sabotage

sabotage

2 more Bayer actions

30.04.2004

There have been reports of more actions to send notice to Bayer, just before their AGM, that if they DO continue to push GM crops in the UK they will be hit again.

Here are the first 2 reports in.

another Bayer Stay Out Action, Essex

23.04.2004

Two Bayer facilities in Essex were hit in a night-time raid by anti-GM activists in the early hours of Friday 23rd April 2004.

As part of the send-off to Bayer after their decision to pull out of GM crop trials in the UK, locks were glued, windows smashed and slogans painted at two separate installations belonging to Bayer Diagnostics in Halstead, Essex.

Bayer works in Widness spray painted

17.03.2004

Anti-gm slogans were spray painted on a wall and sign at the Bayer Crop Science works in Widness.

Just a small action I know, but at least it lets them know we're still here.

More info on the campaign against Bayer can be found at www.stopbayergm.org

More sabotage of Bayer

31.01.2004

Locks jammed at Bayer Crop Science in North Yorkshire

On the 30th of January the Bayer Crop Science facility in North Newbalds, North Yorkshire had all its locks jammed with metal and superglue.

Hulme Developer gets a Roasting (Manchester)

Hulme digger on fire
30.07.2003
Digger trashed in action relating to 25 mature trees being felled in Manchester

A property developer, who plans to build on the Loretto College Playing Fields, got a visit from upset local people early on Tuesday 29th July. Around 25 mature trees on the playing fields have recently been destroyed and a large JCB digger has started ground works.

local residents directly oppose development in Hulme, Manchester

17.07.2003

how local residents begin campaign against - diversecity - (a not-so-local development company)

around 10am ish today (and i say 10am ish cos i dont have a watch) Diversecity a development company began survey work on a lovely tree scattered site in Hulme . By 11am ish local residents were waking up to the reality of the Leaf St. development and decided something had to be done! And fast! So a few folk went and spoke to the surveyors giving them fair warning that people didn't want them to continue their work . One of the surveyors even agreed with local residents, saying "I wouldn't want it if I lived round here."

peat action, Manc.

03.07.2003
simple peat action - DIY at your local DIY - while we can still breathe...

before the last May Bank Holiday weekend, a time when demand for peat at garden centres is high, some were visited throughout Greater Manchester - bags were slashed and stickers stuck.

Cumbria peat protest

14.12.02

As part of the need to refocus our actions on other companies like these and not just Scotts, Bolton Fell peat stripping site was visited on Sunday 14 December 2002. The works was very busy but the fields were wet and empty. Drainpipes were blocked with bags of peat, a footbridge was pushed into a drainage ditch and a small railway bridge was dismantled.

more peat sabotage in Cumbria

11/02

In November more vehicles, were sabotaged at Solway Moss, this time about 15 peat cutters, owned by L&P Peat, while 3 more were trashed at Bolton Fell, owned by William Sinclair. L&P Peat's stock of peat was also visited that night with about a quarter of their stock slashed. Both targets are expanding their role in the peat industry as other players back out, and both companies are fighting efforts to protect their sites on environmental grounds.

Power Lines Come Down at Hatfield Peat Works

01/05/2002

We received an anonomous tip off that on the night of May the First a small group of people visited Hatfield Peat Works at night.

They attempted to bring down the two power lines that provide electricity to the works. One of the support posts for one of the power lines was succsefully brought down, but unfortunetly the other line proved to be indestructable.

Hatfield Moor peat works disrupted

26/11/2001 Work stopped for 3 hours at Hatfield Moor Works

On Monday 26th November a group of around 30 people entered the site of the Scotts Company UK Ltd.

As work on the surrounding peat moorland has stopped for the winter, the action was concentrated on the adjacent works, where peat is processed and bagged for sending off to farmers and garden centres around the countries.

Pixeing & a game of chicken at t'peat works

12.08.01

On Sunday the 12th August, about 15 people visited the peat works unannounced, finding it almost deserted and wandering around for about 15 minutes before finding any workers.

During this time, all the keys from the key safe and ignition keys for most of the machines disappeared and ended up at the bottom of drains and the engine of one of the two peat-moving trains got sand in the petrol tank.

The night-dwelling Fairies visit Thorne Moor

07/01 - on Thorne Moor

During July a couple of groups visited the moor at night and managed to find a pumping machine and move the hose, creating a mire on the track, the idea being to making it impassable for their machinery.

Another mass trespass to protect the peat bogs of midgy Yorkshire

26.6.01

We met up the night before for a briefing, giving out information about exactly what is at stake and the most effective things that can be done to disrupt work.

We camped for the night in the nature reserve just round the corner, getting eaten alive by small flying biting things.

FARMERS STORM MONSANTO/BURN + PULL UP GE CROPS ROUND THE WORLD

As the West tries to bully Third World governments into using GM crops, peasant farmers around the world are denouncing products that would increase economic dependency, destroy the livelihoods of all but a privileged few farmers, and replace locally controlled food production with corporate-controlled monoculture for export.