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“WE DID IT” say RECLAIM THE POWER! xxx

 

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We shut down the UK’s largest coal mine.

Wow. I’ll never get tired of saying that.

After an amazing camp – jam-packed with speakers, workshops, entertainment, delicious food and more – over 300 of us took action on Tuesday to shut down Ffos-y-fran mine, and no-one was arrested. It was the biggest ever mass trespass in a UK mine.

I could write a loooong email about how inspirational and amazing End Coal Now was, but really, it speaks for itself. So, here’s a quick wrap up…

1. It was BEAUTIFUL!

Take a look at all the amazing photos and videos from the weekend – seriously – they have to be seen to be believed (and, there’s more to come!)

2. It was EFFECTIVE!

We actually halted mine operations – that deserves a mention. AND just two days before the Welsh elections, we were top story in nearly every Welsh paper and TV channel, as well as some UK ones. Check out this Storify of all the media coverage we got for a taster…

3. UNTIL WE WIN!

It was an amazing privilege working with the legendary local campaigners from United Valleys Action Group; hearing about their struggle and taking action alongside them. This is only the beginning of a relationship that will last – you guessed it – until we win!

WHAT NEXT?!

We hope you’ve come away from End Coal Now feeling invigorated and inspired to take more action (after you’ve showered and slept, that is). So what next?? Here’s a few ideas…

Get yourself to Ende Gelände!!! More information here.
Come along to the camp debrief to reflect and talk about next steps – 18th June near Merthyr, Facebook event here.
Follow the rest of the Break Free mobilisations – our action kicked off weeks of international action taking on the fossil fuel industry, check it out!
Get involved with Groundswell – Groundswell kicked off with a bang earlier in the year and now it’s re-booted, complete with actions map to track and add to! Get involved in a year of direct action for justice.
Get involved in your local Reclaim the Power network – RTPers are spread across the UK, check the calendar and Facebook for information on local meetings.

end-coal-02Our action to draw a red line through Ffos-y-fran mine.
Credit: Kristian Buus.

Endless thanks to everyone who made End Coal Now happen!
If you want to know more about planning camps like it, or have any questions – email info@reclaimthepower.org.uk

Solidarity and gratitude,
Until we win!
Reclaim the Power x

 

 

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