Rhineland Action Conference @ Cologne

Aankondiging, gepost door: nn op 07/09/2016 09:03:47

Waar: University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln, Cologne, Germany
Wanneer: 28/10/2016 - 14:17 t/m 30/10/2016 - 14:17

In *October 28 – 30, 2016*, activists of the climate justice and anti-coal movment meet at a Rhineland Action Conference in Cologne, to discuss ideas for 2017. If we want to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, every additional ton of coal that is burned is one too many. In order to realize climate justice and coal-phase out, we need to take matters into our own hands!

That's why in 2017, there will be action days in the Rhineland coal-field (see image above). The vision: a lot of different groups and organizations
organize their actions – independently, according to their respective strengths and audience, but in solidarity. (like the „area concept“ that
developed in the protests against the transport of anti-nuclear waste). That could be a combination of demonstrations, smaller action groups,
cultural events, background studies, infrastructure blockades....

Ende Gelände“ will also be part of this, they are planning to organize a mass action of civil disobedience in the Rhineland next summer. To look at this, there will be an Ende Gelände meeting in Berlin (September 29 – October 2). In addition, at the Cologne conference we want to open up a space for cooperation for groups who want to organize themselves outside Ende Gelände, in a larger context. Resistance is biodiverse!

Things we want to discuss at the Rhineland action conference:

  • Where do we stand politically and what does the movement need?
  • How can a concept of cooperation for action days look like? („Area concept 2017“)
  • How can your organization/group/yourselves take part?
  • How can we connect to other struggles (agriculture, free movement,
  • How can different groups work together in solidarity?
  • How can the actions in the Rhineland be part of a larger international

If you have suggestions for a „concept of cooperation 2017“, you are welcome to send it to us before hand!

*Because we would like to plan the logistics well, please let us know soon if you want to come: rheinland2017@riseup.net*

With friendly, brave and curious regards,
The planning team

Day: Weekend October 28 – 30, 2016
Place: University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln;
Accomodation: We will try to organize solidarity accomodation in private houses. Please bring your sleeping bag and mattress and tell us well in advance that you need a sleeping place.

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Because we would like to plan the logistics well, please let us know soon if you want to come: rheinland2017@riseup.net


Dear Climate Activists,

The action conference is coming closer, the team that is preparing it is
excited, please register soon – now! Here: rheinland2017@riseup.net. We
need your registration to organise sleeping places, enough seminar rooms
and the kitchen.

If you need a bed/couch, please tell us (rheinland2017@riseup.net), for
all others we have a common sleeping place. So take sleeping bags and
mats with you!

If you wish for childcare, tell us soon! We will organise it only if
children are registered.

During the conference, „Le sabot“ (lesabot.org) and Likedeeler
(likedeelerkochkollektiv.blogsport.eu) will cook for us. Both are
kitchen collectives that cook vegan and eco. They are non-commercial
kirchens based on donations and cooking for political reasons. Money
that is extra flows into poltical projects and actions. They need about
7€ per person per day to cover their expenses. But not having enough
money shall not hinder you to come to the conference! They will also
need help cutting.

There is a platform for car- and ride sharing:
Where will the conference take place? In the beginning a wrong adsress
was spread.
The right one is: Uni Köln, Grohnewaldstraße 2

You can find the agenda attached. We are still working on methods, so
there might be some changes.

You can find our first invitation here (

Any questions?
We are eager to have an exciting conference!
In anticipation
the preparing crew

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