South East England

South East England

Linslade anti-bypass protest need people; plus injunction details

7.02.2005

Linslade anti-bypass protest site near london (leighton buzzard/milton keynes) urgently need people. They have started cutting trees and a site has been establised.

Look at www.roadalert.org.uk for more information.

SAINSBURY GM FEED CAMPAIGN: How you can help now

04.02.2005

We're urgently seeking some last minute assistance in the ongoing saga of British GM animal feed imports. This is a short, easy action for everyone.

For those of you who haven't been following the activities of the 'Fair Price for GM Free Milk Coalition', the story in brief is that last year a group of independent farming unions and grassroots campaigners got together to try and target the use of GM animal feed in the UK. The idea was to start by encouraging Sainsbury's to keep its four year commitment to phase out GM feed.

Anti Linslade Bypass Protestors go to Road Builders Bucks County Council

Linslade council banner hang
1.02.2005
Protestors against the Linslade Bypass today took there protest to the Bucks County Council Offices in Aylesbury, hanging a large banner on a car park opposite the council offices reading Challenge Car Culture. (Oh the irony!)

Santas for Sainsburys protest and email action alert

18.12.2004
(please forward this posting onto all relevant anti-GM email lists and forums)

Give the environment a present this Christmas – Santas for Sainsburys action called for in a store near you. Plus loads of people who need to hear your concerns.

Angels Disrupt Nanotech Conference and Present 'Can of Worms' Award to former Monsanto Man.

Nano angels logo
Buckinghamshire, UK, 9th Dec 2004

A host of heavenly angels from THRONG (The Heavenly Righteous Opposed to Nanotech Greed) appeared today unto a nanotechnology business conference in order to bestow a "Can of Worms" Award on a representative of the Nanotechnology Industry. Chosen to receive the award was Mr Harry Swan, formerly of Monsanto, who is Nanotechnology manager of Britain's leading producer of carbon nanotubes, Thomas Swan & Co.

Sainsbury's national blockade

Sainsbury's Birmingham blockade 1
2.7.2004

Sainsbury's chilled food distribution centres were blockaded across the country on Thursday in protest against GM feed being fed to dairy cows. Sainsbury's five biggest UK distribution centres were shut down as environmentalists and consumers simultaneously blockaded the supermarket chain's chilled-goods depots in Essex, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol and Sheffield. They were chained together through steel tubes, or sat up scaffold tripods, blocking the depot gates. The co-ordinated action was intended to halt distribution of Sainsbury's dairy products that come from cows fed GM animal feed.

another Bayer Stay Out Action, Essex

23.04.2004

Two Bayer facilities in Essex were hit in a night-time raid by anti-GM activists in the early hours of Friday 23rd April 2004.

As part of the send-off to Bayer after their decision to pull out of GM crop trials in the UK, locks were glued, windows smashed and slogans painted at two separate installations belonging to Bayer Diagnostics in Halstead, Essex.

Phone and Email Blockade of Bayer Cropscience

25.03.2004

Monday 22nd of March saw a phone and email blockade of Bayer Cropscience, aimed at undermining their communications and disrupting the smooth running of their offices.

The direct line of Paul Rylott, the head of Bioscience, was chosen along with the main Cropscience email adrress. Unfortunately Rylott's line appeared to have been disconected so for the rest of the day it was the backup number - for the bioscience department - which was called instead. It is not known how many people took part in this action but we must have caused some bother as the operator was taken off the phone early in the day and the answerphone switched on instead. Hopefully when they listened to it it was full of anti-gm messages. Hundreds of emails were also sent.

PHONE AND EMAIL BLOCKADE - AGAINST GM & BAYER

22.3.04
Phone 01223 252514 - direct line of Paul Rylott, head of Bayer Bioscience.
Email ukinfo@bayercropscience.com

Paul Rylott may have been sacked by Bayer but he's not gone yet! And he is still one of the key players in the attempt to bring GM crops into Britain.

Monday 18th February 2002 - National Day of Action against Scotts

Corwen peat (national day of) action
Across the UK offices, factories and peat extraction sites belonging to The Scotts Company (the world's largest horticultural company) were today occupied or disrupted by activists protesting against the continued destruction of rare raised peat bog habitats. Seven facilities belonging to Scotts were targeted by Peat Alert, a recently-formed national campaign network, which aims to stop peat extraction in the UK and Europe. "We want Scotts to know that they cannot continue decimating our wild places without attracting this type of disruptive opposition", said Danielle Locke, a spokesperson for the network.

GM FOWL ARE REVOLTING (2000)

Six days before Xmas, 20 people dressed as turkeys and equipped with D-locks and arm tubes, halted two lorries in the entrance of one of Asda's UK distribution centres.

With their 'just in time' restocking and one truck arriving every few minutes, the two-hour blockade at Dartford was deemed to have been pretty costly to Asda. Clearing the backlog would have taken some time.

Trees Action and Forest Biotech 99 Conference, Oxford

The campaign against GE in forestry kicked off the week of the Forest Biotech 99 conference, with news that AstraZeneca's plantation of GM poplar trees had been felled and ring-barked by eco-lumberjacks. These trees have a reduced lignin content which the industry claims, in typical greenwash language, means there will be less pollution from pulp processing.

Watlington Rally and Action 18th July 1999

In Watlington, Oxfordshire, the campaign against the farm-scale trial had been running from the moment the test plots were announced. Stalls were held in the town and an organic picnic was organised along with a walk to the site. By lucky coincidence, literally metres away from the Model Farm GM test site, lay an abandoned farm house with an overgrown garden full of wild flowers.