Blue March in Mallorca on the eve of theEnvironment Council of Ministers


The Platform in Defence of the River Ebro is organising (together with the Platform for Democracy and a Social Globalisation) a demonstration in Palma, Mallorca, on the 25th of May at 7PM.

This demonstration coincides with the EU Environment Ministers' Summit in Mallorca. The demonstration will be for a new environmental outlook and will focus on the chief environmental problem in Spain - the National Hydrological Plan. During all the 25th of May there will be different activities and conferences about the NHP.

From the 22nd to the 24th of May there will be a Blue March across the island. This is a natural follow-on from the Blue March to Brussels, asking the EU to support a sustainable future and carry out its own policies.

The route:
22nd Palma-Algaida-Vilafranca- Arta
23rd Arta-Alcudia-Pollenša-Soller
24th Soller-Banyalbufar-Calvia-Palma


In each town the participants will be met by local representatives and on the 24th of May by the President of the Balearic Autonomous Government.

If you want to join the event...

Most of the meals, transport on the island, and accommodation will be provided (you will need a sleeping bag!).

The only significant expense will be the boat to Mallorca. It will leave Barcelona on Tuesday night 21st of May at 11PM, arriving on 22nd of May at 6.00AM. The return trip will be on Sunday 26th of May at 11PM, arriving on Monday 27th of May at 6.00PM. This costs about 60 euros. Obviously, you can go and return from the island in any other transport or timetable you prefer, but the main group from the Ebro Delta will take this boat.

For more details, or to register, phone Loli on 0034 607 953 223 (Spanish) or mail Susanna at miuli@wanadoo.es (any language).

Finally for those of you who have participated in earlier Blue Marches, you will need no encouragement, but for others we would insist that this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, lots of work, lots of pleasure, and, yes, we can change things - a new world is possible!

PLATFORM FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE RIVER EBRO (Brian Cutts, Tortosa, May 2002)


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