Camps and actions in August 2017 in the Rhenish lignite area
In August the climate movement will meet in the Rhineland: with diverse protest forms, camps and workshops we will stand up against lignite coal mining, and for a juster world for all. The Rhenish mining area is the biggest source of CO2 in Europe and thereby fuels global climate change. The open-cast mines force people to resettle and destroy villages and landscapes. The Rhineland is therefore an important place for protest where the movement for climate justice stands up against the mining of lignite. The climate movement fights for a global energy transition from bottom-up and for a just structural change of the region. In August 2017 many people will draw a red line against the continued mining of lignite in the Rhenish area.
Setting up and linking three camps
There will be three climate camps in the Rhineland from 18 to 20 August: the camp for the future, the climate camp in the Rhineland and the Connecting Movements Camp. The camps will enable people to network with others from all over Europe and from different political movements. In learning and cultural events we will debate resistance against lignite mining, climate justice, anti-racism, feminism and ecological agriculture and much more!
The climate camp will also organise for the 3rd time a degrowth summer school lasting several days, which will develop alternatives to a capitalist economy and society.
Action days in the Rhineland 2017
From 24 to 29 August the “action days in the Rhineland“ will combine diverse protests against the mining of lignite: at various locations many people will stand up in solidarity against the mining of lignite, for the preservation of the Hambach forest and for a global energy transition from below.
Local initiatives and environmental organisations will arrange a demonstration and form a human chain. The coalition Ende Gelände will organise mass actions of civil disobedience, the youth network for political actions JunepA will initiate a low-threshold sit-in, the campaign „Zucker im Tank“ will support effective actions for small groups and the group Animal Climate Action will also intervene. We will get active in many different ways and we will draw red lines against coal mining: so far and no further!
Come in August to the Rhineland and participate in the camps, the workshops, the action … and the washing-up! You can engage in many different ways against lignite mining and for a juster world. If you fancy joining in the organisation of the camps or action please give a signal directly with the various groups.
We’ll see each other in the Rhineland and we’ll draw a red line together against lignite mining!