imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

EARTH FIRST ORGANIZERS' CONFERENCE and WINTER RENDEZVOUS

by Winter Rondy Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 at 8:05 PM
EFinSB@gmail.com Santa Barbara

The Earth First! Organizers’ Conference (OC) and Winter Rendezvous (Rondy) will be held in the beautiful mountains of Santa Barbara. Traditionally, this conference is a time for members of radical environmental campaigns to come together to discuss ideas and strategies, ideally creating a stronger, more unified front. We expect this year’s gathering to help connect and strengthen existing campaigns within the movement, as well as look at how current social and political trends impact the biosphere in increasingly devastating ways. We hope the conference will inform and inspire new comrades to join the struggle in defense of the Earth—along with eating good food and doing a bunch of hootin’ and hollerin’!

EARTH FIRST ORGANIZE...
picture-131.jpgd7wnae.jpg, image/jpeg, 960x640

The Earth First! Organizers’ Conference (OC) and Winter Rendezvous (Rondy) will be held in the beautiful mountains of Santa Barbara. Traditionally, this conference is a time for members of radical environmental campaigns to come together to discuss ideas and strategies, ideally creating a stronger, more unified front. We expect this year’s gathering to help connect and strengthen existing campaigns within the movement, as well as look at how current social and political trends impact the biosphere in increasingly devastating ways. We hope the conference will inform and inspire new comrades to join the struggle in defense of the Earth—along with eating good food and doing a bunch of hootin’ and hollerin’!
The Earth First! Organizers’ Conference (OC) and Winter Rendezvous (Rondy) will be held in the beautiful mountains of Santa Barbara. Traditionally, this conference is a time for members of radical environmental campaigns to come together to discuss ideas and strategies, ideally creating a stronger, more unified front. We expect this year’s gathering to help connect and strengthen existing campaigns within the movement, as well as look at how current social and political trends impact the biosphere in increasingly devastating ways. We hope the conference will inform and inspire new comrades to join the struggle in defense of the Earth—along with eating good food and doing a bunch of hootin’ and hollerin’!

We are encouraging folks to show up on Thursday, February 11 to help get things started on time. Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13 will be the OC section of this year’s gathering. Critiques of current campaigns and ideas for future projects will be discussed throughout these two days. All EF!ers are welcome to join in on critical analysis of our radical movement.

The Winter Rendezvous will take place on Sunday and Monday, February 14 and 15, with the night to howl kicking up the desert dust on Saturday night. This will be a time for folks to show off their skits, musical numbers, poetry and other creative acts.

Proposed workshops: challenging oppression within the EF! movement, radical mycology, radical astrology, plant walks, bird walks, carbon markets, radical culinary arts, first aid, tree climbing, backwoods stealth and wilderness survival, conducting bioregional roundups, doing direct action trainings, learning acupressure techniques, massage, nutrition and discussing consent and accountability.

Discussion points for the Winter Rendezvous: strategy sessions on attacking infrastructure, discussions on integrating climbing into our actions, confronting green capitalism and eco-fascism, thoughts on improving security culture, support for Earth and animal liberation prisoners, and anti-oppression work within EF!.

Anyone interested in heading up a workshop, skill share or discussion should contact us at EFinSB [at] gmail.com. There is still time to make this gathering what you want it to be.

Among things you should consider bringing are clothing for very warm and very cold temperatures, RAIN GEAR, food and water for the communal kitchen and yourself, friends, sleeping bags, an appetite for action, tarps and musical instruments and climbing gear.

Chaparral gets relatively hot during the day, and temperatures can drop to freezing at night. It’s also very dry here. So, staying hydrated is extremely important. If you want to bring any animal companions, please contact us so that we can make arrangements.

Excellent security culture is expected from all participants in the Rendezvous. This is because the state may be actively hunting for some of our friends and comrades and seeking to incriminate others. This can include anyone anywhere regardless of their actions or ideology. There will be workshops to encourage and share excellent SC practices and make us all feel safer. Things to know beforehand include: Don’t do illegal things, or tell others to, or talk about it around cellphones, mp3, laptops, or any other devices. Respect other people’s names (and pronouns!) and make up your own. It’s fun. Security culture is not an excuse to be unfriendly!

Conflict Mediation and a Safe Place for All: This summer, the mediation team discussed how having a special chill space for folks would be beneficial for everyone’s mental health. We are planning on having a special area devoted to that at the gathering.

The space will include an assortment of tools and resources to help earthfirsters relax and regain focus. There will be books available on stretching, yoga, acupressure and different types of massage. Zines on mediation, support, communication and mental health will also be at your fingertips. Oh yeah, tea anyone? If that’s your fancy, you can find it there! We will also have mediation team members available throughout the gathering to listen and help resolve conflicts and listen. We recognize that people may be coping with an assortment of things (grief, loss, addictions), and we want you to know we are there for you.

Anti-Oppression Check-in: We want to create a space where folks feel safe, mentally and physically. We want to challenge all forms of oppression and encourage everyone to speak up against language and behavior that reinforces domination. Please be conscious of how much space you are taking up. For better sex, we encourage everyone to practice consent with each other. Self-care should be your top priority. We ask you to first try to address concerns that arise with the folks who are present, and then seek out a mediation team member if you need help.

Check us out online at 2010oc.org. If you haven’t been to a Rondy before and would like to see what they’re like, check out past Beltane issues of the EF! Journal for report-backs. The 2010oc website will include a ride board to help folks figure out travel plans. We hope to see a bunch of old friends and a gigantic bunch of new ones! Santa Barbara is part of the most awesome bioregion in the Universe! So come on down and see why! EARTH FIRST!

http://2010oc.org
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


SB

by Winter Rondy Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 at 8:05 PM
EFinSB@gmail.com Santa Barbara

SB...
seven_20falls_20downstream.jpgpdx7nv.jpg, image/jpeg, 676x450

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Local News

Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus S07 5:57PM

Nuclear Shudown News Aufust 2016 A30 3:46PM

WIKIpedia is not what we readers Thought nor is it even current about Pacifica or KPFK A24 3:10PM

"KPFK has a $500,000 deficit “ !! Can this be true? A19 6:10AM

Nuclear Shutdown News July 2016 A01 1:36PM

A 99-page report "Election fraud" from Election Justice USA A01 4:14AM

INDY's KPFK radio program being eliminated ? too ? J10 4:57PM

Bertolt Brecht Testifies Before the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947) 2 min J02 3:04PM

Pacifica-KPFK Archives, director resignation J18 4:50PM

SAVE KPFK & PACIFICA: VOTE IN THIS CRUCIAL ELECTION! J18 3:39PM

KPFK radio elections for LSB coming Quick ! J18 1:05PM

KPFK Local Station Board Elections In-Progress J13 11:31AM

Black Lives Matter Activist Jasmine Abdullah Sentenced Three Months in Jail on Attempted Lynching Charge J09 2:08AM

Why are the Park Rangers making it even more difficult for the homeless in Los Angeles? J04 3:11PM

Bernie Sanders in Lincoln Heights M23 8:23PM

Los Angeles Sit-In to Fight Voter Suppression M18 4:28AM

War Within California's 46th CD M13 11:42AM

NPR's David Greene & Alison Aubrey along with David Ludwig Shill For Factory Farm Eggs M13 7:55AM

2016 AT&T Shareholders engaged by Communications Workers of America D9 Activists M12 11:43PM

Communications Workers of America District 9 Action at AT&T Shareholders M12 9:38PM

Voter Registration at ELAC M10 3:31PM

LA Times Fails to Cover Protest Against Clinton M07 9:15PM

Violence Against Poor In Venice A29 12:59PM

California Safe Schools Honors 11 Year Old Daniel Randall A25 2:25PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

This is your country, your people, not mine S25 7:46PM

Castle Clash Tips & Tricks S25 8:45AM

Datologie S25 12:47AM

Counterintelligence Operations Against A Target Are Global S24 8:15AM

Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC S23 3:18PM

Paraphysique de l'aplasie S23 2:37AM

The Shortwave Report 09/23/16 Listen Globally! S22 5:34PM

Philippines: The Punisher's dirty war on drugs S21 11:50PM

Final Shot Astuce Gem Tricks S21 3:58PM

How to get rid of fleas by Robert George Tronge S21 11:52AM

SB Game Hacker is ready to work S21 10:06AM

Joanna Lumley slams CITES’ rhino horn proposal S21 9:24AM

KPFK :must VOTE by 9/30 to local board. S21 9:02AM

NBA 2K17 Prelude Download Australia/New Zealand on PS4 and Xbox One S21 5:29AM

Power Elites: On the Great Illusion of Pluralist Liberalism S21 5:05AM

Chronicité intempestive S21 2:04AM

USA: Inhumane S20 5:49PM

Joanna Lumley slams CITES’ rhino horn proposal as ADI make a stand for the African elephan S20 5:22PM

Joanna Lumley slams CITES’ rhino horn proposal as ADI make a stand for the African elephan S20 5:20PM

Dorothy Willetts Designs a Chair for Event to Benefit Illumination Foundation S19 4:26PM

KPFK & Pacifica's Archives seem oddly silent about transitions. Any ? S19 1:09PM

Modern Strike Online Hack - Get Unlimited Gold S19 4:34AM

Growth Criticism and Reduced Working Hours S18 9:54AM

Algorithmes de l'isolement généralisé S18 12:24AM

Homo homini lupus S17 8:53PM

Fbi illegal methods and criminal agenda exposed S16 11:05PM

Prêt-à-porter-du prêt-à-penser S15 10:04PM

The Shortwave Report 09/16/16 Listen Globally! S15 5:22PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy