What’s Planned?

Stop NATO week of action: 30th Aug – 5th Sep

Action Camp

There will be an action camp in Tredegar Park, Newport.  See here for a map, and here for public transport directions and here for details of a minibus being run.  This is where our info-point will be throughout the week of action, which will be the first point of contact for people who want to get organised and help out with events.  There will be loads of workshops, skill-shares and gigs throughout the week.  Despite what it might say on the camp website (which may not have been updated more recently than this page!) we are not near running out of space for accommodation.   The camp operates a safer spaces agreement. It also has its own website where more details can be found.

Events

Clicking on the link for each event will bring up more details on the actions planned for each day, along with workshops and other events at the camp.  Major events of the week include the big demo in Newport on the Saturday the 30th and the mass action on Thursday the 4th.  Events organised by other groups are listed further down this page.

Workshops

Sunday: against drones, securitisation and policing

  • 10am to 2pm: (TBC) Legal Observer Training from the Welsh GBC
  • 11am: “Afghanistan” workshop, Maya Evans, Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK
  • 7:30pm: “Gaza: Life beneath the drones” workshop with Corporate Watch

Monday: against austerity, benefit cuts and evictions

  • 11am: “Death to the Bedroom Tax” talk
  • 3pm: “Chelsea Manning” Workshop
  • 4pm (TBC): “worker’s power in under an hour” with the IWW

Tuesday: against racism, prisons and borders

  • 3pm (TBC): “No Borders Morocco” talk.
  • 4pm: “Why No Borders?” Workshop.
  • 5pm: “Why Race Matters?” Workshop.

Wednesday: prepare for action

  • 10am to 2pm (TBC): Legal Observer Training from the Welsh GBC
  • 12 Noon to 1:30pm: “Challenging schedule 7″ with Corporate Watch: the police routinely misuse terrorism act powers to question activists at borders. This workshop will share strategies for coping with police questioning. 
  • 3pm to 7pm: “Public Order Training” skillshare with the Welsh GBC
  • 7pm to 8pm: “Know Your Rights” Q&A with the Welsh GBC

Events organised by other groups

  • 8-29 Aug: The “Long March On Newport”, a series of relay walks/bike rides converging on Newport in the weeks before the summit, doing outreach and public events along the way.
  • Sat 30th Aug: A big demo in Newport, five days before the summit starts.
  • Sun 31st Aug: An international counter-summit in Cardiff.
  • A mass sing, organised by the Campaign Choirs Network, and a performance of “Trident: A British War Crime“.
  • No to NATO are also planning various other events – see the calendar on their website.

If your group is planning something that you want us to announce here, email stopnatocymru at riseup dot net.