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Haringey Critical Mass Bike Ride 2005

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Can't make it to Scotland? Didn't get tickets to Geldof's fancy dress? Don't despair...join us on 2nd of July for the 2005 Haringey Critical Mass. A leisurely ride down the Green Lanes to reclaim our streets and send a breath of fresh air to those meeting in Gleneagles.

Community request for help fighting Shell in Mayo, Ireland

Rossport

29.06.2005

Local community requests help from activists to fight a Shell/Statoil/Marathon gas pipeline that will threaten their lives and be ecologically devastating for an isolated, beautiful area of Ireland

Greenpeace shuts down Land Rover factory, Solihull

4x4 Ostrich

16.05.2005

Early this morning 35 Greenpeace volunteers shut down the assembly line making gas-guzzling Range Rovers, in a 4x4 factory in Solihull. Urban 4x4s made at this site are wrecking the climate.

Bringing the climate message home: an account of London Rising Tide's treesit at BP HQ, April 26-29th 2005

BP HQ treesit

5.05.2005

Very early on April 26th 2005, eight concerned squirrels nipped over the gates of the park in the centre of St. James' Square, and scampered up two imposing London plane trees which happened to overlook the headquarters of one of the world's largest oil companies. (Actually, the phrase 'scampered up' doesn't do justice to the way they threw a rope over a strong branch, climbed up it and into their tree while wearing seriously loaded-down backpacks. It also doesn't do justice to the way one brave member of their group had to climb a smaller tree in between the two planes to free the banner rope, without which their action would have been completely stripped of meaning. She also deserves being mentioned in dispatches for the way she spoke convincingly to the police who clambered over the gates about twenty minutes later that the group was indeed carrying out a survey of the trees' insect population, as they had discovered from a document abandoned on the grass which attested to this fact.

saturday club 4x4 antics

25.04.2005

the saturday club met this saturday to congratulate the 4x4 drivers of manchester for giving us asthma..causing 25% of all road traffic accidents and for their massive contribution to climate change...

Activists disrupt oil industry annual jamboree

Petrol Exchange 3
16-02-2005

On the day the world finally enacted Kyoto, the oil industry tried to hold a huge party to say, 'we don't care, it's business as usual'. We hope for at least one evening they've been forced to face the reality of what they're doing.

Climate Change activists STOP London's oil traders

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16.02.2005

Thirty-five Greenpeace volunteers halted trading on the global oil market by occupying the International Petroleum Exchange in London. They entered the high security building near Tower Bridge shortly before 2pm, just as the world market in Brent crude was about to switch to London.

Greenpeace greenwash lecture guerilla-ed

Greenpeace Greenwash 1
The 4th Greenpeace Business Lecture took place on Tuesday 25th January 2005 at the Royal Society of Arts and was delivered by Lord Oxburgh, Chairman of Shell. Greenpeace Business said in advance that ‘The lecture will focus on the future of oil companies in the light of growing evidence on the dangers of climate change.’