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Ende Gelände: German Coal Resistance
University of Washington Communications Building
Seattle, WA
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German activists from Ende Gelände ("Here and No Further") are coming to the US to share stories and tactics and strategize with local groups around successful mass mobilizations for climate justice.

Over the last ten years, a strong and diverse radical climate justice movement has been growing in Germany, founded on principles of frontline struggles, mass mobilization, direct action, and cooperation across organizational and tactical differences. The last few years saw the emergence of Ende Gelände mass mobilizations for civil disobedience; 6,000 people collectively blocked coal infrastructure last fall. Wearing their emblematic white overalls, demonstrators invaded mining pits, danced in front of the diggers, slept on the railways, and provoked pictures that have raised attention globally by exposing the dirty truth behind the official tale of the German energy transition Energiewende and making the connection between climate chaos and capitalism. Focusing on tangible examples, the tour aims to advance ideas for mass mobilizations and build bridges between international approaches for climate justice.

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Selma Richter has organized with Ende Gelände since 2015. Ende Gelände is a mass action of civil disobedience against lignite coal mining that recently mobilized 6,000 people to block coal infrastructure.

Johanna Winter organizes climate camps against lignite coal mines and works with frontline communities against the destruction of their homes and lands for fossil fuel extraction.

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Sponsored by 350 Seattle and the Germanics Department, UW

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Get a free ticket -- as space is limited. We'd like to offer Selma and Johanna an honorarium -- so please purchase a supporter ticket if you can.
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University of Washington Communications Building (View)
4109 E Stevens Way NE, CMU 120
Seattle, WA 98195
United States


Categories

Education > Workshops
Other > Green
Other > Political

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