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Solidariteit - Amsterdam 2024

Mapping connections of the military and border industrial complex and beyond

Location Ru Paré

Chris Lebeaustraat 4

Poster showing the text "Damen ships kill refugees", a photo of a sea, a person's hand sticking out of a water looking for help, and a ship in the distance.

Interactive workshop about mapping out activities and partnerships of companies and institutions - using the example of arms company Damen - as a base for strategic and tactical discussions on how to target them.

The military- and border-industrial complex is present all throughout our society. How can we untangle this complex system and take action against it?
 In campaigns and actions against companies a good understanding and overview of their activities, presence and relations is vital to develop good strategies and make tactical decisions about how we can best use our time, energy and resources. A lot of the surroundings, including shareholders, research partners, customers/clients and sponsor relations, can be good points of intervention to target a particular company.
 In this interactive workshop, we will map out the activities and partnerships of one of the most important Dutch arms companies, shipbuilder Damen, a large player in the international border security market. Together we will see how companies that produce violence and oppression elsewhere are present here, and think about how to take action against these actors.
This workshop will be structured in a way that also makes it a 'how-to-guide', so that the same mapping process can be used for other companies or institutions (fossil fuel companies, property owners, labor rights violators, ...) you want to confront.

Extra info

Ru Paré
Chris Lebeaustraat 4 Amsterdam
Blue room