We’d like to share with you our crowdfunding campaign:
EYFA is a european network of individuals, grassroots organisations and collectives working to transform communities in their approach to environmental, social, political and economic positions.
EYFA strives for a world based on social, environmental and economic justice, in which people feel empowered to act and raise their voices on the issues that affect their lives.
EYFA works to challenge the dominant neoliberal social and economic system, while developing new ways of organising our communities based on environmental and social sustainability.
As a network, we stand in solidarity with many grassroots groups against the expansion of the aviation industry. Short-haul flying is the most environmentally detrimental form of transport, yet enjoys many excessive government subsidies.
Are you curious about cooperatives? Ever wondered what it might be like not to have a boss at work or to live communally with others who share your values? Already live in a housing cooperative or work in a workers’ cooperative? Are you involved in a members’ coop like The Shrub?
Whether you’re new to coops or deeply involved in one already, this free training is for you! A cooperative is a group of people that gets together to organise collectively for mutual benefit. Working, living or organising in a coop can be a very powerful way to resist exploitation and build alternatives. Using inclusive and empowering processes, we can build effective and sustainable cooperation and take back control of our lives.
On this newsletter 2018 you will find a collection of exciting events taking place in 2018.
Check it before you go for your holiday, there is a huge chance you will change your plans and join one of them.
If you know of other events that have not been included in this newsletter, please, write us back to eyfa(at)eyfa.org and we will add it here!
French government announced there will be evictions of some habitations and spaces of activity of the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes in the following days. Here is the call (in french and english) to converge to the zone and defend it or to organize solidarity actions and demos outside the zone itself.
The incredible experience of the ZAD must be defended!! Solidarity
“Solidarity beyond the borders”: Meeting with people doing migrant solidarity work in Germany, “Stop all deportations” demo orga group that happened on February, 2 closed a series of events “Together we learn, together we work!” initiated by EVS volunteers in NYinB.
The eyfa collective works hard to continue supporting grassroots movements struggling for social and environmental justice in Europe. Maintaining this needs money! We need your help to continue existing, please donate if you can, sign up for a regular payments or spread this to people who’s sympathizing our ideas.
As the result of the “No more war” campaign:
– campaign got more than 30K tweet impressions and around 100K visits on the web site
– 5K subscribers found out about it from the newsletter
– 25 kg of campaign materials were produced and sent around
– “Recommendations for an inclusive feminist anti-war campaign” were created, translated, published and spread
– more than 300 people attended a series of 6 off-line info events and discussions in Germany, Ukraine, Spain
3 more campaign info event happened this month. 2 in Ukraine and 1 in Spain.
Local anti-war activists got together to discuss the intersectional geopolitical background of war (with a feminist perspective) and its link to the industrial-military complex as root cause of migration, impact on the environment and develop possibilities for non-violent actions for peace locally and internationally. Brochure “Recommendations for an inclusive feminist anti-war campaign” was presented in English and Russian. Also the discussion about social media and on-line campaigning evolved. Continue reading
“We position ourselves at a certain point in time in a long line of feminist anti-militarisms.” Even though this phrase easily applies to us in EYFA, these are the first words of the booklet made by participants of the one of our projects “Empowerment through Collaboration: Young feminists shaping inclusive paths to peace in the Caucasus and beyond”
If you want to increase your skills and knowledge as an anti-war activists/campaigners, but also include the perspectives and needs of young women* from conflict zones in global peace-building processes, you have to hear their voices: “We are not new. We are not few. We are everywhere and we are everyday shaping our political analyses, our tactics, and our interwoven solidarities.”