Ban Nuclear Weapons Berlin (ICJA19)

Name: Ban Nuclear Weapons Berlin / Buechel

Code: ICJA19

Dates: 25.07. – 10.08

Group size: 15

The Project: several organizations of the German peace movement are currently running a campaign to ban the last nuclear weapons which are stationed in Germany. In the eighties huge campaigns out of the civil society has been successful and most of the intermediate-range missile, called Pershing II, has been disarmed in Germany. But in our world there are still more than 14.000 nuclear weapons remaining.

Twenty of them are still kept in the airbase Büchel. They belong to the US Army and in case of war they would be flown by German pilots.

Instead of abolished, as the International law demands, these weapons are going to be upgraded. The Campaign Büchel is everywhere – Global Zero Now demands the stop of the so called modernization of the bombs, the removal from Germany and a legal ban all nuclear weapons. There is a fasting campaign each summer to support this goals. The organizations “International Fellowship of Reconciliation” and the “Friedenswerkstatt Mutlangen” support this action. This year their activities will start in Berlin and address the diplomats and politicians of countries possessing nuclear weapons, by talks and street actions. At the 6th August the group will travel to the nuclear deployment site Büchel / Eifel in West Germany to continue with activities there. Task of the workcamp will be to accompany a fast campaign for a world without nuclear weapons with Street theater and art actions. For further information please visit:

Study part: The participants will receive information about nuclear weapons, ongoing nuclear armament programs and efforts to disarmament and the ban of nuclear weapons. We are preparing for talks in the embassies of the nuclear weapon states and the countries in which nuclear weapons are stationed. We will exchange information about our own experiences of non-violent forms of action.

Action: We agree and prepare the actions and practice them and the conversations in the embassies. Participation in the fasting is voluntary. In the actions also people of the local peace movement will take part.

Leisure: The participants visit attractions in Berlin and in the second part of the Mosel.

Accommodation: We sleep in tents. They are situated in Berlin in the garden of a church and in Büchel in a meadow near the air base, where the nuclear weapons are stationed.

Sleeping pad and sleeping bag to be brought. We prepare together vegetarian food.

Languages: English and German

Additional costs: We ask for a contribution of 50.- Euro for the travel costs during the workcamp.

Welcome: Participants from the nuclear weapon states and the countries in which nuclear weapons are stationed, we are particularly pleased.

Terminal: The workcamp starts in Berlin (North Eats of Germany, main train station Berlin), at the 6th of August the group will travel to Buechel / Eifel and continue the activities there. At the end group travel to Mainz (Mainz Main train station West Germany).

Remarks: You will need to pay additional fee of 50,- Euro. You will need sleeping bag and isolation sheet.

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