'unnecessary development'

'unnecessary development'

Iceland - protest camp against destruction of nature

28.07.2006
News from the protest camp which is happening at the moment in Iceland to fight against the destruction of nature for heavy industry.

Iceland, with its last great expanse of true wilderness in western Europe, is under serious threat. Multinational companies, in partnership with the Icelandic government, are establishing large-scale heavy industry across the pristine countryside that has made the country so famous. Protected areas and even internationally protected vegetation will be directly affected.

TITNORE tree campers have vowed to continue their fight

Save Titnore Woods T-shirt

TITNORE tree campers have vowed to continue their legal fight for occupation of woodland threatened with the chop at West Durrington. At a High Court hearing on Thursday July 27, senior official Master Turner gave them leave to appeal against his decision to grant a possession order to landowners Fitzroy and Clem Somerset. They now have until 4pm on Friday August 11 to lodge their appeal - the day before a planned day of solidarity protests in Worthing.

Bristol Folk at the Camp For Climate Action - find out more on 3rd & 9th August

Bristol climate camp flier

Camp for Climate Action is happening in yorkshire, 26/8 - 4/9.
The camp will be a mix of workshops, meetings, socialising, information sharing and action. It will be a place that encourages discussion on what we are faced with, what the alternatives are, how we can achieve them and the diversity of tactics and action we will need to get there. The camp will also facilitate direct action against some of key sections of the fossil fuel economy.

Police assault Titnore Woods camper

24.07.2006

THUGS from Sussex Police have once again forced their way onto the peaceful Camp Titnore protest site near Worthing, assaulting one of the campers in the process.

The new invasion happened today (Monday July 24), following a similar incursion on Wednesday last week and the ten officers who turned up video-recorded the camp and its residents.

Save Our Old Town campaign

Edinburgh is under threat now from more destructive developments not dissimilar to those in the 60's when the council wanted to knock down vast swathes of the city centre to build 6 lane roads and shopping malls.

Bully tactics fail to spoil Camp Titnore open day

*16.07.2006

TITNORE Woods landowner Clem Somerset employed private security guards with video cameras to try and scare visitors away from the protest camp's open day on Saturday (July 15).

The uniformed staff from Ferring-based Guardian security also tried to hand out slips of paper warning people they were trespassing, adding: "If you choose to enter this land, you do so entirely at your own risk."

COUNTY MEATH, IRELAND ANTI-MOTORWAY CAMP SET UP

14.7.06
‘A protest camp has been established at the Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland, to oppose the monstrous M3 Motorway project due to begin this year…

Protesters have been camped in Tara since the solstice. For the time being the camp is situated near the hill down into the woods. Campers have kept a flame burning since the solstice and intend to keep it burning until the 2nd of August, which is Lammas. They will then relocate to a new location directly affected by the proposed motorway.

Last chance to save Packers?

Public meeting at the City Academy next week.
PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT PACKERS’ FIELD (BRISTOL)

MONDAY 17 JULY

@ THE CITY ACADEMY, 7pm

The fight to save Packers’ Field is approaching its endgame. The Academy have said that they are planning to start work on the field from the start of the school holidays (ie any time from July 22nd) This means that Packers will be out of use for at least over a year, if indeed local people are ever allowed to use it again.

One more billboard felled - Bristol

10.7.06
This morning on my way to work I noticed one more billboard has been "liberated" on Muller Road. No pics i'm afraid
Also, if you didn't catch it, the Evening Post reported on it last Tuesday:

Christian-based direct action gathering, 28-30 July, Leeds, UK (**updated info**)

CHRISTIANITY HELPED TO CREATE CAPITALISM...NOW IT MUST DESTROY IT!

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you. (James 5:1-6)

Save The Cemetery free event - Sunday 9 July

To raise awareness and register opposition to the planned development of luxury flats on the site a free party (with license) will take place in the general cemetery on Sunday 9th July.

The site is on Cemetry road, near the Vine pub (5 mins from Ecclesall Rd) Sheffield. For those of you a bit confused, it's where peace in the park was this year and is a valuable and rare public space which deserves to be preserved for the community, not sold off to make some dosh for the council and random developers.

J B Spray Building Occupied / Evicted / Reoccupied

Section 6 @ Spray building
Spray Building

On the evening of Wednesday 28th June a group of young,homeless, socially minded individuals occupied the J B Spray building at 10 Short Hill in Radford (just off Forest Road West). Built in 1870 the historic lace mill, a grade 2 listed building, has sat empty for years while the owner apparently seeks community uses for the property. Unwilling to see such a beautiful building left to rot this inspired group is seeking to answer both their own need for housing and the wider community need to reclaim spaces like these as social spaces to share and bring people together.

SouthWest climate camp Bloc site up & running!

SouthWest ClimateCamp Neighbourhood gets its own site

If you're from the SouthWest and interested in the Camp For Climate Action (Aug 26- Sep 04) then visit http://www.southwestbloc.tk, if that address works yet, or http://swgreen.50megs.com to register as a participant. This is very much an up-n-coming group and we need help, so if u think u can contribute please do! The site features a list of needed materials, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Subvertising on Church Road Bristol

Car subvert Bristol

Jun 30 2006

This bit of subvertising appeared overnight on Church Road. Many of the billboards in this area are for big posh cars; it's good to see that somebody is making the connection between these metal monsters and the state of the planet...