Scotland (central & southern)

Scotland (central & southern)

Bilston Glen Sunday free cafe, November 26th

Come down to Bilston Glen anti-road protest camp on the 26th of November for the Sunday free cafe.

This month we will be opening the "Bilston cinema in the woods" with an evening of political films. There will be folk music and drumming througout the day, there will be Reiki and massage and of course the famous free cafe. It is also a great chance to find out about our campaigns in defence of nature, meet loads of free minds and enjoy an evening in the woods around the campfire. Bring booze and whatever else, wrap up warm and celebrate the beautiful little woodland that is Bilston Glen.

Daughters of Rebecca at Faslane


Approximately 100 people from across Wales took part in the rolling 1-year Faslane 365 campaign over three days this week (Mon 13th - Wed 15th November). 19 protesters including eight teenagers, some of whom were as young as 14, were arrested for blockading the nuclear base. Those under 16 were almost immediately de-arrested by the police, but those aged 16 and over are treated as adults in Scottish law and were detained overnight in police cells along with everyone else. Warning letters from the procurator fiscal were issued to arrestees on their release. Since the campaign began on October 1st, only one Faslane 365 case has been referred to court.

Bradford Priest Arrested at Nuclear Blockade

16.11.2006

Over 50 Anti Nuclear protestors from Leeds and Bradford took part in a mass blockade of the Faslane Nuclear Naval Base in Scotland this morning. Twenty seven of the protestors, including the Revd Chris Howson from Bradford were arrested for their role in the blockade, which included 'locking on' to a giant CND symbol outside the main gates of the base.

Shell petrol station blockaded in Edinburgh

12 Nov 2006

11 years ago 9 activists were killed by the Nigerian state for protesting against the Shell Oil and Gas developments in the Niger Delta. Human rights abuses and environmental destruction are still being perpetrated by Shell in their persuit of profit all around the world. In County Mayo, Ireland, Shell are threatening the lives of the community of Rossport with the construction of their dangerous high pressure gas pipeline. Yesterday activists from Scotland joined friends who came over from Ireland to shut down a Shell petrol station in Edinburgh to show our disgust at this companies behaviour and to show solidarity with the people of Ireland and Nigeria.

Faslane365: Rhythms of Resistance

Rhythms of Resistance Manchester joined Faslane365 on 6th-8th November 06, with 5 sambistas being arrested but released with no further court proceedings

8 Rhythms of Resistance sambistas joined the Manchester shift at Faslane on 6th, 7th and 8th November 06 to be part of the national Faslane365 year-long campaign against nuclear weapons and against the trident replacement. The aims of the sambistas were to raise awareness around the Trident replacement which is estimated £40,000,000,000 and also to support activists and obstruct the base with non-violent action.

Day of Action against Short Haul Flights - Locations of Public Events

Plane Stupid is calling for a day of action against short haul flights and short haul operators on November 6th, during the UN International Climate Talks in Nairobi. The day of action is two days after the mass event for climate action in London on November 4th, organised by Stop Climate Chaos and the Campaign Against Climate Change.

Only 1 Bidder for M74 Contract - addresses...

10.10.2006
There's only one consortium bidding for the contract to fuck up the southside of Glasgow by extending the M74 through it.

According to Newsquest ( http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5057977.html),

Faslane 365: Sheffield and North Derbyshire action

10.10.2006

Thursday, 5th October.

The Faslane main gate was different for a day. Relentless gray fencing and razor wire were enlivened by rainbow peace flags, streams of Tibetan prayer flags, banners for life, huge drawings celebrating the people of the peace movement, ribbons woven into the fence, a flame symbolising the transformation of the fires of Hiroshima into peaceful energy, hornpipes, jigs, reels, dancing and games, fiddle, whistle, saxophone and drums, transformed clown sailors and furry animals.

Welsh Granny Arrested at Scottish Nuclear Base

9.10.2006

A grandmother of 3 was arrested near Glasgow at 9.00am this morning. De Murphy had chained her self with dozens of other people blockading the North gate of Faslane nuclear naval base.

Faslane 365 kicks off

Trident banner

1.10.2006

Today around 60 women from Britain and beyond gathered at Faslane naval base in Scotland for the first of a series of autonomous actions over the coming months.

national anti incinerator gathering coming up, 28 October

To bring together anti-incineration groups from all over England and Wales to get inspiration for their own campaigning, hear what some authorities are doing that are trying not to go down the mass burn incineration route and to discuss how the network of groups can best be supported.

Edinburgh radical bookfair 11-15th october

THE 10TH EDINBURGH INDEPENDENT RADICAL BOOK FAIR - THE ALTERNATIVE BOOK FESTIVAL will take place from Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th of October 2006 in Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG, Scotland, UK.

national climate camp follow-up meeting: evaluate, celebrate & plan 'what next?' - 14/15th October, Manchester

Drax the Destroyer
^Drax the Destroyer

There will be a meeting in Manchester on October 14 and 15 to reflect on how the Climate Camp went, and to talk about what we would like to do next. Everyone is welcome to come. There'll be a celebration, so aim to stick around for Monday if you can. For more information email facilitation[at]climatecamp.org.uk, subscribe to the announcements list, or see the meeting link above nearer the time.

City harvest workshop at climate camp

A summary of the workshop "City Harvests- eat away at those food miles" at the camp for climate action.

city harvest mindmap

mindmap: some advantages of growing your own food

National Day of Action against Short Haul Flights - November 6th

Plane Stupid is calling for a day of action against short haul flights and short haul operators on November 6th, during the UN International Climate Talks in Nairobi. The day of action is two days after the mass event for climate action in London on November 4th, organised by Stop Climate Chaos and the Campaign Against Climate Change.