Scientists’ warning to humanity – climate change, ecosystem collapse and unsustainable global politics

Lecture invitation

— Admission free, english spoken, please get a ticket  at Eventbrite

We are aggressively violating the limits of Earth in the pursuit of financial wealth to maintain economic growth at all costs, even threatening life itself. Despite greater public awareness of the dangers, our leaders do not heed the urgency of the scientists’ warnings and instead pursue ‘wealth’ rather than ‘well-being’.

This presentation will explore the dysfunctional ‘operating system’ of global society. The hope of future generations depends upon remedial action. Thus far, societal response to the warnings issued by scientists and spiritual leaders has been inadequate for the task at hand. The human-induced ecological stressors will be discussed in light of our collective blindness to the existential threats and the urgency of action before collapse becomes inevitable.

When:     Wednesday November 7, 2018
16:00 – 17:30 h.  (Lecture hall opens 15:40)

Where: Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098 XG Amsterdam  (map)
Room 1.02

WhoStuart Scott  from Scientist Warning.org  and ClimateMatters.tv is an internationally acclaimed public speaker. He has founded numerous strategic initiatives, all aimed at moving society towards recognition and real, meaningful action to alter our current disastrous trajectory.

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Code Rood Evaluation 2018

Action Training Maastricht 20 October

This action training in Maastricht (20 October) to prepare for the Ende Gelände action against the destructive mining of lignite and to preserve the Hambach Forest.

Participating in actions is not something you do every day. That’s why, together with Stroomversnellers, we are organising an action training  to prepare ourselves for the Ende Gelände action at the end of October.

The training is suitable for all experience levels. People with no or little experience in civil disobedience are strongly encouraged to participate in a training before the action. Participants with more experience are very welcome to share their experiences, make new contacts and refresh their skills. So, if you want to participate  please consider following a training. Not only for yourself, but also for your fellow activists! These trainings are essential because they teach us how to remain safe, and also how to act efficiently and effectively. Also on the program is the safety risks, group forming, how ‘affinity groups’ work and practicing action tactics.

You need to register for the trainings. This is very important because if there are too little registrations the training will be canceled.

The training begins at 10 o clock and ends at 6. It costs between 5 and 15 euros to participate in the trainings (depending on how much you can miss)! You will get lunch, coffee & tea and we can compensate Stroomversnellers.

Action Training 14 October in Rotterdam canceled

Unfortunately the the action training on October 14 had to be canceled

The number of people that signed up was insufficient for a good training. In case you have time on October 20th,  you can subscribe to the training in Maastricht.

The  training sessions are intended  to prepare for the Ende Gelände action against the destructive mining of lignite and to preserve the Hambach Forest.

Participating in actions is not something you do every day. That’s why, together with Stroomversnellers, we are organising action training  to prepare ourselves for the Ende Gelände action at the end of October.

The training sessions  are suitable for all experience levels. People with no or little experience in civil disobedience are strongly encouraged to participate in a training before the action. Participants with more experience are very welcome to share their experiences, make new contacts and refresh their skills. So, if you want to participate, please consider following a training. Not only for yourself, but also for your fellow activists! These trainings are essential because they teach us how to remain safe, and also how to act efficiently and effectively. Also on the program is the safety risks, group forming, how ‘affinity groups’ work and practicing action tactics.

 

Hambach Solidarity Wake

Hambach solidarity wake in Amsterdam, and Eemshaven
Thursday september 20, 20:00h
German Consulate, Honthorststraat 36-38, Amsterdam
facebook eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/323728954872382/

RWE  Coal Power Station, Synergieweg, 9909 TA Eemshaven
facebook eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/310027866243894

RT @Klimaatactie
https://twitter.com/Klimaatactie/status/1042511782437367809

Last Wednesday afternoon a person died during the eviction of the Hambach forest in Germany after falling from a 20 meter high walkway between the trees. We are shocked by what happened. Our thoughts are with family and friends of the deceased. Many of us have visited the gorgeous Hambach forest over the year or have been involved in activism against the ever destructive lignite mines close to the Dutch border.

Citing fire safety rules the German police has started an massive eviction effort last week. Water cannon, armored vehicles, cherry pickers and hundreds of robocops are trying to evict 50 treehouses in the forest. The deceased person was present as a journalist in order to document the eviction and its necessary and legitimate resistance.

The situation in Hambach is not unique. While the climate crisis is visible and can be felt all over the world, resistance against fossil fuels is heating up everywhere, from Nigeria to Australia and from Argentinia to Groningen. Like now in Hambach this resistance is being confronted with ever escalating repression and criminalization. We are sad and angry but we will not stop fighting for a just society on a liveable planet.

We ask everyone to take leaves, twigs, flowers, candles, signs and banners to the solidarity wake at the German consulate in Amsterdam. We will observe a moment of silence and it will be an opportunity to support each other.

# Hambibleibt
The occupiers of the forest have asked for a permanent stop of the violent evictions in the light of the incident. The government of Nordrhein-Westfalen has stopped the eviction for now.
Code Rood and Groenfront! are supporting the call by a large number of groups to ask RWE to stop enlarging the mine and keep what is left of the forest in place.

We have supported the forest occupation for a long time and we have helped organize the large occupations of the mines by EndeGelaende. On October 6 another big demonstration will take place at the lignite mine, and EndeGelaende will occupy and stop the lignite mine again at the end of October. As in previous years we will organize coaches for travel from the Netherlands to these protests. Join us and and make these protests the largest protests in history and end the fossil fuel age as quickly as possible.

Evaluation conference: strengthen the movement, celebrate succes!

photo: Tim Wagner

At the end of August we wrote history with hundreds of people. Together we blocked the NAM tank park in Delfzijl. Because the government let it happen that the NAM, Shell and Exxon get away with billions of profit, without taking responsibility for all the damages that they are causing. That is why we drew a clear red line and blocked the tank park. For the future of Groningen and the climate!

A month later we meet again. On the 29th of September we will look back and ahead in Groningen. What went well? And what could we do better next time?

Everybody is welcome. Even if you did not take part in the action or visited the camp, you can drop in to get a taste of Code Rood and see if being more active in the movement would fit you.  But the 29th will also be a day were we can meet again, and celebrate our succeses together!

The exact program, times and location will be announced shortly.

Lost & Found

Some stuff was left at the camp, thing like tents, sleeping bags,
trousers and raincoats. If you lost something, or if you recognise
your stuff on the pictures below, you can send a mail to
coderood-mobilisatie@lists.riseup.net and make an appointment for
transport. You have
roughly two options:

– If you live in the Netherlands, you can wait till somebody drives
from Groningen to the west and you can pick up your stuff at an agreed
location.

– If you are in a hurry or live far away, you can send your address
info to coderood-mobilisatie@lists.riseup.net and pay for the
transport via the
donation account of code rood specifying L&F and your name. Your stuff
will be send to you.

A few special items were found: a credit card, a wallet two telephoes  an ID, a diary, a
data-glove and a 25 cm height ornament that looks somewhat like the
tripod of Neptune and this last item has been placed temporarily in
the “sacred space” that hat has been constructed at the terrain of the
camp.

In about four weeks the reusable material will be added to the
Code-Rood material for future actions, or given to charity. All the
rest will be discarded.

Massive banner, ENOUGH=ENOUGH!

We could use your help! During the action week we will make one GIANT BANNER consisting of many different contributions from Groningen and beyond to make it very clear that the resistance against the fossil fuel industries is alive and everywhere! To make the banner, we’ll need sheets of fabric. See the image for more information!

So if you can’t come to the camp, you can aso send us the fabric by post to:
“Ons Laand, Ons Lu”
Solwerderstraat 42
9901 BE Appingedam
The Netherlands

Information evening Cologne

Date: Thursday, 09th August 2018
Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm
Place: Alte Feuerwache, Melchiorstr. 3, 50670 Köln (map)

Topic: background information on global warming, natural gas and its extraction as well as the current situation in Groningen and latest info on the climate camp in Groningen and Code Rood

There’s going to be a bus from Cologne with an extra stop in Duisburg to Groningen:

  • from Cologne to Groningen: Saturday, 25th August 2018, approx. 2.00pm
  • from Groningen to Cologne: Thursday, 30th August 2018, approx. 11.00am
    price: 35€ (reduced) – 40€ (regular) – 45€ (soli)
    info and tickets: busauskoeln@riseup.net

See also the Ende Gelände site for information about the event.

Action camp in three weeks!

Dear people,

The Code Red action camp starts in 19 days! All the more reason to stay well up to date. Each day more is confirmed about the program, more transport options are organized and more information about the action itself becomes available. Did you already think about how you’ll prepare, how you’ll get to the camp, and what and whom you’ll bring? Or maybe you would like help with the organization! Read on for more information about the upcoming action trainings, the camp, the transport options, and the mass civil disobedience action!

  1. ACTION TRAININGS

Don’t forget to grab one of the last opportunities to join an action training! There are trainings still coming up in UtrechtDelfzijl, Amsterdam (on the 18th and the 19th of August), Nijmegen and another last one at the action camp, in case you’ll have to miss the other ones. These are great opportunities for everyone to get to know others who are interested in taking part in the action, to exchange action strategies or to get more info about civil disobedience and climate justice. Sign up for an action training here!

Moreover, there are two events in Amsterdam this week for those who are interested: a stickering workshop and an info picnic!

  1. TRANSPORT TO THE CAMP

Do you already know how you’ll get to the camp? There are a few organized transport options. Buses are going from Amsterdam, from The Hague, from Utrecht and even from Brussels. Our friends from Ende Gelände are organizing a Börse where you can find options to hitch a ride with someone or offer a free space in you car. You can also join the bike ride all the way from London to Groningen. You can join in at Utrecht and Nijmegen. On the website you can find an overview of these options: https://code-rood.org/index.php/en/camp-location-transport/

  1. CAMP PROGRAM

More and more program components are getting confirmed for the Code Red action camp 2018! This year the camp will last seven days and it comes with a rich program! From art space to a lecture by Andreas Malm, from panel discussions to sports field, there’s something for everyone.

The 25th of August is all about the problems around natural gas, locally and globally. On the 26th of August we’re talking methods, strategies, alternatives and the different ways to be active in the fight against fossil fuel industry and for climate justice. On the 27th of August we’re preparing for the action and on the 28th we’ll get started! Keep an eye on the website and the Facebook page, because the program is going to be diverse and impressive!

  1. WHAT DO I BRING?

Don’t forget to pack well as your prepare for the action! On the website you can find an overview of what to bring (and what not to bring) to the action. There’s a separate packing list for the camp. If you are coming to the camp, please also take a look at the guidelines!

  1. HOW CAN I HELP?

Mobilizing a mass, collecting all the needed materials, preparing the action, you name it. It takes a village to disrupt the gas extraction! Would you also like to contribute? You can help in many different ways! We are specifically looking for help with the following things.

  • Performances during the blockadeIn addition to speeches and discussions about the impacts of gas extraction and climate change, we would like to bring motivation, energy and joy for all the participants with a lively artistic program with for instance theatre, dance, poetry, music performances that could fit in the program. The performances that could include topics such as climate change/fossil fuel/ Groningen gas struggle/ civil disobedience/ climate justice are more than welcome.In addition, we warmly encourage every participant to bring instruments and games during the blockade and come with ideas to keep us engaged and enthusiastic. Are you interested? Contact us by email: kanak@riseup.net!
  • Photographers. The media team could use a little help with the photography! For both at the camp and during the action we still need people who would like to take pictures. Are you interested? Contact us by email: communicatie@lists.riseup.net
  • Drone footage. We are also planning on shooting some footage using drones during the action week. Can you do this or do you know someone who might? Contact us by email: communicatie@lists.riseup.net
  • Translation. During the camp the working group Facilitation will organize plenary gatherings every morning and evening to give updates on the program of the day. These gatherings are held in Dutch and considering that we also expect international guests, we need people who can help translate from Dutch to English. Experience is not needed, but it would be good if you already have an idea about how live translation works. Do you understand Dutch well and do speak English well? Contact us via email: facilitatie@lists.riseup.net
  • Financing the action we also do together, of course, so you can always contribute by donatingan amount to NL55 TRIO 0338 6023 80 (name: Steungroep NVDA). 

Love,

Code Rood