CIRCLES OF LIFE
COP26, 9-20th November, in Glasgow and Globally.
Article published on 8 March 2020
Rubrik : Schluss mit der Nutzung fossiler Energien

Notes to the reader: This proposal is written by some climate justice veterans from various struggles across Europe and experiences with grass roots mobilisations at the COPs, it is intended as an invitation to imagine and discuss direct actions during COP26.

The first part is based on the real program of the Scotish Events Campus in Glasgow, Scotland, where the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference is due to take place between November 9th – 20th 2020. Parts of the proposal might work if due (...)

Andrew Cornell’s
Lessons from Movement for a New Society
Article published on 21 February 2020
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

Andrew Cornell’s Oppose and Propose offers an extraordinarily well-researched examination of the 1971-1988 US-based organisation Movement for a New Society (MNS).

Review by Chris Rossdale

Cornell mixes documentary evidence and interviews with key participants in MNS to provide a comprehensive account of the movement, from its roots in Quaker anti-war groups through 17 years of rich and varied history, (...)

Article published on 13 January 2020
Section : International

Dear all,

With someone from Extinction Rebellion UK I’m organising a kind of think-tank meeting "Civil resistance strategies for climate justice", which aims to bring together about 25 climate justice activists and social movement or civil (...)

Thousands of activists set off to block lignite mining infrastructure in the wake of COP25
Article published on 30 November 2019
Rubrik : Schluss mit der Nutzung fossiler Energien

Press release

Cottbus | Chóśebuz, 30 november 2019.

Two days before the start of COP25, 4.000 activists of the international

climate justice movement Ende Gelaende (“Here And No Further”) set off

towards open–cast lignite mines in Eastern (...)

Climate change does not know borders nor do we!
Article published on 18 October 2019
Rubrik : Schluss mit der Nutzung fossiler Energien

Every year people of all over Europe take part in Ende Gelände and support our fight for the immediate end of coal and for climate justice. They, too, make Ende Gelände one of the biggest disobedient actions against climate change in Europe. By (...)

Article published on 11 September 2019
zuletzt geändert am 2 August 2019
Section : Naher Osten / Middle East / Proche Orient

My name is Maya Brand-Feigenbaum, and on July 14, 2019, my drafting date to the IDF, I will refuse to be drafted. I have contemplated this for several years, knowing that this decision will get me imprisoned in a military prison. I believe that (...)

Mark Engler & Paul Engler
Article published on 28 July 2019
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

How creating a healthy “ecology of change,” as Gandhi did in India, can help propel social movements.

At the end of 1930, India was experiencing disruption on a scale not seen in nearly three quarters of a century — and it was witnessing a level of social movement participation that organizers who challenge undemocratic regimes usually only dream (...)

Constructive aspects of nonviolent resistance
the example of the Larzac resistance
by Wo
Article published on 24 June 2019
zuletzt geändert am 25 June 2019
Rubrik : Apprendre par des exemples pratiques - Aus praktischen Beispielen lernen

Author: Wolfgang Hertle, translated by Kathryn Walker

In the ten years between 1971 and 1981, the rural population on the Larzac plateau in southern France opposed the expansion of a military camp. The training ground, which bordered on the outskirts of the village of La Cavalerie and covered 3000 (...)

Jim Forest
and a video: Dorothy Day on anarchism
Article published on 15 June 2019
zuletzt geändert am 16 June 2019
Rubrik : Die Flamme nähren, nicht die Asche bewahren / Feed the flame instead of conserving the ashes

This essay was written by Jim Forest on the Catholic Worker Movement for The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History to be published by the Liturgical Press. Jim Forest, once a managing editor of The Catholic Worker, is the author of Love is the Measure: a Biography of Dorothy Day; and Living With Wisdom: a Biography of Thomas Merton. Both are published by Orbis.

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The Catholic Worker movement was founded in 1933 during the Great Depression by Dorothy Day at the urging of Peter Maurin. It is best known for houses of hospitality located in run-down sections of many cities, though a number of Catholic (...)

Recommanded literature / Empfohlene Lektüre / lecture recommandée
by Stephen Milders
Article published on 13 June 2019
Rubrik : Informations

Greening Democracy explains how nuclear energy became a seminal political issue and motivated new democratic engagement in West Germany during the 1970s. Using interviews, as well as the archives of environmental organizations and the Green (...)

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh:
Interviewed by Jo Confino
Article published on 24 May 2019
Rubrik : Fondements - Grundsätzliches

Leading spiritual teacher warns that if people cannot save themselves from their own suffering, how can they be expected to worry about the plight of Mother Earth

Thich Nhat Hanh:
"we must look beyond our seperate selves to save Mother Earth from climate change."
Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers, is a man at great peace even as he predicts the possible collapse of civilisation within 100 years as a result of runaway climate change.

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers, is a man at great peace even as he predicts the possible collapse of civilisation within 100 years as a result of runaway climate change.

The 86-year-old (92 in 2019) (...)



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