East Midlands

East Midlands

next climate camp meeting, 11-12th February, in Nottingham

The next general meeting of the Camp for Climate Action is in Nottingham, 11-12th February.
Saturday's times are 11-6, Sunday 10-5.

The agenda and directions are on the website, climatecamp.org.uk

activist trauma gathering, 4th February, London

Activist Trauma Network logo

Saturday 4th February 2006 10am-5pm

The Activist Trauma Network is organising a day of discussion and networking for all who are involved in promoting practical mutual support in activist, campaigning and community groups. This is an ever expanding area, as political work of any kind can be extremely demanding on every level. Many, but not all of us, became involved in this work by having first hand experience of trauma related to activism, police brutality, burn-out, stress-related physical illness and mental health issues. We are planning to discuss our own chosen work in these areas and expand on ideas we may have for projects, make new contacts and give/receive constructive feedback.

2 aviation campaign callouts

1. Call to stop all airport expansions across the uk!

Airport expansion is nearly on us, and we have to get networks running in order to defeat these multi billion pounds projects! cutting through our country side, building new roads to supply them, and of course, CLIMATE CHANGE!

Nottingham No to the M1 widening campaign launch 6th February

Motorway Green Fist

We will be launching our opposition to the M1 widening campaign on Monday 6th Feb, meeting outside the tourist information office in Nottingham city centre at 12-30. Please come along and get involved with the campaign.

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.

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.

Social centres gathering in Leeds, 29 Jan

17.01.2006

*Social centres and autonomous spaces in the UK: where next after Gleneagles?*

A call out to all social centre activists and interested people in the UK

Sunday 29 January
The Common Place social centre

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.

Day of action as Tony Blair sets out new nuclear power policy in Nottingham

Nottingham Blair nuke policy 1
Nottingham Blair nuke policy demo 2

15.1.06
Tony Blair set out new plans today for a nuclear power policy, as him and other cabinet ministers attended a Labour Party forum, at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. The conference centre is based at Nottingham University, where students jumped into action after it was leaked to Nottinghamshire Indymedia that Tony Blair was to visit the Uni. A call out for a demonstration, meeting at 10am at the Portland Building (on Notts Uni campus) was supported by a large number of local campaign groups including the Students Union, Nottingham Stop the War, Nottingham Student Peace Movement, Lenton Anarchist Forum and the arts activism collective the Mischief Makers. Also affinity group actions have been planned.

Earth Liberation Prisoners! Bulletin (14th January 2006)

Prisoner Solidarity 1

Dear friends
ELP has five lots of news for you today:

1 (USA) Three new eco-prisoners
2 (Italy) Marco Martorana under house arrest
3) (Britain) Jan Lawrence released

Derby bus station protest continues, still no work on redevelopment

Derby bus station protesters' tent

Since the site was closed in October 2005 no work has started on the proposed £90m Riverlights project.

Campaigners against the changes have been camping on the roof of one of the bus station buildings to halt demolition work, though the delays are apparently not chiefly because of their action. .

Shell / Co Mayo International Solidarity Actions Planning Meetings - London & Nottingham

Irish resistance continues against a giant Shell consortium who plan to construct a dangerous high pressure pipeline and gas processing plant in Rossport, Co Mayo. The people there have called for international solidarity actions on either fri 17th or sat 18th February.

EARTH FIRST! AVIATION CAMPAIGN IN THE NEWS

CAMPAIGN PLANE STUPID: Press Release

For immediate release: 2nd January 2006

Battle lines drawn: Green activists plan to halt airport expansion plans

Yesterday The Observer revealed the level of intent from the government on constructing a third runway at Heathrow. (1) Eco-activists however have already begun a campaign of direct action, working alongside local resident community groups, to try and halt aviation industry and government plans for expansion. (2)

Sneinton's Rubbish Day Out

rubbish day out 1

On Saturday 3rd December, a community day was held in Sneinton, Nottingham, to raise awareness of the proposed expansion of the Eastcroft incinerator and promote recycling through fun and games. Sneinton's Rubbish Day Out was an event organised by the local community and the NAIL campaign.