South East England

South East England

Heathrow's Third Runway challenged by villagers.

no 3rd runway 1

30.10.2005
Picture a typical activist protest - DSEI, G8 or Critical Mass.
Blend in a movie with villagers, flaming torches and pitchforks.

Welcome to NOTRAG, No to the Third Runway Action Group,

Radical Social Centres in the UK - new list

29.10.2005
Social centres organise to create new worlds, new possibilities, real leisure and social alternatives to wage labour and centralised power. Although more established in countries like Italy and Spain, the concept of social centres as a political strategy is taking off all over the UK.

Camp Bling (Southend, Essex) Five weeks old!

Camp Bling entrance

29.10.2005
Road protest site into its fifth week. Come down and help out, check out the website.

We are now working hard to consolidate our position on site, to make it as defendable as possible, and to

Titnore protesters defy police - but one arrest

29.10.2005
A PROTEST against the destruction of Titnore Woods in Durrington, Worthing, went ahead this afternoon (Saturday October 29), despite police attempts to crush it.
One man was arrested but at the time of writing is not known to have been charged with any offence.

Breaking news from the Jericho 'Save the boatyard Campaign'

Oxford boatyard court demo

26.10.05
Our court case has been adjourned until such time as a judge can rule on our call for an adjournment for judicial review on grounds of British Waterways (BW) breaching our article 8 rights of the 1998 European human rights acts, by closing the boatyard. So we have now a stay of execution and an opportunity to adress BW policy on this matter. This is cutting new ground as a body of precident has yet to be set on the use of the human rights act, in fact The house of Lords have a tabled motion to debate whether citizens can use the act to defend against eviction. The high court does not currently concur but the european court does, the court of appeals has ruled in favour backing up the european court so the House of Lords must decide. The cases involved have revolved around the gypsy issue.

October 29 - Vigil for Death of Democracy, Titnore Woods

Titnore Woods

8.10.05
A VIGIL for the "death of demcoracy" is to be held on Saturday October 29 by campaigners fighting to save ancient woodland in Sussex.

The protest is to be staged from 2pm at the junction of Titnore Lane, Durrington, Worthing, and the A259 Littlehampton Road.

Roads and Airport gathering in Nottingham early October

Roadblock logo

The latest in a series of one-day gatherings to plan actions against road and runway expansion will take place in Nottingham on Saturday 8th October, meeting at the sumac centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX - We're looking at a 10am start.

Insurgents Occupy Military Communications Mast in Berkshire

Coulport tripod

17th September 2005

Two insurgents have scaled a communications mast at a military fuel storage and distribution hub at Padworth Common in Berkshire and are intending to disable the mast in an effort to disrupt and prevent fuel distribution to the UK’s nuclear weapons factory at Aldermaston and all United States military bases in the UK.

Clarkson pied at awards ceremony

Clarkson Pie 1

12.09.05
TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson was pied today after receiving an honorary degree from Brookes University. The pie, and accompanying demo, were in protest at his bigoted and ignorant views on many topics, and there had been a campaign at Brookes against awarding him the degree.

Burning effigy blocks road - Titnore, Sussex

4.09.2005

PROTESTERS in Sussex blocked a road with a burning effigy of John Prescott on Sunday afternoon, September 4.

The drama followed a rally held by campaign group Protect Our Woodland! (POW!) against plans to build 875 new homes on fields and ancient woodland off Titnore Lane, West Durrington, Worthing.

Bust the Bins - Oxfree strikes again

1.09.2005

The second weekly recycling of Oxfam's unwanted stuff grows on past success

The second week of recycling Oxfam rubbish was a successful social and recycling event. After some of the bric-a-brac was laid out on a table borrowed from the east oxford community centre, it didn't take long for people to start looking through the huge amounts of books, videos, clothes, trinkets and other paraphenalia. This week the stall lasted for nearly two hours with about half of all the contents of oxfams 3 bins full of discarded products being taken by people who were at first cautious then gradually more comfortable to start sifting through the piles and piles of great junk on offer. Some people even took the initiative and started looking for more stuff in the bins themselves, maybe after a few weeks the table won't be needed!

East Oxford Revels in Oxfam Throw-aways

25.08.2005

Residents of East Oxford met in unlikely circumstances tonight when the donated items put out for rubbish collection by Oxfam were unpacked and given away on tables. No-one has yet taken responsibility for the action, but it is not believed to have originated within the NGO.

saving iceland electronic blockade TODAY!

17.08.2005

Electronic blockade Wednesday 17. August from 10 am.

Lets force Landsvirkjun to face up to what we think of their destruction of Iceland for their own personal profit and that of multinational corporations.

Anti-Road protesters occupy Dept of Transport

Parklife DfT occupation

16.08.2005

Today, the Department of Transport was targetted for the first time in about a year by anti-roads protesters.

Tuesday 16th August was an incredible day for our little campaign group from Southend on Sea. As some of you may now be aware we staged the latest in our series of 'Save Priory Park!' direct actions today, for the first time yet with the chosen venue being in the centre of London.