Fighting back against airport expansion – everywhere!

Aankondiging, gepost door: nn op 19/09/2016 09:04:33

Wanneer: 01/10/2016 - 13:40 t/m 08/10/2016 - 13:40

On October 1st we will stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters around the world in an effort to bring together our struggle against airport projects and aviation growth and for a safe and liveable future for all.

Global and coordinated actions--in Turkey, Mexico, France, Austria and the U.K.--are planned in the week around the 1st of October. An available e-mail list is linking these initiatives. Those who wish to join this list, know local groups or want to be involved actively in the networking, please contact us. Contact:

[UK] Flashmob and critical mass bike block against London airport expansion
In the UK, after years of delay, the controversial announcement of a new runway at a London airport is expected this October, making a mockery of the UK‘s legally binding commitments for action on climate change. Clearly, more planes means more catastrophic climate change. It is time to fight back. New runways have been defeated by people power before, and they can be defeated again. With politicians divided, local communities furious and desperate PR campaigns for both sites trying to sway the debate – NOW is the time to act.

What: A beautiful and defiant flashmob and Critical Mass bike block bringing a clear message to the doorstep of the aviation industry
Where: A London airport! The exact location is top secret, to keep the authorities on their toes – pledge now to receive more information.
When: Saturday 1st October 2016

[Austria] First ever Austrian Climate Camp + Action Day against the Vienna airport expansion
On Saturday, October 1st, we are organizing a day of action against the airport expansion. It consists of a bike tour from the city to the airport, a demonstration there and smaller actions. Around this, we organize the first Austrian Climate Camp. It will take place in Vienna from September 29th to October 2nd!

[France] Notre-Dame-des-Landes: Defend the ZAD – a Call for International Solidarity
Radicals from around the world, local farmers and villagers, citizen groups, trade unionists and naturalists, refugees and runaways, squatters and climate justice activists and many others, are organising to protect the 4000 acres of land against the airport and its world. Government officials have coined this place “a territory lost to the republic”. Its occupants have named it: la ZAD (Zone À Défendre), zone to defend.`

On October 8th, tens of thousands of people will gather on the ZAD to demonstrate that the determination of the movement is as strong as ever. Honouring farmers struggles from the past, we will come with wooden walking batons and leave them on the zone, as a sign of the commitment to come back and pick them up again if necessary. We will also raise a barn, built by dozens of carpenters during the summer, which will be used as a base, should evictions happen.

We are calling on all international groups and movements to either come to the zone on October 8th or show their solidarity with the ZAD through actions directed at the French government or multinational Vinci in their own towns and cities on that day.

The airport will never be built. Life on the zad will keep on flourishing!

[Mexico] Public meetings and guided tour around affected area by proposed new Mexico City airport
The community of San Salvador Atenco outside Mexico City has experienced extreme state repression for daring to resist the government’s plans for a six-runway airport on their land. They managed to put a stop to the original plans but the project has now been revived and the people of Atenco still intend to resist it. A number of events are planned for 29 Sept – 1 Oct, including public meetings and a guided visit around the affected area. For more information, see their poster.

[Turkey] Northern Forest Defence action against Istanbul's third airport
Work has already started on Istanbul’s third airport, which is expected to destroy a staggering 76km² of farmland, forests and lakes. It’s being celebrated as the biggest in the world by politicians but strongly opposed by a coalition called the Northern Forest Defence.

Tags: Atenco la zad vliegveld

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