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Where next for alt-power and media at protest sites

Spring is here, as more anti-fracking camps open up the “family” side of the current camp crew will be diluted to allow spaces to be opened up and made more functional and outreach friendly. For me protest camps have 3 core values:

* Direct action against the polluters, to ideally stop it or more practically slow it down, to highlight and bring publicity to the wider civil campaigns. This will directly drive the financial cost of polluting up and the bad publicity will drive down the company involved market share value.

* Its a real opportunity to practically built and sustain parts of the alternative world we would like to see, weather this is in camp process/governances, alternative energy, sanitation and buildings etc. With out these real functioning alternatives the will be nothing to replace the polluting activity with, our arguments will be much thinned by this reality.

* camps at there best are networking and gathering spaces – from this anything could grow – and this is probably the most exciting and useful parts of camp culture.

Am interested in many aspects of this, but will be concentrating my energy on 3 arrears: alt-power, with out it we cant do the second, grassroots media, with out this we have no (R)evolutionary outreach and finally (reluctantly) camp process to open up the spaces so that theses can flourish.

To do this we need resources and funding. We have the possibility of a van and driver for transport.

I am bringing:

2x100w light waite semi-flexible solar panels

Cables and connectors

32w folding solar panel + 7amh battery

2x100w charge controllers

A 110amh leasher battery

2x 12v laptop power supply’s

5M of LED strip lighting

Battery drill

Electric screwdriver

We have a small budgit to get more equipment for media training.

See wish list for what we need, if you have anything you would like to donate add it to this wiki, to donate cash click here.


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Sounds good. I'm really glad to try to incorporate wind power and create a hybrid power hub. Will you be at Upton on 31st May/1st June? Hope to see you there emoticon Claire
Posted on 17/05/14 16:22.
I will be up there sometime over the summer not sure when though... organising a tech tour at mo. Feel free to add to the site would you like to be an admin (this is offered to all well behaved members).
Posted on 18/05/14 12:27 in reply to Claire Morris.
Hi Hamish, I think I could bring a lot to this - I would love to meet those who are involved so far, and lead other DIY renewables activists to this platform, if that's ok. If you are happy to add me as an admin, I'd be glad to be more involved in this.

As another thought - I was planning to do a bit of an activist tech audit, because I know of a few groups across the UK who have solar trailers, projectors, etc. and it would be good to have a document or inventory in the Wiki of all the things out there and who to contact to get hold of them, and where they are at the moment!

I agree there's such a great opportunity to demonstrate great stuff at the anti-fracking protection sites. What do you have lined up for the tour so far? When you have dates set, I'd love to be involved when and where I can!

Great to see this happening. Keep up the good work!
Posted on 18/05/14 12:59 in reply to Hamish Campbell.
your an admin, talk to max he is chasing up the festy tour
Posted on 20/05/14 14:22 in reply to Claire Morris.

This is space for the core tech team to publish there thoughts on the project, and news about what is happening in activist tech

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