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A new version of the EF!AU can be viewed and printed out (!) to be distributed. See now at www.earthfirst.org.uk/efau
Please print, photocopy and distribute the EF!AU which can be downloaded now...
On Monday 7th March 2005, 20 campaigners held a protest in the town centre, at the scene of the recent destruction of 9 mature trees on Church Green West(see above). Redditch Friends of the Earth helped to organise the protest and boosted our numbers. After posing for the press, we marched through the town distributing leaflets, and then gathered outside the town hall.
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.
(please forward this posting onto all relevant anti-GM email lists and forums)
Give the environment a present this Christmas â€“ Santas for Sainsburys action called for in a store near you. Plus loads of people who need to hear your concerns.
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.
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 01223 252514 - direct line of Paul Rylott, head of Bayer Bioscience.
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.
On Sunday 7th January 2001 part of a farm-scale trial site at Harbury in Herefordshire was destroyed by 'Two Peasants, a Pixie and a Pair of Marigolds'. The five entered the field shortly before midnight and during four hours pulled up about 200sq metres of oilseed rape.