There’s just days to go until a week of action against opencast coal in the Douglas Valley – a place where the ruling class is crushing communities for their own financial gain, where ecological destruction is taking place on a massive scale for the profits of big energy companies and where absentee fat-cat land-lords make millions off land that shouldn’t be theirs . Join us 12-18 July in the Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire, to build on 20 years of community struggle and four years of direct action against the UK’s biggest opencast mining company.
Read on for programme highlights, how you can get involved and
direct action resources. We’re ready – but the question is: is
Help us spread the word: please pass on our
call-out to your friends. You’ll find publicity here, the
website here and
social networking here.
Join in the fun: there will be roles for
everyone at the camp and lots of exciting things to get stuck
into. See here
for what to bring with you, and here for
directions to the area. There’s three things you can do: 1) Get
yourself to the camp or Lanark train station on Thursday 12th
July, 2) Bring all your friends, 3) Come prepared for a week of
low-impact living and high impact direct action!
Take action: be prepared for action – there will
be a mass action on Saturday 14th July and we’re encouraging
affinity groups to target coal infrastructure throughout the area.
Want some ideas? See here for
direct action resources, and here
for a Douglas Valley direct action guide.
What to look forward to at the camp – here’s some
Thursday 12th – a big welcome to the camp &
an introduction to coal in South Lanarkshire: what are the issues
and why take action?
Friday 13th – Extreme Energy: Frack Off! will
facilitate a session on underground coal gasification, fracking
and more. Later, Reclaim the Fields Scotland will be asking: What
Saturday 14th – mass action! A day of targeting
coal infrastructure in the area.
Sunday 15th – preparing for the days ahead, and
in the evening Biofuel Watch will facilitate a session on
Monday 16th – Land Rights in Scotland: What are
the issues? And in the evening DIY
Discussions comes to Take Back the Land! with a
focus on overcoming machismo and including feminist voices in
direct action struggles
Tuesday 17th – Strategies for winning: discussion
on how can we make sure the struggles for environmental and social
justice get what they want.
Want to host a discussion at the camp or run a workshop? There’s
plenty of space to get involved – get in touch at
See you there!