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Iceland parliament roof action

28.08.2005

Finally the seeds that have been planted by people from all over Europe and the States that came over this summer to protest against the construction of a massive Dam in the highlands Iceland and an Aluminium Smelter are starting to grow.

East Oxford Revels in Oxfam Throw-aways

25.08.2005

Residents of East Oxford met in unlikely circumstances tonight when the donated items put out for rubbish collection by Oxfam were unpacked and given away on tables. No-one has yet taken responsibility for the action, but it is not believed to have originated within the NGO.

saving iceland electronic blockade TODAY!

17.08.2005

Electronic blockade Wednesday 17. August from 10 am.

Lets force Landsvirkjun to face up to what we think of their destruction of Iceland for their own personal profit and that of multinational corporations.

Illegal Roadstone Quarry in Peak District National Park Sabotaged

14.08.2005

Earlier this summer an illegal roadstone quarry at Back Dale Quarry, on Longstone Edge Nr Bakewell was targeted by saboteurs.

The quarry owned by Bleaklow Industries, was being mined by Merrimans (Merrimans, Gleabe, and Stancliffe - 9 Ladies - are the main companies ripping up the Peak Park).

Alcoa Giant finally got it too - Iceland action

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4.08.2005
original press release:

Today a group of activists invaded the Alcoa construction site at Reydarfjördur and climbed cranes on the site. The aim of this action was to stop the work on the site. Alcoa have been targeted because of their involvement in the Kárahnjúkar dam project and the other proposed dam projects and aluminium smelters in the Icelandic highlands as well as environmental destruction worldwide. The Icelandic high court has judged that the building of the Alcoa factory in Reydarfjördur is illegal; we demand that the construction of this factory is immediately halted in observance of this court ruling.

Crack in the dam, Iceland

3.08.2005

On the first of August 2005 a group of activists dropped a banner at the Karahnjukar Dam Site in Protest abainst all planned Heavey Industry in Iceland..

A painted crack indicated the dangers of such collosal construction on a substructure already weakened by geothermal pressuresIn 2003 Landsvirkinjun´s chief, fridrik Sophusson, was asked what would happen if there was an Earthquake under the Dam.�It would burst.A catasprophic wall of water would annihilate everyone in this ....and all the neighbouring farms wold be swept away.� Though he said “this won´t happen�, several days of continous Earthquakes in 2004 suggest otherwise� protesters commented. The crack is also a symbol of solidarity with other Dam Campaigners globally. In 1980 the ecological resistance group “Earth first “ dropped a 100 metres “crack� banner from Glen Cnyon Dam on Colorado River (U.S.A.).

Ecotopia 2005 - international eco-youth festival in Moldova, 1-14th August

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We would like to invite you to E K O T O P I A 2005

First lock on in Icelandic history

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On Tuesday 19th July 2005.a group of approximately 20 of us hiked to the main junction approaching the site. Four of our group locked on to a pick up truck and a HUGE caterpillar construction vehicle. We managed to block 2 other access roads and hault work on the site for three hours. This was a first in Icelandic history:the police had to make up a word for “lock-on�. Thirteen of us were “detained�, apparently “arrested�, and later released without charge....with the warning that Impregilo were “looking at this incident with grave eyes� and were likely to make a civil case. Impregilo have since changed their mind. For a change, the media did report that the protesters were “friendly�!

Anti-shell action in Edinburgh

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5.07.2005

The parade started at the Irish embassy, and moved along early in the streets of Edinburgh. It was a colorful and relaxed protest despite the police taking photographs.

Direct action against the oil industry and the G8 started early today in Edinburgh....

4.07.2005

Today at 07:30, 2 petrol stations were shut down in Edinburgh. The first was a BP station on Calder Road, and the second was a Shell station on Comiston Road. All pumps were put out of action with bike locks, and oil spills at the forecourt entrances meant no more business as usual for a while.

nine ladies no real victory - The real news direct from the nine ladies collective.

18.06.2005

9 Ladies stone circle

today we finally received the high court verdict regarding the classification of the quarries at lees cross and endcliffe. the quarries are now (or still) officially dormant. This means that the quarries cannot re open until the peak park have agreed a set of working conditions for them. Stancliffe Stone still have the permission to quarry from 1952, and the peak park still have the power to revoke the permission, or to impose such restrictions that the re opening of the quarries would be financially unviable. Our protest site must and will continue to exist in order to protect our beautiful hillside (in the second most visited national park on the planet), as it is still quite possible that this awesome natural heritage of ours could be destroyed. Please dont let the media convince you that this is a victory on our behalf. Please send your comments on the proposals to re-open Lees Cross and Endcliffe quarries to The Peak Distric National Park Planning Authority and Lord Edward Manners of 'Haddon Hall' (who owns the land) or come and visit our protest community. Thank you (and a happy nearly-solstice) from the 9-ladies collective! x x x

Cre8 Summit has begun!

Cre8 Garden 6

18.06.2005

On Sunday the 12th of June the Cre8 Summit began. An inspiring local project set up in response both to the approved building of the new M74 northern extension and the G8 summit to be held in July 2005.

Iceland holds UK protestor for alleged £40,000 damage using yoghurt

16.06.2005

Paul Gill, a British protester against Iceland's ecologically devastating Karahnjukar dam project, is being held for allegedly committing £40,000 worth of criminal damage using 'yoghurt'.