||The NoBorder camp at
Strasbourg will be a practical demonstration of collective ability to manage
our own events on a non-hierarchical, self-organised basis.
people from all over Europe and beyond are expected for a week of protest
actions, workshops, discussions, and projects on migration and border regimes.
It is organised in a D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) spirit by groups as
different as the teccie group ascii (Amsterdam), Festival Permanente Contre le
Racisme (Strasbourg), kein Mensch ist illegal (Germany), Collectif Anti
Expulsions (Paris), PublixTheatreCaravan (Vienna).
This massive undertaking
requires the active participation of all. Nobody is in the business of laying
on a NoBorders experience to be passively consumed by 'visitors'.
is operating on the basis of 'Every One is An Expert'. Negotiations between the
Strasbourg no-border collective and the council about a suitable campsite are
well under way. The camp will be organised as a cluster of 'barrios' located
around kitchens as central hubs, each with it's own sanitation facilities,
security contacts etc. Kitchens from Spain, Germany and France have announced
their coming (none from the UK yet).
They will need daily support
from their barrios. Organic loos will take care of the other end of nutrition,
they need to be looked after collectively. Two large tents will host meetings
of several 100 people. Working groups are addressing information structure,
internet access, site security, sanitation, catering and integrating children
into the life of the camp (See contacts, input welcome).
infrastructure is being blagged for free, but AARRRGGH - we still live under
capitalist rule, so money is badly needed. A small fee for the week will cover
basic expenses but we still need cash for the internet connection, electricity,
agitprop, transport, bikes etc etc. So if you can do a benefit, do it! The
events, projects and discussions listed in the preliminary programme are
expected and develop through on-going discussion and dialogue during the week
of the camp. Bring: Tent, cutlery, sleeping bag, friends, musical instruments,
FM radio for translations, massage oil Organise your transport through
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