D12: Mass Civil Disobedience

The climate negotiations, held during COP21, are meant to be completed by 12th December. But we know that, for all this, they will not have ensured the future of the planet and of the people who live on it.

Just as the UN announces the results of its marathon negotiations, people will be taking to the streets of Paris and le Bourget to set out these demands.

Together, let us remember that, away from all the discussions between different states, millions of people have already experienced the drastic consequences of climate disruption, in particular in the most vulnerable communities.

Together we will demonstrate the power of the movement for climate justice. A movement that is progressing as it strikes a balance: between resistance and alternatives.

Together we will lead two “mass actions” for climate justice:

  • On Saturday morning, an act of civil disobedience: “red lines”, representing the minimum limits necessary for a planet that is fair and offers quality of life, will encircle le Bourget. Symbolising these lines, thousands of people carrying giant inflatable objects will surround the conference centre and occupy the public area.
  • On Saturday afternoon, a mass gathering of people: several human chains will be formed around the Place de la République in Paris. These human chains will symbolise the alternatives, the resistance movements that form today’s movement for climate justice. They will show what the solutions are for a future with quality of life, respect for the environment and justice for all.

Actions organized on that day follow the principles of the D12 Action consensus that we invite you to read.

On the 12th December, the last word will not be had at the negotiations table but on the streets! A last word that will start a new chapter in the movement for climate justice, in 2016 and beyond.

For more information about this action day, visit the page of the D12.

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D12: Getting ready for civil massive desodebience

Tomorrow saturday december 12th, a massive desobedient action is taking place in Paris.
Dozens of colectives involved in climate/ecological struggles have planned several actions on the street, defying french the state of emergency to reclaim the last word on climate justice. Thousands of persons will go on the street and will use their right to manifest peacefully.
Here we bring you 3 audios recorded at le Centquatre, a space that has become a place of justice artivist/activist workshops and other activities. Theses audio files will bring you important information about the call, the actions and the medical advices that you should learn before taking part at the D12 red lines protest.

• Red lines action call + presentation:

• Medical advices in case of police repression at a street protest:

• D12 actions briefing: why and how

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Christmas songs for the ZAD at Notre-Dame

 

Around 150 persons, coordinated by J.E.D.I. for Climate, sang subversive christmas songs for a flashmob supporting the ZAD struggle. ZAD activists defend their land in Nantes against the building plans of an airport, for the last 30 years already.

We could talk with one of the organisers, and we bring you some of the christmas songs performed in front of Notre-Dame cathedral.

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Action on fossil free culture at the Louvre

This morning we went to the Louvre to participate at the open beautiful action that was going to happen there to expose the fossil fuel lobby which is sponsoring the museum. We tell you what happened there and we also got an audio from people who got arrested inside the Louvre because they made a ritual with oil-simulation in one of its halls to expose corporate power embedded in major cultural stakeholders.

“Dear Louvre, when the company Total sponsors you, you sponsor Total. Don’t sponsor Climate chaos!”

* We thank The New Internationalist for the last bit of the audio, a message from the activists arrested.

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Public Event: Reimagining Activism + Film Screening & Stories: Run For Your Life

A collaboration between The Eroles Project and Run For Your Life, two groups bringing a reimagined activism to COP21. The evening will begin with a participatory debate hosted by The Eroles Project reflecting on how we do activism. Followed by the first ever screening of video documentation of “a race against time” with the Run For Your Life artistic team sharing stories collected along the way.

Run For Your Life: a race against time – Humanity is standing on the brink of a climate catastrophe. Soon it will be too late. In November, thousands of people told their stories and run thousands of kilometres, from the Arctic to Paris, to promote climate justice and a sustainable future.

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Climate games: Ready to defy the rules of the game?

An invitation to create affinity groups, take the streets of Paris or wherever you are at and defy the rules of the game in order to change it in favor of life. Direct actions, performances and disobedience to demand urgent climate justice in a finite and disrupted planet.

One of the organisers talked to us and explained us more details about this disobedient call for action.

We are not fighting for nature. We are nature defending itself.

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