On January 19-20, 2013, the MORE-RAMPS-BMIS Winter Action Camp will host a public, 2-day intensive direct action and community organizing training! This training is intended for individuals who are unable to participate in the three-week long camp. While we expect the majority of participants to come from the local St. Louis region, we also welcome out-of-town guests.
Building on the 2011 Midwest Rising Convergence and the 2012 99% Spring trainings, this training will prepare local St. Louis activists to engage in direct action against hometown foes like Monsanto, Peabody, Arch Coal and others, and to organize their communities.
Meals will be provided, housing may be provided – suggested donation of $10-75, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
There will also be a 20-hour street medic training on January 11-13. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions, call 314-862-2249 or email email@example.com.
MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) is Missouri’s most effective grassroots community organization of low- and moderate-income people. We believe Missouri is uniquely positioned at an intersection of social, economic, and environmental injustice, and Missourians are therefore uniquely positioned to fight back. Since 2009, MORE has been building an organization that cuts across class, age, and race lines. Our members are committed to leading the fights for social, economic, and environmental justice in Missouri. We seek to win victories through creative direct action, negotiation, legislative advocacy, strategic partnerships with other progressive organizations, and the creation of viable alternatives to current systems.
RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival) is a non-violent direct action campaign based in the southern coal fields of West Virginia. We are dedicated to ending all forms of strip mining in Appalachia and believe our greatest contribution to reaching this goal is to undertake locally supported direct action.
BMIS (Black Mesa Indigenous Support) is a grassroots, all-volunteer collective committed to supporting the Indigenous peoples of Black Mesa in their resistance to massive coal mining operations and to the forced relocation policies of the US government. We see ourselves as a part of a people powered uprising for a healthy planet liberated from fossil fuel extraction, exploitative economies, racism, and oppression for our generation and generations to come. BMIS stands with the Dineh elders and families of Black Mesa in their declaration that “Coal is the Liver of the Sacred Female Mountain.” and joins them in action to ensure that coal remains in the ground.
The Winter Action Camp is a three-week long, intensive community organizing and direct action training hosted by MORE, RAMPS, and BMIS.