North West England
UPCOMING ACTIONS AND EVENTS:
1) FOSSIL FOOLS DAY - INTERNATIONAL, 1.4.08
2) MAYDAY! MAYDAY! INVASION OF THE CLIMATE SNATCHERS – INT’L, 1.5.08
A mass climate action is taking place on Sunday 20th April in London. People will board trains into central London, refusing to pay the high prices. There will be a convergence in the central London terminals at around 1pm. The action aims to highlight how the current public transport prices are unaffordable and must be radically lowered if we are to get people out of their carbon intensive cars.
Second court reprieve for RAMpart2
The squat opened as a backup venue to the rampART social centre in east london today enjoyed it's second courtroom reprieve. Twice now it has been served with an application for a Interim Possession Order. The first time the claimants failed to turn up at the hearing and today they admitted that they had failed to correctly serve notice on the defendants so it was thrown out of court. The owners will be apply for the third time and the papers are expected to be served sometime Tuesday with a court date probably sometime next week (although it could be earlier if there is an available time slot at the court).
Fitwatch meeting - Saturday 8th March at the LSE (Connaught House, Aldwych) at 2pm. Room H103.
Fitwatch has proved to be a highly effective tactic against surveillance by public order police.
Although really, it is better described as a range of tactics. Some are as simple as taking a picture, or making a note of police numbers. Other tactics are more confrontational and actively prevent the police accumulating the data they use for their 'preventative' public order policing. There is a tactic for everyone, and all of them are very effective.
Today it was announced that E.ON's Kingsnorth power station in Kent will be the site of this summer’s Camp for Climate Action, running from 4 th to 11th of August 2008.
Coming on the back of last week's actions against the proposed third runway at Heathrow, with activists occupying the tailfin of a jet and the roof of the houses of parliament, climate activists promise that 2008 will be “the year of direct action on climate change”.
Chaos in Monyash - 01/03/2008
On Saturday the 1st March the High Peak Hunt meet at 11.30am at the Bulls Head Inn at Monyash, Derbyshire.
During the course of the next three hours the huntsman lost control of his pack on numerous occasions. This resulted in them causing chaos on the roads and in the fields around the area.
1 - 15 Actions to Topple the Fossil Fuel Empire - perfect to help plan your action for up and coming Fossil Fools Day - more on that at http://risingtide.org.uk/node/241
This year´s St Paddy´s day, 17th March, has been called as an International day of action against shell, in solidarity with the people of Rossport.
People from all over Ireland are set to join forces and show their united strength by going all the way to London to demonstrate on shell´s front door step.
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride
Friday 29th February
6pm Central Library M1
Bike ride around the city to celebrate the bicycle
7.30pm-Midnight Cafe Saki (opp EBC)
BLACK VELVET BAND
Join us for
Activist skill share
Planning radical action on climate change,
Sharing ideas for the Earth First! Summer Gathering
Opposition to the UK genetic crop trials and mega-dams in Iceland
a chance to share info on your own campaign
Arrive from 5pm, Friday February 22nd 2008, with dinner at 7 o'clock.
Open to all those who have been involved in radical ecological direct action and to those who just want to find out more.
For Fossil Fools Day on 1st April, see previous post
Mayday Mayday: Invasion of the Climate Snatchers....
Spring into action (though storms may be at the door) - the latest issue of the EF! Action Update has burst forth
Read all about occupations & lock-ons of big industrial places around the world, corporate & government blockades, squatting, airport invasions, subvertising, climate criminals locked & glued shut, trees climbed and chopped down, GM maize fields trashed, hunger strikes, burrowing under fences, jumping on w
Blockade of Shell site, thurs morning, 24/1/8, approx 100 cars blocked for 45 mins
This morning, local residents’ yet again braved the bitterly cold wind to show Shell that it will never have their consent. Knowing that only they can protect the health and safety of their community and environment, people peacefully held banners at the gates, shutting down the site and preventing approx. 100 Shell cars from entering. There were no Gardai for approx. 45 mins!