Looking back on the Direct Action theme
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Since September 2019 we have started with the ASEED bi-monthly themes. September, October and November have been the months of the theme Direct Action (we did three instead of two because we felt we needed longer with this broad topic). Now that it has come to a close and a … verder lezen

SEEDMail #49 Direct action – What is it and how can it be effective?
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After a busy September and start of October, we’ve slowed down this month with our direct actions and taken some time to reflect on the topic. We’ve had stands and workshops at the Anarchist Bookfair and Open Source Seeds event. The reading group has been restarted with large attendance and … verder lezen

Experiences & insights from a study session on youth activism in Europe
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Between the 20th and 28th of October, two ASEED’ers travelled to Strasbourg, France, to take part in a study session on youth activism. Direct action has been prominent in the work of ASEED in previous months, between the Lutkemeer actions, Free the Soil and holding discussions around the topic of … verder lezen

Reading group – non-violence & violence
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On the 30th of October, ASEED organised a reading group on the topic of direct action: non-violence and diversity of tactics. The evening was very inspiring and filled with new insights. Thank you to everyone who joined and contributed. The first two chapters of Peter Gelderloos’ book “How nonviolence protects … verder lezen

SEEDMail #48 Resistance is Fertile – Lutkemeer polder eviction, Free the soil and more
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The summer has been filled with waves of direct action, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Under the umbrella campaign of Fossil Free Agriculture (FFA) we have targeted pressing, local and international struggles. Starting on the 1st of September we joined We Squash and Behoud Lutkemeer to fight back against the Lutkemeerpolder eviction by Schiphol … verder lezen

A chance encounter with a dairy farmer’s husband on a train – are we not all fighting the same fight?
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The past months have been a wave of direct actions. Through this, our minds have been jumbled with thoughts of what is effective and what is not, and what message we should be sending out with our actions. This reflection has led us to much frustration, as well as many … verder lezen