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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

Newsletter: action trainings, transport to the camp and action info

Dearest all,

 

The last action conference is behind us and the preparations are coming along. In just about five weeks the Code Rood action camp will kick off! It is now a good point in time to still take part in an action training and to orient yourself on the camp, the action and how to get there. In this newsletter you’ll find more information about the action trainings, about the action itself and about the transport options to the camp! What’s more, we included some information on what the action is about: what’s have the problems been in Groningen?

  1. ACTION TRAININGS (IN THE NETHERLANDS)

A few action trainings have already taken place, and they were quite successful! If you haven’t been able to take part in an action training yet, take your chance now to sign up for one of the following ones! These trainings are a good way to get prepared for the action. You’ll learn more about civil disobedience, practice action tactics, and exchange knowledge and skills. So also for experienced people this is a great opportunity to share your experiences and for those who are new to civil disobedience, it’s a great opportunity to get to know others who are interested in participating in the action around 28 August! The following training days have been planned:

  • August 11th in Utrecht: Sign up here
  • August 18th in Amsterdam: Sign up here
  • August 19th in Nijmegen: Sign up here

 

Importantly, there will be a last action training at the camp on 25 August for those who can’t be there for one of the earlier ones. Also for this one, please do sign up if you would like to take part! You can sign up here.

 

  1. TRANSPORT (INTERNATIONAL)

Have you already though about how you will get to the camp? If not, a few transport options are already organised.

A cycle tour is leaving from London and passing through many places in the UK and the Netherlands to arrive at the camp in Groningen on the 25th of August. There is a facebook event with lots of information and you can sign up on the website. The cycle tour will leave from London on the 18th, and it’ll make the following stops, so you can join from those locations too:

18th: London-Chelmsford
19th: Chelmsford- Harwich
20th: Harwich- Rotterdam
21st: Rotterdam- Utrecht
22nd: Utrecht- Epe
23rd: Epe- Meppel
24th: Meppel- Groningen

It is also possible to join the group leaving from Nijmegen. This group meets the cycle tour in Epe and so we can cover the last bit altogether. For this option there is a Facebook event and you can sign-up via email.

 

Another option is the bus leaving from Amsterdam. For this option there is a Facebook event as well and you can register on the website. If you sign up for this bus, you’re sorted for both your way there and back. We leave at 11.30 on the 25th of August from Amsterdam Sloterdijk. We leave the camp on the 31st of August for the way back. The costs for both ways are 10€.

  1. ACTION INFO

More and more details on the action are slowly getting sorted out. Lots of information is appearing on the website this week! It is recommended to read up on what to bring, for example, on what we have decided in the action consensus, andon how we are organizing ourselves during the action. More information, for example on what to keep in mind to be able to execute the action safely, will follow. So keep an eye on the website!

 

  1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The gas extraction in Groningen is a 55-year-old problem that has damaged Groningen and the climate since the beginning. Shell, Exxon and the Dutch state have profited of this fossil fuel enormously, whilst people in Groningen have suffered the damages caused by gas mining and the earthquakes resulting from the extraction, and they still haven’t gotten compensated anywhere near sufficiently for the damages to their properties and life prospects. Steps towards a just energy transition, away from damaging fossil fuel extraction and toward compensation, safety and a healthy planet are not being taken. That’s why we take to action and demand climate justice now. This article discusses the history of the earthquakes in further detail, and this one explains how the damage will continue in the future, showing how urgently money needs to be put down for buildings in Groningen to be fortified. This article describes how the fossil fuel industry has profited and the state has allowed them to exploit people to do so. Some additional information was made available in English here. The injustice has been going on for far too long, so it’s about time to disrupt these operations!

 

  1. DONATIONS

The action, the camp and the preparations will cost money. But apart from donating, checking out what materials we need is also a great way to help out! This way we don’t have to purchase as much, so we’ll need less donations! Donations can be transferred to NL55 TRIO 0388 6023 80 (name: Steungroep NVDA).

 

Love,

Code Rood

Newsletter: recap action conference & action consensus

Dear people,

This year alone we already had 20 information evenings, 6 action conferences and 2 action trainings. And that won’t be all: there will be even more action trainings and the 11 workgroups are very busy preparing the action camp. Because in less than two months it’s starting!

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.
And in the meantime the mining legislation  has been adjusted in a way that the companies that getting the gas out of the ground are less responsible for the damage they cause. How is that possible? It is no surprise anymore that the powers of the fossil industries and the government are enlaced for years.

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 NijmegenAugust 18th in Amsterdam or on August 25th in the action camp in Groningen

6. DONATE! 
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’.
 
Love,

Code Rood

Action conference 30 June and 1 July

Dear all,

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.

So sign up for the action conference on the 31st of June and the 1st of July!

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!

Sign up now for the action training in Delfzijl on 7 July or in Amsterdam on 8 July!

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:

  1. Go to the article “Het leven van een activist” (“The life of an activist”)
  2. Scroll downwards and click on thumbs up in the bottom left corner. You might have to quickly make an account.
  3. We get a 1000 likes, spread the Code Rood message for free and earn 50 euro for Code Rood!
  1. 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.

Click here to find out how you help organising!

  1.    DONATE
    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!

Donate now and share our crowdfunding campaign!

Love,

Code Rood

Join an info event!

Dear all,

This week it became again clear that nice promises from politicians are worth nothing. The mass renovation of houses in Groningen was stopped. And last week the Dutch state appealed in the climate court case. This is how politics is avoiding their responsibility. That’s why we take matters in our own hands. On the 28th of August we will come together in Groningen for a mass action against the gas extraction!
Read more about the latest nows, including upcoming info-events, action trainings, how you can help and the next action conference.
1. INFO EVENTS
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!
Here’s an overview of the upcoming info-events in the Netherlands:
  • 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 Gaslandfacebook
  • 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
And info-events and groups abroad:
Is there no info talk planned near you? Check out here how you can help set one up!
2. ACTION TRAININGS
The first action training day has been planned too. Most people don’t just do actions every day. If you have never participated in a civil disobedience action, it’d be good to partake in an action training to prepare for Code Rood. People who have more experience are also more than welcome to come to share their experiences, meet new people and update their knowledge and skills. Together we’ll make sure we are prepared for a safe and effective action!
3. GET INVOLVED
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!
4. ACTION CONFERENCE JUNE 30 AND JULY 1
The next action conference is coming up. An important moment, because this will be the last conference before the action in August. This time the conference will be two days: 30 June and 1 July in Groningen. The discussion on the action consensus will continue, and we will try to reach consensus.
5. HELP AT THE ACTION CAMP
An action camp does not come by itself. But we can easily make it work with enough people. So help out! On 23 August we will build the camp. We also have to prepare food, so we need people who can help in the kitchen during the camp. Also the first aid team can still use some support. So if you can help with these things, send an email to the logistics working group and mention in the subject with which task (camp construction, kitchen or first aid) you want to help. We will contact you when the camp gets closer!
6. DONATIONS
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!

Love,
 
Code Rood

Can we count on your support today?

Dear friends,

The preparations are up and running for the action and the camp in Groningen end of August. And they should be. Despite the beautiful promises by the Dutch parliament to reduce the gas extraction, they, and the fossil fuel industry, keep postponing real change. There’s no time for that any more, ENOUGH = ENOUGH!


Last month we mailed you about the crowdfunding for the action and the camp. And it is going well: the first €5,000 is in, but your support is still needed! After all, fighting for a just transition bears its costs.
Can we count on your support today? Donate now by transferring to NL55 TRIO 0338 6023 80 (name: Steungroep NVDA)!

Together we built a strong movement to break the power of the fossil fuel industry. Code Rood is not a formal organisation – we run on the energy of hundreds of volunteers. Every euro you donate is used to enable the organization of the action and the camp. We do not have sponsors and would never accept subsidies – Code Rood is a horizontally organized movement and is not influenced by private interests. This action we execute altogether and finance altogether. 

So we could still really use your help. Spread the word on our plans and our needs! With just 1500 more people who each donate 15 euros we will be good to go. So please send this email to your friends, family and share the call for donations!

Do you want to know how the money is spent? Check out this link!

Would you like to join us as a volunteer? Check out how you can help here!

Can you help us get the materials we need? Check out the list!

Best,

Code Rood

Newsletter: recap action conference, info talks & more

Dear all,

Dutch CO2 emissions have risen with another 2,5% in the last year. And last month alone the gas extraction in Groningen has caused 6 earthquakes. It cannot go on like this any longer. That’s why we’ve joined together to end it. Around August 28th we will take to mass action against the destruction that the NAM, Shell and Exxon are causing. The preparations are well underway!

Read on further for the last updates on the last action conference, the info talks and action training days that are coming up, and the ways you can contribute.

  1. RECAP ACTION CONFERENCE

One and a half weeks ago we got together for an action conference in Groningen. With about seventy people we have discussed two important topics: the action consensus and our manifesto with the demands and aims of the action this summer. The action consensus is a document meant to make the action transparent and accessible for all participants. The concept manifesto was accepted. You can read the text here. The discussion’s results about the demands are currently being processed by the media and communication working group. Last year’s manifesto, that includes other climate justice themes, will stay valid. Also the concept action consensus was largely adopted. You can read the text here. We will go on to discuss three points and at the next action conference in June we will look if another consensus can be reached on the full document.

  1. INFO TALKS

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!

Here is an overview of the info talks that are coming up soon:

  • Nijmegen, May 16th from 20.00, info talk and film screening of Beyond the Red Lines, facebook
  • Gent, May 20th from 14.00, workshop
  • Deventer, May 23rd from 19.30, info talk and film screening of De stille beving, facebook
  • Liège, May 31st from 19.30, info talk
  • Groningen, June 5th from 20.00, info talk
  • Deventer, June 6th from 19.30, info talk and film screening of Disobedience, facebook
  • Den Haag, June 11th from 19.00, info talk and film screening Gasland, facebook
  • Amsterdam, June 15th

Is there no info talk planned near you? Check out here how you can help set one up!

  1. GET INVOLVED

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!

  1. BREAK WITH SHELL

Shell is responsible for the destructive gas extraction in Groningen, but tries to evade responsibility. They have known since the 80s that oil and gas are disastrous for the climate, but they keep pumping up more and more of both. It is very clear: they put profits for shareholders before the interests of the people and their planet. And it is those Shell shareholders who are meeting at the Circustheater in The Hague on May 22nd. A broad coalition will take to action and demand justice, accountability and decisive action.

Join in on the Break with Shell action in The Hague or share the People vs Shell thunderclap on social media!

  1. DANCE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

Code Rood and the Beats Against Coal collective are joining forces. We are organizing this party to raise money for the climate camp and mass action against gas happening in Groningen this summer. Music always played an important part in protest culture and we want to continue to live up to this spirit. From Reclaim the Street raves in London to Nazis Wegbassen actions in Berlin, the tech/house music scene is political and we are taking a stand for climate justice and against the fossil fuel industry that keeps destroying lives.

Come to the Dance For Climate Justice event in Amsterdam this Friday night from 20.00!

  1. DONATIONS

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!

Love,

Code Rood

P.S. Have you seen the promo video for the action yet? Share this video on FacebookYoutube or Twitter!

Join Code Rood!

Dear people of Code Rood,
 
Last week we asked for your financial support to make the Climate Camp possible in August. The first donations are coming in but your donation is certainly still necessary! You can find the crowdfunding page here.

But just as important are all the te people who use their time to make Code Rood a success. Do you also want to help? Come to the action conference on 6 May or organise an info-evening in your area!

1. COME TO THE ACTION CONFERENCE ON 6 MAY!
On Sunday the 6th of May the next Code Rood action conference will take place in Groningen. Are you thinking of becoming more active in the organisation of Code Rood actions? Then this is the moment to join one of the Working Groups! Are you not yet sure about which role you would like to play? Then the action conference is the place to be find out more. Your help is much needed.
 
During the action conference we will also make important decisions about the action consensus and the manifesto of Code Rood. Furthermore, there will be time to discuss what the decision of the Dutch government to stop gas production in 2030 means for our plans. Of course there will be a delicious lunch and dinner in the end, both of which you don’t want to miss out on.

Sign-up now for the action conference!

2. ORGANISE AN INFO-EVENING!

In the coming 2-3 months everywhere in the country (and abroad!) we will organise information evenings about Code Rood and the action in Groningen. Together we will mobilise as many people as possible to visit the camp and take part in the action. 
Do you want to help to organise an info-evening in your area? You can help with these roles:
  • Facilitator: Welcome new arrivals, distribute folders/fliers/stickers, note down contact information & newsletter subscriptions.
  • Speaker about Code Rood: Who are we, what do we want, what are our basic values.
  • Speaker about the action in August: Why Groningen, why gas, Action camp and  legal support demonstration.
  • Personal experience: Why do I take part in Code Rood, what did I do until now. That can range from “I went to an action conference or information evening” to “I am part of a working group” or “I took part in a civil disobedience action”. Make it personal, convey your experiences and  feelings. Make clear that contributing is possible at every level.
  • Technician: make sure the  beamer and presentations work, start films etc.
  • Logistics: arranging the location.
  • Promotion: promoting the event so that there will be a nice audience.
Or do you know a suitable venue for a Code Rood info-evening? Send us a contact person!
Do you want to help to make a mass movement from Code Rood? Send us an email now! 
 
See you at the action conference on the 6th of May!

With comradely greetings,

Code Rood

Support Code Rood!

Dear friends,

Strong earthquakes in Groningen, plans to start fracking on the Groningen-Friesian border, damage claims from Shell and Exxon if they are not allowed to keep extracting gas, and the NAM avoiding to take responsibility. The fossil fuel industry is destroying Groningen, has done that already on other places on our planet and will continue its destruction until nothing is left to destroy.
So it is time for mass civil disobedience. From 24 to 31 August Code Rood will take action. We will show the fossil fuel industry and the government that enough is enough. We cannot do this without your support.
A lot of people have been working for almost a year on the preparations – meetings, writing, scouting, planning and a lot more. So that we can take action with hundreds of people at the end of August. To make this happen we need money. We would like to ask you to support Code Rood by donating €15 (or more) to bank account NL55 TRIO 0338 6023 80 in the name of Steungroep NVDA.
We want to collect money in the coming months for flyers and posters, action materials, organising events, action trainings and infrastructure for a mega action camp. Pretty much everything to bring Shell, Exxon, the NAM and the ministry of economic affairs to their knees.
Code Rood is not a formal organisation – it is powered by the unbridled energy of hundreds of volunteers. Every euro that you donate will be used to make our action happen. We do not have sponsors and would not want to get subsidie – Code Rood is a horizontal movement and not influenced by anyone but ourselves. Together we make this action and together we pay this action.
We expect to need €30,000 in total. If 2,000 people would donate €15 each we are done. So send this email to friends, family and share our call for donations on social media.
Do you want to know how your donation will be used? Look here!
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Thanks in advance!
Code Rood

Decision Wiebes, the action plan & more

Dear everyone,
 

A new Code Rood newsletter! Read now all about:
  1. Minister Wiebes’ decision
  2. The action plan for August
  3. Plans for ‘Groningsdag’ and 24 June
  4. Code Rood solidair with hunger strikers
  5. Action conference 6 May
  6. Upcoming events
  7. Donations
 
1.    Minister Wiebes’ decision
Minister Wiebes has announced that the gas extraction in Groningen will be reduced to 12 bilion m3 by 2022 and stop in 2030. We celebrate this as a victory for the people who suffered under and resisted the gas extraction, but we will continue our action. Is there anyhow gas left in the ground in 2030? And what does this mean for NAM, Shell and Groningen?
 
Together we examine and discuss the implications of this decision for our plans. At the upcoming action conference on 6 may we will take a decions about this. Do you have ideas or would you like to think along? Send us an email!
 
2.    The action plan for August
The action conference in Groningen in March was a big succes! We were together with over 80 people to plan ahead our action and camp in Groningen. Also the action plan was presented: Code Rood will block the terminal park in Farmsum (Groningen) around 28 August. Together we will use our bodies to block tankers to block tankers with toxic natural gas condensate. This plan is inspired by earlier successful actions at the terminal park, the weakest link in the gas extraction by the NAM, Shell and Exxon.
 
Invite all your friends now to join the camp and action: Mass Against Gas!
 
3.    Plans for ‘Groningsdag’ and 24 June
At the action conference in March there were also plans made about the dates of 27 April and 24 June. The former is Kingsday, and this year the king is visiting Groningen. A good moment to remind him to his responsibility, as Shell still has the predicate ‘Royal’. Join to turn Kingsday into Groningsday!
 
24 June is the anniversary of the climate case against the Dutch state. This is why the Code Rood action in the port of Amsterdam last year took place on this day. There is the idea to organise a symbolic action on this day where everyone can join. You will hear more about this at the upcoming action trainings and online,
 
Do you want to help organise? Send an email, then we put you in touch with the right people!
 
4.    Code Rood solidair with hunger strikers
For more than a month people from Groningen have been on a hunger strike in Appingedam, opposed the so-called ‘Centre Safe Living’. They protest against the gas extraction and for a fair compensation of the earthquake damage that was caused by the NAM. On 12 March Jan Holtman started the hunger strike, and soon Jannie Knot joined. Jannie has stopped her strike to take care of her child, and Jan stopped after 26 days without eating. Pieter Douma is continuing the struggle and now 14 days on honger strike. The fight continues!

At the action conference in March Code rood has showed solidarity and some people visited the hunger strikers. But they can also use your support! Send a postcard to hunger striker Pieter or come visit:
 p/a CVW, Buxzijlweg 1, 9902SB Appingedam, the Netherlands.

5.    Action conference 6 May
the next action conference is already in two weeks: on 6 May in Groningen. Sign-up on the website now, and share the facebook event with your all your friends!
 
6.    Upcoming events
A useful overview with nice and interesting events, put them in your agenda:
 
7.    Donations
We always need donations! For instance for the costs of the last action conference or printing posters and flyers. If you can miss something, transfer now to
 NL55 TRIO 0338 6023 80 t.n.v. Steungroep NVDA. And share this call with friends and family!
 
Love,


Code Rood