Our values

These values ​​form the basis for our actions as a group. We internalize them before we decide to become part of the group. We go through them regularly and remember them in any situation.


GFREEDOM OF VIOLENCE – We are absolutely non-violent in our behavior and in our language. We appear calm and respectful, but determined and steadfast. We avoid blame and insults and do not parade people around. We also see decision-makers in the system as people. We stand in the way of their wrong behavior. We accept the consequences of our actions and own our face and our name. We tell the truth.


COMMON VISION & DETERMINATION – Our focus is on achieving the goal. We want to bring about lasting change by resolutely engaging in civil resistance and accepting the legal consequences, including mass imprisonment of climate protectors for weeks to months. Together we can achieve what is necessary Disruption to change the laws governing existing power relations.


REGENERATIVE CULTURE - We don't have mutual expectations of what everyone has to achieve, but rather show each other trust, support and understanding about how much everyone can and wants to achieve. We build solidarity, trust and security and create space for emotional exchange. As soon as we notice conflicts, we address them openly and ensure that there is a space in which everyone is seen and heard (if necessary through mediation). We strive for a conflict resolution that everyone can support. If we no longer want to follow the strategy, we will voluntarily resign our mandates. Conflicts are nmaybe carried externally, but first treated internally. We live change.


QUESTION & REFLECT – We question our system, ourselves, our privileges, power structures, responsibilities and protests and are in a constant learning and development process. We regularly engage with our theory of change (e.g. in the form of talks, videos, discussions, etc.). This gives us security and helps us to understand and present the protests better. We recognize the global connections and the connection between the climate crisis and colonialism, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, classism and ableism and also give them space in public. We live a culture of learning. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.


WELCOME CULTURE – We recognize that we are all different and that everyone can make their own individual contribution. We see this diversity as valuable. We value every way and intensity with which people get involved, especially work of care and support.


TRANSPARENT STRUCTURES – We create transparency with regard to decision-making mandates and knowledge distribution. We have a functional hierarchy in which the core group ensures that our plan is implemented and makes fundamental decisions (e.g. about timing) - in consultation with the working groups. We observe and reveal hidden hierarchies (e.g. male share of speech, etc.). We communicate our own limits (e.g. when we can no longer fulfill our tasks).



Even during the protest, we behave in accordance with our own behavior Values.


We are absolutely non-violent - both in our actions and in our language (no insults either). This applies both to each other and in contact with the public, the police and everyone else.


We are careful not to endanger the flow of traffic with our protest, but only enter the road when it is safe for us and the drivers.


We let ambulances through. We make sure that we can always create an emergency lane (important if people get stuck).


We do not hold protests under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. We don't have any alcohol or drugs with us.


We create an atmosphere in which all people with individual needs can feel comfortable. We do not tolerate any form of discriminatory statements or behavior.


No person should feel forced to go to protest. You can leave at any time. We then communicate this clearly to our reference group.


We look out for each other. Within the reference group, we know about illnesses and fears, know each other's wishes and take them into consideration.


We are prepared to accept all government consequences. This frees us from being intimidated by the state through repression and breaking our resolve.


We are aware that we are in the public eye and that our words can be used against us in the press and the public. That's why we are careful about what we convey to the outside world and how we behave.


We film and photograph our protests and publish these recordings. We stand behind what we do with our face and our name.


We remain seated at our protest site and do not leave voluntarily when asked to do so (by police or others). If we personally feel uncomfortable with this, we can of course make a different decision for ourselves and voluntarily get up and go with it.


Hygiene concept: We are guided by the current local Corona regulations. Further rules are agreed upon within the reference group so that everyone feels comfortable.


It is not part of our strategy to report people, even if they do violence to us. Our focus is not on highlighting individual conflicts between people and the police. Everyone can take individual legal action against the violence they have experienced and can also receive legal support.