Together we can bury the Minerals Forum!

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Join groups from across the country to stop this year’s Minerals Forum and highlight the destruction of mining, drilling and resource extraction that is killing our planet. 13 & 14 October in Kirikiriroa.

Stand with Stop the Minerals Forum Coalition in opposition to the 2020 NZ Minerals forum. Next week the Coalition will send a strong message to the Coal and Mineral Barons from NZ Petroleum and Minerals, Bathurst Resources, AusIMM, Straterra and others. They will be told that we want a regenerative economy, not a destructive one. They want more profit and more destruction. We want a future.

Stop the Minerals Forum Coalition have been working hard together to organise a fun, inclusive and disruptive opposition to the 2020 NZ Minerals forum starting on Tuesday 13th October.

If you haven’t already, now is the time to get work off and suss your travel plans to Kirikiriroa. Stop the Minerals Forum Coalition want to make it as easy as possible for people to take part. There is accommodation available, and they are facilitating carpooling to Kirikiriroa.

Non-violent Direct Action Training:

If you are in Kirikiriroa, then we highly recommend attending a non-violent direct action training. They are a great way to learn to be effective and stay safe on the day as well as to get an idea of what to expect.

Have a friend who is on the fence about joining the action? Invite them along!

There are two training and information evenings coming up, they will cover direct action techniques, basic legal info and some background on the forum.

Training 1: Wed 07/10 7pm @ Saint Aidans Community Hall, Claudelands Hamilton

Training 2: Sat 10/10 2pm @ Go Eco environmental Center Frankton, Hamilton and online

Facebook events for both trainings are here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/271765113905230

Pre-Action Briefing

The night before the action we will gather to get to know each other, share kai, discuss plans and run through a short training and legal briefing. If you are keen to attend the action on Tuesday, we highly recommend that you also attend the Briefing the night before, too. It is here that you can learn details and plans for the action; important non-violent direct action (NVDA) techniques; legal and other expert advice; and general information on how to stay with-in your comfort level on the day.

Briefing details: Monday 12 Oct, 6pm,@ Saint Aidans Community Hall, Kirikiriroa. We will share kai so please bring a plate or koha if you can.

The Briefing is also a great place for individuals to find groups and teams of people who share the same values and goals for the event. Attached is a useful document regarding these ‘affinity groups’ and how to look after each other at the event.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zFaF7gm49O0BGBZiEoGH3pnlp0VoQRAZabORW19fmrA/edit?usp=sharing

Stop The Minerals Forum Action

The main day of action is Tuesday 13 October, there will be action for most of the day. If there is enough interest we will continue on Wednesday 14th!

Action Details: Early morning Tuesday 13 Oct, Meet at the Claudelands park grandstand, keep an eye on the Facebook event as the start time may be updated closer to the time. From 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday there will be an artistic event that is open for everyone (kid-friendly!) at the front of the Claudelands Event Center, where we will mock the greenwashing that takes place inside. Invite your friends and whanau!

Post-Action kai / de-brief:

Tuesday Oct 7pm,Saint Aidans Community Hall

** You can also help us over the next week by**

Rallying your crew, book the time of work, make travel plans. We will do our best to facilitate carpooling to Kirikiriroa, to set you up with accomodation and to make sure you are supported before, during and after the action.

Let us know if you can help by contacting nomineralsforum@protonmail.com. We need support with media, fundraising, accommodation, transport, creative elements(placards, noise making devices) and more.

Donate to support the action:

Environmental Justice Ōtepoti

Account no: 38-9020-0371117

Reference: NMF2020

** Sign and share our Petition for a regenerative economy**

https://our.actionstation.org.nz/petitions/stop-the-minerals-forum-regenerative-economy-not-extractive-economy

** Safer Spaces**

It is important to us that everyone feels safe at the event and our safer spaces policy applies to everyone who joins the Coalition. It sets out guidelines for how we will treat each other to ensure everyone is able to participate to their best potential! Link here:

For more info check out our website here:

stopthemineralsforum.info

We look forward to seeing you in Kirikiriroa!

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