Voku benefit: in Defense of Barroso

Monday 19 June 2023, Voku benefit: in Defense of Barroso. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.
Join Us for a Voku in Defense of Barroso!

Come to the benefit dinner at Joe’s Garage, where we will raise funds for the camp as well as for the legal actions we are undertaking to stop the mine.

From the 10th to the 15th August, all roads lead to northern Portugal, where locals and their allies are organizing the 3rd edition of the Camp in Defense of Barroso.

In Barroso, the British multinational Savannah Resources, with the help from the Portuguese State and the European Union, wants to open what would be Europe’s biggest open-pit lithium mine. This mine, touted as a “green” solution for the energy transition, is actually far from green: it threatens to displace the local population, pollute the waters and destroy the forests of this protected area, classified as World Agricultural Heritage Site.

For the past seven years, locals and their allies have been resisting the prospective lithium mine and rejecting the false “green” solutions that capitalism seeks to impose. In Barroso, we are confronting and deconstructing the idea that the energy transition has to go through unbridled extractivism, the depletion of all natural resources, the dispossession of rural territories, and the incessant search for profit and capital accumulation.

For the past 2 years, we organize a Camp, where hundreds of people from all over the world join us in solidarity. The third edition of the camp is just around the corner and we invite you to join us this summer. The Portuguese government is announcing its final decision, and we need your support more than ever!


Website: https://barrososemminas.org/
Videos: https://videos.coletivos.org/c/acampada/videos?s=1

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchens existing since the very beginning of Joe’s Garage, June 2005. Your donations are welcome. Food is vegan, no reservation. All benefits go to social & political struggles. Joe’s Garage is a space run by volunteers. Without a collective effort, without your active participation, we’re remaining closed. Get in touch in you feel like giving a hand. We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available, mail us.