Anti-nuclear Sailing Trip across the Baltic Sea

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August 28: Lovis at the harbour of Oxelösund
After landing some activists started spreading the word about the anti-nuclear trip to the local community
Main sail of the boat spreading the word: "energy TURN now"
August 25, Stockholm: Activists getting prepared to start to do a rally in downtown
On the way to the street theatre performance
Walking with flags and drums drew much attention...
Many people showed their solidarity with the cause, some even clapped
Police had not allowed the announced rally...
... eventually walking just with flags and drums across the city drew maybe even more attention than the actual action did
From the harbour it looked impressing to see just the flags moving above the wall of this higher road...
It was also the day the sailing boat "Lovis" arrived in the harbour of Stockholm
Short visit of the boat - although boarding would only start the next evening
Many tourists were interested in the boat and our action, took pictures, talked...
Police was actually recognizing the rally, but not attempting to intervene - maybe to busy this day
The statue is pointing to the place of the street theatre performance
Passers-by were quite interested, talked much and mostly were positive on our cause
The performance took place in a park next to the opera
Anti-nuclear flags decorated the area
Street theatre: protesters attempting to stop the construction of a new nuclear plant

Announcement of the sailing trip

The anti-nuclear sailing trip took place from the 26th of August until the 9th of September and we were sailing from Stockholm to Greifswald, Germany with the traditional sailing ship "Lovis". Along the route we made some actions and happenings, tried to bring our message to the people and to meet together with local anti-nuclear activists. There were various things while being on the trip or in the harbours, for example demonstrations, art, theater, movie screening on the main sail and so on.

We tried to contact as many other activists around the baltic sea as possible. Every two weeks we have meetings via Skype - you are welcome to join, if you want to join the project.

Preliminary schedule

Be aware that the schedule can be changed due to the weather situation - the sailing boat is dependant on the wind situation.

August 23: arrival of participants in Stockholm
August 24: getting to know each other, briefing
August 25: actions, networking
August 26: spare time, boarding
August 27: sailing to Nyköping
August 28: at sea; anchoring
August 29: sailing to Oskarshamn; meeting with the bike tour
August 30: at sea
August 31: at sea
September 1: arrival in Oskarshamn; action preparation; meeting with the bike tour
September 2: action; local meetings; spare time
September 3: sailing to Kalmar
September 4: sailing to Karlskrona
September 5: meeting with the bike tour
September 6: sailing between Karlskrona and Bornholm
September 7: approaching Lubmin
September 8: arrival in Lubmin; action at Seebrücke; final meeting
September 9: arrival in Greifswald; cleaning, packing, departure of participants

Join us on our

Anti-Nuclear Sailing Trip!

Ready to go about the energy revolution?
Ready! Going about.

Call for IDEAS and ACTIONS around the Baltic Sea coast!

The AntiNuclearNetwork NorthEast Germany (AntiAtomBündnis NordOst) – is planning a sailing trip against nuclear power, on which we want to cruise through the Baltic Sea and get active, be creative and also visible for the public. Close to the former nuclear power plant and present interim storage facility for nuclear waste (located right at the coast 50km west of the German/Polish border) we started our network in autumn 2010. We did lots of actions and campaigns to protest against two transports of highly radioactive waste to Lubmin and atomic power in general. Now we want to set to sea to exchange, network with people from other countries and get active together.

We are heading for the late summer of 2012 – The anti-nuclear sailing trip will take place from the 26th of August until the 9th of September and the ship will sail from Stockholm to Greifswald Greifswald. That's all that is fixed. For everything else we need you and your ideas!

We invite all active people especially from countries around the Baltic Sea to join us and take part in this sailing trip for a future without nuclear power!

For two weeks we will sail and live on the „Lovis“ - a big traditional sailing ship with an interesting history, a nice atmosphere and the mission of bringing people together and giving them room for a joined experience of exchanging, sharing and learning. We will be on board the „Lovis“ on the last stage of its tour along the Baltic Sea coasts and bring our joined message to all the harbours and stops that we will pass on our trip.

Carried by wind and waves, the message and activities for a worldwide stop of nuclear power will be the constant focus of our cruise. There is enough room for creative, steaming heads, heaps of discussions, for visible actions in different cities, exchange of experience and knowledge and for tieing knots and strengthening nets.

If you or your group have ideas and want to join us, if you want to tell others about our plans, if you want to be part of the planning team or organise some action for one of our stops or if you want to support us and take part in any other way, please contact us: aai-hgw AT[1]

past events:

  • July 18, 2012 at 5.30 PM CET preparation meeting via Skype conference
  • July 12-15, 2012 preparation meeting in Stockholm (SE)
  • May 16, 2012 at 5 PM preparation meeting in Greifswald (D) and via Skype
  • May 2, 2012 preparation meeting via Skype
  • April 13-15, 2012 preparation meeting in Rostock (D)
  • February 23, 2012 at 6 PM preparation meeting in Greifswald (D)
  • January 26, 2012 at 7 PM preparation meeting in Greifswald (D)
  • January 8, 2012 preparation meeting in Greifswald (D)

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Street theatre performance in Stockholm

Boat impressions...