Sorry we’ve been a bit quiet on the communication front in the last couple of weeks (I’m not sure last week’s Sesame Street post really counts) but we’ve been very busy working with the lovely folks at Climate Camp South Coast organising a VERY exciting event that will be taking place in only a few days time.
To show our support for the week long camp that will be taking place between 23rd April and 1st May in a secret location somewhere near Brighton we’ve decided to reprint this post from BrightonClimateAction.org.uk.
Imagine another world. A world where people matter, where the outstanding issues of the day, climate change, community resilience and workers rights are addressed and we can look forward to a more radical and sustainable future.
Imagined it? Good. Now come to the South Coast Climate Camp this Easter and help us build it.
The South Coast Climate Camp is popping up in Sussex to highlight the climate criminals along our coastline. We have drilling for oil in the South Downs National Park, an agrofuels plant proposed for Shoreham Harbour, proposed airport expansion and of course the incinerator in Newhaven.
All this climate criminality not only adds to the outrageous levels of greenhouse gases spewing into the atmosphere, it also despoils our National Parks and generally charming countryside. It ain’t right. Something needs to be done.
The South Coast Camp for Climate Action will take place from the Easter weekend through to the May Day celebrations somewhere on the beautiful South Downs in Sussex. Through living, eating and working together, we hope the camp will act as a positive catalyst for change, transforming both the camp community and the communities around it.
We aim to create a safe space where people can meet, share ideas, plan actions and then go do them.
At the end of the week we shall, as tradition dictates be taking part in a mass action. This will form part of Brighton’s May Day celebrations where many direct action groups from around the country are converging in the seaside resort for a very special day of direct action.
Workshops are invited from, UK Uncut, Plane Stupid, SolFed, Smash EDO, No Borders, Grow Heathrow, Transition Towns, the Rebel Clown Army and many more. Skill shares will be held on permaculture, guerilla gardening, workers rights and tactics of resistance, cooking, building rocket stoves, bee keeping & community organising: among other stuff.
We will share the knowledge and experience we have gathered over many years with local community groups to leave a lasting legacy: a truly radicalised community. The camp itself is just the sowing of the seed.
The location will be announced on the website, twitter, facebook etc. nearer the time. Please help spread the word about the camp and get in touch if you want to get involved.
To find out more visit BrightonClimateAction.org.uk