CAMP IN GÁS: A NEW STEP TOWARDS THE ESCALATION OF ACTION
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This Saturday, July 20, we successfully completed a new civil disobedience action together with activists from different parts of Europe, who are deeply convinced of the need to face all those fossil energy projects, whatever the situation, and to move towards realization of a fast and just energy transition. The framework, on this occasion, was the land that the company Australis Oil & Gas has in Bajouca (Portugal) to make a gas exploitation. The struggle has its origin in the … Read more

ECOAR))) WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT CAMP IN GAS
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Camp in Gas is a camground that will take place in Bajouca (Leiria, Portugal), from July 17 to 21, 2019, in which ECOAR))) will participate. The goal is to do a massive action in the land where the beginning of future prospections in the search for gas is foreseen. With this action, we will say NO to gas prospection and exploration and we will shout out with a single voice for a planet free of fossil fuel extraction. Science tells … Read more

ENDE GELÄNDE: THE URGENCY FOR THE END OF FOSSIL ENERGIES
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We have just finished Ende Gelände’s action which, for the fifth year in a row, is being carried out in Germany through a great civil disobedience action. Its purpose is to denounce the urgency of putting an end to the use of fossil fuels. After the various meetings and trainings that took place in the temporary camp installed near the RWE mine, finally on Friday, June 21, 4,000 activists left the camp in Viersen to block the mining fields in … Read more

2000 ACTIVISTS TO BLOCK GARZWEILER MINE
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Early on June 22, as part of the “gold finger”, we started our way under German police escort. Together alongside more than 2,000 activists, we crossed the town of Hochneukirch towards Garzweiller, with the goal of blocking the opencast mine, property of RWE. Garzweiler, which covers 48 square kilometres, supplies lignite to power stations in the region. According to a 2014 study conducted by Carbon Market Data, RWE is responsible for 0.5 percent of the global carbon dioxide emissions. The … Read more

ENDE GELAENDE: WE BEGIN THE ACTION!
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Today we take another step to face the policies that seek the maximum benefit by stifling the planet. Today, again, we started the fight in Rhineland. Activists arrived from different parts of Europe. We met in Viersen and organized ourselves to block the production of the RWE lignite plant. The first groups of activists began the action early in the morning. The green finger managed to block the tracks of the train that reaches the power station of Neurath, making … Read more

ENDE GELÄNDE: STOP COAL, PROTECT THE CLIMATE!
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One more year we are approaching Rhineland (Germany), next to the Rhine, to put a brake on fossil fuels. Every year, it becomes more urgent to make the coal remain underground, that’s why we are going to shout out loudly “Ende Gelände, stop the coal, protect the climate!” In the top 10 of the most polluting companies of 2018 in the EU, Germany carries the jackpot with 7 lignite power plants. Despite the increasingly urgent need to curb CO2 emissions, … Read more

STRASBOURG: PEACE, DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM FOR KURDISTAN
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On February 16th, we concluded the Long March that took us to the French city of Strasbourg, where we closed the march with a big demonstration in the Gallic city, under the motto “for peace and democracy – freedom for Abdullah Öcalan “ This year the Long March, which is always celebrated coinciding with the anniversary of the imprisonment of the Kurdish leader Abudllah Öcalan, has special relevance because it celebrates its 20th anniversary. In order to make the situation … Read more

LUXEMBOURG: THE LONG MARCH BEGINS
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On February 11, the Long March began under the slogan “for peace and democracy – freedom for Abdullah Öcalan” which, together with over 50 activists, will take us across several territories throughout Europe, taking the city of Luxembourg as a starting point. The march, which brings together activists from the Kurdish liberation movement as well as various activists of internationalist organizations, aims to point out the current situation of the Kurdish people and demand the release of the leader of … Read more

THE FUTURE OF GALICIA WILL BE WITHOUT COAL
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Last December 1st, we took part in the global action against coal at the As Pontes thermal power plant (#ENDESA), organized by the platform Galicia, un Futuro sin Carbon (Galicia, a future without coal), with ECOAR))) and other social and environmental groups are members. 34% of CO2 emissions in Galicia are produced by the Meirama and As Pontes plants. So at 11:30 am we left the Uxío Novoneira square with the objective of making visible the rejection of the burning … Read more

BUILDING THE FOUNDATIONS TO FREE OURSELVES FROM COAL
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The past 12, 13 and 14 October a meeting framed within the international movement Break Free took place in Riaza (Segovia). This encounter aims to put a stop on the production of energy based on coal. We came to the meeting with the firm task of weaving networks and creating alliances to continue building the movement against fossil fuels. After the last report of the IPCC, which indicates that, if the CO2 emission is not reduced by half by 2030, … Read more

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