International Anti-nuclear Network Meeting in Döbeln

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In brief:


From July 29 to August 3, 2012, an International Anti-nuclear Gathering took place in Döbeln (middle Saxony, Germany). We invite you and your anti-nuclear friends to join us, get to know each other, inform about atomic developments and anti-nuclear activities in your region, for skill sharing and for networking. We want to start new campaigns and actions as well as to strengthen the international cooperation in already existing projects. From the camp there will be a possibility to travel to the international protest camp in Olkiluoto, Finland.

If you can help to prepare the programme, local arrangements or with the construction of the camp during the months before the gathering starts, you are very welcome. Please write us if you can contribute or if you want to participate to contact AT nuclear-heritage.net[3]. Participants please check the Camp Rules.


Contents

Invitation

You are invited to six days of workshops and presentations, skill-sharing and networking, excursions and public events in Döbeln, Middle Saxony. It will be a chance to meet activists and interested people from several regions across Europe to share experiences and ideas with each other and network for mutual projects and actions.

Everyone is welcome to offer workshops or presentations on topics they are working with. Please feel invited to talk about your current struggles, upcoming campaigns and actions. The gathering also aims to share our skills together in the fields of action, campaigning, investigating etc. It would be wonderful if you have issues you want to bring up.

We plan to visit an abandoned uranium mine in Liberec at the Czech-German border not too far from the camp. There we will meet critics and learn about the challenges connected to uranium mining.

At the project house in Döbeln you will also find the International Network Office and the Morsleben Archive, a great independent collection of documents on the Morsleben nuclear waste dump. The ecological garden will provide us with vegetables and fruits.

How to join the camp?

To be here on time, you should arrive at least July 28. You can travel by train to Döbeln, by coach to Chemnitz or Leipzig or by car on freeway A14 to Döbeln or on freeway A4 to Hainichen and highway B169.

Please announce your participation as early as you can. Some days before the camp start date we will send you the programme and further information about the gathering. You can stay at the camp site and help cleaning up until August 4.

Costs and food

A basic setting of vegan food will be provided. We will ask you for donations based on your own understanding of costs for participating in the camp. We will cook together. You also can buy drinks like lemonade and juices from the local foodco-op.

If you can't afford your travel costs, contact us to talk about the possibility of covering a share of your travel expenses.

What you should bring

  • foam matress
  • (tent)
You will need it, but if you can't bring your own tent, you could arrange this with other participants. If you can't organize a tent for yourself, contact us before the camp starts!
  • sleeping bag
  • some money for donations
  • material for presenting the nuclear issues in their regions
  • (torch light, headlamp)
Torch light or headlamp will be helpful in the night at the camp.

Anti-nuclear Action Summer

We invite you to make this summer an anti-nuclear action summer. A number of international events and actions will take place between July and September in Central and Northern Europe, partly organized by activists of our network, too.

An anti-nuclear camp will take place in Lubiatowo, in the Pomerania Region of Poland on July 23 -29 close to the proposed site of the first Polish atomic power plant. Taking a bus on July 28 will bring you on time to the international gathering in Germany.

Directly after the camp in Germany, you can travel together with other activists to Finland to the Action Camp in Olkiluoto. We will travel by bus and ferry to arrive in time for the protest camp on August 6-13 with creative public actions against the Olkiluoto NPP.

An international Fasting for abolition of nuclear weapons and to remember the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki takes place on August 6-9, 2012 opposite the Eiffel Tower in Paris (F). Four days of intense activity: Circles of silence under the Eiffel Tower, participation in or creation of dance routines together with Japanese artists, visible events in various parts of Paris, a ‘die-in’ in a public place – those fasting are called upon to be creative...

An anti-nuclear sailing trip and bike tour starts some days later in Stockholm across the sea to Greifswald (D). Between August 26 and September 9, the sailing boat and at the same time a bike tour on land will inform, do actions and meet local activists.

Nuclear Heritage Network

It is an international informal network of anti-nuclear activists. We want to connect activists worldwide, provide information regarding nuclear issues and anti-nuclear activities in many countries whilst developing projects and campaigns. Big actions like the Olkiluoto Blockade and the 2010 Baltic Sea Info Tour were results of our gatherings.

We, the organizers of this gathering, are active with several anti-nuclear grassroot groups and organizations across Europe. Connected through the Nuclear Heritage Network, we arranged several network events in the past - e.g. in France, Germany, Slovenia, Finland and Czech Republic.

Schedule

From July 29 to August 3, 2012 you are invited to join the international Anti-nuclear Camp and Network Gathering in Döbeln, Middle Saxony, in Germany.

July 28: Arrival
July 29: Setting up the camp & Introduction
July 30 - August 3: Anti-nuclear Camp and Network Gathering
August 4: Departure
optional: July 9-18 preparation of camp infrastructure. Are you interested in improving your construction skills? Join the preparation week. We will build an outdoor kitchen, a compost toilet and if there are enough helping hands a solar shower.

Contact

Greenkids e.V.
Am Bärental 6, D-04720 Döbeln, GERMANY
phone: +49 3431 5894177
email: mail AT greenkids.de[3]
http://nuclear-heritage.net

Donations welcome!

account holder: Greenkids e.V.
IBAN: DE75 4306 0967 1101 7406 00
BIC: GENO DE M 1 GLS
bank: GLS Bank
purpose: "Gathering"


Past events

  • preparation Skype conference on July 25, 2012 at 9 PM CET
  • preparation Skype conference on July 18, 2012 at 10 PM CET
  • preparation Skype conference on July 4, 2012 at 9 PM CET
  • preparation Skype conference on June 25, 2012 at 9 PM CET
  • preparation Skype conference on June 10, 2012 at 10.00 AM CET
  • preparation Skype conference on June 9, 2012
  • preparation meeting in Döbeln (D) on June 8-11, 2012


Confirmed participants

So far, we have confirmed participants and speakers from the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden


Promoters of the Gathering


  1. http://mannsdorf.de/ as at October 1, 2011 German
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mittelsachsen&oldid=453326731 as at October 1, 2011
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