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GM Radical History - request for articles

We are putting together a pamphlet about radical resistance to GM in the UK. Send us your reflections, analysis, stories, illustrations and photos (!) about resistance to GM. We would like people to contribute with accounts of covert crop trashings, sabotage, occupations, Smash Genetix, animal feed actions, Watlington, crop squats, Bayer campaign - stuff that doesn't often get written about in more official accounts of the fight against GM.

Confederation members set up road blockades and fight for their forest, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Ruatoki road block1 Oct 2006
Confederation members set up two roadblocks on Thursday afternoon near Waimana. The protest is directed against the sale of 94,300 hectares of timberland last year. Rayonier, a Florida-based multi-national company which is the seventh largest private owner of timberland in the United States, bought the forest of Carter Holt Harvey for $435 million.

The death of the great Icelandic wilderness has begun

With tears in my eyes i write these words I never believed I would. The flooding of Kárahnjúkar has now begun.

Houses demolished in Korean resistance to US base expansion

Daechuri demolition attempt 1
Daechuri demolition attempt 2
Daechuri demolition attempt 3

For over four years, the Korean villages of Daechuri and Doduri have defiantly resisted the seizure of their homes and fields for the expansion of an United States Army base. On September 13 at dawn, 22,000 riot police invaded and occupied the villages. Police demolition equipment managed to wipe out 68 empty houses. But the vastly outnumbered villagers and supporters put up a fierce resistance, and managed to stop the cops from destroying many of the houses that the Ministry of Defense had threatened to destroy.

Dispatch From Anarchist Political Prisoner Jeff 'Free' Luers

From Oregon State Prison:
Dispatch from Jeff "Free" Luers

Talk about a shitty couple of days. I get out of the hole on Sunday, August 20. To start I have to fight to get out on my date because I'm not in the computer. I get let out without having had a hearing, which means I have no sanctions.

30 000 riot in Bangladesh against UK Coal Mining Company

On Saturday 26th August 30 000 people tried to storm the local offices of Asia Energy, a London-based mining company that owns the right to 570m tonnes of coal in Bangladesh's Phulbari. Paramilitries fired on the crowd killing six and injuring 300.

IMPORTANT ADDITION OF DATES OF INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST THE ICELANDIC STATE AND ALCOA

1 AND 15 SEPTEMBER - INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST THE ICELANDIC STATE AND ALCOA

No matter the environmental and social cost, no matter the ever increasing protests from the Icelandic and international communities and the intensifying warnings fom the scientific sector, the Icelandic government is hellbent on going ahead with its plan to inundate the projected Hálslón reservoir at Kárahnjúkar between 15-30 September.

1 SEPTEMBER - INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST THE ICELANDIC STATE AND ALCOA

No matter the environmental and social cost, no matter the ever increasing protests from the Icelandic and international communities and the intensifying warnings fom the scientific sector, the Icelandic government is hellbent on going ahead with its plan to inundate the projected Hálslón reservoir at Kárahnjúkar between 15-30 September.

Iceland: The Battle for Karahnjukar

Activists in Iceland being starved out by police and security as lock-on actions halt work on the Karahnjukar Dam construction.

In the last 3 days activists in Iceland who are protesting against the Icelandic goverments environmentally devastaing policies to turn fragile eco systems and natural resources in to roar energy for the expanding aluminium industry have moved their action protest camp to Lindar a beautiful area of hot pools near the Dam construction which very soon will be threatened with flooding.

The Iceland protest camp has started!!

Iceland Camp '06 2
Iceland Camp '06 1

The Friends of Iceland/Saving Iceland protest camp has been erected at Snaefell close to the dams at Karahnjukar. On Saturday at least 150 people went on a protest hike into the area to be drowned. The hike ended with a silent protest vigil at the site of the central dam. Anger and sorrow was the predominant feeling.

US EARTH FIRST! CONFRONTS DESTRUCTIVE PRACTICES OF KING COAL

US coal station blockade 1

In a Daring Challenge To The Power Of The Coal Industry, Activists Blockade Power Plant

July 10, 2006, Carbo, Virginia - Early this morning, activists with Earth First! and Rising Tide North America set up a non-violent blockade of American Electric Power's (AEP) nearly 50 year old Clinch River coal fired electric facility. Emitting millions of pounds of pollutants yearly, the Clinch River coal plant threatens the health and lives of thousands of downwind residents and the surrounding environment. Burning coal is not only a primary factor behind global climate change, but also drives the expansion of large scale strip mining. Large scale surface mining destroys forests, streams and communities as it alters the Appalachian landscape forever.

Faslane Peace Camp - End of an Era

Faslane Peace Camp, situated outside the gates of the Faslane Naval Base and its Trident nuclear submarines, has been a permanent protest camp since 1982, but is now to close down. The decision was made last weekend during the 24th birthday gathering, with closure planned for 25th birthday in June 2007. Activists reckon that the static camp is no longer the best tactic – mainly because of police surveillance and problems with residents - with plans to move towards a range of actions, some open, some not, linking up with the broader movement of other anti-authoritarian and peace groups. But the process of clearing the site, and discussing how to move forward will take the following year. The first event will be a clean-up bonfire on June 23rd, and then an ‘Independence From The Peace Camp’ weekend of clearing with discussions over the weekend of July 1-4th 2006. This will all culminate in a 25th birthday weekend gathering of tatting down and organising from June 9th 2007.

Report back - People's occupation of the world's biggest coal port (Australia)

Coal blockade Australia

June 6, 2006

Despite miserable weather, over 70 citizens took to the water in Newcastle Harbour on World Environment Day 2006 (5th June) to occupy and protest the world’s biggest coal port. More than 100 supporters cheered from the shore, to show their opposition to the Hunter coal industry expansion, which will fuel runaway dangerous climate change.

Baku pipeline first tanker demo, BP HQ

Baku pipeline BP HQ tanker demo

Protestors demonstrated and handed out leaflets outside BP's St James Square London HQ to mark the departure of the first tanker from the Ceyhan terminal on Friday, May 26, 2006.