- Workshop about critical masculinities*
- How to deal with shit – Strategies against sexist incidents – FLTI* only
- Eco-socialist movement in the US today
- Important action in climate activism
- Drivers for violence-free actions of civil disobedience – a “crash course”
- Legal basics
- Big biomass: A new threat to forests, climate and people
- Coal mining in Mozambique: Displacements and resistance
- ABC of organisation in the climate movement
- Sexual consent – an introduction
- Police contact training
- Measuring particulate matter – creating a campaign (2 parts)
- Political perspectives and struggles in Turkey
- Group pressure in the leftist scene
- Doing too much politics? – Self-care in every-day political life
- Working together in groups
- Cease-and-desist declarations
- Money-free living – ways into a new coexistence
- How to end mass deportations
- Fleeing from Climate Change
- Direct Action Training
- The True Cost of Coal – Interactive presentation with the impressive artwork of the Beehive Collective
- Open exchange on repression experiences
- First aid workshops
Description: During this workshop we will deal with the topic masculinities*. What does masculinities* actually mean? How can I handle (my) masculinities*? How and when do I use/perform them? Where does (my) masculinities* limit myself?
Speaker(s): Michael Ney
Description: Whenever we are out and about, in public places, at parties, day or night, alone or in groups, we are occasionally affected by sexist approaches, which are often not even recognized by others around us. Often they weaken us make leaving us feeling frustrated. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. Together, we want to develop individual goals and strategies for these situations. This course is especially for FLTI*-people.
Speaker/s: Avo und Reiki, FAntifa
Description: Standing Rock is on everyone’s lips. But who mentions pollution in big cities as Detroit? Dianne Feeley is showing the interdependencies between the ecologic damage in reserves of indigenous and the troubled neighborhood’s. She talks about ‘environmental racism’ and reports about the resistance and how it changed since Trump got into power.
Speaker(s): Dianne Feeley, Solidarity, USA
Description: Those who are searching to live a climate-neutral life can easily despair. Organic or conventional, paper or plastic, apple or pear? For almost any action there is a better option. However, there are actions that are way more important than others. A lot of them are much discussed, others neglected by public opinion. Therefore findings and questions, which have resulted from ecologic research will be presented and discussed.
Speaker(s): Sebastian Neubert, Initiative Psychologie im Umweltschutz e.V.
Language(s): German, English possible
Description: Action training and ‘flowing through’ with the 5-finger method is well known by many. However, in actions of non-violent civil disobedience in small groups as well as in suburban as in rural areas the same questions keeps popping up: How do we get there safely? Do you think about driving small groups to the action site? – Absolutely correct! This workshop is for personal vehicle drivers.
Speaker(s): Falko, ZUGABe – AU
Description: Repressions can follow actions. For example summons, penalties, court hearings and cease-and-desist declaration. General accusations addressed at activists are trespassing, disturbance of public enterprises, etc. In this workshop we will address and discuss which actions people have, once they received mail from bodies of repression.
Speaker(s): Legal Team
Description: In this workshop we explore the impacts which large-scale wood based bioenergy is having on forests, climate and people and look at the role played by large energy companies which are augmenting their fossil fuel portfolio with big biomass – for example RWE, E.On and EPH. Impacts on forests will be illustrated, followed by a discussion about how activists against different forms of destructive energy should respond to the growth in biomas.
Speaker(s): Frances Howe and Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch (UK), Peter Gerhardt, Denkhaus Bremen, Wolfgang Kuhlmann, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Regenwald und Artenschutz e.V.
Description: In Mozambique the Brazilian raw material group Vale is involved in large-scale coal surface mining. This results in resettlement and displacement of local populations. Carlos Mairoce is active in the resistance against coal mining and is also engaged in research on the subject. In the workshop, he will discuss the current situation, the resistance and the interweaving of Vale Mozambique with state structures, among others.
Speaker(s): Carlos Mairoce, activist from Mozambique
Description: Those who are interested can learn how they can build a group themselves and act for climate justice. The aim is to promote the building of the climate justice movement. Activists from old and new climate policy groups will be ready to respond to your questions.
Speaker(s): EG Berlin, Klima AG IL Berlin and others
Description: When people interact they often start flirting. Intimacy and sexuality are important and can be beautiful. It is important however, to ensure a voluntary and mutually agreed basis. For this it is critical to identify and accept once own boundaries as well as those of others. This workshop aims to create room for a conversation on how to ensure this.
Speaker(s): Lila Bunt, Gutes Leben Kollektiv
Description: This workshop will focus on actions that individuals can take when in contact with the police (who often wants to prevent us from taking action). We will try to adjust to your wishes as best as possible. Topics that we can approach are: ‘What is the police allowed to do?’; ‘What are we allowed to do?’; ‘What should we pay attention to when dealing with polices forces?’; ‘Why does it make sense to refuse a statement?’; ‘Which options do we have when encircled, when being searched, checked for personal details, or find ourselves in custody?’
Speaker(s): Legal Team
Description: In the lignite mining region in the Rhineland, hazardous fine dust and nitrogen oxides are emitted on a large scale. In the workshop, we are assembling fine dust measurement kits and measure the physical values ourselves. There will be room for questions and answers, discourse and reflection, also of our measurement actions. The second part of the workshop takes place in the afternoon from 3:00pm till 5:30pm.
Speaker(s): Christian Döring, pediatrician in Cologne, PUMONA, and Emilio Alfred Weinberg, libertarian eco-activist, psychotherapist, Bündnis gegen Braunkohle
Language(s): German, English possible, French possible
Description: bANDISTA is an anarchist music collective based in Istanbul. They are rooted in the cultural diversity of Anatolia, but emphasizing their international relations. With their political lyrics and music, they are involved in the anti-fascist and ecological struggles between Berlin and Istanbul. They are going to share there political experiences in Turkey, about the current discussions in the Turkish left movements, living in a more and more repressive Turkish state und possible perspectives of self-organizing and left struggles in Turkey.
Speaker(s): Crew bANDISTA Music Collective
Description: Piercings, dreads and anarchy tattoo. More than three hours of sleep a night has been a long time for him and he calls his weekly visits to police relaxed… This description of the “perfect activist” sounds funny first – but such an “ideal picture” can also produce a lot of pressure. In this workshop, we want to exchange on how group pressure is present in the leftist scene and how we can deal with it as an individual and as a scene.
Speaker(s): Lila Bunt, Gutes Leben Kollektiv
Description: You are very interested in the political stuff, and you want to contribute yourself to social change. Perhaps you realize that everything is a bit too much lately and you want more rest and downtime. Or maybe you just want to find a way to not let it slip so far while still maintaining enough room for yourself. We want to talk about internal and external performance pressure in the activist’s everyday life, and deal with standards concerning efficiency and productivity. On the one hand, we want to get more in contact with our own needs and learn from each other, to find more peace and time for us. On the other hand, we like to ask ourselves what kind of spaces we want to create for activism, in which we support ourselves and meet complaisantly.
Speaker(s): Life’s a Beach
Description: Working in groups can be a very powerful way to resist and build alternatives. Effective and sustainable action comes from healthy groups that can work together cooperatively. The Working Together workshop will explore group dynamics and some skills to help us build inclusive and empowering groups taking transformative action. Whether your group is newly formed or you have been collaborating for a while, this workshop can help you to work more effectively together.
Speaker(s): EFYA network
Description: How who where what to desist? In recent years, some activists have received a cease-and-desist declaration from the RWE law office, and the first civilian processes are already underway. But what is a cease-and-desist declaration and what can happen if someone does not sign it? And can anyone continue to take action despite the fact that a cease-and-desist declaration has been signed? We will deal with these and your questions in the workshop.
Speaker(s): Legal Team
Description: Tobi Rosswog gave away all his money and lived without money for two and a half years. In the workshop, he talks about learning paths, experiences and perspectives from his money-free time. What were the challenges – what contradictions exist towards the currently dominant capitalist system? Through experience and practical application, the philosophy and idea of a money-free life will be sketched.
Speaker(s): Tobi Rosswog, Netzwerk living utopia & BildungsKollektiv imago
Description: On the 28th of March people from the groups “End Deportations”, “Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants” and “Plane Stupid” successfully stopped a charter flight deportation from taking off in the UK. In this workshop we will learn how to take similar action and reflect on the relevance of this kinds of action in the context of the ecological struggle, climate change and the idea of intersectionality. In this section we’ll use participatory methods and discussions.
Speaker(s): Ali Tamlit + jo ram
Description: Droughts, storms or floods annually displace an average of 21.5 million people – more than twice as many as wars and other kinds of violence. Weather-related catastrophes are the main reason why people have to leave their homeland. This is the result of the Greenpeace study “Climate Change, Migration and Displacement”. Together with the countries concerned, we need to develop strategies and solutions for increasing climate extremes.
Speaker(s): Karsten Smid, Greenpeace
Description: When looking at our world, you see at lot of things that are wrong and you want to add to a colorful resistance? There are a lot of actions that we will get to know and train. You will receive training in creative forms of protest like communication guerilla, hidden theater, aimed blockades or occupations, intelligent disturbance of procedures and much more. We will discuss concrete action plans, and analyse the legal implications and also try some new things. The continuous training will take place during the workshop times on Monday and Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. An information event takes place beforehand on Sunday afternoon. We meet at the info point.
Speaker(s): a group of activists
Tent: Location to be announced
The True Cost of Coal – Interactive presentation with the impressive artwork of the Beehive Collective
Description: Climate change is damn real and we are all in it together, being a part of the cause as well as the consequences. But most of us fail to explain its dramatic complexity to people around the globe to get the greedy fossil economy stopped. With their impressive art-based project, “The True Cost of Coal”, a 5 to 2,50 meter huge mosaic poster, the Beehive Collective tells the complex story of coal and industrialization, the story of the land and the miners in the coal-mining region of Appalachia (USA) and worldwide. „The True Cost of Coal“ depicts an endless amount of our own connections to coal and how deep it is rooted in our society. At the same time, the banner celebrates the diverse history of organized resistance, the courage of communities and the struggles for land, livelihood and self-determination. After all, it is also about the future, about alternatives, remediation and regeneration. The beautiful story-based graphics inspire many people around the world to take action on saving the land, the people and the planet we love. Together, we will retell the story of our own relation to coal and extractivism, environment and community, our history and how we collectively shape the future.
Speaker(s): Eva, Johannes und Lynn
Tent: Location and time to be announced
Description: We want to give you the opportunity to talk about your police experiences of the last few days. Especially with violent attacks, brutal evictions or psycho-terrorism at the prison-collecting-point, it can be helpful to talk about it in order to classify and process the experience. Depending on the number of people we will form small groups. A person from the “Out of Action” and one from the “Legal Team” will be there to answer questions. The date and time was not yet determined at the time of printing. Please inform yourself at the camp!
Speaker(s): Legal Team
Tent: Location to be announced
Description: In the context of first aid skill-sharing workshops we would like to inform you on the fundamentals of first aid with focus on a demonstration context. The workshops serve the intensification of existing knowledge and aims at the training of medics affinity groups. For the workshops we assume first aid basics. Please bring out-of-date bandaging material to the exercise if you have. The workshops take place on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoon from 3:00pm till 5:30pm.
Speaker(s): Sani Team