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ACTIVE RESISTANCE CAMP IN DEFENSE OF THE LAND

Against the M.A.T. and the world which needs it

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WHAT IS THE M.A.T.?
The ”very high tension electricity line” (M.A.T.) is an electric motorway which transports at least 400,000 volts. It is being constructed in order to connect European States to each other and also Europe with Africa. It is necessary in order to sell and distribute excess energy produced by nuclear power plants and the so-called alternative sources of energy. At the same time, it is the network which capitalism needs in order to supply the electricity necessary for other projects and infrastructures of death and destruction, such as high-speed railway lines. Those responsible for all this are always the same and the construction companies in question are directly involved in other projects which are destroying lands around the world; companies like Vinci standing out in Europe and Endesa in South America.

WHY THIS CAMP?
So that the last crucial section for the connection between France and Catalonia can not be constructed.
So that the energy coming from 6 French nuclear power plants does not cross this land or any other.
So that the struggle against the M.A.T. can be a starting point for questioning our way of living, which is mainly being imposed in the name of Progress.
So that the affected land can be used to create a space for meeting, information, resistance and action.

WHY HERE AND WHY NOW?
After more than 10 years of struggle, we are at a critical moment. In September expropriations are expected to begin against owners who have refused to sign the sale of land needed for the construction of the M.A.T.’s last pylons in Girona.

It is because of all of this that we are inviting you to come and get involved in the camp; to share, struggle and resist in a self-run space, free of leaders and representatives from political parties, groups, trade unions, etc. Let’s share ideas and build connections between different struggles, because the M.A.T. affects us all and is not an isolated fight.

AGAINST PROGRESS, I’TS INFRASTRUCTURES AND EVERYTHING THAT DEFENDS IT:
LET’S TAKE OUR LIVES BACK!

SEE YOU ON THE 23rd OF AUGUST, 2013
SOMEWHERE NEAR GIRONA

Bring everything that you need for camping.

The campsite
We’ll meet on the morning of Friday the 23rd of August in Fellines (Viladasens).
How to arrive:
Bicycle & Car:
N-11 Girona – Figueres, turn right at the sign direction Fellines (km 732), follow signs to the camp.

Public transportation:
Bus from Girona to Verges, stop at Viladasens. The stop is about 4 km away from the camp.
Train from Barcelona to Portbou, get out at the Sant Jordi Desvalls station. From the train station to the camp the way is around 8 km, feel free to come with bikes!
From the busstop and train station there will be signs to the camp.


Program
Every day there will be breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Friday 23rd
10am: Set up camp
7pm: Presentation of the camp

Saturday 24th
4.30pm: Talk about the current situation of the M.A.T. Project
7pm: Camp meeting

Sunday 25th
4.30pm: Talk about the struggle against the High Tension Power Lines in Vall d’Albaida
7pm: Camp meeting

Monday 26th
8am: Route around the affected lands
7pm: Camp meeting

Wednesday 28th
4.30pm: Talk/debate about the struggle against the High Speed Railway in Val di Susa
7pm: Camp meeting

Thursday 29th
7pm: Camp meeting
A documentary about the maquis (Spanish partisans) will be projected after dinner, in commemoration of the death of Facerias.

Friday 30th
Various cultural activities
Concert

Other things

You can propose things. Bring your experiences, documentaries, energy, ideas…

Both the food and what we do during these days will depend on those of us there. We think that it is fundamental to create autonomy in our lives, which are under the yoke of this economy, society, surroundings… breaking away from all that is supposedly established and based on horizontal exchanges within which everyone is conscious and active. This camp is being constructed on these foundations and we believe that for the camp to function well it is necessary that everyone gets involved in all aspects, so that we don’t reproduce the same roles to be found in the assistential welfare system. All of us together will contribute to provide the material and food needed. We hope that each person will evaluate what he or she will need during these days and contribute to the extent he or she is able to. The kitchen will be a collective space and we will all contribute to prepare the food.

We encourage you to bring your bike!

Here below you can find a list of suggestions regarding material we may need:
-plastic sheets
-big tents
-tents
-tools
-kitchen utensils
-long-lasting food (cans, etc.)
-barrels
-hosepipes

Material for download and distribution:
Flyers

Why we don’t want photos nor videos nor journalists:
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cartellfotos eng (pdf)