Action consensus

for plausible action of civil disobedience

The year 2017 was one of the hottest year in the recorded history. Scientists agree that our planet is warming. They suggest that to avoid a catastrophic temperature increase of more than 2 degrees Celsius, it is crucial to keep at least 80% of all known fossil fuels under the surface. However, fossil companies plan to extract and burn them nevertheless. Thus it is time for us to go beyond our own limits and stop the fossil industry.

After considering the urgency of the climate crisis, we decided to take the protests against coal industry a step further, to go from words to action. During the Czech Climate Camp, we are going to realize non-violent civil disobedience actions against one of the coal infrastructures in the brown coal district of Most. We are going to force the extraction operators to stop their common work by our presence inside or nearby the mine, a power station or another technical infrastructure. For a moment, we will limit mining and coal burning – the most crucial sources of the climate change and its dramatic consequences.

The planned action is a publicly announced act of civil disobedience that is directed against one of the local coal infrastructures. Anyone can take part regardless their previous experience with similar protests. We are going to participate in legal demonstrations or in more daring non-violent actions of civil disobedience against one of the local coal infrastructures.

We will prepare for the action through a training, we will learn to organize ourselves in affinity groups, to take decisions non-hierarchically and to block effectively. We will behave calmly and non-violently. We won’t provoke escalation in order not to put anyone in danger. We will block and occupy only with our own bodies or equipment for passive resistance, we won’t destroy nor damage any equipment. We will go along the police lines or barriers and we will avoid any physical contact with the police and security guards. In all circumstances, we will follow the principles of nonviolence, we won’t react to any possible provocations. Our action is not directed against the workers of the coal industry, nor against police. The safety of all participants and workers will be our top priority. We will try to make the action as creative and accessible to broader public as possible.

All together we take the responsibility for the success of the action, we will support each other. Should anyone consciously break this action consensus, they cannot claim the right to support from the others in case of any legal, financial and other consequences of the action. We are the limits of fossil industry. Limity jsme my! (Limits are us!)