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Reclaim the Power Action Camp

Reclaim the Power (RTP), the UK-based direct action network, are back this summer with an action camp: Power Beyond Borders.

It takes place in the South East of England from the 26-30 July. For the past few years RTP has been best known for its anti-fracking activism, particularly targeting Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

Fracking in the UK looks to have been stopped before it got started. That’s why RTP is expanding its focus. Power Beyond Borders will target both new gas infrastructure and the Tory government’s hostile environment policy, says The Ecologist.

The  mass action camp will equip you to get involved in a way that works for you.

The camp will be at a secret location in the South East of England, within reach of London. We will let you know exactly where nearer the time.

It is family-friendly with a kids space with activities, toys, books and games for children.

To find out more see our website, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and instagram (@reclaimthepower), or contact powerbeyondborders@protonmail.com

Neighbourhood Food Growing Festival

Nottingham’s first Neighbourhood Food Growing Festival

Free admission. Sunday 9th June ’19 1pm-4pm

Nottingham’s community gardens are busy growing plants and seedlings for you.

Come to Nottingham Arboretum and buy to grow on at home, take part in growing activities, visit the plants for free stall, see growing and cooking and other food related demonstrations. Activities for the children, music, guided tours of the Arboretum and much more…

Contacts Lynn Taylor 07960 164448 . Lynn@farmgarden.org.uk
Shona Munro 07585 773664 . nottinghamgoodfoodpartnership@gmail.com

Social Centre Gathering

Social Centre Gathering at Star & Shadow Cinema Co-operative

Friday 3rd May. Early birds registration Friday from 7:00 onwards

Saturday 4th May onwards from 10:00am Breakfast provided.

Sunday 5th May from 10:00am to 14:00.

There is a bank holiday Monday and the possibility to stay on and tour Newcastle is open.

Emerging ideas – (1) Follow up from last gathering, (2) building a social centre, (3)  conflict and its resolution, and now “how to set up a social centre”?

There will be a social event on Saturday evening (Beer & music) Plus we are looking for ideas about a film programme Saturday for the Gathering  and even (Sunday for extended stayers).

The Star and shadow cinema – is a newly built social centre that doubles as a diy cinema, and does pretty much what other social centres do.

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

 

Radical Routes Autumn Gathering

Radical Routes to be held in Manchester

Radical Routes is a network of radical housing co-ops, workers co-ops and social centres, whose members are committed to working for positive social change.

Nottingham members include Sumac Centre, Neds Housing Co-op and (associate members) Veggies Catering Campaign & Morrigan Housing Cooperative.

Four times a year, the member co-ops get together at weekend events which have a social function, but which are also the places at which all important decisions are taken. They are open meetings and anyone is welcome to attend.

Co-operative Principles Tea Towel – buy it now for £6 + £0.73 p&p


The Radical Routes quarterly gatherings:

Winter in February -:- Spring in May; -:- Summer in August -:- Autumn in November.

More on Radical Routes on Veggies Website, including publications for sale.

International Animal Rights Conference

Meet animal rights activists from all over the world at the International Animal Rights Conference 2018 in Luxembourg.

The goal of the conference is to present and discuss current animal rights positions, to connect animal rights activists from many different countries and to develop strategies for the struggle to end animal exploitation.

A wide collection of animal rights topics will be presented by internationally renowned speakers. Discussions about various animal rights topics, campaign reports, practical workshops, global networking, stalls by vegan shops and animal rights groups, vegan food, an animal rights concert and much more will be offered.

The International Animal Rights Conference 2018 will be held from September 6th to 9th at the Kulturfabrik Esch in Luxembourg.

All conference infos are available on the website at: www.ar-conference.org

Northern Green Gathering 2018

Northern Green Gathering will again be held at Bradley Nook Farm, the beautiful organic farm near Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Dales.

In 2017 Bradley Nook Farm donated its cows to Hillside Animal Rescue to live out their lives in sanctuary, and adopted a vegan organic future. We hope that this will inspire other Northern Green Gathering participants!

Northern Green Gathering is a small volunteer-run environmental/educational gathering focused around sustainable living and green campaigns.

A 4-day camping event with environmental workshops & campaigns, permaculture, organic veggie cafes, stalls, healers & alternative therapies, kids space, theatre & circus workshops, and a showcase of environment living in action, including solar power and wind power.

Veggies Food is HereVeggies hope to be catering. If you can help, contact us!


vegan climate logo To get to this event, 30 miles from our Sumac Centre base, Veggies may emit approx 40kg CO2.

However by helping an estimated 500 people Eat Vegan we will “offset” 1000 kg CO2.

If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life, they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [refs].

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.

The Green Gathering 2018

A four day festival beyond hedonism powered by wind, sun and people… just the best!

Educate for sustainability, create alternatives, frolic in fields. Powered by wind, sun & people, and Food by Veggies. Veggies hope again to be supporting a Co-operators Camp together with Radical Routes & others, in the Campaigns Zone.

This year or next Veggies will be eligible again for the Ethical Caterer Award, having won it in 2015! By August 2018 we hope to have established distribution of our Ethical Consumer Best Buy Burger/Sosage Mixes to many other caterers to help raise their ethical sourcing. We will have increased the hemp in the mix and will have sourced our herbs, and possibly our hemp, from Bradley Nook Farm who, in 2017, donated it’s beef herd to all-life rescue and is transitioning, with our support, to vegan organic growing.

 

50 Years of Resistance – Conference & Exhibition

As part of the 50 Years of Resistance celebrations, there will be a conference and exhibition at Conway Hall in London.

In March 1968, the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square was the focus of a demonstration against the Vietnam War. The police response to it led to the formation of the Metropolitan Police’s undercover political unit, the Special Demonstration Squad.

When the SDS was formed they aimed to ‘shut down’ the movements they were spying on. But despite fifty years of disgusting police tactics, the movements for positive change are still here and growing, and have had many successes on the way which will be listed in this roll call.

The events planned for the week are in support of those campaigning for full exposure and effective action at the Undercover Policing Inquiry, and against police attempts to delay and undermine it.

We aim to encourage more groups to find out about the Inquiry and how they can get involved and support each other, and to unite the many different groups and organisations who have been victims of our police state because of their efforts to improve society. 

Check back here for more details nearer the time.

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