capitalism/globalisation

capitalism/globalisation

Bristol Protest against G8 and Climate Catastrophe, 8th June

G8 Bristol CM '07Stop them driving the planet to destruction

CRITICAL MASS, Friday 8th June - 8am in the MORNING!
Assemble on St. Augustines Parade at 8am sharp to move off when critical mass forms.

Rostock, Global Agricultural day of action

Rostock agriculture demo 2Rostock agriculture demo 1Rostock agriculture demo 3Video Rush of the anti GM March, 03/06/2007; part of the G8 protests - for full coverage, see indymedia.org.uk

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International Day of Direct Action Against Climate Change and the G8 - UK events: Haringey... (& Jeff Luers solidarity callout)

G8 2007 climate day flierFriday 8th June 2007
Direct Action for Climate Justice – Resistance is Self Defense!

We all know the terrifying statistics: a million species extinct by 2050, 19 of the 20 hottest years on record since 1980, Greenland and Antarctica melting, droughts, floods, famines … the G8 have had over 30 years to address climate change and only succeeded in providing trillions in subsidies to the very industries that are destroying our planet and our future. And while the G8 continues to line their pockets, island states disappear and hundreds of thousands die as a result of the freak weather conditions caused by their irrational and uncontrollable obsession with never ending economic growth.

EAST KENT EARTH FIRST!

EF! earth fist logoThis report announces the formation of a new campaigning and action group to be called EAST KENT EARTH FIRST!

The group is based in Canterbury, but already has support from people in the Medway Towns, Sittingbourne, Herne Bay and Thanet as well as Canterbury. Most of the people involved have a background in the Animal Rights movement and recognise the need to broaden out into Eco Action and related issues. Be it GM crops, Airport expansion, unnecessary development, or diverse other issues we shall seek to educate, inform and protest, notwithstanding the current clampdown on reasonable protest. There will shortly be a website up and running, but in the meantime anyone interested in being involved should

G8 Bike Caravan Action Nijmegen

7.05.2007 - Today a bicycle demo against the G8 was held in Nijmegen, Holland..

Today the bicycle demo against the G8 was a success. Despite the pouring rain and the absence of the majority of the international bicycle caravan, there were still 30 cyclists ready for action. Several locations that had some connection with the G8 politics were visited by bike for some good-spirited demonstrating . Unlike in Utrecht the police was wise enough not to show up. Tonight the rest of the caravan will arrive in Nijmegen, where the cyclists will stop for the night. Tomorrow the caravan will continue towards Germany, where the G8 summit will take place from 6th to 8th of june, in Heiligendamm.

On how to block just about everything

The upcoming actions against the G8 summit in Heiligendamm will present considerable challenges for the creativity and stamina of activists. After all, the idea is to effectively block all the entry points. The problem is that an enormous army of security and public order forces will be present and try to prevent the same. But history has shown that everything can be blocked. Below you will find some useful stories about the practice of blockades. This text will be updated as new ideas pour in.

McDonalds vegan protest picnic

On the 30th March Animal Rights campaigners protested inside the McDonalds restaurant in the city centre of Cambridge, the protesters were dressed as cows and ate food that does not contain animal products. They held a banner and distributed leaflets. The event fell within Animal Aid’s veggie month and aimed to highlight the issues associated with the consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy products.

Anti- Starbucks Picket in Cardiff, sat 31st March

Cardiff anti-Starbucks stallOn Saturday March 31st afternoon, South Wales Anarchists set up a stall on Cardiff's Queen Street to giveaway free, freshly made Zapatista coffee. Which happened to be right outside a Starbucks outlet.

Starbucks opening greeted by local knees up

whitechapel starbucks protest 1
whitechapel starbucks protest 2
Starbucks 'welcome' posterDescribed as "a proper east-end knees up", locals gathered outside the new Starbucks store for a tea party, "in defence of our area, and to show off the lovely culture we have".