'unnecessary development'

'unnecessary development'

Radley Lakes -v- NPower - Ruth Kelly now has the power to decide!

After receiving numerous complaints about the way in which the Planning Application for NPower was handled, Oxfordshire County Council have forwarded the paperwork to Ruth Kelly. They didn't send the Petition containing 11,500 signatures, but sent one page with a note to say it was a "sample".

IMPORTANT ADDITION OF DATES OF INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST THE ICELANDIC STATE AND ALCOA

1 AND 15 SEPTEMBER - INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST THE ICELANDIC STATE AND ALCOA

No matter the environmental and social cost, no matter the ever increasing protests from the Icelandic and international communities and the intensifying warnings fom the scientific sector, the Icelandic government is hellbent on going ahead with its plan to inundate the projected Hálslón reservoir at Kárahnjúkar between 15-30 September.

Titnore Woods ... Urgent Eviction Alert

26.08.2006
Titnore Woods protest site faces imminent eviction and needs support urgently.

A police helicopter is currently circling the site whilst the witless boys in blue attempt to count the number of activists present. An eviction could begin at any time.

Belgium: Borsbeek Forest Occupation Eviction Threat

26.08.2006

After three weeks of logging of oaks and piecemeal evictions of treehouses in Borsbeek Fortress III action camp, many trees are still standing. The forest is being destroyed because they are in the way of Antwerp Airport, a small business airport which wants to upgrade and allow for larger planes to land. GroenFront! has occupied the forest, a habitat of endangered bats, to prevent it's destruction. A larger scale eviction is expected for this coming Monday (Aug. 28th)

BELGIUM: BORSBEEK FORTRESS FOREST HANGING ON - URGENT CALL FOR HELP

After three weeks of logging of oaks and piecemeal evictions of treehouses in Borsbeek Fortress III action camp, many trees are still standing. The forest is being destroyed because they are in the way of Antwerp Airport, a small business airport which wants to upgrade and allow for larger planes to land. GroenFront! has occupied the forest, a habitat of endangered bats, to prevent it's destruction.
Over the past three weeks activists have been delaying the 'forest maintenance' significantly by chaining themselves to barricades or the logger's machinery and by occupying trees using walkways, platforms and swings. Officially the clearcutting of oaks (there is no permit for other trees) is called "forest maintenance". This particular form of maintenance keeps about 40cm of the trees standing.

1 SEPTEMBER - INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST THE ICELANDIC STATE AND ALCOA

No matter the environmental and social cost, no matter the ever increasing protests from the Icelandic and international communities and the intensifying warnings fom the scientific sector, the Icelandic government is hellbent on going ahead with its plan to inundate the projected Hálslón reservoir at Kárahnjúkar between 15-30 September.

Camp for Climate Action welcomes you. location, directions & latest

Climate camp double-decker tripod
climate camp set-up site kitchen

More than 100 climate activist spent all Wednesday night secretly erecting a two-storey tripod (to resist any potential eviction) and marquees in the shadow of Drax power station. In the event, it was hours before the police arrived. The situation with the police is calm. Help is needed to realise the full potential of the first camp for climate action.

PLANE STUPID website update

Plane Stupid logo 2

PLANE STUPID have updated their website at www.planestupid.com The new site includes "10 reasons to ground the plane" and the new newsletter.

See you at the climate camp.

PACKERS FIELD PICNIC AND GAMES EVENING Thursday 17th August from 7pm

PACKERS FIELD PICNIC AND GAMES EVENING
Thursday 17th August from 7pm

A fond farewell to Packers Field as we know it…..

ALL WELCOME!!!

Construction work on Packers Field is due to start on Friday 18th August, marking the end of many generations of free, open access to the site by the local community. Before the fences go up and the public are kicked off, we would like the community to have one last chance to enjoy it as they always have- for fun, for recreation, for socialising… and for free!!! Many people have used and loved this green space over the years, if you are one of them please come along and enjoy yourself. The picnic will start from 7pm (strictly bring your own), and will be a chance to relive old times, meet like-minded people, and also discuss your thoughts and fears about the development. The pro-Packers campaign will not die when the fences go up, and there is still an opportunity to influence the future of the site (see below).

Critical mass and protest to support Camp Titnore on Saturday!

A critical mass cycle ride and a town centre protest are being held on Saturday, August 12, to support Camp Titnore in Worthing, Sussex.

The ten-week old treetop protest camp is under threat of eviction, with an appeal in the High Court currently being prepared.

Iceland: The Battle for Karahnjukar

Activists in Iceland being starved out by police and security as lock-on actions halt work on the Karahnjukar Dam construction.

In the last 3 days activists in Iceland who are protesting against the Icelandic goverments environmentally devastaing policies to turn fragile eco systems and natural resources in to roar energy for the expanding aluminium industry have moved their action protest camp to Lindar a beautiful area of hot pools near the Dam construction which very soon will be threatened with flooding.

Dutch/Belgium EarthFirst! set up treetop camp in Belgium

Borsbeek woods

2.08.2006

Monday night Earthfirst activists occupied woodlands surrounding an old fortress in Borsbeek. Both the fortress and the surrounding woodlands represent a fine piece of nature supervised by local ‘Natuurpunt Schijnvallei’.

Titnore Campers make appeal - cash needed

Titnore campaigners need to raise £400 at least for legal costs to challenge the possession order granted in the High Court on Thursday July 27.
Titnore video appeal - RealMedia 10M