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Park Authority halts quarrying at Backdale in the Peak District (previously sabotaged)

Backdale quarry

Peak Park have served a stop notice, effective today 30 Jan, on Merriman who are quarrying at Backdale. National Park minister Jim Knight has visited the site today and pledged his support. Merriman have threatened to open two more sites if stopped at Backdale.

Tunnel system announced at ‘Camp Bling’ road protest site

Camp Bling Tunnel

28.01.2006

The campaign against the controversial F5 dual carriageway scheme, proposed for the A127/A1159 Priory Crescent, took a dramatic new turn today with an extensive underground tunnel system being announced at the ‘Camp Bling’ protest site in Southend on Sea, Essex, in advance of a decision to be made on the road this Friday.

Four arrests on Tuesday at Dalkeith tree sit

23 Jan 2006

Four arrest have taken place before 1pm on Tuesday 24th Jan 2006
Three to four more people are holding out in the trees.

Sunday & Monday Dalkeith update

Dalkeith Eviction 3

The tunnelers were evicted in Dalkeith park today on Sunday - the last tree-sit next!
Just got word that the tunnellers were evicted today in Dalkeith. Bottom site, the last remaining tree-sit, is still open but needs support - get out there now if you can!!! You can still go in the trees!

one week on Dalkeith anti-road eviction resistance still going strong

Eviction Aruga!!
Dalkeith Eviction 7

Monday morning sees the Dalkeith anti road protestors still occuppying the main protest site, with all the tree houses and tunnels intact. Spirits have been boosted by the many picnicers who visited the site on Saturday, showing their solidarity with the battle to stop the A68 by-pass being put through the beautiful park south of Edinburgh.

Parklife Occupy Government Office

Parklife 'Save Priory Park' campaign
Press Release Monday 23rd January 2006

Parklife press line 1 (inside the building)
07929 595 761
Parklife press line 2 (outside the building)
07929 595 766

Saving Iceland Gathering Sheffield, 21-22nd January

Iceland Dam Bird

Saving Iceland Gathering
Sheffield 21-22nd January 2006
Matilda Social Centre, Matilda Street Sheffield

Weekend gathering reporting back from the campaign to stop the Icelandic government and Alcoa destroying Europe's largest remaining pristine wilderness for aluminium smelters.

Dalkeith Protest - Thursday Update

Dalkeith Eviction 5

The occupation of Dalkeith Country Park continues.

No arrests on Thursday!

Thursday 19 January 2006, little was accomplished by the eviction team today. The three who have been in tunnels at Middle Site since Monday still remain. With enough food and supplies to carry them though at least another week underground, spirits remain high that they can seriously delay attempts to feel trees on Middle Site. The eviction team's main success for the day was the eviction of an unoccupied site. It is likely that Friday they will begin work at the Bottom Site, however this is by far the protesters' stronghold and should prove a lengthy eviction process.

Dalkeith Protest - Wednesday Update & Saturday solidarity picnic info

Eviction Aruga!!

18 Jan 2006

Today, the eviction of the middle site at Dalkeith Park - anti-A68 Bypass protests continued. All protesters in the trees were removed today from this site resulting in six more arrests. However, protesters still remain in underground defences.

Dalkeith Treesit Tuesday: Two more Arrested!

dalkeith Eviction 6

17 Jan 2006

Today, the police surrounded Middle site. Middle Site is more heavily established than the previously taken down top site, having quite a few people up in the trees The baliffs arrested two of the protesters, and have promised to continue. Help is needed - come on down to Dalkeith!

Dalkeith eviction target-a-scab list

For over 10 years, UK Evict has been evicting protestors, travellers & the like.
They've done:
Bryn -Henllys Farm on behalf of Celtic Energy
Sella open-cast mine on behalf of Celtic Energy
Honerton Bypass (Fairmile and Trollheim)

Shell to sea solidarity critical mass, 18th Feb Nottingham

Saturday 18th Feb - Shell to sea solidarity critical mass - to coincide with the call out for international solidarity actions in support of the shelltosea campaign we will be having a critical mass starting at 11am at the Portland Building on the University Campus, with the intention of heading to a shell petrol station and blockading it.

US EF! organizers' conference & winter rendezvous, 15th Feb on: update; international invite; discussion on Do or Die article

EF! no compromise US logo

Additional info to that on http://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/?q=node/117

International Invite:
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South Florida is an accessible location for international travel, and is a social hotspot of current global commerce and politics. For several years, the globalization movement has influenced (and been influenced by) EF! But rarely has it been possible to dialogue with eco-radicals in other parts of the world, especially the majority world movements who have been inspiring direct action efforts within the U.S. empire. For these reasons, the invitation is being put out to help bring folks from other countries’ radical environmental movements and indigenous struggles here for the OC and Winter Rendezvous (this means visa assistance and some extra fundraising, so if you can be

Dalkeith protestors defy eviction, end of Monday update

Dalkeith eviction 1
Dalkeith eviction 2

Protestors are still in the trees and in the protest sites at Dalkeith Country Park. The eviction attempt started Monday 16th early morning, but as of 3pm Monday afternoon three of the four protest sites remain intact. "We urge supporters to come and join us," one of the protestors said. "It's not too late to take a stand against this road madness."

EVICTION STARTED early this morning at Dalkeith Park (Scotland) Protest Sites - can still get down there & help

Eviction Aruga!!

DALKEITH COUNTRY PARK- ANTI A68 BYPASS PROTEST CAMPAIGN
PRESS STATEMENT- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 JANUARY 2006

Eviction of the four protest sites in Dalkeith Country Park against the construction of the A68 Bypass and the destruction of the River Esk wildlife corridor began this morning.