North West England

North West England

Critical Mass reports - London, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol, Edinburgh, York

London:
London May 07 Critical Mass 1London May 07 Critical Mass 2London May 07 Critical Mass 3The cycle police were pretty laid back and vastly outnumbered, though they did still try to manage the ride by blocking the front so that the back could catch up. What does it matter if a 1,000 riders get split into two or more though? Towards the end of the ride the police seemed to give up doing anything, they didn't even try to stop a couple of cars going the wrong way down a one way street, and they just blended in and became a part of the Mass.

World Naked Bike Ride comes to Southampton! Other UK locations - York, Manchester, London, Brighton

World Naked Bikeride 'stop raping the planet'In the fourth year of this imaginative and spectacular environmental protest, The World Naked Bike Ride is to see its first event in Southampton on Friday 8 June.

Activist Mediation Network - open for business

The Activist Mediation Network is now up and running. If you know of any activist group or activist individual who has a conflict which is affecting their ability to change our world for the better, then get in touch and we may be able to help sort it out.

Climate Camp To Target Heathrow (& new videos: Another End of the World is Possible)

climate camp '07 sand posterLast summer, over 600 people converged outside Drax coal-fired power station for 10 days of sustainable living and collective education, culminating in a day of mass action against Drax. This year, the Camp for Climate Action will pitch its tents near Heathrow airport.

Basement Clean Up - update

We now have access to the Basment Social Centre and the clean up is beginning. There is a lot of work to do. It's pretty damp and mucky in places, but not as bad as we feared.

There is still no electricity but this is being worked on.

International Day of Direct Action Against Climate Change and the G8 - UK events: Haringey... (& Jeff Luers solidarity callout)

G8 2007 climate day flierFriday 8th June 2007
Direct Action for Climate Justice – Resistance is Self Defense!

We all know the terrifying statistics: a million species extinct by 2050, 19 of the 20 hottest years on record since 1980, Greenland and Antarctica melting, droughts, floods, famines … the G8 have had over 30 years to address climate change and only succeeded in providing trillions in subsidies to the very industries that are destroying our planet and our future. And while the G8 continues to line their pockets, island states disappear and hundreds of thousands die as a result of the freak weather conditions caused by their irrational and uncontrollable obsession with never ending economic growth.

Plane Stupid Callout for Local Groups

Plane Stupid Callout for Local GroupsPlane Stupid (www.planestupid.com) is calling out for local Plane Stupid groups to form to fight the fastest growing cause of climate change (aviation) in your area. Plane Stupid thinks that local groups taking action in their area but within a wider network of Plane Stupid activists is the best way to fight the unsustainable growth of the aviation industry. If you would like to set up a group in your area all you need is a few enthusiastic members committed to using direct action to fight climate change.

SHAC TAKES THE FLAK: FLIMSY PRETEXT FOR COUNTRY-WIDE ARRESTS OF ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

4.5.07
In yet another hammerblow aimed at the animal rights movement, police made 32 arrests across the UK in the early hours of Tuesday morning in 'Operation Achilles'. Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Leppard of Kent Police says the arrests are "one of the largest, if not the largest, police operation that has targeted animal extremism in the UK." Three properties were also searched in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The Basement Fire / Flood Update. WE NEED YOU!

The Basement is a social centre in Central Manchester with a vegan cafe, activist library, bookshop, computer hub and exhibition space. We have been badly affected by the massive fire on Monday and we are appealing for help so we can get back open again as soon as possible.

critical masses of people in manchester cm!

Manchester Critical Mass April 07last fridays critical mass had well over a hundred people riding through the streets of manchester.. it was an amazing feeling, we chatted and sang along to the soundsystem and rode around in the sun..it was ace.. loads of people cheered and we had no bother whatsoever.. afterwards we went to hang out in the park it really was fantastic.

Call for Submissions: Zine on Property Destruction

Entering the radical community, many quickly find themselves constantly hearing about debate over property destruction. Is it violence? Does it matter if it's violence? Is it effective? Is it alienating? And on and on. I've been hearing this argument pretty much since I regularly started attending protests. At this point, I almost don't want to deal with the subject. Naturally, you're asking, "Then why the hell do you want to make a zine about it?"

!!!MANCHESTER DIRECT ACTION TRAINING DAY!!! - venue update

!!!MANCHESTER DIRECT ACTION TRAINING DAY!!!

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2007
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: MOVED TO MERCI DUE TO FIRE AT BASEMENT - see http://www.merci.org.uk/bridge-5.php for directions

MCR CRITICAL MASS THIS FRIDAY!

Manc CM flier April 07On the 27th April we celebrate crazy bikes so please come on a crazy bike or a kids bike or a shopper.. its time to lose your cool as the season loses its cool too! Bring on the Summer! If you'd like to borrow a kids bike for the ride please email us.

Reclaim Power - 15min film version online

In the summer of 2006, 600 people set up a Camp for Climate Action in the shadow of one of the biggest C02 emitters in Europe: Drax coal-fired power station in Yorkshire / UK. With over one hundred workshops on a wide range of topics, the 10 day camp was a space of collective learning, sustainable living and taking direct action on the root causes of climate change. The gathering that showed practical low energy solutions in action, culminated in a day of protest and mass direct action in an attempt to shut down Drax.