Northern Eco-action Gathering

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November 2006, Bradford

Location confirmed - see below

What's the gathering about?

Picture: Power station belching fumes Picture: Wind turbines

The world is on the point of ecological collapse: global temperature rise, species extinction, nuclear waste dumping, depletion of natural resources, deforestation, to name just a few problems. These will not be solved by governments (who make it worse by warring for the remaining resources), but by the people and communities working co-operatively..

Come to the gathering if you want to do something about this. It doesnt matter if you are a total novice or an experienced activist. Inaction will result in collective suicide for humankind and the planet.

The time for direct action is NOW!!!!

Come together for workshops and discussion on:

  • A round-up of what's going on in different places, who's doing what and ideas for actions
  • Sharing skills: getting together a local group/network, legal training, security, strategy
  • Planning eco-actions and campaigns in the North
  • How we can support each other: networking, working together

The idea for the gathering came out some Northern folks meeting at the Earth First gathering. The aim is make better links between people into taking ecological direct action, share skills and plan new campaigns and actions.

Practical stuff

Saturday 11th November 2006 10.30am - 6pm in the Bradford Resource Centre (now fully confirmed, very nice and fully accessible) - 17-21 Chapel Street, Bradford, BD1 5DT. It's only 5 minutes walk from Bradford Interchange. For more detailed travel descriptions check this website nearer the time.

We're having to pay for this venue so we'll be asking everyone to make a donation of £2-10.

Please let us know if you are coming and also if you want to run a workshop or discussion. Some of us will try and cook some vegan food, but it'd be great if everyone could bring some (vegan) nosh to share for lunch and dinner.

After dinner we can head over to the 1 in 12 social centre for a chat and a drink.

If you need a place to stay overnight, then please get in touch as we may be able to sort something out.

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