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Santas Against Excessive Consumption invade Oxford Street

London climate santas 2
19.12.2005

On Saturday, the busiest shopping day of the year, activists from London Rising Tide dressed up as Santas and elves and invaded Oxford Street to make the point that excessive Christmas consumption is causing climate chaos.

Crush christmas Consumer Chaos Cardiff

Cardiff santa 1

19.12.2005

Depressed looking Santa's roamed Cardiff city centre shops amid pre-christmas consumer frenzy

a fun hassle free action. more photos to follow.

Bristol anti-consumerist carol signing

Bristol carols 1

Come along 1pm to Broadmead, meeting outside Vodafone shop in centre to sing some more anti-consumerist carols following on from recent singing at Buy nothing day and critical mass, more planned for next saturday... work those vocals

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.

Steal Something Day, a shameless 24-hour stealing spree!


The 24 hour moratorium on spending, 'Buy Nothing Day' is this Saturday 26th November in the UK. 6 years ago some Canadian anarchists came up with a critique of 'Buy Nothing Day' and called for a new initiative, 'Steal Something Day'.

Offshore Europe 2005 - Oil & Gas Exhibition protest, Aberdeen

Offshore Europe 2005 - Oil & Gas Exhibition (Spearhead Exhibitions)
7.9.2005

offshore banner 1

In Aberdeen on both Tuesday and Friday this week, activists from Aberdeen city and the Shire acted in coordination to show their disgust and disapproval of Offshore Europe oil and gas exhibition and Spearhead Exhibitions, who are also hosting DSEi next week.

Bust the Bins - Oxfree strikes again

1.09.2005

The second weekly recycling of Oxfam's unwanted stuff grows on past success

The second week of recycling Oxfam rubbish was a successful social and recycling event. After some of the bric-a-brac was laid out on a table borrowed from the east oxford community centre, it didn't take long for people to start looking through the huge amounts of books, videos, clothes, trinkets and other paraphenalia. This week the stall lasted for nearly two hours with about half of all the contents of oxfams 3 bins full of discarded products being taken by people who were at first cautious then gradually more comfortable to start sifting through the piles and piles of great junk on offer. Some people even took the initiative and started looking for more stuff in the bins themselves, maybe after a few weeks the table won't be needed!

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.

Critical Mass to return to Southampton

Critical Mass graphic 2

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

Protest at Land Rover dealership in Nottingham

24.06.2005

ban 4x4s

Greenpeace active supporters in Nottingham continued th summer of action against gas guzzling 4x4s with activists outside the Merlin Land Rover dealershi in Nottingham demanding curbs on the climate-wrecking cars.

new leeds subvertisment

01.06.2005

a toyota subvert from the leeds area - easy peasey.

toyota subvert

Free Shops - easy positive action. A Newcastle story

4.05.2005

I did a Free Shop this weekend, and it was brilliant. Free Shops make a positive stand against landfill, consumerism, social isolation and climate change. Let's have a summer of free shops everywhere - at your local community festival, on your high street and heck, why not, lets have one against the G8 in Auchterarder too!