We are a network of left-wing action trainers in German-speaking countries that is primarily active in and for social movements. We focus on training people to take part in civil disobedience such as blockades.
We offered dozens of training sessions and workshops for activists to prepare for the blockades in the run-up to and during the 2007 G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany. In recent years we have expanded our circle of trainers. We have conducted action training to prepare student strikes, protests against nuclear transports, climate summits and camps, and to block neo-fascist marches, and many other types of protests.
Upgrade your action!
We offer training for new activists and experienced people, for individuals who want to participate in actions as well as for existing affinity and action groups who want to prepare together. Action training can be part of a larger political campaign, serve as preparation for taking action against the next neo-fascist march, or be undertaken during a conference.
Contents of the trainings can be: Action preparation and planning, communication and decision making in and between affinity groups, civil disobedience, blockade techniques, legal issues & dealing with repression, and others.
The goal is to increase individual and collective capacity for action, to reduce fears, to build on what has already been tried and tested, and for participants to learn new things.
Who we are
We come from different backgrounds, and our views and ideas are correspondingly diverse. However, we share the view that training sessions should be based on an emancipatory approach. We aim to empower people to think critically about hierarchies and various forms of oppression – and to change them. This also means that we take a clear stance against right-wing tendencies, sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, classism and other forms of discrimination and oppression. We deliberately remain unaffiliated with any party, church or other major organisation. From actions in the countryside to those in city-centres – we share an undogmatic approach towards civil disobedience, we like to jump (ideologically as well as literally) over trenches. Read more >>
Our motto is: We take part in actions, but you are the action!
If you want to invite us to facilitate a training session, please read here more about what we offer.