SECOND STEP: FREEDOM OF PRESS FROM THE TRANSITION UNTIL TODAY
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Last November 18, we met at the café De Catro a Catro to attend Pepe Ribas’ lecture, founder of Ajoblanco, one of the countercultural publications most linked to the years of the Transition. This lecture, which is part of the Communication, Power and Counterpower Conferences, served to delve into the concept of freedom of press, being the second step that will help us analyze communication and power relations that are woven through it. The conference entitled “Is there free press?” … Read more

THE FIRST STEP: PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF DIGITAL ACTIVISM
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On the 17th in Compostela, the Communication, Power and Contrapoder Conferences were launched. The first step of this road for the analysis of problems and alternatives within the current communication, which we will continue until December 8, we accompanied José Candón, who portrayed his vision of digital activism and the contradictions represented by the internet through his extensive experience in the world of communication, activism and new technologies. We met at Gentalha del Pichel at 9 p.m. to listen to … Read more

WARMING UP IN PONTEVEDRA: WOMEN IN THE MEDIA
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Last Thursday November 2 the conference entitled: “Victims, Sinners and Feminazis” took place in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication in the city of Pontevedra. Lorena Arévalo gave us an analysis of how women are represented through the media and the different problems that arise from it. In this event Lorena Arévalo, PhD in Communication Sciences and Master in International Cooperation, presented us through her professional experience how there are several archetypes of women, prefabricated by patriarchy, in mass … Read more

THE CONFERENCES “COMMUNICATION, POWER AND COUNTERPOWER” ARE BORN!!
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This Saturday, October 28 the conferences “Communication, Power and Counterpower” gave the final step towards their construction thanks to more than 70 people who, through their contributions to the crowdfunding campaign, made it possible to obtain the necessary budget to make them a reality. The conferences “Communication, Power and Counterpower” will analyze the mechanisms of construction of the current hegemonic and uniform discourse as well as the power relations that are woven between the media, political power and transnationals. At … Read more

ECOAR))) LAUNCHES THE CROWDFUNDING FOR THE CONFERENCES “COMMUNICATION, POWER AND COUNTER-POWER”
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  This September 4 ECOAR))) launches through the Association Pepa Loba a crowdfunding campaign that aims to finance the conferences “Communication, Power and Counter-power” which are planned to take place in the second half of November. The conferences “Communication, Power and Counter-power” will analyze the construction of a hegemonic and uniform discourse as well as the power relations that are woven between the media, political power and transnationals. At the same time, these conferences will also reveal the way in … Read more

HAMBACH FOREST AGAINST RWE
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After resting from the previous day and recovering strength, yesterday, after lunch, we decided that we could not go without knowing about the situation of the Hambach Forest, and the struggle of a group of activists, who seek to stop the deforestation of this millenarian forest by the RWE company. This forest is more than 12,000 years old and is home to more than 140 species, of which up to 5 are protected species. For these reasons, and in order … Read more

A BLUE FINGER TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE
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Yesterday morning, we set out to prepare all the necessary materials (masks, suits…), and after having the meetings of the fingers, and several hours of waiting to ensure that everything was ready we went out with a lot of energy on the way to block the Garzweiler mine and to avoid the normal operation of the adjacent power plants like Neurath. For this, as happened in the previous days, we divided into different thematic fingers. We were in the blue … Read more

PUTTING A STOP TO NEURATH POWER PLANT
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Yesterday we went back to the plenary where 300 activists met to update the information about the actions and groups that were already under way or about to leave, which helped us to have the context and to organize effectively to put a stop to the activity in Garzweiler and the Neurath power plant. After the end of the assembly we dedicated the time to prepare the necessary materials for the action before because of the possibility of having contact … Read more

ENDE GELÄNDE: GETTING READY TO STOP THE MINE
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In this new day of Ende Gelände we got up early to attend the morning assembly, in which more than 800 activists from various groups participated with us, and where we were informed of the different key aspects of the actions, the context, the risks and how to get organized to carry them out. At the end of the morning the different working groups which made possible the smooth operation of the Klimacamp  were presented, and in the end, the … Read more

KLIMACAMP AND IMMERATH’S FORGONE CONCLUSION
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Yesterday we took the first steps through Rhineland to prepare ourselves well to face the action that will take place in the next few days in the mining region of the Rhine. First thing in the morning we inspected the camp; In the Klimacamp, activists and organizations of diverse nature and origin are present, with whom we exchanged impressions and contact throughout the morning. This year 2000 activists will participate in the actions in Ende Gelände, and more are still … Read more

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