Ffos y fran coal train verdict + action snaps

13 of us were in court today (13.8.10) to be sentenced for blockading the railway at Ffos y fran mine back in April, when several people locked on to the tracks in order to stop a train carrying coal to Aberthaw, the dirtiest power station in Wales.

Climate Camp Cymru meetup point announced

*Climate Camp Cymru*
*13 - 17 August*

Opencast is trashing the south Wales landscape - it's time to take action...

From midday on Friday 13th August you are invited to a convergence space in central Cardiff. The location of this space is Cardiff Quaker Meeting House, 43 Charles Street, Cardiff.

Trashing, dashing, bashing, mashing: the new EF! Action Update

So what have you been up to the last few months? Just hanging around?
Maybe you've been part of human wheel-clamping aeroplanes, climbing up scaffolding tripods inconveniently placed in the road, smashing machines at open-cast mines, playing nuked-dead in the street, kayaking against borehole drill rigs in Ireland, burning mobile phone masts, resisting Tesco, camping against trashing of woodland, with some success at Titnore (& other protest camp updates), or getting in on BP's act, spilling oil in public places.

Or have you been on holiday, taking part in indigenous blockades against logging, dams and mining, spilunking against high speed trains, slashing tuna cages, blockading Monsanto HQ, trashing GM fields, and more?

International bike ride links communities in resistance: Merthyr to Mayo cyclist

Today, a 50-strong international bike ride begins the 400 mile journey from a community resisting Britain’s largest open cast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales to County Mayo, Ireland, where local people have spent the last ten years fighting a Shell-led gas development. We aim to offer direct support to these two local campaigns resisting the fossil fuel industry.

Coal Action Network website relaunched!

Check out for the updated and re-vamped Coal Action Network website and detailed coal maps of the UK. It is hoped that this website will be a useful resource to anyone taking action – or thinking of taking action – to protect communities, environments and the climate system from coal projects.

Ffos-y-Fran Coal Train Blockade - Action Report (and 'Pictures')

An action report as promised.
All cameras were seized by police - instead sketches have been drawn to document the action.


On Monday 26th April, people involved in the Rising Tide Network
literally put their necks on the line by blockading the railtrack which
carries coal from the controversial open-cast mine at Ffos-y-Fran in
Merthyr Tydfil to Aberthaw Power Station.

People Needed to Stop the Slaughter - Save the Welsh Badgers

The Welsh Assembly Government is planning to slaughter thousands of badgers, in South West Wales,over the next five years as part of their "plan" to eradicate bovine TB. This despite all the evidence from previous culls that badgers do not contribute to the spread of the disease.

Get directly involved in stopping the Welsh Assembly Government's illegal and immoral slaughter of Welsh badgers.

Plane Stupid issues 48hr subvertising challenge

It's that time of year when every airline starts aggressively advertising for your business. Well, we've had enough. Plane Stupid is inviting all of you to take part in its very own subvertising competition.