North West England

North West England

Spirit of Freedom (May 2008)

Prisoner Solidarity 11Produced by EARTH LIBERATION PRISONERS SUPPORT NETWORK

"The whole experience has been tough, but all the kind and strengthening words and wise thoughts from strangers made it much easier!" (Former Swedish Animal Rights Prisoner)

Stuck for something to do!? Uninspired & lacklustre..? The all new singing dancing EF!AU is here to lift your spirits

EF! crossed tools 1As if putting the boot into the genetics industry, filling empty spaces with joy & creativity, and fooling the fossil-heads wasn't enough, people have been busy washing lumps of coal and covering themselves with paint...we kid you not...all in aid of halting the trashing of the planet!

Parliaments have been climbed, airport terminals flash(mobb)ed, fields & various other sites occupied, building stormed & blockaded, pipelines blockaded & destroyed...

Anti-GM protest shuts down BASF UK headquarters (& photos & video links)

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BASF HQ 2
BASF HQ 3
BASF HQ 4
At the crack of dawn, Tuesday, 6th May, after a long night of preparation, Earth First! activists from all across England jumped into two vehicles and speed towards south Manchester, dead set on taking some effective action against the ecologically destructive plans of notorious chemical company BASF. There was no desire for symbolic protest, but simple action that hit hard at the one thing they value the most, their pockets.

CLIMATE ACTION NEWS SHEET 79, MAY 2008

CONTENTS:

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UPCOMING ACTIONS AND EVENTS:
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1) CLIMATE CAMP NATIONAL GATHERING - LONDON, 10-11.5.08
2) SAVING ICELAND IN WALES AND SCOTLAND - 7th & 9th MAY ‘08
3) TURNING UP THE HEAT - LONDON, CARDIFF, MANCHESTER & ONLINE, 8/10/13.5.08
4) BIG BLETHER 6 - GLASGOW, 9-11.5.08

Mayday Mayday: Invasion of the climate snatchers...: day of climate action [updated again; video added]

Eon coal cleaning protest1.5.2008
London: at 07.45 this morning E.ON offices on Pall Mall were targeted by the new upstart Coal Cleaning Company as part of a nationally co-ordinated Day of Climate Action against False Capitalist Solutions.

Fitwatch - Tactics Sharing Gathering - 26th April 2008 - 12:30

Room H216
London School of Economics
Connaught House,
Aldwych

What is Fitwatch?
We are tackling the use of police Forward Intelligence Teams on protests. We get in the way of cameras, take photos and gather information on officers, and are starting to reclaim our demonstrations from the police.

Do you want to Fitwatch?

New squatted spaces & reports from autonomous spaces weekend/'what next?' meetings - updated

Squatters' Estate Agent 'window'Squatters Estate Agents Opens In London

As part of the Space Is The Place - Side Stepping The Property Ladder series of events taking place in various London autonomous spaces over the weekend of the 11th and 12th April, a squatters estate agents has been set up.

I Bike MCR Festival

I Bike MCR is a grassroots festival organised voluntarily by a group of cyclists in Manchester, UK that want to promote cycling and bike related activities no matter how crazy they seem, such as Bicycle Polo.

Fossil Fools Day action round up - fully updated

Pictures, more info on all these actions and updates at http://www.fossilfoolsday.org
Start planning your next action on the upcoming days of action on False Solutions (1st May), and Food (3rd June).
More details are below these brief reports:
Bacton FFD 1Activists Blockade Major Gas Terminal, Norfolk UK
Earth First! UK activists today blockaded the UK’s largest off shore gas terminal at Bacton in Norfolk. 40% of the UK’s domestic gas comes ashore here, is processed and distributed by pipeline. Activists blockaded the main road outside the site at 6.30 am this morning, preventing construction workers and shift workers from arriving. There were 19 Arrests.

New collective aims to help grassroots events

We are posting this to let people know about a new collective designed to help grassroots groups through networking equipment and expertise when it comes to putting on campaign events. But first they need to know what you have to offer...

Autonomous spaces weekend - pre-announced events (London, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Reading, Bristol)

ASS Benefit & More 11th -13th April
ASS flier
ASS benefit
Open access squatters-housing-land art - photography exhibition
Workshops & stalls
Cinema
Actions

1st April - Manchester Fossil Fools Parade! / London Protest circus for a coal Fossil Fool / Notts / Leamington Spa

Jester with spannerWe've all been fossil fooled and now...the Climate Circus is coming to Manchester....
Join the Fossil Fools Parade on April 1st
and take part in fun and games with some of our best known local Fossil Fools!

That's right this event is all about congratulating our sponsors