New bi-monthly theme: Gender & Agriculture
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We are excited to announce that we are moving from the first bi-monthly theme Direct Action to the new theme, Gender and Agriculture, within the Fossil Free Agriculture Campaign. The global food system is rigged – industrial agriculture dominates the way people in the global North get fed. What few know … verder lezen

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

Upcoming bi-monthly themes 2019/2020
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The Fossil Free Agricultural (FFA) campaign has been developed by ASEED in collaboration with other collectives since the beginning of 2018. In the first year we chose three large local and international projects: The Food Autonomy Festival, collaboration with Behoud Lutkemeer to help in the struggle to protect the Lutkemeer polder in Amsterdam and the Free the … verder lezen

ASEED Podcast 1.0: “Violence vs. Non-violence through Frantz Fanon and Albert Camus”
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“When we revolt it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe”, Frantz Fanon. We are super excited to announce the first episode of our ASEED podcast, related to our bi-monthly theme “direct action”. After Free the Soil, Behoud Lutkemeer, and the Extinction … 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

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

Learning and reflections from Non-Violent Communication training
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On Wednesday 2nd October members of our ASEED team and the Cityplot collective participated in a Non-Violent Communication workshop in the beautiful venue of Stadsborderij Osdorp. The last month has been intense with multiple direct actions of civil disobedience and high-pressure situations in which violent confrontations emerged. The training was … verder lezen

FFA info & benefit dinner in Amsterdam
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On Thursday 3 October, the Fossil Free Agriculture folks will be cooking and sharing a delicious 3-course vegan meal at the Fabriek Volkskamer, in Amsterdam. Come join us!

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