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Buy Nothing Day 2005 - Leeds, Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol, Glasgow, Oxford, Manchester, London

Brum buy nothing day shit

Saturday November 26th 2005 was Buy Nothing Day (UK), the self proclaimed festival of frugal living and culture jammers jamboree. A day to expose the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism, where developed countries (only 20% of the world population) are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of wealth.

new issue of Wildfire, European Anti-Civilisation Bulletin

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New issue of Wildfire - European Anti-Civilisation Bulletin Wildfire is a european green anarchist bulletin about revolt against destroying the wild, insurrection against capitalism, the state and industrial society. Against the horrors of civilised society. Wildfire is not here to tell you how to live. It is not there to tell you how to do anything. It is a quarterly bulletin reporting on resistance to civilisation, to report fighting back against the destruction of the natural world, by indiginous people fighting the poisoning of their ecoystems and 'civilised' activists fighting for wildness. Every issue is done by different individuals around Europe.

Solidarity South Pacific Newsletter # 3 published

Solidarity South Pacific

Solidarity South Pacific was set up in 2002 to provide support to tribal, ecological and other radical struggles in the South Pacific. Our 3rd newlsetter was published in October 05 and includes news of guerilla struggle, anti-logging activities, prisoner support work, eco-revolution and a mining executive eaten by a crocodile!

Activists blockaded the Alcan aluminium smelter in Fort William on Tuesday 25th October

Scotland Iceland protest 1

25.10.05

Five people locked together using lock-on tubes blocking the only access road and denying entry to vehicles supplying equipment essential in the infrastructure and operation of the smelter. The blockade started at the beginning of the morning shift change and lasted for almost five hours.

Worldwide Day of Action against McDonalds - Sunday 16th October

Burned McD

Image above actually from French riots of a few weeks later!

McDonalds Day 2005 Birmingham

In Birmingham, 13 campaigners met up at midday, and staged demos outside all 4 of McDiseased city centre stores.

East Oxford Revels in Oxfam Throw-aways

25.08.2005

Residents of East Oxford met in unlikely circumstances tonight when the donated items put out for rubbish collection by Oxfam were unpacked and given away on tables. No-one has yet taken responsibility for the action, but it is not believed to have originated within the NGO.

Latest Corporate Watch news out now!

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Corporate Watch is a small independent research co-op, publishing info on corporations to help resistance to corporate power. We publish newsletters every two month and emailnews updates every two weeks. To subscribe to either visit www.corporatewatch.org.uk

Critical Mass to return to Southampton

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9.07.2005

In solidarity with protests around the world coinciding with the G8 conference in Scotland, Southampton activists are calling out for a return of critical mass to Southampton

barcelona action agains g8 and climate chaos

Barcelona climate G8 demo

7.07.2005
Action done in barcelona this afhernoon against climate caos and REPSOL YPF spanish based oil company responsability. That was a parody of greenwashing, through people dress as REPSOL workers giving ice cubes to pedestrians and drivers as the company solution to mitigate climate warming. The banner says "REPSOL sponsor the weather... and changes it" (REPSOL sponsors the tv daily weather report). The action was part of the Global Day of Action Against Climate caos and Oil Companies. We denunce as well Kyoto: Bussiness is the problem, not the solution!

Direct action against the oil industry and the G8 started early today in Edinburgh....

4.07.2005

Today at 07:30, 2 petrol stations were shut down in Edinburgh. The first was a BP station on Calder Road, and the second was a Shell station on Comiston Road. All pumps were put out of action with bike locks, and oil spills at the forecourt entrances meant no more business as usual for a while.

Haringey Critical Mass Bike Ride 2005

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Can't make it to Scotland? Didn't get tickets to Geldof's fancy dress? Don't despair...join us on 2nd of July for the 2005 Haringey Critical Mass. A leisurely ride down the Green Lanes to reclaim our streets and send a breath of fresh air to those meeting in Gleneagles.

Cre8 Summit has begun!

Cre8 Garden 6

18.06.2005

On Sunday the 12th of June the Cre8 Summit began. An inspiring local project set up in response both to the approved building of the new M74 northern extension and the G8 summit to be held in July 2005.

Successful Critical Mass in Worthing

5.05.2005

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WORTHING'S Critical Mass against the G8 and Climate Change on Saturday April 30 turned out to be a big success in several ways.