Through peaceful direct action across the globe, we can demonstrate to those in power that people everywhere are prepared to resist the fossil fuel industry’s plans to wreck the planet.
The last two years have smashed global temperature records, but have also seen the explosion of a global movement calling for the Just Transition to the clean and fair energy system we all need. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Let’s seize it.
This May, Reclaim the Power will take mass action to shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine – Ffos-y-fran in South Wales – and send a clear message that we have to End Coal Now.
Over the May Day bank holiday weekend, an action camp set up next to the mine will become a base for inspiring workshops, trainings and the chance to build the just, democratic and sustainable community we want to see. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come along and participate, whatever their experience or understanding of mass action.
The camp will take place on the proposed site for another mine – Nant Llesg, and come just days ahead of Welsh Assembly elections on May 5th.
Last year 1,500 ordinary people entered a lignite mine in the Rhineland and shut it down.
This May, many hundreds more of us will shut down Vattenfall’s coal mining in Lusatia in an unprecedented mass action of civil disobedience.
People will be coming from all over Europe, whatever their previous experience, to join this action. There will be training and community building at the action camp before hand.
Don’t forget, Reclaim the Power are organising training sessions across the country to learn about direct action, and meet others that are getting involved. Find your nearest (free!) training and register here.
There will also be action trainings at the camps, so everyone can be ready and prepared to participate.