Non Violent Direct Action training
Ahead of the next Stop Fossiele Subsidies: blokkade A12 in The Hague (28 January), it is time for another action training in Amsterdam! Saturday 21 January, as part of the XRNL Community weekend, you are welcome at Studio 3, next to De Sering. This training is 100% suitable for participating in all XR-actions, not only the A12 blockade.
If you want to participate in XR’s actions, it is highly recommended to have had an Action Training beforehand. Regardless of whether you want to participate in actions with a high risk of arrest or not. And even if you don’t have that clear to yourself yet, this training is the place to find out.
During the training you will learn all about
what it is like to take part in an XR action and how we organise it,
what an Affinity Group is and its usefulness during an action,
what the legal consequences of civil disobedience are,
how we at XR view non-violence and where you draw the line,
de-escalation techniques you can use.
We will tell you all about it! We will do some excersises and there is enough time for questions. After the training we hope you can make a more informed decision whether to join a disruptive action and if you already decided give you the proper ‘tools’ to do so.
The training will be at Studio 3, next to De Sering (Rhoneweg 6, Amsterdam) from 11:00 until 15:00. Halfway the training there will be a 45 minute lunch break.
For all who are completely new to XR, there will be a short introduction talk (also in English) at the same location prior to the training, from 10:00 to 11:00.
Important additional info:
There is a Signal group that includes everyone participating in the A12 action on 28 January. In that group you will get all the relevant information, such as date and link for the action briefing, a packing list, important updates and so on.
You can sign up for that group here: https://signal.group/#CjQKIJIjoz0Ggz5Pd4TtcsxwxvC99D8EaupJaxp9u4aFzoc0EhBSTVBwCsoecK9hAymPCwWI