.on Activists Events

On this newsletter you will find a collection of exciting events taking place in 2016.

If you know of other events that have not been included in this newsletter or would like to contribute with some content for our next newsletter, write us back to this email address (GPG).

CONTENTS:

1. Climate Justice Action* Meeting. Amsterdam, Netherlands. March 18-20
2. LET’S BLOCK THE MCEDD SUMMIT! Pau, France. April 5-7
3. Anarchist Bookfairs in Europe. April
4. Training the trainers. Berlin, Germany. April 8-10
5. Call for 10 days of People’s self-defense- Toulouse, France- April 15-24
6. Reclaim The Cape action week. Pyhäjoki, Finland. April 22-May 1
7. Reclaim the Power mass action camp: End Coal Now. Wales, UK. April 30-May 4
8. Cycle really far and raise money for the refugee crisis. UK – Greece. May June
9. Cycle Ende Gelände 2016. May
10. 6th Climate and Energy Camp. Lusatia, Germany. May 9-16
11. Ende Gelände – climate justice in action! Lusatia, Germany. May 13-16
12. Grassroots activists training for trainers. Romania. May 17-23
13. March Against Monsanto. Everywhere. May 21
14. Interplanetary CRITICAL MASS. Bologna, Italy. May 27-29
15. Ecotopia Biketour. The Baltic States, Poland and Belarus. Summer
16. Sustaining our Struggles: Understanding Stress & Trauma, Building Personal and Collective. Slovenia. July 1-7
17. Queeristan – autonomous festival for radical queer politics. Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 6-10
18. WAR. CAUSES. MIGRATION. Camp. Magdeburg, Germany. July 25-31
19. Peace News Summer Camp. Berrington, UK. July 28-August 1
20. Climate Camp and Degrowth Summer School and Actionlab. Rhineland, Germany. August 19-29

1. Climate Justice Action* Meeting. Amsterdam, Netherlands. March 18-20

CJA* – the European grassroots direct action network formed around COP21 is calling its first meeting of 2016. We want to bring those already involved with CJA alongside new groups fighting climate-trashing projects across Europe and North Africa.
https://climatejusticeaction.net/en/who-are-we/meet/amsterdam-march-2016/

2. LETS BLOCK THE MCEDD SUMMIT! Pau, France. April 5-7

We call everybody to act in a 100% non-violent way, by taking clear and public responsibility for this act of massive and determined civil disobedience. We will multiply actions and massive mobilizations during three days, in order to physically prevent the holding or the successful conduct of the MCEDD summit.
http://anv-cop21.org/lets-block-the-mce/

3. Anarchist Bookfairs in Europe

12th Anarchist Bookfair. Zagreb, Croatia. April 8-10
http://ask-zagreb.org/engleski.htm

11th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair – April 15-16th 2016
http://www.wsm.ie/bookfair

8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair – April 30th
http://www.bristolanarchistbookfair.org/

4. Training the trainers. Berlin, Germany. April 8-10

This Training the Trainers (TtT) aims to support actions of civil disobedience by building training capacity among grassroots activist groups. More concretely, it’s an opportunity to help prepare groups for mass actions of disobedience. It can also help to strengthen our affinity groups and deepen the preparation and level of organization in our social movements.

The training will be accessible to English speakers, international participants are welcome.
https://eyfa.org/train-the-trainer-8-10-april-berlin/

5. Call for 10 days of People’s self-defense- Toulouse, France- April 15-24

For almost 5 years now, we, members of the CREA (meaning : Requisition, Mutual Aid and Self-managing campaign) occupy private and public empties for housing, organising and living regarding to their own needs and with own resources. And all along those 5 years, they have suffered over 80 evictions, dozens of prosecutions, all kind of pressure, violences, humiliations…Which is why they naturally feel linked to other stories and struggles.

They call you to come and help creating a self-defense network by and for ourselves. In April, they will set up 10 days for encountering and sharing about the different forms of repressions they suffer locally but also nationally and internationally. Ten days for meeting each others, organising ourselves together, share our analysis, strategies and skills, build some tools, create networks, to feed and grow our struggle now, here and everywhere, to be stronger against the spreading repression.
https://creatoulouse.squat.net/

6. Reclaim The Cape action week. Pyhäjoki, Finland. April 22-May 1

In the end of April we are going to return to the Fennovoima Nuclear Power Plant construction site.
The aim is to paralyze the works for as long as possible. We can reoccupy the area and stay there and fill the surrounding areas with activities against the company, nuclear power, destruction of nature and capitalism. Come and join us to make this possible. Come to share your know-how in a workshop or to learn from the more experienced, and start your summer with numerous comrades in the middle of nature just awaking for the spring. The following week will be filled with action and workshops, sharing knowledge and know-how, getting to know new comrades along with action.
https://solidareco.noblogs.org/post/2015/11/18/reclaim-cape/

7. Reclaim the Power mass action camp: End Coal Now. Wales, UK. April 30 – May 4

This May Day bank holiday weekend, let’s shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine. We will be setting up camp near Merthyr Tydfil in solidarity with the community, and in support of a wave of resistance to fossil fuel extraction around the world. We will then take mass action to shut down Ffos-y-fran, the UK’s largest opencast coal mine.

http://reclaimthepower.us7.list-manage.com/track/clicku=5b66fbbe3e4ac6c44d67ecd2f&id=291f8c5bcd&e=fa5466ff16

8. Cycle really far and raise money for the refugee crisis. UK – Greece. May – June

This is a really small project looking to raise a lot of money. There are four of us cycling/driving the support vehicle from London to Athens. Every week will be made up of a small group of superb humans that fancy the kind of adventure that is well thought through, but not scripted.

All you have to do is cycle really far, and get sponsored to do it! If you like cycling, you like being in a close-knit group, you’re totally ambivalent about having a daily shower, and you want to make a difference to the conditions in refugee camps, then you should definitely come and join us.

http://www.thighsofsteel.com/
9. Cycle to Ende Gelände 2016. May

We are inviting everyone to get on board and cycle to Ende Gelände with us! From the 9-16th May 2016, the Lausitz Camp will be taking place in Proschim, Germany to build an alternative system than our current one that is heavily based on fossil fuel consumption. As a coalition of European cycle rides, we will leave from our respective countries and join up along the way to reach Proschim all together. Working like a mobile camp, we will have workshops and trainings, communal meals and events, play games and connect with a larger community of people acting for a more just and sustainable planet.

https://cycleeg2016.org/

10. 6th Climate and Energy Camp. Lusatia, Germany. May 9-16

The 6th Climate and Energy Camp in Lusatia is going to take place in Proschim. The camp will provide a place for exchange, networking and skill sharing around energy and climate
https://www.lausitzcamp.info/

11. Ende Gelände – climate justice in action! Lusatia, Germany. May 13-16

Stop coal protect the climate. On 13 -16 May 2016, we, together with many others, will be carrying out acts of civil disobedience to powerfully disrupt ‘business as usual’ at an open-cast Lignite mine in the Lusatia fields. Through our presence next to and within the mine, at the conveyor belts, at the entrance around and on top of the excavators and technical infrastructure, we will force the mine operator, Vattenfall, to suspend its normal operations.
https://www.ende-gelaende.org/en/

12. Grassroots activists training for trainers. Romania. May 17-23

Week-long training aimed at grassroots activists, who want to develop their facilitation skills, give workshops and support radical movements and groups through trainings. The training is aimed at activists from Central, Eastern or Southern Europe. The content will include topics as: non-hierarchical organizing, taking decisions by consensus, facilitation, conflict resolution, group dynamics, sustainable activism, designing workshops and trainings, trainer skills. The course will be held in accessible international English.

https://spina.noblogs.org/post/2016/03/07/call-out-for-grassroots-activists-training-for-trainers-romania-2016/

13. March Against Monsanto. Everywhere. May 21

Activists around the world will, once again, unite to March Against Monsanto.
http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/home/

14. Interplanetary CRITICAL MASS. Bologna, Italy. May 27-29

For everyone and all. Critical cyclists, punks, dangerous vegan-extremists and rebellious Mechanics invite you to Bologna to pedal under the porticos, to get to know the self-governing spaces of the City, to enjoy the maybe most solidly united self-powered Movement and to climb the famous and luxuriously gentrified Hills of Bologna. Where the traffic, powered by weapons and war, reveals the existence of a system formed by capitalist Irrationality, there a Critical Mass has reasons to extend, flood and resist. Against any form of fascism, racism, sexism and specieism and the real dependence on fake social networks; we pedal, we eat, we celebrate con we conspire together.
https://ciemmona.noblogs.org/post/2016/02/10/chiamata-ufficiale-ciemmona-interplanetaria-2016/

15. Ecotopia Biketour. The Baltic States, Poland and Belarus. Summer

Ecotopia is a self-organised, international activist community that organizes a yearly biketour in different regions of Europe. The tour generally lasts 3 months over the summer, we visit projects of an environmental or social nature and contribute and learn from the places. We also practice forms of activism and sustainable living. Ecotopia Biketour is for anyone interested in travelling by bike, community life, DIY, environmentalism and experiential learning.

https://www.ecotopiabiketour.net/

16. Sustaining our Struggles: Understanding Stress & Trauma, Building Personal and Collective. Slovenia. July 1-7

The training is open to activists active in the Balkans that are doing migrant solidarity and anti-racism work and would like to find ways to become more resilient in their struggle. We would like to open space for discovering ways to deal with emotions, fear or repression, stay involved long term in our struggles, while taking care of each other and growing together into healthy resilient groups. We will also consider the importance of connecting to our bodies and nature around us through different body and mindfulness practices

https://acasacluj.noblogs.org/files/2016/03/Call-out-SoS-2016-Slovenia.pdf

17. Queeristan – autonomous festival for radical queer politics. Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 6-10

Queeristan is a DIY festival about exploring and countering the normative workings of gender, sexuality and identity in an autonomous space that avoids capitalism, commercialization, heteronormativity, racism, sexism and transphobia. The festival is run by radical queers who found themselves in Amsterdam, and we want to meet you! So bring your gender, sexuality, experiences and stories, (but leave your baggage at home; Free your mind and the rest will follow!) we want to welcome you to our community.

http://queeristan.org

18. War starts Here Camp. Magdeburg, Germany. July 25-31

Already 4 times the ‘war-starts-here-camps’ has taken place in the Altmark: the several day lasting gathering under the slogan ‘war starts here’ is a try to make the Army`s Combat Training Center (GÜZ) as a place of war preparation, more visible and to break through in discussions and actions the military Normality. The camp usually start with discussions, workshops and is followed by action days. Last year actions ranged from temporary occupation of the military space to vigils along the training center GܜZ. This year camp will happen under the title “War.Causes.Migration.

Call only in German for now: http://www.war-starts-here-camp-2015.org/index.php/blog/in-die-mobilisierung-einsteigen.html

Summary of the 2015 camp in English and French: https://lesechosduvent.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/fresh-news-from-the-war-starts-here-antimilitarist-camp-12/

19. Peace News Summer Camp. Berrington, UK. July 28-August 1st

The Peace News Summer Camp helps build a radical movement for the future by building a living community today. We will be learning from other movements, struggling with challenging issues, creating more cohesion in a segmented peace movement and debating nonviolence. Workshops will range from theoretical discussion (an introduction to Chomskys Politics) to practical planning for actions later in the year. Fifty years of activist experience will be represented, along with fresh faces and new blood.
http://peacenewscamp.info/

20. Climate Camp and Degrowth Summer School and Actionlab. Rhineland, Germany. August 19-29

2016 will see another Climate Camp in the Rhineland! There will be networking, education and actions… and trying out tomorrow’s society today – social, ecological and based on grassroots democracy. At the camp the Degrowth Summer School will take place once again, where the concept of degrowth is put into action: By learning practical skills and analyzing political and economic developments. http://www.degrowth.de/en/summer-school-2016/