Bristol Actions in Solidarity with Rising Tide's Call to Action: August-September 2007

Parts of 3 golf courses were dug up: Tracy Park, Wick; Knowle, Stockwood; and Filton. In Knowle a message was sprayed up near the club house reading "Decadent waste of water".


Norewegian Whaler Scuttled

Scuttled Norwegian whalerSea Shepherd News

Sunken Whaler Was a Cruel Killer

It is not a surprise that an unknown person (or persons) targeted the Willassen Senior - the outlaw Norwegian whaling vessel that was scuttled on the evening of August 30, 2007.

Free Julio! No more dams!

Prisoner Solidarity 4Julio Villanueva, member of the group Solidari@s con Itoiz, was arrested on August 17th in Iruñea-Pamplona. He was arrested by the local police ant imprisoned next morning.

Movimento Verde Eufémia mows first GM Field in South Portugal

Portugal GM decontamination 1Portugal GM decontamination 2On the 17th of August the “Movimento Verde Eufémia” went into action of civil disobedience, targeting the first transgenic field in the Algarve GMO Free Zone in South Portugal. 65 mowers entered the field and were able to mow a hectare of GM corn in less than 20 minutes. The action received support from a parade of an extra 60 people.

Itoiz Dam - new prisoner

Long term supporters of ELP will be aware of the Itoiz dam action in Spain, where back in the late 1990s anonymous eco-activists sabotaged the construction site of the controversial Itoiz dam causing so much damage the construction was delayed by over a year. One of the things the activists did was cut the cabbles of the machines which took the dam wall blocks to the top of the dam.

4x4s disarmed in the city of Stockholm

Stockholm 4x4 deflating24th August: a newly formed activist group, calling itself The Indians of the Concrete Jungle, has struck repeatedly against SUVs in the centre of Stockholm over the last weeks. Some 300 of those killer machines have so far been temporarily disarmed. The Indians deflate the tyres of the SUVs and leave a letter to the owner on the windscreen, wherein the action is explained (translation attached below). Considerable fury has arisen among the SUV-owners of the city, as evident in the lynch atmosphere in countless comments on the website of the group as well as in various army, car and sports communities on the web. In one incident, an owner chased an Indian for 20 minutes. Three Indians have been nabbed by the police – apparently giving high priority to stemming this crime – and face various criminal charges. However, the group is determined to continue taking direct action against SUVs, as they constitute one of the most provocative and insane sources of unnecessary carbon emissions (insofar as conspicuous consumption of monster vehicles is not deemed a genuine human need).

Brecon Gas Pipeline Sabotaged

The Brecon beacons gas pipeline works were sabotaged during a night action as part of the week of action against climate change and in defence of the earth. Armed with only a wrecking bar and determination a small team was able to bypass the poor security and render immobile a total of 11 machines including tipper trucks and excavators. Major engine and hydraulic components were destroyed and the pipeline itself was holed in several places.

Who are our mystery callers at Barnstaple Quarry?

Someone came to call at Barnstable quarry aggregate industries and cut all the electric cables in the building and damaged a privately owned truck, and damaged an office and topped up their stationary (don't we all nick stationery from work places!)