Hundreds of us are going to shut down Vattenfall’s open cast mines in Lusatia in an action of civil disobedience on 13th – 16th May. People from all over Germany and many other European countries have already agreed to come for the weekend. Call for Action.
Our action will be diverse, creative and open. One group of people will protest on the edge of the pit, others will block the diggers in the mine and another group will occupy the tracks the coal trains run on and the infrastructure of the mine. Our action will take the form of a publicly announced mass blockade which people can participate in in various ways – you can see what this looks like in practice by watching the video of the 2015 Ende Gelände action.
Everyone can take part, whether experienced protesters or not. So that everyone knows where we stand we’ve agreed on an action agreement, in particular we’re committed to a policy of no escalation. Our position is: not one metre further, here we draw the line (“Ende Gelände”)!
Because they know what they’re doing
As well as making a statement about what we want to do, we’re going to prepare for it together in training workshops, already planned in many (German) cities – all dates and times are here.
Maybe there’s no training workshop in your city but you’d like to organise one? We’ll help you to do it and can send a trainer if required. You can get more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parallel to Ende Gelände there will also be a major climate camp in Lusatia in the week of 9th to 16th May. The camp will take place in the village of Proschim which could be swalloped up by the excavations by the excavations. Training workshops in preparation from the action will also take place there. You’ll also get the latest information about Ende Gelände and how you can participate.
At the climate negotiations in Paris all countries agree to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. If we really want to achieve this, we can’t afford to wait any longer. We need to drop coal now. At Ende Gelände in May we’ll act on climate policy rather than waiting for government and corporations. We’re going to take climate change into our hands.