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Faslane G8 Blockade Team | 21.06.2005 22:14 | G8 2005 | Anti-militarism

In preparation for actions at Faslane on Monday 4th July and during the G8 Summit at Gleneagles the FaslaneG8 blockade team are hosting two training sessions in Glasgow and Edinburgh on Saturday 25th June led by veteran US activist Starhawk.

STARHAWK Direct Action Training Saturday 25th June Glasgow & Edinburgh

Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL
10am – 1pm

Lansdowne Church, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ

Space is limited at these venues please contact to book a place.

Other trainings are being organised at various locations around the UK to prepare for the actions. There will be trainings at the convergence centres in the days before the actions. For more details, or if you would like to organise a training in your area, please contact: or visit for more details.

Non-violent direct action training
- How will I react if I'm arrested?
- What do we do if the police become violent?
- If someone starts to freak out, how do I calm people down, and stop things from escalating?

To answer these questions and many more, we invite you to take part in a nonviolent direct action training.

During the training we will have safe surroundings to practice how we will respond in situations that might arise during the action.

The focus of the training will be practical exercises (simulation and role playing) but the training also provides the space to discuss ideas concerning "nonviolent direct action", and to talk about hopes and fears for the action. We will also look at the tasks that can be undertaken during the action.

Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in modern earth-based spirituality. She is also well-known as a global justice activist and organizer, whose work and writings have inspired many to action.

A veteran of progressive movements, from anti-war to anti-nukes, Starhawk is deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism. Her work in progressive movements spans over 35 years, beginning as an organizer in her high school during the days of the Vietnam War.

In the years since, she has organized, trained protestors, and been on the front lines of antinuclear actions at Diablo Canyon, Livermore Weapons Lab, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and the Nevada Test Site, among others. She traveled to Nicaragua with Witness for Peace in 1984 and made two trips to El Salvador to give ongoing support for sustainability programs.

For a number of years she has traveled to the Occupied Territories of Palestine and to Israel, working for peace with local activists of both sides. A main focus for the last several years has been the global justice movement; Starhawk has taken part in many of the major actions, including those in Seattle, Washington DC, Quebec City, Genoa, New York City, Cancun, Mexico, and Miami.

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Display the following 9 comments

  1. Training — David
  2. Good point David, why don't we all just give up! — Goliath
  3. Amendment to workshop times — Faslane G8 blockade team
  4. Goliath — David
  5. ??? — Jane
  6. ??? — David
  7. Realism... — Sim1
  8. David, do yourself a favour. — activist
  9. What's in a name? — Mary Litiman (not my real name - work it out)