South East England

South East England

Coal Action Network website relaunched!

Check out http://coalaction.org.uk/ for the updated and re-vamped Coal Action Network website and detailed coal maps of the UK. It is hoped that this website will be a useful resource to anyone taking action – or thinking of taking action – to protect communities, environments and the climate system from coal projects.

Oxford Action Resource Centre celebrates 5 years of radical organising!

Since 2005, Oxford Action Resource Centre (OARC) has been a part of the local activist landscape: a social space, meeting venue, office and shared library for campaigners,

BP hit by tar sands protests in London, Brighton, Oxford and Cambridge

Saturday April 10th
BP hit by tar sands protests in London, Brighton, Oxford and Cambridge

Oil company targeted by nationwide protests in advance of crucial AGM vote

Protesters demand BP pulls out of “the most destructive project on Earth” - the Canadian tar sands

BP not welcome in Wantage and Grove

6th April 2010
No Tar sands and Boycott BP sprayed onto walls in Wantage and Grove.

Fossil Fools Day round-up

In the UK -

BP ad campaign hoax kicks off the Fortnight of Shame

Plane Stupid issues 48hr subvertising challenge

It's that time of year when every airline starts aggressively advertising for your business. Well, we've had enough. Plane Stupid is inviting all of you to take part in its very own subvertising competition.

Camp Cuckoo taken to court, and trees later felled

15 March 2010
Legal action has been started to try to evict "Camp Cuckoo" campaigners who are fighting a road scheme in Essex.

Protesters are camped on Priory Crescent, Southend, opposing a £5m Cuckoo Corner road improvement scheme on the burial site of a Saxon King.

Titnore Woods - amazing victory! But...

IN A TOTALLY unexpected move, Worthing borough councillors have thrown out the 875-home housing scheme threatening Titnore Woods.

They had been recommended to approve the plans and there was little suggestion that the Tory-run authority had any thought of saying no to the property developers.

Social Centres in a Time of Crisis

A weekend of workshops, discussions and socialising for everyone with an interest in radical autonomous social centres.

• How can a new generation of social centres learn from the successes and failures of established ones? What are the ways in which we can best face up to the challenges?

New Tescos at Titnore, Worthing Attacked

In the early hours of Monday morning, the new Tescos by Titnore Woods protest site was attacked. The locks were super glued and the messages "TESCOS SUCKS" and quite simply "Go away" were spraypainted accross the windows of the front entrance.

Shortly afterwards one person was arrested and is waiting to be charged. Most likely to be joint enterprise of criminal damage.

Another Shell recruitment event disrupted

9.03.2010
Corporate sleaze-merchants trying to recruit graduates in Oxford got another rough ride at the hands of local activists.

This evening, at the University's Ashmolean museum, the oil multinational Shell attempted to hold a talk on 'The Challenges of the Future' and how bright young graduates can help. We had other ideas...