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DALE FARM: EVICTION

Save Dale Farm banner

30.07.2005

POSSIBLE ATTEMPT ON MONDAY

I'm asking everyone who can to come to Dale Farm and help us stop Basildon council bulldozing plots on Monday morning (1 August).

Critical Mass to return to Southampton

Critical Mass graphic 2

9.07.2005

In solidarity with protests around the world coinciding with the G8 conference in Scotland, Southampton activists are calling out for a return of critical mass to Southampton

Fences pulled down at Parklife Priory proposed road, Southend

Priory Park white elephant

Friday 1st July 2005

Parklife take back king's burial site and ask: 'Is road F5 set to become the most expensive and destructive stretch of tarmac in the country?'

Critical Mass Brighton

16.06.2005

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The first Critical Mass in Brighton for ages took place tonight,Thursday 16th at 6pm. Went really well and hopefully will now become regular. Meet at The Level 5.30pm for 6pm. Route to be decided bythose who show up!

Police called to Titnore meeting

12.06.2005

POLICE were called to a council meeting in Worthing on Friday June 10 after protesters stormed the stage.

The borough council's planning committee was discussing highly controversial plans to build 900 homes and widen a road through woodland in Titnore Lane, Durrington, Worthing.

Transport minister pied for support of Heathrow expansion lobby

25.05.2005

Alistair Darling, Secretary of State for Transport, was pied today at the launch event of a powerful new industry coalition, 'Future Heathrow', formed to ensure expansion of Heathrow goes ahead. Meanwhile over 100 local residents took time off work to demonstrate outside the CBI HQ launch event, with a huge banner reading 'Future Heathrow Stinks', and a new report that concludes that Heathrow contributes little to the national or local economy, but simply lines the pockets of the aviation industry. Future Heathrow is led by Clive Soley, once a Labour MP, now Lord Soley, now heading up this sleazy bunch of planet trashers with a multi-million pound budget to over ride the residents and the planet. Nobody expected the Secretary of State to make the phenomenally stupid mistake of so publicly siding with the aviation industry over such a controversial project. But he did, and was repaid with carrot cake, cream and major political embarrassment.

Activists Block Nuke Dockyard Gate For Three Hours, Plymouth

Devonport Camp 2005
On Friday 20 May, anti-nuclear weapons campaigners successfully blockaded Albert Gate leading in to Devonport Dockyard. The blockade, organised by the Plymouth-based Trident Ploughshares, lasted for three hours. The action follows a week of high-visibility peace protest presence on Drake’s Island which concluded with a move to Devil’s Point on the Plymouth mainland, where a larger camp was established earlier in the week.

Update on Drake’s Island Occupation

Trident Drake's Island 2

19th May 2005

Devonport Camp 2005
During the day, Drake’s Island has been evacuated and the camp has been transferred to Devil’s Point on the Plymouth shore, which is situated just across from the island. About 30 people are currently camping in an old water reservoir, which is now dry, which was squatted under the noses of a vanful of police officers who were lurking around the car park close to the site. The site is nice with good disabled access and moved lawns, banners are in place as well as toilets, a kitchen, a registration tent and a bigger meeting tent.

Anti-nuclear activists declare Drake's Island nuclear free state

Trident Drake's Island 1

14.05.2005

On Friday 13th May in a force 7 wind, a group of 12; including Trident Ploughshares pledgers with the invaluable assistance of Greenpeace sailors; landed on the jetty of Drake's Island and claimed squatters rights to this rocky territory which is directly opposite Plymouth Hoe.

Successful Critical Mass in Worthing

5.05.2005

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WORTHING'S Critical Mass against the G8 and Climate Change on Saturday April 30 turned out to be a big success in several ways.

Parklife Newsflash-occupying the trees

Priory Park white elephant
25.03.2004

A team of Parklife climbers this morning began a tree occupation at the site of the proposed F5 road scheme, planned for the A1159 Priory Crescent north, Southend on Sea, Essex.

Linslade – Demonstration - Saturday 5th March 9.15 and more trees threatened

3.03.2005

On SATURDAY 5th MARCH @ 9.15 a demonstration against the bypass will be held at the Wing Hill roundabout, junction of A418 and A505.

This is where the bypass is intended to end and six magnificent oaks have already been felled, with seven more marked with the cross of death (these could still be defended with a treehouse if anybody is interested). The local (Tory) MP Andrew Selous, will be at the demonstration. Whilst predictably he remains in favour of the bypass, he has agreed to ask some questions in parliament about the way in which it received permission. There is also the possibility of a Samba band coming along.

Protestors NOT evicted at Linslade. The protestors retreated under the cover of darkness as a surprise tactic against the Counci

15.02.2005

Bucks Council arrived this morning with the heavy mob at Linslade to murder half a dozen more ancient trees. Hundreds of security and police, some on horses, as well as professional climbing baliffs, accompanied the Council goons to evict protestors from the six treehouses.