Camp information booklet Lausitzcamp 2016 – Download as pdf

Here you can find the programme for the „Lausitzcamp“.
Daily changes and additions will be made public at the camp in the „Info-Zelt“ (information camp) and, of course, online right here.

Monday, 09/05/2016

19:30 Arts and leisure center of Proschim

Camp opening with Günter Jurischka from Proschim



Two places at the edge of our planet making headlines due to climate change: Thule, Greenland, because of record ice melts there; and Tuvalo, this remote Pacific island nation is one of the first countries on the verge of sinking as a result of rising sea levels. Wheareas the warming for us the warming of the planet occurs almost solely in the media it is changing the entire existence of the inhabitants of Thule and Tuvalu. The film portrais how they are forced to abandon their traditional way of life as they move towards an unknown future. The film was shown for the first time in August 2015.

Tuesday, 10/05

Proschim, Visit to steam engines and mills, on request at info-tent – suitable for children. DE 1)

11:00 and 17:00 (plus a third time every day, depending on demand), approx. two-hour long tour of the Welzow-Süd I mine by minibus DE

12:00 – 18:00: Cycling excursion to Spremberg Dam, theme: Sedimentation in the River Spree and iron sludge disposal; approx. 70 km

11:00 – 12:30 LAUtonomia presents itself DE 2)

11:00 – 12:30 Animal Climate Action DE 3)

14:30 – 16:00 Stefan Golla, End of Oil – First Energiewende-Study Ecuador DE 4)

14:30 – 16:30 „First aid workshop“ DE + ENG 30)

Di 16:30 – 18:00 Philipp, an introduction to nonviolent communication (as developed by M. Rosenberg) DE 5)

16:30 – 18:00 Stefan Golla, TENORM waste and radioactivity in the oil and gas industry DE 6)

18:00 A mini volleyball tournament on the volleyball court in Proschim: regional teams versus mixed camp teams

20:30 – 22:00 Resistance in the lignite region: Discussion forum, Moderator: Michael Apel DE (ENG translation)

Local alliances discuss ways of opposing the loss of their villages and cultural landscapes. How are people reacting to plans that will result in their villages disappearing from the map? Is everybody working together? Podium discussion followed by a round-table discussion.

Podium participants:
Anna Dziadek – planned mine in Gubin/Brody/PGE
Jens Hausner – Vereinigtes Schleenhain/Mittelsachsen/Mibrag mine
Monika Schulz-Höpfner – planned Jänschwalde-Nord/Vattenfall mine;
Günter Jurischka – planned Welzow-Süd II/Vattenfall mine
Gabriele Scherf – Altdöberner See/Vattenfall citizens’ initiative
Adrian Rinnert – planned Nochten II/Vattenfall mine.
Pia Starke – Rheinländisches Braunkohlerevier/RWE

22:00 Cinema: Power to change 49)

Wednesday, 11/05

Proschim, Visit to steam engines and mills, on request at info-tent – suitable for children. DE 1)

11:00 and 17:00 (plus a third time every day, depending on demand), approx. two-hour long tour of the Welzow-Süd I mine by minibus DE

11:00 – 14:00 Action training DE 7)

11:00 – 12:30 Lucky Maisanye, „The bliss of ignorance“, Coal mining in South Africa ENG 52)

11:00 – 12:30 The True Cost of Coal – Interactive presentation with the fascinating artwork of the Beehive Collective DE 8)

11:00 – 12:30 (Teil 1) and 14:30 – 16:00 (Teil 2), Daniel Hiss (Deutscher Naturschutzring) and Laura Weis (PowerShift), Coal, gas and fracking: Energy imports in the climate change era DE 9)

11:00 – 13:00 „First aid workshop“ DE + ENG 30)

12:00 – 18:00 Cycling excursion to Spremberg Dam, theme: Sedimentation in the River Spree and iron sludge disposal; approx. 70 km DE

14:30 – 17:30 Action training ENG 7)

14:30 – 16:00 Christfried Lenz, CCS – is the madness over? DE 10)

14:30 Lucile Falgueyrac (Seattle to Brussels Network), TTIP and other trade agreements: The new favourite tools of climate criminals ENG 11)

14:30 – 16:00 Friedrich, Actionlogistics-workshop DE 12)

16:30 – 18:00 Stefanie Krawcojc, Franciska Šulcojc, The other local population: Sorbians in Lusatia DE 13)

16:30 – 18:00 Harald Glöde (Borderline Europe), Flight and displacement as a consequence of climate change DE 14)

16:30 – 18:00 Antirep/Legal training, Ende Gelände – Anti-Repression
Info event DE 37)

16:30 – 18:00 Skype conference with activists from West Africa ENG 15)

19:00  – Theater in the circus tent: Berliner Compagnie DE (ENG translation) Things are as bad as they seem

“We expected a hundred at most
More than a thousand came
Our network is now an occupation
And today things aren’t the same
When the people above can’t get away with it any more
Because the people down below know the score
Their dirty business will finally crumble
And we’ll start cleaning things up
It’s not just locally we’re causing a rumble
Internationally we’re shaking things up”

Song lyrics from the drama “So heiss gegessen wie gekocht” by Berliner Compagnie.
The story of the fight against a coal power plant, which, like so many fights, begins in a kitchen. 16)

20:30 – 21:30 Action-info-plenum DE (ENG)

22:00 Cinema: Requiem for the American Dream, director Kelly Nyks will be present 50)

22:00 Paul Geigerzähler, Punk music without drums, guitars and a bass17)

Thursday 12/05

Proschim, Visit to steam engines and mills, on request at info-tent – suitable for children. DE 1)

11:00 and 17:00 (plus a third time every day, depending on demand), approx. two-hour long tour of the Welzow-Süd I mine by minibus DE

11:00 Monte Mine Rally: Win the Golden Digger!18)

11:00 – 12:30 Antirep/Legal training, Ende Gelände – Anti-Repression
Info event DE 37)

11:00 – 12:30 Hannelore Wodtke – „Grüne Zukunft Welzow“, Zirkuszelt Current plans for lignite in the Lausitz, DE 19)

11:00 – 12:30 The True Cost of Coal – Interactive presentation with the fascinating artwork of the Beehive Collective ENG 8)

11:00 – 12:30 Degrowth and Climate Justice (1) – Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie e.V., Introductory workshop on the questions „What is Degrowth“ and „What does Degrowth have to do with Climate Justice?“. This is the first part of the series of lectures „Spring-Degrowth-School“. DE

11:00 – 12:30 Kristina Dietz together with students of the Lateinamerika Instituts der FU Berlin, Struggles over coal mining in Colombia DE 20)

11:00 – 14:00 Action training DE 7)

12:00 – 18:00 Cycling excursion to Schleife 21)

14:30 – 16:00 ausgeCo2hlt, After Ende Gelände – how to go further? Discussion plenary, part 1 DE (ENG translation) 22)

14.30 – 16.00 Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie e. V., Die blinden Flecken der Energiewende – Analyse aus einer Degrowth-Perspektive DE 23)

14:30 – 16:00 Rubinea Korte, Fossil Free & Friends Storytelling ENG 24)

14:30 – 16:30 „First aid workshop“ DE + ENG 30)

14:30 – 17:30 Action training ENG 7)

16:30 – 18:00, Group structure & “un-evil” lobbying ENG 25)

16:30 – 18:00 Berliner AG Degrowth, Moving away from coal: Socially just transitions in a post-growth society 26)

16:30 – 18:00 ausgeCo2hlt, After Ende Gelände: What next? Discussion plenary part 2 DE (ENG translation) 27)

19:00 Dr. Friederike Habermann, Zirkuszelt, A better life through another economic system – A contribution to climate protection.
„Deceit“ is the way James Hansen the NASA-scientist, who became famous as the `father of climate awareness ́, calls the climate conference in Paris. As long as there are no changes in economic incentives for oil, gas and coal, they will be burned. At the same time a economic system, which stops the forcement to growth and control through prices becomes apparant. The future scientist Jeremy Rifkins calls it „Zero-marginal-cost-society“, the economy expert Paul Mason calls it „Postcapitalism“. While both of them emphasize the technical development, the activist and economist Friederike Habermann shows the elementary principals of a „together-lifestyle“. It is about nothing less than shaping our life on the basis of our personal need. DE (ENG)

20:30 – 22:30 – open End – Action-plenum DE (ENG)

22:00 Cinema: Ende Gelände 2015, Short-documentory51)

22:00 Open Stage – We are here and we are many…29)

Friday, 13/05

Day of Action

– Action training7) und Aktionsplena werden kurzfristig angesagt

11:00 – 18:00 Preparing for the demonstration and the action:
Painting signs, group building etc. (see infopoint for details).

11:00 and 17:00 (plus a third time every day, depending on demand), approx. two-hour long tour of the Welzow-Süd I mine by minibus DE

11:00 – 13:00 „First aid workshop“ DE + ENG 30)

11:00 – 12:30 Greenpeace, Action against coal and the future Lausatia  ENG 31)

11:00 – 12:30 Andreas Stahlberg, Member of the Spree-Neisse district council

Zirkuszelt Lignite mining on both sides of river Neisse DE 19)

11:00 – 12:30 N.N., Self-care: Trauma and its implications DE 32)

12:00 – 18:00 Cycling excursion to Ruhlmühle/Neustadt an der Spree  33)
and: Cycling excursion for kids – on request; please enquire in the Infozelt (information tent).34)

14:30 – 16:30 „First aid workshop“ DE + ENG 30)

14:30 – 16:00 Greenpeace Energy, A beacon for Lusatia! DE 35)

16:30 – 18:00 BUND Sahra Morwinski, The Future of fossile energies – A Simulation DE 36)

16:30 – 18:00 Antirep/Legal training, Ende Gelände – Anti-Repression
Info event DE  37)

Saturday, 14/05

Day of Action

– Action training7) und Aktionsplena werden kurzfristig angesagt

13:00 Anti-Kohle-Demo

March from Welzow to Proschim

Sunday, 15/05

Day of Action

– Aktionstraining 7) und Aktionsplena werden kurzfristig angesagt

16:00 Meeting of the Climate Movement Network „Klimabewegungsnetzwerk, KBN“ at Lausitzcamp 38)

17:00 „Not without us“, Climate-docu ENG, followed by a discussion 48)

20:00 Closing party with The incredible Herrengedeck and Beatpoeten

The Incredible Herrengedeck vs. Beatpoeten – this is going to be the unofficial super-middleweight championship among left bands in Germany. The Incredible Herrengedeck are three people, three chords, confetti and the strength of imagination. The Herrengedeck will turn the smallest stage into a rock arena. Political cabaret in a stadium. Or stadium concerts in theaters. Or, as they say themselves: „Chanson-Punk – live in your pub-arena“. The Beatpoeten connect electro-punk with political attitude and poetic lyrics. German verses off the beaten track meet danceable beats from a groovebox and a chaospad somewhere between Goldene Zitronen, Mediengruppe Telekommander and DAF. Let’s get ready to rumble!

Monday, 16/05

10:00 Closing ceremony – church service

12:00 Camp Deconstruction


Daily 8:00 – 9:00 Conrad, Qi Gong and Tai Chi, outdoors or in the tent DE 40)

Daily by timetable in Infozelt: LAUtonomia presents itself 2)

On the weekend: Out of Action 41)

Di – Do 11:00 – 15:00 Birgit, Cooking with the sun DE 42)

Do whole day „tools- & material-tent“, organized by Café kaputt Leipzig – repair café and educational project 47)

On demand 11:00 – 18:00 Ditsche, Building your own photovoltaic module DE 43)

On demand Di + Mi 11:00 Reto, introduction: Carving with a penknife DE 44)

Mi + Fr 10:00 – 11:00 (on demand even longer) Evelyn, Harness the power of yoga! Harness your inner strength! outdoors or in the tent DE + ENG 45)

11:00 – 12:30 Reto, Human connection through cuddling DE 46)

Description – footnotes

Di + Mi + Do in Proschim
Visit to steam engines and mills, on request at info-tent – suitable for children.
The history of the village and the region is maintained with great attention to detail. Visitors to Proschim can go to see a large, historical steam engine – but soon a coal digger might be parked next to it. There is also a mill museum, where you can view farming machines, hand tool and ways of life from the past 150 years. All of these have been organised according to theme with great care and detail.

LAUtonomia, a movement that is occupying the forest near the edge of the Nochten mine pit, will introduce itself. Who are we? What do we do? And why? This information event will give insights into LAUtonomia and show how you can get involved.

The climate and animal production: Why eradicating animal production must become one of the climate movement’s main objectives.
In this discussion event, we’d like to introduce the Animal Climate Action network, which was established last autumn. We also wish to share ideas on how we can use the climate issue to form alliances and organise major campaigns against animal production with a focus on climate policy. We’ll begin by listening to contributions on the relationship between animal production and the climate, the socio-theoretical and strategic approaches used by the animal liberation movement, and current actions and campaigns against the animal industry. We then want to discuss all of this with you. The speakers are members of the Animal Climate Action network and are involved in the campaign against factory farms.

Case study Ecuador: how to transform from OPEC-Country to 100% fossil-free sustainable economy by PowertoGas and unreleased renewable energy potential until 2035. Key words: PtG, Yasuni-ITT, impact of fossil fuel extraction

Why do we avoid conflict so often, and how can we develop the confidence to articulate our needs? How do I express criticism without hurting others? How can I be kinder in the way I treat myself? Nonviolent communication (NVC) offers interesting suggestions and methods of responding to these and similar questions. I’ll explain the theoretical basis of the methods, we’ll do a few practical exercises, and we’ll finish by discussing the ideas that have been introduced.

For decades, the oil and gas industry has been secretly and carelessly dumping large amount of its highly toxic, and to some extent highly radioactive, waste in the countryside, both in Germany and abroad.

The goal of the action training is to optimally prepare people who want to participate in blockades. People who have no idea whether they want to actively block are also highly welcome. Experience has shown that the
larger the number of well-prepared people, the more determined, calmer and more successful the action will be.

During the event the mayor elements of a successful blockade will be learned: forming affinity-groups, making decisions during the action and blocking. Most actions allow both experienced and inexperienced
protesters to participate. In their affinity-groups or personally, participants can decide how they want to contribute to actions. Also, some juristic questions will be addressed. The practical trainings will
take place outside or in a tent, in case it will be raining.

It’s not easy to explain the complexity of climate change and the global consequences of burning fossil fuels in an interesting way. What we need are creative educational tools that appeal to everyone. The Beehive Collective, a network of artists based in the USA, uses an impressive art-based project entitled “The True Cost of Coal”, a 5 x 2.5-meter mosaic poster, to tell the story of coal, industrialisation, the land and the miners. This project also examines the local and global consequences of coalmining, reveals how it is linked to the growth economy, and shows the diverse forms of resistance and the alternatives that already exist. The story-based educational method and beautiful graphics enable the collective to present these complex topics in an understandable and fascinating way. The presentation will also tell the stories of German coalmining and resistance. The speakers are part of a loose, self-organised network of highly engaged educators and activists from Germany and the Netherlands who work with the True Cost of Coal.

Leaving aside lignite, Germany and the EU are heavily dependent on energy imports of black coal, oil and gas. The fracking boom in the US has been a game changer for the global energy markets. The US has become the largest producer of oil and gas, and coal and oil prices are falling. By using more gas and becoming less reliant on Russia, the European Commission wants to protect the environment and ensure a more secure supply.

But is gas really better for the climate than coal? Why does the EU want to achieve more independence from Russia with regard to gas but not coal? What is the relationship between the fracking boom in the US and the falling price of coal? And what impact is our voracious energy demand having on people and the environment in other countries?

Daniel Hiss of the Deutscher Naturschutzring (German League for Nature, Animal and Environment Protection) and Laura Weis of PowerShift will address these and other questions in their three-hour workshop on coal and gas.

“CCS” (carbon capture and storage) was an attempt by major corporations to halt the move away from fossil fuels by promoting the illusion of a “climate-friendly coal power plant”. Has this attempt failed? We hope so, and it’s certainly possible. But we have to stay alert! More about CCS (as well as biomass CCS) and about the successful struggle against it in a workshop with Christfried Lenz (Ketan), a member of the citizens’ initiative “Saubere Umwelt und Energie Altmark” (Clean Environment and Energy Altmark), formerly known as “Kein CO2-Endlager Altmark”.

We can halt climate change, but only by changing the economic and political structures that bind us to a high carbon model. The enormous trade deals currently being negotiated, such as TTIP (EU-US) and CETA (EU-Canada), will further entrench this model and make it all but impossible to reverse. This session will outline why real climate action is incompatible with the current corporate trade deals, and open a discussion space on existing movements and resistances.

It is the central task of the actionlogistics to equip and supply the activists at a mass demonstration in a way that enables them to participate in the action until the planned ending. In other words: No activist should have to leave the action prematurely due to hunger, thirst, moisture, cold or fatigue. A good actionlogistics motivates the activists to participate until the planned ending and to stay strong and level-headed during possible eviction or custody. In this workshop exercises and possibilities will be presented and experiences shared.

First nation, subaltern people or “different” from the Germans? A workshop about and with Lusatian Sorbs. Come and hear about the stories, history and culture of the people who have almost disappeared from this region. There’ll also be singing and dancing!

There are several reasons why people leave their home countries: War, persecution, the destruction of livelihoods. Another reason which forces people to depart their countries is climate change. Once again, it’s the wealthy global north bearing main responsibility for the causes of flight. Usually, the arrangements to mitigate climate change decided at international summits are insufficient. Besides, they are hesitantly realized – if at all. Concurrently, the global north, concretely the European Union, is progressing the partition and armament at its external borders. Thereby, the EU has no scruples being complicit in thousands of deaths.

West Afrikan Activists in resistance to a German mining company, other transnational corporate agencies of European Imperialism, and the genocide/ecocide they cause, will be speaking in this workshop;
come to explore possibilities for Internationalist Solidarity Action to unify and strengthen the movements to end extraction with a view to better organising glocally to win Global Justice for All!

Speakers: Maatyo Dedo Azu (ADZEWAGBETO/VAZOBA and KCORSDAF in Somanya, Ghana), Kofi Mawuli Klu (PARCOE/ENGOCCAR and the Global Afrikan People‘s Parliament – GAPP, London, United Kingdom), Fe Fiammaif (PRYPAC/Global Justice Forum – GJF).

Sponsored by „Brot für die Welt – Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst“ and  „Katholischen Fonds“

Punk music without drums, guitars and a bass – Paul Geigerzähler makes it possible, using only a violin and vocals. But his repertoire also includes reggae and folk pieces. He is touring the world with his violin case since 2003, solo and with his two duos Berlinska Dróha und Atze Wellblech.

The vast expanses of the Lausitz lignite mining district. So many possibilities. Small groups of anti-lignite climate activists roam and cycle across this landscape in search of the perfect spot to drop a banner, take a selfie with a digger, or high-five the security guards. All the time, they’ll be keeping an eye both on their score and on their ultimate aim: to prevent climate change. Take part in the Rally Monte Grube, collect points for cool deeds and get to know the best aspect of the coalmine: as a playing field. In the evening back at the camp, we’ll share our experiences, add up our points and award the Golden Digger.

A short overview of the current status of lignite mining in the Lausitz region. Where in the Lausitz region is lignite mined and how much is mined? What is the current political situation?

In this workshop we focus on struggles over coal mining in Colombia, one of the most important exporting countries of pit coal, which is converted into electricity in German power plants. The workshop’s main objective is to provide insights into the struggles in Colombia, to find commonalities and differences with the struggles here, and to discuss possibilities of linking these struggles. Materials used include excerpts from “La Buena Vida”, a film by Jens Schanze.

Guided tour with Ms Penk or Kito Penk through what remains of the primeval Weißwasser forest, on to the homestead of the Sorbian writer Hanzo Njepila in Rohne, and finally to the LAUtonomia forest occupation. DE (;

What are the next steps for the climate justice movement? How can we build international networks that strengthen local struggles and how can we connect climate change to other political issues? How can our movement become both broader and more radical? There’ll be short presentations to sum up previous debates followed by an open moderated discussion.

In diesem Workshop wird die sogenannte Energiewende aus einer Degrowth-Perspektive analysiert, werden Fehlstellen identifiziert und über Elemente einer wirklich klimagerechten Energiepolitik nachgedacht. Dies ist der zweite Teil aus der Vortragsreihe der „Spring-Degrowth-School“.

If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage. We believe that educational and religious institutions, governments and other organizations should divest (= withdraw their money) from the fossil fuel industry and – by that – stop financially and morally supporting it. So what’s going on, what do we do? Get to know the movement by listening to interesting stories of local Fossil Free groups from Germany and beyond! We will have some (audio-)visual material for you to illustrate this creative divestment campaign and make you want to join?!. Doesn’t matter if you’re in a FF campaign already or not, (don’t miss this opportunity). Everybody welcome!

Your campaign is running smoothly, everybody in the team is super-motivated and “the decision maker” is listening to your demands. Not totally accurate? It’s not totally accurate for us either.* After 15 months of actions we’ve made lots of mistakes, learned useful lessons and had some successes. We’d like to share our experiences with you. For example, we’d like to talk about the “Consensus Principle” and the “who-does-what-by-when” mantra. And about the small group within a big group. And also about the “un-evil” lobbying we had no clue about, but which then won supporters for our cause in the media, politics and partner groups.

*We are, one of 500 divestment groups worldwide that are part of the network. We’re fighting for a Berlin that moves public money out of climate-damaging coal, oil and gas – and we’re almost there.

A workshop on how we can shrink the economy – both as a whole and in relation to the coal-mining industry in the Lausitz region – in a socially just way. This is the third part of the series of lectures „Spring-Degrowth-School“.

What are the next steps for the climate justice movement? How can we build international networks that strengthen local struggles and how can we connect climate change to other political issues? How can our movement become both broader and more radical? There’ll be short presentations to sum up previous debates followed by an open moderated discussion.

We are here and we are many – and certainly there are musicians, actors, poets and other creative people amongst us. If you want, you can show the camp some of what you are doing during this evening. Just come along!

First aid workshop“
In this two hours workshop, the foundations of first aid will be taught and exchanged. Focus lays on first aid in the context of political demonstrations.

In 2007 Greenpeace Germany started a campaign opposing lignite mining in Lusatia as well as coal fired power plants and demanded proper climate protection measures. In 2008 Greenpeace proposed a coal phase out law –by implementing this law the climate objectives could be achieved. After nearly ten years of action against the world’s most dangerous and dirtiest lignite project, we will look ahead –to shape the work of the next decade. Our goal: Leave the coal in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy.

Some moments in political actions can be traumatic for the people involved. Traumatic events always cause a sense of helplessness and loss of control. Typical effects are described as “immediate stress reaction” or as “PTSD” if they last for more than six weeks. The better informed people are, the fewer long-term psychological effects they will suffer. Social attachment and psychological resources can help to overcome traumatic experiences. This is what the workshop will be about.

Cycling excursion to Ruhlmühle/Neustadt an der Spree, guided tour with Torsten Kohl from Eine Spinnerei e.V. to Ruhlmühle, “LMBV pilot project on microbially induced iron retention in groundwater inflow from post-mining lakes and watercourses”, approx. 70 km

Cycling excursion for kids – on request; please enquire in the Infozelt (information tent). To Lieske, on the north beach of Sedlitzer Lake – The damage caused by mining: swimming not allowed due to the risk of a landslide; otherwise there would be a slide for swimming nearby! Approx. 6 km.

Many activists in the region have successfully pushed renewables and the energy revolution forward. Unfortunately, only few and mainly on a regional level know about it. In order to change that, we are proposing a beacon project for Lusatia, where all the existing and diverse initiatives find a focus, where the alternatives are highlighted. This can help to make the project of a better future for the region after the end of the lignite industry an important topic for all of Germany, which, in fact, it should already be. That is why we are proposing a model organisaton which combines the advantages of a foundation with the possibilities of an energy cooperative – it offers the potential as well as the democratic structure to manage the process of rebuilding Lusatia as a sustainable, eco-friendly and prospering region with clean energy.

The idea of Energy Transition is all-around. In this simulation game, participants can experience, why it is nevertheless so difficult to overcome fossil economy and which political and economic hurdles are to clean to achieve an energetic transformation. The participants take different roles of, as an representative of a big energy company, as a politician, activist or direct concerned person. Is it possible to gain a solution?

We will try to give all interested participants answers to the most important questions w.r.t. repression and our response to it: What do we have to be prepared for, in particular legal persecution, and what should and will we so, in order to solidarically defend ourselves against this.

The Climate Movement Network „Klimabewegungsnetzwerk, KBN“ connects different radical groups and actions in climate politics and builds upon the preceding network „Energiekämpfe in Bewegung“ (Energy Struggles in Action). Currently the network is mainly active as email list „K!BN“ ( On Sunday, May 15th at 3 pm., a physical network meeting will take place on the camp in Lusatia. What can we expect from the network? How are decisions made? What are the specific next steps for the network to take? Come, discuss, and decide with us!

Qi Qong is a form of Chinese physical exercise that nourishes body and spirit. The “Eight Pieces of Brocade” last about 15 minutes and don’t require any prior knowledge. T’ai chi is a Chinese martial art that boosts strength, concentration and chi. To take part in the t’ai chi workshop, you must be familiar with the 24 Beijing form or the 48 form.

People who offer resistance against power relations are often confronted with violence and repression. Besides tangibles consequences, e.g. a bloody nose there are also less obvious consequences like emotional stress leading right up to psychological trauma. These effects are wanted: through traumatization of individuals, people are supposed to be discouraged from civil disobediance by being instilled with a feeling of impotence towards the state apparatus. „Out of action“ is a group of activists which offers emotional first-aid for affected indiviuals and groups. „Out of action“ also fights against the effects of violence and repression and for living together in solidarity.

When there’s enough sunshine, the “Cooking with the sun” workshop will take place: Preparing food in solar cookers / frying onions with a satellite dish / cooking potatoes with cardboard and space blankets / baking cakes with wood and glass

A one-person household in Germany uses 15 kWh of electricity a day. Just half a per cent of this could enable people in the Global South to benefit from communication and education. The photovoltaics-based method of generating electricity for this is fairly simple, though the technology is completely different from that generally used in German power stations. At the camp we will first provide an introduction to the theory of photovoltaics and soldering. Then, whenever we can (weather and parallel events permitting), we will weld solar cells to modules. These will be based on low-voltage solar modules with 5–10 V and approx. 30 W. Modules like these are not mass produced and, as a result, are still more expensive than larger modules. Reducing costs by building your own modules could therefore be of benefit to poorer population groups. Prior knowledge is not necessary, but an interest in understanding electric processes would help. All you really need, though, is a steady hand.

With a penknife and a little patience, you can carve organic wave- and flame-like forms out of tree branches. Carving can help you relax and feel more connected with your own body, especially on days when you have done a lot of thinking and talking. I try to share the joy of the process of carving by using free design methods and passing on my safety hints. The aim is not to produce perfect, realistic shapes, but rather to ground yourself as a political and possibly stressed human being and to find a relaxing way of being creative. Please bring your own penknife, if possible, as I can only provide a few.

Breathing techniques, physical exercises and guided strength and energy meditations help you to find the sense of peace and balance you’ll need for the tasks ahead. No prior knowledge necessary.

Hugs and reassurance are in short supply in our society. Due to hesitancy or uncertainty about how they might be interpreted, it’s usually difficult to find them outside of relationships or close friendships. A lack of emotional security can heighten disagreements when setting priorities and deciding on methods of political engagement. While intimacy can certainly be intellectual or spiritual in nature, cuddling can help. You’ll be given enough time to decide yourself whether you want to be touched, and, if so, by whom and for how long. There’ll be a few rules and clear borders will be set to ensure the cuddling is not of a sexual nature.

Make your own textile stamps and stamp your clothes or create textile patches and fix your things with the sewing machine or by hand.

At the 21st year of U.N. Climate Negotiations in Paris, 192 nations are on the verge of signing a historic agreement – that will either embrace all of humanity, or be full of non-binding proclamations tailored to profit multi-national corporations. Follow seven grassroots activists and their coalitions as they awaken the true force that can prevent catastrophic climate change: the will of the people.

The director Car-A. Fechner presents in his movie Power to Change a vision of a democratic, sustainable and affordable power supply from 100% renewably energies. The movie also tells stories about strugglers, puzzle freaks and people like you and me. He takes the audience to a journey through a country where hundreds fight for energy revolution.
The director also recorded a short introduction for the Lausitz-Camp.

REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.
Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality – tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority – while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation.
Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time – the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.
The director Kelly Nyks will present his movie on the Lausitz-Camp. There will be a space for questions and answers.

Firstly there will be shown a short documentory about Ende Gelände 2015. Here will be given insights in the starting preperations going over to the actuall action in the pit. The director Till Egen will also be around. Afterwards another movie will be shown.

‚The Bliss of Ignorance‘ invistigates South Africa´s complex relationship with one of the Country´s most abundant resources: coal. This documentary looks at the impact of South Africa´s energy policy; highlights how the mining and burning of coal affects the environment, polluting air and valuable water resources in a water-scarce Country and also the impact of South Africa´s coal-fired stations on public health. after the screening there will be questions and comments for clarity
facilitated by Lucky Maisanye.

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