Ecological Direct Action without Compromise
Wed 4th Aug - Mon 9th August 2010, Derbyshire
5 days of workshops, skill sharing and planning action, plus low-impact living without leaders.
There will be over 80 workshops, planning, strategy and 'Where Next' sessions.
Get in touch if you want to offer a workshop!
* Share and learn skills for kick-ass actions on land and water:
Small boat handling and blockading using kayaks / Blockading - tripods, lock-ons / Fences / Climbing skills / Action reconnaissance / Security for Activists / Strategy and tactics / How to research corporations / Protest camps/
* Network current campaigns against ecological destruction:
Open-cast mining / Genetic engineering / Agrofuels / Saving Iceland / Climate actions / Pipeline resistance in Rossport / Anti-nuclear / Airport expansion/ Tar Sands /
* Think about eco-centric ethics and alternative ways of organising:
Deep green ethics / Anarchist economics / Anarchist history / Radical Politics / Â Working without leaders/ Consensus decision-making/
* Practical skills for ecological restoration and sustainable living:
Introduction to Ecology / Restoration ecology / Flora and Fauna identification / Vegan Cake making / Power from solar and wind / wild food / Squatting / Bike maintenance /
The programme also includes...
Water based direct action skills training
Loads of campaigns are taking to the water in defence of the planet, like at Rossport where Shell are trying to lay onshore pipelines and the Great Rebel Raft Regatta at last summers climate camp. This summers EF! gathering will again be building on these tactics with training in water based actions.
We are a diverse community with a wide range of approaches to our action, so there should be plenty to interest and inspire everyone whether you have been active for years or are completely new to it all.
Meet people, make links, learn skills, take action.
We are all crew! This is your gathering come prepared to help run the camp and contribute to the programme. Contact us in advance with ideas for workshops, help with organising the gathering, come early to help setup the site or stay on for a couple of days for takedown. If you can help get in touch!
Bring tent and sleeping bag. You can either cook food for yourself or for £4 per day chip in with collective cooking of delicious vegan organic food. There'll be quiet sleeping areas, toilets and running water, a children's space and spaces for workshops and info stalls.
Veggies will provide vegan cake and snacks.
Children and young adults welcome with subsidized meals.
Arrive Tues pm. Workshops from Wed am until Sun pm.
This year's gathering is held in a beautiful area in Derbyshire.
The nearest train station will be announced shortly.
We will post detailed travel information on our how to get there page
Please bear in mind that the gathering is not a festival or free party.
As well as international campaigns round-up, networking and planning for
Cost and practical things
£20-30 according to what you can afford.
We aim to make the site and programme as accessible to all as we can. Wheelchair users, deaf and visually impaired people, people with learning difficulties and people with mental distress have all come to previous gatherings and we are committed to facilitate access for all. Please contact us in advance with any access issues.
We are printing up lots of posters and flyers, so get in touch if you want to have some sent to you.
Find out more and join in!
Email us if you can offer a workshop, want to help out with the gathering or if you would like posters and leaflets to distribute.