Scotland (central & southern)

Scotland (central & southern)

Four arrests on Tuesday at Dalkeith tree sit

23 Jan 2006

Four arrest have taken place before 1pm on Tuesday 24th Jan 2006
Three to four more people are holding out in the trees.

Sunday & Monday Dalkeith update

Dalkeith Eviction 3

The tunnelers were evicted in Dalkeith park today on Sunday - the last tree-sit next!
Just got word that the tunnellers were evicted today in Dalkeith. Bottom site, the last remaining tree-sit, is still open but needs support - get out there now if you can!!! You can still go in the trees!

one week on Dalkeith anti-road eviction resistance still going strong

Eviction Aruga!!
Dalkeith Eviction 7

Monday morning sees the Dalkeith anti road protestors still occuppying the main protest site, with all the tree houses and tunnels intact. Spirits have been boosted by the many picnicers who visited the site on Saturday, showing their solidarity with the battle to stop the A68 by-pass being put through the beautiful park south of Edinburgh.

Saving Iceland Gathering Sheffield, 21-22nd January

Iceland Dam Bird

Saving Iceland Gathering
Sheffield 21-22nd January 2006
Matilda Social Centre, Matilda Street Sheffield

Weekend gathering reporting back from the campaign to stop the Icelandic government and Alcoa destroying Europe's largest remaining pristine wilderness for aluminium smelters.

Dalkeith Protest - Thursday Update

Dalkeith Eviction 5

The occupation of Dalkeith Country Park continues.

No arrests on Thursday!

Thursday 19 January 2006, little was accomplished by the eviction team today. The three who have been in tunnels at Middle Site since Monday still remain. With enough food and supplies to carry them though at least another week underground, spirits remain high that they can seriously delay attempts to feel trees on Middle Site. The eviction team's main success for the day was the eviction of an unoccupied site. It is likely that Friday they will begin work at the Bottom Site, however this is by far the protesters' stronghold and should prove a lengthy eviction process.

Dalkeith Protest - Wednesday Update & Saturday solidarity picnic info

Eviction Aruga!!

18 Jan 2006

Today, the eviction of the middle site at Dalkeith Park - anti-A68 Bypass protests continued. All protesters in the trees were removed today from this site resulting in six more arrests. However, protesters still remain in underground defences.

Dalkeith Treesit Tuesday: Two more Arrested!

dalkeith Eviction 6

17 Jan 2006

Today, the police surrounded Middle site. Middle Site is more heavily established than the previously taken down top site, having quite a few people up in the trees The baliffs arrested two of the protesters, and have promised to continue. Help is needed - come on down to Dalkeith!

Dalkeith eviction target-a-scab list

For over 10 years, UK Evict has been evicting protestors, travellers & the like.
They've done:
Bryn -Henllys Farm on behalf of Celtic Energy
Sella open-cast mine on behalf of Celtic Energy
Honerton Bypass (Fairmile and Trollheim)

Social centres gathering in Leeds, 29 Jan

17.01.2006

*Social centres and autonomous spaces in the UK: where next after Gleneagles?*

A call out to all social centre activists and interested people in the UK

Sunday 29 January
The Common Place social centre

Happy 1st Birthday Glasgow Critical Mass, 27th January

Critical Mass graphic 6

The next Critical Mass bike ride is on Friday 27th January, meeting George Square at 5:30.
All people-powered transport welcome. It'll be Glasgow CM's First Birthday and there might even be a cake with candles if people bring it, though we can't guarantee another celebrity guest appearance.

Dalkeith protestors defy eviction, end of Monday update

Dalkeith eviction 1
Dalkeith eviction 2

Protestors are still in the trees and in the protest sites at Dalkeith Country Park. The eviction attempt started Monday 16th early morning, but as of 3pm Monday afternoon three of the four protest sites remain intact. "We urge supporters to come and join us," one of the protestors said. "It's not too late to take a stand against this road madness."

EVICTION STARTED early this morning at Dalkeith Park (Scotland) Protest Sites - can still get down there & help

Eviction Aruga!!

DALKEITH COUNTRY PARK- ANTI A68 BYPASS PROTEST CAMPAIGN
PRESS STATEMENT- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 JANUARY 2006

Eviction of the four protest sites in Dalkeith Country Park against the construction of the A68 Bypass and the destruction of the River Esk wildlife corridor began this morning.

People Needed to stop eviction, Dalkeith, Scotland - update & contacts

05.12.2005

Dalkieth Country Park - only seven miles from Edinburgh city centre - is threatened by a road. Three tree protest camps have been set up in the park and eviction notices have been served by the Scottish Executive and local council. People are URGENTLY needed to stay at the site. See Indymedia Scotland for up-dates, more info' and pictures - http://scotland.indymedia.org/

Buy Nothing Day 2005 - Leeds, Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol, Glasgow, Oxford, Manchester, London

Brum buy nothing day shit

Saturday November 26th 2005 was Buy Nothing Day (UK), the self proclaimed festival of frugal living and culture jammers jamboree. A day to expose the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism, where developed countries (only 20% of the world population) are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of wealth.

Eviction Hotline Available - Get on the Bus to Dalkeith Tree-Sit!

29.11.2005

There is now an eviction notice hotline that will notify you if there is an eviction if you get in touch, and buses ready to go to Dalkeith as soon as the eviction happens!

The eviction notice still stands, but protesters are still determined to brave the cold to save the trees of Dalkeith Park from being cut. It is crucial that when the police arrive to evict the tree-sit (likely early in the morning) that people be there to provide support, witness any possible brutality by the police, and take note of any possible neglect of environmental regulations by tree-cutters. Since the eviction can happen anytime, it would be useful if you could e-mail your phone number and/or e-mail address to: