Being on-line (both washing and internet wise) at the CCC 01
Meanwhile the geek community is educating itself till the 10th of august in the Chaos Communication Camp near Berlin, and broadcasting live over the Subether web radio and webcam. For more info, explore the: Wiki. pics
The Anti-Nuclear Peace Campers play seek and hide with policemen near Coulport, opposing Trident's military basis at Faslane and the environmentalists look forward to the EF! Summer gathering in the North of Yorkshire not only to build compost loos.
The toughest summer holiday destination for activists is currently in Mas'ha, where peace activists try to convince the local people of the Middle East that building a wall is not a good idea for building long-term peace, community, understanding and living together.
Other activist camps were taking place in East Germany, where people gather repeatedly against the plan of the biggest European military shoot and bomb area "Bomb-O-Drome", which would be situated near a lake and recreational nature park about 100km away from Berlin [pics]. The protests against the military usage of this area are over 10 years old and the movement is said to be the strongest democratic and emancipatory resistance community group of cititzens in East Germany. more info.
It is hoped, that the resistance against this military bombing exercise area will be successfull, such as in the case of Vieques, an island near Puerto Rico which was finally given up in may 2003 as a military area used for decades sinde the 1930s by the US military. Thousands were arrested and repressed in the struggle, and the island will be poisoned and highly contaminated for years, if not decades or even longer. Already, the remaining islanders have a cancer rate of 26 % higher than in the rest of Puerto Rico, and it is forbidden to eat any fish caught in the waters in a distance fewer than 20km away from the island.
Other camps taking place momentarily are the Anarchist Camp and the Anti-nuclear Camp, both in Germany.