aviation & roads

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Plane Stupid Shut Down Easyjet HQ

Environmental activists opposed to the climate wrecking effects of short haul flights have this morning shut down the HQ of Easyjet in London.

Day of Action against Short Haul Flights - Locations of Public Events

Plane Stupid is calling for a day of action against short haul flights and short haul operators on November 6th, during the UN International Climate Talks in Nairobi. The day of action is two days after the mass event for climate action in London on November 4th, organised by Stop Climate Chaos and the Campaign Against Climate Change.

Launch of Bath Activist Network

Sep 28 2006

Birth pangs of a new group, the Bath Activist Network, bringing together people in Bath who want to work together to fight for positive change, connecting all radical "disciplines" holistically, knowing that every problem in this world is interlinked.

Sunday 8am: Protestors shut down Nottingham East Midlands airport

East Midlands airport action

25.9.06
Below is our press release from yesterday. We went in at 7:55 am. At midday armed police, dog units, firebrigade and helicopter were present and cleared the runway. 24 people are still in custody, held on suspicion of crimes under the Aviation and Security Act, Conspiracy to Cause Public Nuisance and Criminal Damage. They should all be out by midnight tonight. Fingers crossed. Beneath press release is an update from someone arrested there, worth reading.

Latest news from the rampART

This is an edited version of the latest newsletter from the rampART social centre in East London. You can join the mailing list yourself via  http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/rampart in order to stay up to date as the newsletter is not posted on indymedia every week.

Airborne protest at Bristol Airport against climate chaos

No Airport Expansion banner

Press release from Bristol protesters 1/9/06 5.10pm

Following yesterdays anti-nuclear ‘reclaim power’ protests at Drax power station in Yorkshire, campaigners in Bristol today focused on Bristol Airport’s absurd plans for expansion and the harmful greenhouse emissions from air traffic, currently running at 700 million tonnes of CO2 per year in the UK.

Belgian: Borsbeek Activists Need Urgent Support

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 police action (but not a full eviction) is expected for this coming Monday (Aug. 28th).

Climate Camp Sunday Pictures + Info

27.08.2006
Pics from sunday afternoon and evening at the climate camp - also see Monday's Press Release from the camp - The mass day of action to shut down drax power station is on thursday, so there's plenty of time to get yourself down to the camp, which runs for another week until sunday / monday.

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.

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.

Scots Going to the Camp for Climate Action

Scottish activists are travelling to the Climate Action Camp to give workshops, cook and learn how to stop climate chaos. There are buses from Glasgow (Thursday) and Edinburgh (Friday).

As part of the fight against climate change, people will be gathering near Leeds next week as part of the Camp for Climate Action. Biodiesel-powered Buses will travel from Glasgow on Thursday 24th and Edinburgh on Friday 25th to Megawatt Valley in Yorkshire, in the shadow of the single greatest emitter of CO2 in the UK, Drax coal-fired power station.

Callout to Join Manchester/Liverpool Neighbourhood at Climate Camp

The Camp for Climate Action is scheduled for Aug 26 - Sept 4 near Leeds. People from Manchester and Liverpool will form a neighbourhood at the Camp. This is a callout to join the neighbourhood now.