We will continue to highlight and oppose the key drivers of climate breakdown. We also want to live up to RtP’s commitment to political and social justice as well as climate justice.
That’s why we’re announcing Power Beyond Borders, a mass action camp which aims to show solidarity with migrants as well astaking direct action against new gas infrastructure from 26th – 31st July.
We need everybody who can to get involved. You don’t need to have done anything like this before. There are loads of ways to get stuck in: from veg chopping to welcome teams, media spokespeople to blockading.
The camp will be in the South-East of England. We’ll announce the precise location at short notice, and provide transport assistance for those who need it to ensure the event is as accessible as possible.
Why Gas Fired Power Stations?
Drax Power is planning to start building Britain’s biggest gas fired power station this autumn. If it goes ahead, the UK can’t meet its emission targets and our energy system will be tied to fossil fuels for many years to come.
With more proposed gas infrastructure across the country, it’s up to us to turn off the gas and to show investors and the government what real action for the climate looks like.
Why UK Borders?
The climate crisis is a racist crisis. Indigenous peoples have historically been on the frontlines of capitalist resource extraction, and now also face the threat of climate impacts and false climate solutions. Across the world communities of colour lose their lives and homes in the face of fossil fuel extraction and those who do the least to cause climate change feel brutal climate impacts most fiercely.
Those who seek refuge in the UK are met by Theresa May’s “Hostile Environment” facing raids on their homes and workplaces, imprisonment for indefinite periods and violent deportations. In the wake of Brexit, this is only set to get worse.
The border is everywhere, it’s just invisible to those of us with citizenship. People at the sharp end, friends and allies have been challenging these racist regimes for years. Now it’s time for us to step up. Based on the aims drawn up by some of the groups most affected we want to challenge the Hostile Environment at this camp.