capitalism/globalisation

capitalism/globalisation

McDonalds vegan protest picnic

On the 30th March Animal Rights campaigners protested inside the McDonalds restaurant in the city centre of Cambridge, the protesters were dressed as cows and ate food that does not contain animal products. They held a banner and distributed leaflets. The event fell within Animal Aid’s veggie month and aimed to highlight the issues associated with the consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy products.

Anti- Starbucks Picket in Cardiff, sat 31st March

Cardiff anti-Starbucks stallOn Saturday March 31st afternoon, South Wales Anarchists set up a stall on Cardiff's Queen Street to giveaway free, freshly made Zapatista coffee. Which happened to be right outside a Starbucks outlet.

Starbucks opening greeted by local knees up

whitechapel starbucks protest 1
whitechapel starbucks protest 2
Starbucks 'welcome' posterDescribed as "a proper east-end knees up", locals gathered outside the new Starbucks store for a tea party, "in defence of our area, and to show off the lovely culture we have".

Whitechapel Knees Up against Starbucks

Starbucks knees upStarbucks, everyone’s favourite nipple-less mermaid merchants, have decided to move into the east end with a new store in Whitechapel. It’s an area with a vibrant community of local cafés and small coffee shops, as well as being an area local to many Space Hijacker agents. As you can probably guess, we are less than pleased about our new neighbour…

14 Landrovers covered in Paintstripper

Fourteen 4x4s were covered in painstripper in a Land Rover Dealership near Hereford in an action against climate change. Slogans were also sprayed while the vehicles were left to ruin.

This action was taken to warn any dealership specialising in these cars, that they are a target. Driving one of these vehicles is the equivelent to leaving the TV on for 32 years, cars like this must be stopped in their tracks.

Manchester Bicycle Exhibition

I bike MCR Filming: This photograph is of the making of the I bike MCR filmMANCHESTER BICYLE EXHIBITION

It's an exhibition of film, photography and sculpture to celebrate the bicycle over car culture. The bicycle exhibition opens at Manchester’s alternative social centre The Basement at 24 Lever Street, M1 on Friday
30th March at 8pm.

Activists stop work on gas pipe line Alltwen, Wales

Alltwen pipeline protest16th Jan '07 - At 9am this morning a construction site in Alltwen was stormed by activists, climbing cranes and locking-on with d-locks by their necks. Work was stopped on the controversial LNG pipeline for five and a half hours, adding to the list of recent delays.

GAGGED! #15 - South Wales Anarchist Newsletter

GAGGED! #15 Jan/Feb 07 anti-copyright
South Wales Anarchist Newsletter • southwalesanarchists.org • PO Box 70, Newport NP20 5XX
Much prettier here (with pics etc) on pdf -  http://lists.riseup.net/www/d_read/gagged/gagged15.pdf

22/12/06: Anti-consumer Christmas Carols, London

Festive delay, but finally here:
A seven minute video covers the brutal attacks by a group of crazed and dangerously drunk Christmas Carol singers as they rampaged their way from Carnaby Street onto Oxford Street, storming the most splendid institutes of "cheap and affordable" consumer churches.

critical mass 29 december Mcr - a story from the ride

critical mass fri 29 december

We met at the usual time and place of 6pm at central library in Manchester city centre. There were about ten of us, numbers being a bit low becasue many people had gone to other towns and cities for christmas and new year, but making up the numbers we had people from Aberdeen, York and Swansea!

Santas Against Excessive Consumption hit London, 16.12.06

Santas Against Excessive Consumption (SAEC) went out to play for the second year running on Saturday December 16th 2006, dropping in on the Shell-sponsored Natural History Museum (NHM) on the way to the consumer hell that is Oxford Street.

Cambridge March for Consumerism

On Saturday December 16 a group of people in Cambridge held a March for Consumerism. They set off outside the Grafton Centre shopping mall carrying placards with slogans such as "Spend", "Buy more stuff", and "Climate change is someone else's problem".