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!
- ACTION TRAININGS
Don’t forget to grab one of the last opportunities to join an action training! There are trainings still coming up in Utrecht, Delfzijl, 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!
- 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/
- 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!
- 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!
- 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 blockade. In 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: email@example.com!
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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: email@example.com
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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).
Code Rood is looking for musicians, performers and other artists to support the mass blockade against gas extraction in Groningen province on August 28th
Do you want to know more about Code Rood, the action and the camp? Come to this info-evening! There will be information about civil disobedience in general and what Code Rood is in particular and how you can get involved.
Thursday August 2nd at ORKZ de Kappel, walk in from 19.30, programme from 20.00 to 21.30.
There are 20 incredibly cheap return tickets available for a Flixbus coach to the Code Rood action and camp from the 24th-31st of August to shut down Europe’s largest gas field! Don’t miss this chance to an unforgettable and exciting adventure abroad this summer!
Total price: £30
Location: Victoria Coach Station, London
Friday, 24th of August, 21.30pm
Groningen: Saturday around noon
Return from Code Rood camp site:
Friday, 31st of August around noon
Arrival in London:
Saturday, 1st of September, 6.30am
Please fill in the questions below and transfer £30 to finalise your booking. Ideally, please transfer the money via PayPal using this email: email@example.com to save transfer costs! Otherwise transfer the money to our Dutch bank account with the following details indicating your ‘name+UK bus’ in the reference:
Account name: t.n.v. Steungroep NVDA IBAN: NL55 TRIO 0338 6023 80
Are you unable to travel on these dates but still would like to come to the Code Rood action and camp?
We are able to subsidise individual/ self-organised transport by coach, car or train. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In this newsletter you can read about the past action conference in Groningen, the ‘ Limity Jitse Me’ action against brown coal in the Czech Republic and news updates concerning the gas extraction and upcoming action trainings.
1. RECAP OF THE ACTION CONFERENCE & THE ACTION CONSENSUS
One week ago, the 6th action conference took place, the last one before the action in August. And this time it lasted even two days! On Saturday we discussed the action consensus. An important issue was the meaning of the consensus for the participants of the action. We decided to define the consensus as “a collective framework that is undertaken by all participants of the Code Rood action in Groningen at the end of August 2018”. There was also a very good discussion about either using the word ‘non-violent’ or not. There were clear points of views for both positions. In the end we reached the consensus that the solution is to explain as clear as possible what we are going to do, but that it is also useful to further discuss this topic, for example during the action camp.
We continued on Sunday. Together we made an overview of all the things that already have been arranged, as well as everything still to be done. That day the workgroup Aesthetics got a kick start with a very fruitful collective brainstorm session about activities for- and the furnishing of the sit blockade. And this day, July 1st, was also the day that the contract of the EMO coal terminal in Rotterdam got elongated. Therefore we let the elderman of Rotterdam and the port sector know that another 25 years of climate destruction is unacceptable.
2. PROGRAM ON THE ACTION CAMP
Very soon the program of the action camp will be announced. Apart from action trainings, briefings and other preparations for the action there will be 16 different parts. You can think of workshops, panel discussions, all kind of information about the natural gas extraction in Groningen, the struggles concerned with it and the beauty of climate action that is organised from the bottom up.
3. LIMITY JITSME ME
While many of the Code Rood group attended the action conference in Groningen last weekend, more than 100 people were in the Bilina brown coal mine in the north of the Czech Republic, to disturb the business as usual of the fossil industry, with nothing more than their own bodies and determined pleasure. In total around 400 people joined the action and approximately 30-40 of them got to the bottom of the mine. In this way the mine came to standstill. You can read a nice report here.
Limity jitse me organized last year already such an action. This year the amount of participants more than doubled. We would love to see that also with Code Rood! It shows that we are part of a growing movement. More and more people are getting aware of the urge to get into action. Therefore we supported the action of Limity Jitsme Me in Groningen.
4. SHELL, EXXON, DE NAM AND THE DELAYED REINFORCEMENTS
One month ago minister Wiebes stopped the reinforcements of 1600 dwellings that got unsafe because of the earthquakes. But last week the commity of Mines announced that the unsafe houses have to be reinforced as soon as possible. Again responsibility is being denied while the people of Groningen live now in unsafety.
5. JOIN AN ACTION TRAINING!
There is no better way to prepare for a mass civil disobedience action than to join one of the action training sessions! You not only get a lot of information about- and skills in civil disobedience, but you also meet a lot of other people interested in joining the action, or, if you already have experience in action, you can refresh your knowledge and share your experiences with others!
Sign in for the action training on July 13th in Nijmegen, August 18th in Amsterdam or on August 25th in the action camp in Groningen!
Do you want to help to make the action and the camp a big success this summer? You can see here what stuff we still need. And please tell the people around you about Code Rood and how they can support us. We can still use your donation very well. You can transfer money to bank account NL55 TRIO 0388 6023 80 in the name of ‘Steungroep NVDA’.
Code Rood is already happening in two months! On the 24th of August the Code Rood camp will begin in Groningen. Past Saturday was the first action training session for the mass action of the 28th of August. It was an inspiring day with an enthusiastic group op people. Watch the report by OOG here. This will be the biggest civil disobedience action for Groningen and the Climate, in the Netherlands!
1. ACTION CONFERENCE 30 JUNE & 1 JULY
The next action conference is coming up soon. This is an important moment as this willth of June and the 1st of July. On Saturday there will be a discussion about the action consensus and on Sunday there will be time for the working groups to meet up. This will also be a moment where you can decide to join one of the working groups. There will also be an open space where there will (among other things) be a discussion on how we will organize the sit blockade. We can take care of accommodation for Saturday night. If you aren’t able to join for the entire weekend then you can also decide to come for only one of the two days.
2. ACTION TRAININGS
The first action training session was a success! And the next one is already planned! Civil disobedience is not something you participate in on your average Sunday morning. That is why it is a good idea to participate in one of the action training sessions. People with experience are also more than welcome to participate as you can share your experiences, extend your network and refresh your good old sit blockade skills. Together we can prepare for a safe and efficient action in August!
3. VOTE ON THE FLORIS’ COLUMN
Floris has written a short column (in Dutch but you can still help!) about his experiences with civil disobedience and with a shout out to the action in Groningen. You can help to get this column published in the biggest newspaper of the Netherlands (the Metro), thereby we can reach 550,000 people and earn 50 bucks for Code Rood! The only thing you have to do is vote on the column of Floris:
- Go to the article “Het leven van een activist” (“The life of an activist”)
- Scroll downwards and click on thumbs up in the bottom left corner. You might have to quickly make an account.
- We get a 1000 likes, spread the Code Rood message for free and earn 50 euro for Code Rood!
- HELP ORGANISING
Are you going to help as well to make Code Rood 2018 a success? You can contribute in several ways: join a working group, help in organising an information evening, do a specific task or spread promotion materials. Are you still unsure about how you contribute? Then you can fill in this form on website, someone will then reach out to you to introduce you into the movement.
Your financial support is desperately needed to finance the action conferences, the climate camp en the action! In total we are expecting to need up to €29.700 for flyers, posters, action material, conferences, training sessions and the infrastructure to organise a huge climate camp – everything we can do to get Shell, Exxon and the NAM on their knees!
Dear all, from the 18th-24th of August we are organizing an amazing cycle ride from London to the Code Rood action + camp in Groningen. To register for the ride please reply to all of the below questions. This information will be treated confidentially and will allow us to book the ferry from Harwich and to assure that the cycle ride will be as smooth and fun as possible! Our awesome cycle ride team will take care of the ferry booking, arrange accommodation and food. Moreover, we will arrange a van from Groningen that will return bikes to London. However, riders will need to arrange their own personal transport home.
To make the pre booking of the ferry tickets easier, please register as soon as possible! In order to register please fill in the registration form. The total cost for participants for the UK will be £35 per person. The fixed costs of the cycle ride will cover everything apart from food. The costs for food will be donation based with a suggested amount of £5 per day/ per person and to be paid to our fantastic vegan kitchen team Kokkerellen during the cycle ride.
Please note that your registration will only be processed once we have received the payment of £35. When you transfer the amount, please indicate ‘Cycle UK + Name’ as the reference of the transfer. The bank details are:
Account name: Time to Cycle Account number: 20784317 Sort Code: 165810
For more questions please email email@example.com!
We are looking forward to this exciting adventure!
Your Code Rood & Time to Cycle team
Would you like to know more about the consequences of the gas extraction in Groningen and the fight against fossil fuel industries? Come to an info talk! Or if you know people who would like to get acquainted with Code Rood, invite them to an info talk!
- Amsterdam: 10 June from 12.00 at ADM, at the Anarcho Folk Festival
- Den Haag: 11 June from 19.00 at the Ruige Rog, info-evening and film Gasland, facebook
- Maastricht: 13 June from 20.00 at Mandril, info-evening and film Disobedience
- Wageningen: 14 June from 20.00 at Vreemde Streken, info-evening and film Disobedience, facebook
- Nijmegen: 14 June from 20.00 at de Klinker
- Utrecht: 17 June from 17.30 at the ACU, info-evening and film, facebook
- Amsterdam: 18 June from 19.00 at Joe’s Garage
- Rotterdam: 20 June from 19.30 at the Poortgebouw, info-evening and film Disobedience, facebook
- Amsterdam: 25 June from 18.30 at Plantage Dok, with Taste Before You Waste
- London (UK): 13 June from 18.30 at SOAS
- Aarhus (DK): 18 June from 17.00 at Ungdomskulturhuset
- Copenhagen (DK): 19 June from 19.00 at Internationalt Forum
- Brighton (UK): 17 June from 19.00 at Cowley Club
- Preston New Road (UK): 18 August at ‘Block around the Clock’
Join us! Are you also helping to make Code Rood 2018 successful? You can contribute in many ways: join a working group, help set up an info talk, take on a specific task or spread promotion materials. Not sure what the best way for you to do something would be? Fill out this form on the website and someone will contact you to introduce you.
Find out here how you can get involved!
Your financial contribution is much needed to organize the action conferences, the camp and the action! In total, we’ll need €29.700 for flyers and posters, action material, gatherings, action training days and the infrastructure for a huge action camp – all that’s needed to get Shell, Exxon and the NAM down on their knees!
Donate now and spread our crowfunding call!
On June 17th, an info talk will be held at the ACU in Utrecht about the upcoming civil disobedience action by Code Rood and climate camp in August. There’ll be information about Code Rood, the action, the camp and Groningen. There will be free dinner and a documentary screening.
- Date: 17 juni 2018 from 17.30 to 19.00
- Location: ACU, Voorstraat 71, Utrecht
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