapseTotal tour happened in Geneva, organized by Collectif BreakFree, where they exposed the business of the ecocide firm Total and its links to Credit Suisse, UBS, SNB BNS and Black Rock.

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Spain - Segovia

Toxic Tour on November 21st.

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Spain - Andaluzia, Malaga

“Exigimos el cierre de la Cementera del barrio de La Araña”

Activists act against the cement factory in La Araña. We need to close with a just transition of the major emitting infrastructures to avoid total collapse.

This action was part of an action day in the Spanish State where activists act on several emitters infrastructures like the Reganosa’s plant in Mugardos.

Scotland - Glasgow

Guerrilla projection during COP26.

Projection by @x_feral in Glasgow during COP26. Artwork by @signsofrevolt

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Online Webinars

“How to blow up Total”, with Andreas Malm, organised by Collapse Total DE. See it here.

“Total’s responses to global warming” with Pierre-Louis Choquet from SciencesPo, Paris, organized by Collapse Total DE. See it here.

“Sustainable Aviation Fuels – Grüne Hoffnung oder Grüne Lüge? with Anne Kretzschmar from Stay Grounded, organized by Collapse Total DE. See it here.

“From the Arctic to Mozambique – The Global Oil & Gas Exit List and Total’s Dirty and Dangerous Projects” with Katharina Bachmann and Signe Moe from urgewald as well as “Fracking Vaca Muerta“, with Esteban Servat from Shale Must Fall. Organized by Collapse Total DE. See it here

“Mit Klimaklagen gegen die fossile Industrie” with Sascha Boden from Deutsche Umwelthilfe organized by Collapse Total DE. See it here.

A webinar on Total imperialism and its harmful consequences happened on the 22th November, organized by France.

Systemic Change and Glasgow Agreement

The Glasgow Agreement aims to reclaim the initiative from governments and international institutions by creating an alternative tool for action (emmissions inventory and climate agenda) and a space for strategy and coordination for the climate justice movement. We are more than 170 organisations, united by the understanding that systemic change is needed as well as a common definition of climate justice.

We understand that civil society must have its own plan of action, and no longer wait for governments and international institutions to act. We aim to use a vast array of strategies and tactics, including civil disobedience, to achieve the necessary emissions cuts to prevent a 1.5ºC temperature rise by 2100. This will be the first of many diverse actions.

You can sign and join the Glasgow Agreement here.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

Questions and Answers

Why we need to collapse Total

Communication & Mobi Materials

Participating Organisations

More than 45 organizations have signed onto this call to action. Below is a list of those participating publicly:

Farmers' Voice (Krisoker Sor) Bangladesh
Fundación Gaia Pacha Bolivia
Ñandé Bolivia Bolivia
Green and Better World (XR Cameroon) Cameroon
Plantemos Nativo ONG Chile
ASSA - Agir pour la Securité et la Souveraineté Alimentaire DR Congo
Association des Jeunes Visionnaires pour le Développement du Congo (AJVDC) DR Congo
Innovation pour le Développement et la Protection de l’Environnement DR Congo
SEPD asbl DR Congo
XR Rutshuru DR Congo
XR Université de Goma DR Congo
AnvCop21 Vienne France
Campagne SciencesPo Zéro Fossile France
Extinction Rebellion Brest France
Extinction Rebellion Lille France
Extinction Rebellion Lyon France
Extinction Rebellion Vienne Isère France
XR France France
YFC France France
Youth for Climate Montluçon France
Collapse Total Deutschland Germany
AbibiNsroma Foundation Ghana Global
Movimiento independiente indígena lenca de la paz Honduras MILPAH (SOCIAL) Honduras
North-East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS) India
FFF Lebanon Lebanon
Extinction Rebellion Luxembourg Luxembourg
Justiça Ambiental - FoE Mozambique Mozambique
Missão Tabita Mozambique
Climáximo Portugal
FFF Portugal Portugal
ATTAC España Spanish State
Kazdağı Doğal ve Kültürel Varlıkları Koruma Derneği-Kazdagi Association Turkey
Kibengo Youth Care Activists Uganda
XR Waltham Forest UK
Action for Nature Zambia
Citizen’s network for Community Development Zambia Zambia
FFF Mumbwa Zambia
FFF Zambia Zambia
Baltic Pipe - Nej Tak
Coletivo Estrela Internacional
Der Aufbruch!
Equipamiento Turbo air Mexicana
Promotores y Comunicadores Ambientales, AC