Details of Oct 2012 Galway Grassroots Gathering

 

Grassroots Gathering
Community struggles - campaign strategies - developing networks
NUI Galway, Friday October 12 - Sunday 14

  • Communities against fracking and drilling; movements against austerity; other sessions
  • What it is, practical details, grassroots principles, call for volunteers

Grassroots Gathering Galway Oct 12 - 14 2012 : community struggles - campaign strategies - developing networks

A grassroots gathering is a one-off event run by a local group bringing together people involved in different community campaigns and social movements to learn from each other's experiences, talk about what works and what doesn't, develop networks and make alliances.

Detailed Introduction to the Grassroots Gatherings - Networking a "movement of movements"

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In practice, the Grassroots Gatherings – and groups linked to them – have become the main (and the only continuous) networking of the “movement of movements” in Ireland. To date 10 gatherings have been held between 2001 and 2005. [2 more were held in 2009 & 1 is planned for Autumn 2012] In keeping with the goal of autonomy and decentralisation, there has been no central committee; at the end of each gathering a group of activists has offered to host the next one in their own area and has got on with organising it in their own way, around an agenda set by themselves and with sometimes very different structures and themes.

Mayday 2004 - The criminalisation of protest and the demonisation of dissent

This dossier is a very brief list of events, all of which can be readily documented from obvious sources (media archives, Indymedia).It consists of two parts: firstly a chronicle of recent events giving rise to concern from the moment of the banning of the Farmleigh march; secondly a dossier of "dirty tricks" which we prepared before the banning of the march and released on Friday, April 30th.

Mayday Dublin 2004: For an alternative Europe

Dubln Mayday 2004 leafletThis is the text of the Dublin Grassroots Network leaflet for the Mayday 2004 EU Summit protests.  50,000 copies of this leaflet were distributed door to door in Dubloin in advance of the protests.

What was the Dublin Grassroots Network?

In the run up to the Dublin 2004 Mayday protests, the Dublin Grassroots Network suddenly leapt to prominence and almost became a household name. However, despite all the coverage, there was little examination of the nature of this network that organised most of the Mayday protests. This text briefly describes the network, where it came from, who is involved, how it works and where it is going. This text is taken from the old DGN site, DGN has not existed since 2005

Program for 2nd Grassroots Gathering - Cork March 29th 2002

A session at the second gathering in progress

This is the original program for the 2nd Grassroots Gathering in Cork with a couple of photos taken during the Gathering.

 

Grassroots Network Against War plan for March 1st action at Shannon

This was the plan released by the Grassroots Network Against War for the Direct Action, at Shannon, on March 1st 2003.  GNAW was formed out of the Belfast Grassroots Gathering in 2002.  This plan was posted to indymedia.ie ahead of March 1st.

Invitation to the first Grassroots Gathering (Dublin 2001)

This is the original invitation to the First Grassroots Gathering.

Report on the 9th Grassroots Gathering, April 2005

The 9th Grassroots Gathering was held in Dublin at the weekend, seventeen workshops, three gender groups, two plenary’s, one speech, one video, one great night drinking, four meals later and we all are totally exhausted yet re-energised.

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