Code Rood anti-gas action & camp 24-31 August in Groningen

Nieuws, gepost door: nn op 28/01/2018 01:05:56

Wanneer: 28/01/2018 - 16:50

An update from the Code Rood (Code Red) action conference in Groningen city yesterday. Approximately one hundred people from all over the Netherlands together with people from local resistance groups decided that an action camp and mass civil disobedience action will be organised from 24 to 31 of August in Groningen province, north-east Netherlands.

Over the coming months, plans for the camp and action will be further developed in a number of thematic working groups, all of which welcome support from new people, particularly from Groningen but also from other places. Additional (public) action conferences will be scheduled for framework decision making, with the first planned for Saturday March 17, most likely again in Groningen.

Some background: in this area the NAM (Shell/ExxonMobil) has been extracting gas from Europe's largest gas field since the 1960's. In the last two decades this extraction has led to over 1.000 earthquakes in a region that has no natural seismic activity and where none of the houses have been built to withstand earthquakes. As a result, currently more than 100.000 people live in damaged and unsafe houses. For the past years resistance in this region has been growing and last week around 12.000 people took to the streets to demand an end to the gas extraction and full compensation of the earthquake damage. The camp and action is strategically timed to take place one month before the national government has to define a new maximum extraction level for the next couple of years.

More information about the camp and the action will be shared over the coming months. To keep updated visit or subscribe for the newsletter (English or Dutch). We look forward to your support in this important frontline struggle against the fossil fuel industry and for climate justice. Mark your calendars and spread the word!

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