National gathering // 6th & 7th Feb 2016 // London
We took our red line to Paris, now let’s put a red line around the front lines of the climate struggle in the UK. Reclaim the Power has called for an escalation of climate justice actions in the wake of the Paris climate talks. From fossil fuels to border controls, the arms industry to financial markets, we hope to link up groups taking action, and create new avenues for people to engage in civil disobedience.
Reclaim the Power National Gathering
Saturday 6 February 2016: 12noon – 6pm Sunday 7 February 2016: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Location: Paton Close, E3 2QE (in the school building through the gates at end of the road) Nearest tube: Bow Road
This will be a weekend gathering. The program will include reflecting, planning, sharing, and organising climate action for 2016. Everyone is welcome to come and get involved.
If you plan to come please email info[at]reclaimthepower.org.uk. Please organise your own accommodation in London if you can, but if that isn’t possible don’t stress, we can arrange somewhere for you to stay if you email us to let us know.
Food will be provided on a donation basis. If you have accessibility needs please let us know.
SATURDAY 6 FEB (12.00pm-5.30pm, then dinner)
12.00-12.45 Intro session to each other, RTP, & the weekend
12.45 – 1.15 Updates from the past 6 months Outline of what is planned for the next year
1.15 – 2.15 Briefings on activities and potential strategic focus points & proposals for coming year: Things which are happening/which we can support (5 mins each):
Government roll backs on climate
Ende Gelande in Germany / ‘Break Free’ week in May
Switched-on campaign London
Strategic focus points/proposals (10 mins each):
What is the state of play with Fracking?
Mass action to shut down UK’s largest opencast coal mine?
Camp at Heathrow?
2.15 – 2.45 Tea/Snack break
2.45 – 4.15 Break out into fluid groups to discuss potential focus points. Aim to finalise/come up with concrete proposals.
4.15 – 5.15 Workshop sessions on:
post- action/court solidarity and campaigning
Resilience 6pm Dinner
SUNDAY 7 FEBRUARY (9.30am – 5.30pm)
9.30 – 9.45 Warm up/morning energiser
9.45 – 11.15 What does solidarity mean? RTP’s relationship & engagement with the wider movement.
11.15 – 1.15 (with 10 minute break) What are we going to do? Feedback from Saturday’s discussion groups Decision making on strategic focus and proposals
1.15 – 2.15 LUNCH
2.15 – 4.15 (with 10 minute break) How are we going to do it Working groups: Which ones do we have? Which ones do we need? How do they function? Proposals for new working groups including: Ende Galende Groundswell CJA Resilience