on More Summer Happenings – July 2010

In response to last month’s Global Matters newsletter, we received quite a few messages about more events happening this summer (and into the autumn). This newsletter is a quick update on these things we missed out on. Enjoy!

  1. Swiss Climate Camp
  2. DIY Bike Fest 2010
  3. Anti-Atom Camp
  4. Climate Camp Ireland
  5. GroenFront Summer Gathering//Climate Justice Action Meeting
  6. ZAD Anti-Airport Occupation

Swiss Climate Camp

July 22 – August 2

Gals/Chules, Switzerland


The second Swiss Climate Camp will take place between Biel and Lake Neuchâtel. It will offer all those interested in climate issues a chance to network, educate each other and plan actions – for example, against the planned gas power plant nearby. The camp is planned and designed by the participants, including the cultural program.

DIY Bike Fest 2010

July 30 – August 1

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


DIY Bike Fest is a DIY-organised festival for bicycle freaks, punx and pirates. Now in its second year, it will take place at the Piratenbar squat next to the sea in Scheveningen. There will be lots of fixing, welding and building of bikes, several workshops like basic bike maintenance, possibly a critical mass, bike-attack bike wars, tall bike jousting, bakfiets races, info stands, bands, vegan food and more more more.

Anti-Atom Camp

August 7-15 2010

Wendland, Germany


This anti-nuclear camp is a meeting place for active individuals and groups to network and learn from each other. There will be workshops about nuclear energy and discussion about new ideas for direct action. The program contains trainings for direct action, workshops, time to relax, constructing infrastructure for the upcoming large autumn protests, and certainly also some direct actions. At the week-ends, there will be concerts and parties.

Climate Camp Ireland

August 12 -16

County Tyrone, Ireland


The Irish Climate Camp will support a community campaign that is in opposition to the building of a major new road between Dublin and Derry. The aims of the camp are: to take direct action against the root causes of climate change, to build a movement, to create a space for education and to demonstrate a model of sustainable living.

GroenFront Gathering//Climate Justice Action Meeting

August 28 – 29

The Netherlands

http://www.groenfront.nl/ or http://www.climate-justice-action.org/

GroenFront (Dutch Earth First) will hold their annual summer gathering from August 28-29 in The Netherlands – the location is still not confirmed. Information will be available on the website soon, but you can expect a range of workshops from practical to theoretical, as well as strategy discussion for upcoming organising. At the same site, the Climate Justice Action network will hold an international meeting with the main purpose of discussing and organising the upcoming October 12 Global Day of Action.

ZAD Anti-Airport Occupation

All the time!

Nantes, France

email zad@riseup.net for more information

Since last year’s French Climate Camp, the proposed site of a new airport near Notre Dame des Landes has been occupied. The occupation is part of broad opposition and resistance to the proposed airport (the region already has nine!). The group is calling for people to join them in defending the land, especially before or after this year’s French climate camp, but also any time!