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Earth First Summer Gathering 2019

The 2019 Earth First Summer Gathering is happening at a squatted rural site near Durham.

Five days of skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action – make links, share ideas, and get involved in the struggles against open cast coal, fracking, new roads, climate criminals and more, followed by an action on Monday.

The Earth First! Summer Gathering is the place where people involved in radical ecological direct action – or those who want to be involved – get together for five days of time and space to talk, walk, share skills, learn, play, rant, find out what’s going on, find out what’s next, live outside, strategise, hang out, incite, laugh and conspire.

The workshops, networking and planning of actions at this low impact eco-living camp is organised non-hierarchically. It’s run without leaders by everyone who comes along, so come prepared to chip in!

The Gathering will have parallel workshops coordinated as an embedded UK Animal Rights Gathering.

Veggies Food is HereVeggies will coordinate Campaign Catering, as well as a cafe space, tuck shop, vegan cake baking workshops and may host a PM Press Bookstall. To help Contact Veggies.

 

Collect fliers & posters for the Summer Gathering from at Green Futures Field, at the & many other events at

International Rebellion UK – Shut Down London!

Our leaders have failed us. It’s time to rebel – and have a damn good time doing it.

Climate breakdown and ecological collapse threaten our existence. Another world is possible, and it’s just within reach. It’s going to take everything we’ve got to get there. So we’re pulling out all the stops and rising up in a full-scale Rebellion against this twisted system to save ourselves and the natural world from extinction.

Meet at Parliament Square at 11am on Monday 15th of April. Come to London to stay – this is not a one-day march. Book two weeks off work, or go on strike. Think festival, arrange to stay with friends or bring camping gear. We will be blockading the city, engaging in civil disobedience, taking direct action, and joined by amazing acts will be performing at sites to be revealed closer to the time.

FrAcktion Action – South Yorkshire

Fracktion, a Sheffield based activist group, are organising a Spring gathering highlighting the many fracking sites that have popped up in the Yorkshire and East Midlands and to build solidarity in the fracking belt of North Notts/Derbyshire.

It will involve skill sharing, workshops and action planning in an effort to put on a creative action on Sunday and Monday.

This will be an opportunity to showcase local victories, share skills, and focus on creative solutions to the challenges facing anti-frackers in the area.

To build momentum for the event there will be a Protest & Creative Actions day on the 9th March at Harthill Village Hall,  Winney Hill, Sheffield S26 7YL 

Contact info@reclaimthepower.org.uk to find out more.

Earth First! Winter Moot 2019

Earth First Moot 2019 posterA weekend of campaign updates, networking, planning, solidarity and socialising at Halton Mill, Lancaster, in solidarity with Lancashire anti-fracking – join the ecological resistance.

You are invited to attend the Earth First! Winter Moot, a gathering for people involved or wanting to know more about ecological campaigning and direct action in the UK.

Earth First! is a banner for independent groups who share a common need to protect our ecological systems. We believe in non-hierarchical direct action, to stop and reverse the forces responsible for the destruction of the earth and its inhabitants.

Those taking their first steps into ecological campaigning are warmly welcomed. There will be debates, discussions on campaign planning, updates, support and solidarity, tactics, strategies, community building, sustainable activism and networking including groups campaigning against fracking, incineration, new roads, GM (genetic engineering), animal exploitation and much more.

Cost scale: £25/30. This includes full vegan meals and accommodation. But no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Arrive Friday evening (from 6pm) for evening meal, leave Sunday (ends by 4pm). It will be an indoor floor sleeping space so bring a warm sleeping bag and mat too …

Halton Mill, Hill Lane, Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6ND is 3 miles (1 hours walk) up the River Lune from Lancaster railway station but 49 bus goes to Halton (last bus 7pm). See Getting to Halton Mill for details.

More details are at http://earthfirstgathering.org/moot.html

 

Funeral For Our Future?

Join Extinction Rebellion for a symbolic funeral procession and memorial service for all those already lost to climate change, and for all our futures unless we take urgent and radical action now.

This is a chance to express our grief for the thousands who have already died as a result of climate change, and for those species which have gone, or will go extinct – possibly including ourselves! It is also an opportunity to mourn for all our futures as we come to terms with the massive disruption which climate change is already having and will bring in the coming decades.

We will process solemnly through the City Centre streets behind the coffin to the beat of a drum and song, stopping occasionally to address the crowd. Arriving at our end point we will make our declaration and present our demands to the City Council. Then will come a memorial service with songs, poetry and speeches, and the chance to place tokens of our grief and hope on the coffin.

Finally, we will gather in a warm place close-by to share food and drink, to reflect on how we are feeling, to share our hopes and ideas on how to improve our situation, and to get to know each other.

Everyone is welcome to join us at any part of the event. Please dress (warmly!) in black if possible and bring tokens of grief and hope; e.g. pictures of lost environmental activists, extinct animals, or climate change damage, soft toys, or flowers; to leave on the coffin.

If you’d like a chance to address the crowd, or perform a poem or song, please contact us via direct message. Likewise if you have a specific need to be addressed. This event is intended to be as open and accessible to everyone as possible.

Bring climate-change placards and banners, and warm those voices up to sing along, united in grief and hope.

 
Schedule · Saturday, 19 January 2019
10:50-11:00
Meet, ready to process – Trinity Square
 
11:00-11:30
Funeral Procession through the City Centre
 
11:30-12:15
Funeral Ceremony – Market Square
 
12:15-13:15
Time to reflect, talk about what we can do to save our future, and get to know each other – Venue TBC
 

Extinction Rebellion Nottingham Organising Meeting

All are welcome – come along to find out more!

The next meeting of the Extinction Rebellion Nottingham group – to organise non-violent direct actions in and around Nottingham in support of the global Extinction Rebellion movement.

Frack Free Notts Fundraiser & People’s Kitchen

Defend our right to protest!

Fundraiser  to raise vital funds to fight the IGas injunction which aims to remove our rights to protest.

7pm, Sumac Centre, Nottingham. Music, Poets, Food.

Frack Free Nottinghamshire – The Notts campaign against unconventional hydrocarbons. Your local anti-fracking resource.

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Earth First Summer Gathering 2018

The 2018 Earth First Summer Gathering is to be held at a rural site in Sussex (accessible by public transport).

Location: BroadWater Lane, Nuthurst, Horsham, RH13 6QJ
Nearest Station: Horsham (HRH)

Five days of skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action – make links, share ideas, and get involved in the struggles against fracking, new roads and more

The Earth First! Summer Gathering is the place where people involved in radical ecological direct action – or those who want to be involved – get together for five days of time and space to talk, walk, share skills, learn, play, rant, find out what’s going on, find out what’s next, live outside, strategise, hang out, incite, laugh and conspire.

The workshops, networking and planning of actions at this low impact eco-living camp is organised non-hierarchically. It’s run without leaders by everyone who comes along, so come prepared to chip in!

The Gathering has parallel workshops coordinated as an embedded UK Animal Rights Gathering.

Veggies Food is HereVeggies will coordinate Campaign Catering, as well as a cafe space, tuck shop, vegan cake baking workshops and will host the PM Press Bookstall. To help Contact Veggies.

Block Around the Clock: Mass camp and action

“If you like it then you shouldn’t put a rig on it.” – Beyoncé

This summer we’re stepping up the disruption with a BLOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, as part of our mass action camp against fracking. Come and join us as we return to Preston New Road near Blackpool to stop Cuadrilla’s dastardly fracking plans once again.

Weds 27 June to Sunday 1 July
Get the dates in your diary, more details to follow soon!

Time and again, local communities have shown the shale gas industry it has no social license to frack in the UK. But the Conservatives are continuing their plan to force this dirty drilling on communities. With a long winter behind us and fracking proposed to start soon at Preston New Road, it is now more important than ever to show the locals of Lancashire that we stand with them.

This Reclaim the Power mass action and camp is part of the United Resistance, a bold 3 months of action organised by Lancashire locals. They are calling on anti-frackers from across the country to join them and take action, with at least one action per week planned between April and June. For more information check: https://www.facebook.com/UnitedResistanceUK/

If you’re wondering why you should care about fracking, why Preston New Road is a key frontline in the resistance against dirty fossil energy, and why direct action is necessary – watch this brand new documentary http://player.lush.com/tv/power-trip-film-zoe-broughton-and-paul-oconnor

Reclaim the Power is a UK-based direct action network fighting for social, environmental and economic justice. We aim to build a broad-based movement, working in solidarity with frontline communities to effectively confront environmentally destructive industries and the social and economic forces driving climate change.

Free film screening: Power Trip: Fracking in the UK

ower Trip: Fracking in the UK (63mins) takes you onto the frontlines of UK resistance in the battle to stop the controversial energy extraction process known as Fracking.

Undercurrents productions show what happens beyond the few seconds glimpsed on the mainstream TV news. We follow grandmothers who set up a campaign group (Lancashire Nanas ) and teamed up with younger activists (Reclaim the Power) to shut down the Fracking sites of Cuadrilla. Blackpool (Lancashire) and Balcombe (West Sussex) became the frontline of Fracking resistance as trucks are occupied and gates are blocked.

We also explore how social media is being used by both Fracking companies and activists. We hear from energy experts, journalists and key politicians amongst the voices of local residents and councillors.

Part of a UK tour.

http://www.undercurrents.org/fracking.html

 

 

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