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Mayo - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970
Direct Action training
Friday June 24, 2011 16:12 by rossport solidarity camp rossportsolidaritycamp at gmail dot com rossport solidarity camp, aughoose, ballina, co.mayo 0851141170
Come up for a weekend of direct action training, meet the community and see this incredible place.
This is a great chance to get more involved in the campaign. All welcome, no experience necessary. Please try to arrive by the evening of Friday 22nd if possible.
It's open to complete beginners to try out different ways of protesting, learning your legal rights and planning a safe and effective campaign against Shell.
It's open to complete beginners to try out different ways of protesting, learning your legal rights and planning a safe and effective campaign against Shell. Accommodation and food provided, donations welcome. If you can’t make it up for this, we are running direct action trainings here and around the country from now on so please email email@example.com if you would like one to happen in your area.
Since March we have been taking continuous action against Shell's survey work and drilling more bore holes. We have reason to believe that Shell are due to begin construction work on the pipeline as they are due to submit their Environment Management Plan late this week. If you have ever wanted to take part in the campaign then now is the time!
The Shell to Sea campaign has successfully used direct action for the last 11 years to frustrate, delay and try to stop Shell's destructive project.
We take direct action because the Government has failed us and the authorities that are supposed to protect communities and the environment have refused to act. So we have no choice but to protect it ourselves. We also take action to inspire other communities to do the same. Whether it's stopping Shell illegally drilling in a Special Area of Conservation or blocking the trucks carrying building materials for this experimental and dangerous project, using direct action works! So come along & get prepared...
Shell's Corrib Gas Project is already decade late and 3 times over budget - impressive for a rural community fighting one of the biggest multinationals in the world!
There is a huge global history of direct action campaigns. Direct action was used during the anti-war campaign at Shannon airport, in the civil rights marches, during the amazing anti-nuclear campaign at Cansore Point and also to kick out dirty industries such as Raytheon, Merrell Dow and Raybestos Manhattan.
Direct action is used in parallel with other campaigning tools such as engaging in the planning process, lobbying, public meetings and taking legal challenges against Shell.
If you can't come up for the weekend, please get ready to come up as soon as you get the call out when Shell start work. Visitors are always welcome to come up to the camp at anytime.
As Frederick Douglass, the US abolitionist orator said in 1857:
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess
to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation…want crops
without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder
and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of
its many waters…. Power concedes nothing without a demand.
It never did and it never will."