East Midlands

East Midlands

CLIMATE ACTION NEWS SHEET 84, OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2008

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIONS:
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1) RBS, E.ON and Shell university recruitment tours, Oct/Nov 08
2) Climate Camp National Gathering, Bradford, 8/9.11.08
3) Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa, 10.11.08
4) Shared Planet Conference, Birmingham, 21-23.11.08
5) 48 hours of action against E.On and new coal, 28/29.11.08
6) Buy Nothing Day, 29.11.08

Local residents protest at Lodge Farm open cast site

Lodge House residents' demo 1Lodge House residents' demo 2Lodge House residents' demo 3Lodge House residents' demo 4

At noon on Saturday 1st November, around 40 people braved rain and cold winds to protest outside the new open cast mining site at Lodge Farm, in Smalley Derbyshire.

Protestors stop work at Shipley open-cast

Lodge House coal site
Climbing a diggerNo Compromise in defence of the earth
Shipley coal protest 1
Shipley coal protest 2
27th October 2008: today protestors from Earth First! stopped work at an open-cast coal site for over two hours – they ran onto the site and clambered on diggers & dumpers and held out banners stopping the work safely. Some of the digger drivers were very friendly and were glad to have a break as they work very long shifts, from 7am-6:30 with only lunch & half hour breaks at 10 & 3. Today work had not been able to start till 10 as nature was fighting it's own corner, with rain drowning the site, and it was stopped again at 1 for 3 hours due to the protest.

Dongria Kohnd mass protest - Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton Councils Revealed as Vedanta Investors

Tribe dances in mass protest against British mining company
21 October 2008

Hundreds of members of the Dongria Kondh tribe danced and sang through the capital of the Indian state of Orissa on Monday, armed with traditional weapons, to mark their opposition to British company Vedanta’s plans to mine their sacred mountain.

Students Target Unethical Career Corporatism

BAE systems sickleE.on grim reaperOn Monday 20th October the annual AISEC Careers fair commenced at Nottingham University, featuring many organisations with despicable or at least dubious ethical credentials and social-responsibility records, inclu

No Borders Network Gathering 8 & 9 November - update

No Borders Network Gathering
8 & 9 November 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne

No Borders is a network of grass-roots organisations that support freedom of movement and the abolishment of borders. The No Borders Gathering will bring together groups and individuals from across the UK to discuss, network and plan together.

Activists Bring Biofuels Conference to Stand Still on World Food Day

Climate Activists have brought the Newark Biofuels Expo to a stand still with rape alarms and banners.

World Food Day

Rich pig eats poorOctober 16th, World Food Day is also the 23rd International Day of Action Against McDonalds, once again to be marked by Veggies in Nottingham, this year with a Vegan Free Food Giveaway at Exchange Walk, and in London by Vegan Campaigns with a protest at Regents Street.

Picnic in the Park - mass trespass in Derbyshire, 25th October

Picnic in the Park 2 mass trespassPicnic in the Park, the Sequel
Saturday 25 October

A new open-cast coal mine site is gearing into action in beautiful Derbyshire and must be stopped. Leave it in the Ground, supported by Earth First!, invites you to a second Picnic in the Park for a Mass Trespass to get to know the area, meet the locals and have fun...

UK No Borders Gathering 8-9 November

Just over a month till the next network-wide No Borders Gathering, to be held in Newcastle on 8 & 9 November.

The Gathering will be a chance to discuss, network and plan, and to build on the discussions held at the last network-wide Gathering earlier this year.

nuclear protester in court .so early protest to support comrades rolls royce trident anti nuclear protest

Derby Trident red linemonday 20/10/08
our comrades are in court .they used lockins /outside rolls royce nuclear plant rayesway derby .due in court 20/10/08 support them and come to early morning prottest