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100 days to Palestine weekend

Posted: February 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , | No Comments »

On the 21st of March around 20 people will set off on their bikes from Grow Heathrow, London on a 100 day cycle ride to Palestine. (With a few stops in-between).

Popular Resistance Movements Environmental Justice Direct Action on B.D.S. Arts and Culture Linking Stories of Struggle

P.E.D.A.L. is a living, breathing, cycling tool-kit mapping communities of resistance from the UK to Palestine on it’s 100 day journey leaving Grow Heathrow on the 21st of March 2011. The bicycle caravan will be cycling in solidarity with Palestinian and Israeli popular resistance movements – responding to the call-out from Palestinian civil society in 2005 to support the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign (http://bdsmovement.net/).

The ride will trace a trail of corporations complicit in the Occupation, and support activists on trial for BDS actions. The group will join the dots of counter-cultures fighting injustice through Europe to the Middle East sharing stories, skills and strategies of resistance to create a cultural document for those working to end the illegal Occupation and the wider Global Justice movement. Video, photography, theatre projects will build the structures for messages of solidarity, stories of hope and ideas to build strong networks to support each other in our struggles.

P.E.D.A.L. will focus on environmental justice issues such as access to land, water and seeds- visiting Reclaim the Fields collectives through Europe and meeting farmers in the West Bank to strengthen mutual networks for food autonomy. The aim is to link and empower groups across our route following the concept of ‘dual power’; by linking with groups who are involved in opposing oppression in Palestine as well as those who are creating positive alternatives in sustainable living and new forms of organising.

There will be 2 days of P.E.D.A.L activities including workshops on storytelling, creative disobedience, legal, consensus decision making and the occupation of Palestine on the weekend before they leave (19th/20th March) at Grow Heathrow – so please come down to find out more and get involved.

A radical transition

Posted: January 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Media | Tags: , | No Comments »

A radical transition from Harmit Kambo on Vimeo.

Made by our good friends who created the environmental justice photo project.

Environmental Justice website launch

Posted: December 3rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

Welcome to The Environmental Justice Photo Project: http://environmental-justice.com/

Over the past year a movement has developed using creative and empowering methods to highlight the deep-seated reasons we need to take action today. The reality that climate change, poverty and pollution aren’t a mistake – fossil fuel industries and the politicians who turn a blind eye to their impacts rely on the unequal burden place on ourselves and our communities to uphold unequal power in the UK today.

So We Stand –  a people’s movement organising for empowering social change to develop multiracial politics and self defence strategies to better our lives and communities – are calling for individuals to listen to the voices, witness the images of how we are forced to live and watch the videos of different stories and then more importantly – stand up to take action.

From Heathrow to Grangemouth to Merhyr Tydfill this is just the start. Through this project we realise that we are not alone  in this fight. In order to tackle these growing problems we must join the dots between social and environmental problems. We have lived for too long while greed and addiction to profit has brutalised our way of life. Those days are long gone and we must fight for justice, a way of life free from poverty, climate change and pollution.