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To stop climate change, the fossil fuel economy must be disrupted. Come learn important nonviolent direct action and support skills!
To stop climate change, the fossil fuel economy must be disrupted. Come learn important nonviolent direct action and support skills!
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NOTE: All funding from this Kickstarter campaign will go towards materials and food that will be used expressly for the direct action training.  See below for a comprehensive list of materials that we need.

2015 was the hottest year ever recorded and the impacts of climate change are already hitting communities around the world. From rising sea levels to extreme storms, climate change is with us now and the need to act has never been more urgent.  Despite this, the fossil fuel industry is moving ahead with projects that will make the Pacific Northwest a dirty energy superhighway with the largest coal and oil terminals on the continent.  The carbon emissions from these projects alone will be enough to blow way past the 2-degree Celsius limit set by the Paris climate summit. 

For the past 50+ years the so-called environmental "movement" has relied mostly on established channels of political engagement to make the structural changes that need to be made in order to avert runaway climate change.  It should be clear by now that these channels are biased towards those who hold power in existing institutions, and that existing institutions serve existing economic interests, interests that are diametrically opposed to the health of the planet.

The current situation demands that people with moral clarity join together and stop these projects.  This is where direct action comes in.  Direct action offers communities a way to express opposition on their terms instead of those laid down by a government loyal to the fossil fuel industry.  Dissent and direct action are important tools of true democracy, and it's about time we learn how to use them.

Our project is a three-day direct action training camp that will focus on developing skills related to all aspects of a direct action campaign:

  • Nonviolent Direct Action 101
  • Target Selection, Research, and Scouting
  • Movement Strategy
  • Legal Observing / Police Liaising
  • Soft Blockades
  • Preparing for Action
  • Action Decision Making
  • Climbing Skills
  • Media Skills
  • Jail Support
  • Fundraising
  • Equipment Building
  • Organizing

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS TRAINING HAPPEN.  Your donations will go toward the purchasing of these materials for the training:

  • Harnesses
  • Prusik Cord
  • Webbing
  • Static Rope
  • Helmets
  • Carabiners
  • Pulleys
  • Belay Devices
  • Quick Links
  • Truck Rope
  • Lumber
  • PVC Pipe
  • Snap Links
  • Tar
  • Steel Pipe
  • Outdoor Cooking Stoves
  • Propane Tanks
  • Meals for 30+ Participants for 3 Days
  • Misc. Supplies

Risks and challenges

If it turns out to be a rainy and wet July 4 weekend, we will still be able to conduct all of the workshops and trainings. We have enough indoor space and coverings to be able to pull it off.

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