International Anti-nuclear Network Meeting December 2008 in Frankfurt/Main

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Action Against Nuclear Investments At The Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Stock Exchange Action: The Bomb On Its Way To The Action
Stock Exchange Action: Banner Against Nuclear €nvestments
Stock Exchange Action: The Bomb Next To The Stock Exchange Sign
Stock Exchange Action: Later It Was Placed In Front Of The Entrance Of The Stock Exchange
Stock Exchange Action: The Doors Of The Stocks Exchange Were Closed For A While Because Of The Protest - Nobody Could Enter For This Time
Stock Exchange Action: Nuclear Time Bomb Beside The Stock Exchange Montitor
Stock Exchange Action: The Police Were Already At The Place With Many Police Cars And Officers Minutes Before The Action Started
Stock Exchange Action: At The End The 'Bomb' Was Handed Over To A Representative Of The Stock Exchange
Stock Exchange Action: The Preparation Took Some Time And Work...
Stock Exchange Action: A Symbolic Nuclear Timebomb Under Construction
Stock Exchange Action: Preparation Of A Really Large Banner
A workshop - nobody wants to be on the picture!
Anytime people were messed-up by having workshops, meetings, action preparation and nightlife activities...
The big schedule of the meeting becomes larger and larger...
Some open tasks collected on a poster...
View to the workshop room... the blackboard was used for some notes and stuff...
Poster with information about the nuclear situation in Finland and another poster with topics for the meeting
Poster with topics, needs and wishes for the network meeting
Large schedule of all lectures, workshops, meetings, action preparation and other stuff at the network meeting
Cover Of The International Anti-nuclear Network Meeting Reader
Workshop About The Nuclear Situation In Germany

Contents

Documentation

Invitation for International Activists

This next network meeting took place from December 29th, 2008, untill January 1st, 2009 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. We offered workshops informing about the nuclear situation in different countries and did networking.

Now our Reader for this meeting is finished. You can read it online before the meeting starts and get to know about the planned schedule of the event, about participating groups and read some short information about the Youth Environmental Congress where it takes place.

Please send an E-Mail[1] if you want to offer a workshop and if (and when) you want to come to the meeting. You can also come earlier and stay longer because we meet within the context of the "JUKSS", the Youth Environmental Congress.

The international network meeting of Anti-nuclear activists will begin on Monday, December 29th, 2008, and will end on Thursday, January 1st, 2009. We will hold (public) workshops about the nuclear situation in the different countries, for the larger audience of the "Youth Environmental Congress" (this is a big political meeting - not only for young people). We will have at least one general network meeting to talk about our plans and projects in the near future and how to work together on some of the ideas. Maybe there should be further open workshops for special projects, e.g. the planned caravan information tour around the Baltic Sea to inform about radioactivity concerns, organize actions, come in contact with other activists and to take part in events of partner organizations.


Want to Offer A Workshop?

You are welcome to offer a workshop informing about nuclear issues (what is the situation? current activities? safety problems? ...) in your country. And we would be happy to host a couple of other workshops on more special topics - like projects, campaigns, etc. that you are planning and where you want to invite other people to take part in.

So please inform[1] us about your plans: do you want to come to our meeting in Germany? Do you want to offer information workshops or do you wish to discuss special topics/questions?


Review of the Last Network Meeting

To get an impression of the first network meeting we organized, you can have a look at the notes on the network meeting in Bure (France).



Invitation to German People - Einladung an Leute in D-Land

Das nächste internationale Vernetzungstreffen von Anti-Atom-AktivistInnen findet vom 29. Dezember 2008 bis 1. Januar 2009 in Frankfurt am Main statt. Es soll eine Reihe von Workshops zur atompolitischen Situation in verschiedenen Ländern (gemacht von den Leuten, die von dort teilnehmen) geben, außerdem Runden zum Austausch, Kennenlernen und Absprechen gemeinsamer Aktivitäten. Für einzelne Projekte und Kampagnen soll zu extra Workshops eingeladen werden, um diese vorzustellen und zur Beteiligung aufzurufen.

Das Treffen findet auf dem Jugendumweltkongress statt; ihr könnt da noch viel mehr Menschen treffen und auch an anderen Workshops teilnehmen. Der JUKSS startet am 27. Dezember 2008 und endet am 4. Januar 2009.

Falls unter euch Leute sind, die zur Unterstützung der Anreise von Leuten aus anderen Ländern Geld spenden könnten, meldet[1] euch bitte. Es wollen einige Menschen von weiter entfernten Regionen (Nord- und Osteuropa) kommen, die einige Reisekosten haben werden.



Participants Who Announced to Come

German people are not specially listed...

  • 1 person from Austria - can't come because of sickness
  • 2 people from Azerbaijan - can't come because of Visa problems / conflict with border regime
  • 2 people from Bulgaria
  • 6 people from Finland
  • 1 person from France
  • 1 person from Russia


Greenkids e.V.

Greenkids is an independent environmental youth organization, founded in 1995 in Magdeburg, Germany. Our roots are a Greenteam, an Greenpeace youth group, that existed in Magdeburg from 1993 until 1995. Our themes are nature conservation, anti nuclear information and action, GMOs, criticism of ecological, social and other effects of tobacco and much more.

In 2006 Greenkids started the campaign “Europe's Nuclear Heritage”, supported by the YOUTH program. In this context we are building a network of organizations working critically on nuclear energy. In February 2007 we visited our partner organization Luonto Liito and went to the nuclear site of Olkiluoto to have a critical look at the power station and the planned final disposal site.

  • Address: Greenkids e.V., Karl-Schmidt-Str. 4, D-39104 Magdeburg
Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany


Initsiativa Regional Youth Council (BG)

Initsiativa Regional Youth Council is a non-profit association unifying about 14 youth formal and informal groups in the Stara Zagora region. Members vary from children and teenagers to young professionals. Even though Initsiativa was constituted in autumn 2005, it has already emerged as a reputable partner to institutions, non-government organizations, the business sector and media in Bulgaria and abroad. Moreover, our implementation of over 30 youth-targeted projects has lead to a sustainable impact as well as a ceaseless will to intensify our efforts and commitment.

So far our youth work has been focussing on, but not limited to:

  • information and advocacy campaigns;
  • combatting risks and prevention;
  • activating leadership;
  • increasing social awareness;
  • environment protection;
  • corporate social responsibility;
  • entrepreneurship and unemployment;
  • charity events;
  • arts and cultural diversity;
  • discrimination issues;
  • empowerment and expression;
  • and many, many more...

If you would like to help us achieve the common goals in these and other areas, please contact us and let us plan joint actions and projects.

We are eager to cooperate with you!

The participants from Bulgaria are Svetoslav Sultani and Mihail Doychinov. They are both from the city of Stara Zagora. Here is some information about them:

Hi, I am Svetoslav 18 years old and currently a student at the “Romain Rolland” foreign language gymnasium. I am interested in the climate change issue and I have written several materials on this subject. This was also the topic of my oral-DSD exam. I am taking part in an environmental organization as well.
Hi, I’m Mihail Doychinov 19 years old. I’m interested in ecology, biology and their economical aspects. I have experience with working in different youth organizations, especially things, connected with ecology and protection of health, bun not only. Now I’m a student in Sophia University – studying "Biomanagement and stable development."


Luonto-Liitto (FIN)

The Finnish Nature League (Luonto-Liitto in Finnish) is a non-governmental organization for nature protection and environmental education. FNL is for kids and youth organisation defending the Planet Earth since 1943. http://www.luontoliitto.fi - Office: toimisto AT luontoliitto.fi[1]

Senni Luosujärvi, FLN volunteer, working mostly with uranium and nuclear issues. I live in Oulu, Northern Finland. I study Civic Activities and Youth Work in polytechnics.


Nuclear Free Finland (FIN)

Nuclear Free Finland is a diverse collection of individuals and organizations who reject and resist nuclear power in Finland (and everywhere else). We believe that nuclear power can never provide a safe or sustainable solution to energy needs or climate change. We oppose and will act against any nuclear power, nuclear waste or uranium mining developments.

  • Websites:
http://www.nuclearfreefinland.org
http://www.olkiluotocamp.org


PLAGE - Independent Salzburg Platform Against Nuclear Dangers (A)

PLAGE (Überparteiliche Salzburger Plattform gegen Atomgefahren PLAGE - Independent Salzburg Platform Against Nuclear Dangers) is a regional citizens' group that cooperates with other organisations in Austria and abroad. Indeed it started with cross-border work against the German nuclear waste reprocessing project in Bavaria (WAA Wackersdorf), which it helped to prevent (1986-89). Priorities in PLAGE's activities since: the Czech NPP at Temelin; reform or abolition of EURATOM (the European Atomic Community + Treaty); lobbying Austrian policy-makers toward these and related goals.

Heinz STOCKINGER: Spokesperson of PLAGE, engaged in the antinuclear struggle since 1977. That was when the "Austrian Nuclear Exception" started: the country's "no" to its first and ready-built nuclear power plant at Zwentendorf, near Vienna capital, in a 1978 referendum. In his private life, H.S. is a lecturer in French language and culture at Salzburg University.



Schedule of The Network Meeting

If not announced in another way, all workshops will take place in Room 10A on the 3rd floor.

Monday, 29 December, 2008:

Tuesday, 30 December, 2008:

Wednesday, 31 December, 2008:

Thursday, 1 January, 2009:

Friday, 2 January, 2009:


"The Austrian Nuclear Exception" - About The Nuclear Policy in Austria and The Campaign to Leave The EURATOM Treaty

cancelled because the speaker was ill...
The EURATOM Community and Treaty have been the European nuclear industry's often "forgotten fortress". Without it, the nuclear industry probably wouldn't have survived the political Chernobyl fall-out; this institutional & legal basis largely unknown to the public, however, helped it crawl back to power ("Nuclear Renaissance"). Austria has a chance of getting out of the EURATOM nuclear trap, without leaving the EU as a whole.

The workshop will make you familiar with the tremendous role EURATOM plays behind the scenes, and how we try to get Austria out of it (The "Raus aus EURATOM" Campaign). Such a withdrawal from the European Atomic Community would send a shock wave through the international nuclear establishment, just as did the 1978 referendum on the Zwentendorf NPP, which was the first time ever and worldwide that a national population was asked to decide on a nuclear plant and on the nuclear path.

You can join this workshop on December 29, 2008 at 04:00 pm in room 10A on the 3rd floor.



Information about the Jukss

The International Anti-nuclear Network Meeting will take place at the Youth Environmental Congress (JUKSS) in Frankfurt/Main (Germany). Our workshops will be part of this congress. We have one class room we can use for our workshops and meetings. Accommodation and food will be at the same as for other participants of the JUKSS. Of course you do not have to participate in every workshop of the Network Meeting, but can listen to all the other workshops at the congress. Here you find some information about the JUKSS.

Around Christmas and New Year, more than 300 curious, artistic, critical, political, philosophic Freaks, Punks, Hippies, Eco warriors and "ordinary" people come together for the JUKSS in Frankfurt/Main...

...to inform, to discuss, make plans, get new ideas, try utopias, take action, be acrobatic and juggle, to knit and have fun... and to change the world! We try the experiment of living together in an equal, self-determined way. We create a wide frame of possibilities: The program is made by the topics that you consider to be important. You can make presentations and show movies, bring exhibits and info material, organize workshops and initiate discussions... When we cook together, we create culinary pleasures and philosophize...

Short Info:
WHERE?
A school building in Frankfurt/Main. Please look at http://jukss.de.

WHEN?
27th December 2008 - 4th January 2009.

MONEY?
Donation-based. We need about 7-10 euros per day for food, accommodation and program - who can pay more makes the participation of people with less money possible.

WHAT TO BRING?
sleeping bag, camping mat, flashlight, musical instruments, songbooks, books and info material, material for actions and workshops, exhibits, grandmother's jam and Christmas cake for the Open Buffet...

Please leave your animals at home.

Environment??
JUKSS originally means "Youth Environmental Congress" (in German: JugendUmweltKongress). For us, environment consists of the network of social, economical, political, ecological and other circumstances we are living in. To question these circumstances and to understand the diverse connections between them are first steps for change.

Some of this year's topics are: Neoliberalism and Globalization, Environmental Protection from below, Direct Action, Animal Rights, Gender Roles, Education and Antifascism.

Self-organization
You can expect almost everything at the JUKSS, but one thing for sure not: to get a ready-made product - the JUKSS is living from your ideas and your contributions! Self-organization is the motto. There are no people who are responsible for everyone and everything - everybody is responsible. Even the logistic tasks are taken over by the participants.

To make decisions, different methods are tried - the object is to find an equal way of finding solutions without forcing anybody to anything.

JUKSS without borders!
Actually the JUKSS is a very open event crossing borders of subcultures, generations, movements etc. But in former years there were always very few Non-German-Speakers at the JUKSS - this is what we want to change now! Of course, diversity of languages and political backgrounds is also a new challenge for organization, decision-taking etc. But we will try our best to make everybody feel welcome and have equal possibilities of co-creating this space.

CONTACT information


On the JUKSS schedule the meeting is announced like this:

International Anti-nuclear Network Meeting:
The international network meeting of Anti-nuclear activists will begin on Monday, December 29th, 2008, and will end on Thursday, January 1st, 2009. We will hold (public) workshops about the nuclear situation in the different countries, for the larger audience of the "Youth Environmental Congress" (this is a big political meeting - not only for young people). We will have at least one general network meeting to talk about our plans and projects in the near future and how to work together on some of the ideas. Maybe there should be further open workshops for special projects, e.g. the planned caravan information tour around the Baltic Sea to inform about radioactivity concerns, organize actions, come in contact with other activists and to take part in events of partner organizations.

The language of all workshops will be English. For more information have a look to the Nuclear Heritage Network Wikipage. We will publish the concrete schedule here as soon as possible.


And this is how the meeting is announced on the German JUKSS schedule:

Internationales Anti-Atom-Vernetzungstreffen
Das nächste internationale Vernetzungstreffen von Anti-Atom-AktivistInnen findet vom 29. Dezember 2008 bis 1. Januar 2009 beim JUKSS statt. Es soll eine Reihe von Workshops zur atompolitischen Situation in verschiedenen Ländern (gemacht von den Leuten, die von dort teilnehmen) geben, außerdem Runden zum Austausch, Kennenlernen und Absprechen gemeinsamer Aktivitäten. Für einzelne Projekte und Kampagnen soll zu extra Workshops eingeladen werden, um diese vorzustellen und zur Beteiligung aufzurufen.

Die Workshops und Treffen werden in englischer Sprache abgehalten. Mehr Informationen gibt es auf der Wiki-Seite des Netzwerks "Europas Atomerbe". Sobald die Uhrzeiten feststehen, werden hier die Workshops im einzelnen eingetragen.




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