East Midlands

East Midlands

Nottingham's November Critical Mass and Bike About

Notts Critical Mass Shell hell trailer
Friday 24th November @ 5.30pm

Setting out from the usual meeting place [Outside the Savoy Cinema on Derby Road, meet at 5.30pm] with more arriving from the Sumac in Forest Fields.

Photos from Nottingham Shell Action

10.11.2006

There was a large turn out for the blockade of a Shell petrol station in Nottingham, in solidarity with people opressed by Shell everywhere. The blockade was successful in terms of shutting down the petrol station, unfortunatly as mentioned already on indymedia one of the protestors was ran over by a 4x4 driver and has been taken to hospital, hopefully someone will post an update on his condition later.

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.

Banner Protest at Motorway Widening

30.10.2006
Protestors from Luton, Nottingham, Luton, Derby and Sheffield today dropped banners with slogans such as "Stop Climate Change" and "More Cars = More CO2" from bridges over the M1 motorway today in protest at the governments plans to widen 115 miles of the road to 4 lanes in both direction.

national anti incinerator gathering coming up, 28 October

To bring together anti-incineration groups from all over England and Wales to get inspiration for their own campaigning, hear what some authorities are doing that are trying not to go down the mass burn incineration route and to discuss how the network of groups can best be supported.

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.

Massive victory for anti-incinerator campaign in Nottingham

NAIL victory

21.09.2006

Today the Development Control Committee of Nottingham City Council unanimous agreed on rejecting the application to expand Eastcroft Incinerator, which burns most of Nottingham's waste. At the moment 150.000 tonnes of waste goes through the incinerator owned by waste giant Waste Recycling Group (WRG) each year. The expansion would bring in waste from neighbouring counties and bring capacity up to 250.000 tonnes.

national climate camp follow-up meeting: evaluate, celebrate & plan 'what next?' - 14/15th October, Manchester

Drax the Destroyer
^Drax the Destroyer

There will be a meeting in Manchester on October 14 and 15 to reflect on how the Climate Camp went, and to talk about what we would like to do next. Everyone is welcome to come. There'll be a celebration, so aim to stick around for Monday if you can. For more information email facilitation[at]climatecamp.org.uk, subscribe to the announcements list, or see the meeting link above nearer the time.

National Day of Action against Short Haul Flights - November 6th

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.

Climate Camp fun and action- if not tomorrow then when?

30.08.2006
Under the shadow of Drax power station, the Camp for Climate Action has been bursting into life this week. This totally unprecedented project has involved hundreds of people from across the UK coming together to take action against the causes of climate change.

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 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.

1 SEPTEMBER - INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST THE ICELANDIC STATE AND ALCOA

No matter the environmental and social cost, no matter the ever increasing protests from the Icelandic and international communities and the intensifying warnings fom the scientific sector, the Icelandic government is hellbent on going ahead with its plan to inundate the projected Hálslón reservoir at Kárahnjúkar between 15-30 September.