genetic engineering

Five GMO fields sabotaged in 3 weeks - Germany

Biohazard (red)Amflora potatoes (GMO) cleaned up

Dambeck (Müritzkreis), 22th June 2008

Spirit of Freedom (August 2008)


"The whole experience has been tough, but all the kind and strengthening words
and wise thoughts from strangers made it much easier!" (Former Swedish Animal Rights Prisoner)

Sitting on piles of coal, revolting peasants, trashing things & fixing other things together, it's the latest EF! Action Update

EF! mine rest planets later logoSmelters smelted and woodchippers chipped, protestors around the world have been busy again taking action against the planet-trashers - read all about it in the latest quarterly EF! Action Update.

This EF!AU is jam packed with exciting actions, plus features on international resistance against coal in time for this year's Camp for Climate Action, a resurgence of anti-genetics campaigning, and proposals for a rolling blockade next year of Kingsnorth. You'll be inspired to Taste the Waste, Leave it in the Ground and who knows what else!

EarthFirst! gathering workshop call & travel info

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at the Earth First! Summer Gathering
Ecological Direct Action without Compromise
27 Aug - 1 Sept 2008, Norfolk

Get in touch if you or your campaign/group/network would like to run a workshop or session at the gathering, especially if you can offer workshops on action training, direct action campaigns, ecology, ecological restoration and sustainable living.

Email us on summergathering _ AT _ or ring 01524 383012

Deadline 12 August!

We've already got lots of workshops confirmed. Join us for:

Yorkshire GM trial sabotaged

The Tadcaster GM potato trial has been decontaminated, according to the Sunday Mirror!

field trial with genetically modified wheat destroyed (zurich, switzerland)

the local press reports as following:
early friday morning (june 13, 2008) around 35 persons entered the research area ("Forschungsanstalt Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon ART in Zürich Affoltern") close to zurich and destroyed nearly the whole field trial with genetically modified wheat by scything and trampling the plants.

Activists occupy labs associated with GM trials

2nd June 2008
NIAB banner hang
Environmental protestors from Earth First! UK today staged a peaceful protest at the laboratory and offices of the National Institute for Agricultural Botany (NIAB), in Girton, Cambridge. About a dozen activists invaded the site and hung banners from buildings in protest at a trial for genetically modified (GM) potatoes being carried out at the Institute by BASF, a German based company.

Film of anti-GM demo

This film shows the anti-GM demo at BASF. For the report on what happened, and photos, click here.

Video Film of anti-GM action - video/mp4 5.4M

Actions during the UN Biodiversity Summit in Bonn (MOP4/COP9)

Nature for people - not for business!
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Grassroots Gathering 2008, 30th May-1st June, Ireland

Grassroots Gathering 2008 benefit flierCall-out for GG 2008, June Bank Holiday weekend 30/05/08 to 01/06/08, Dublin

Stuck for something to do!? Uninspired & lacklustre..? The all new singing dancing EF!AU is here to lift your spirits

EF! crossed tools 1As if putting the boot into the genetics industry, filling empty spaces with joy & creativity, and fooling the fossil-heads wasn't enough, people have been busy washing lumps of coal and covering themselves with paint...we kid you not...all in aid of halting the trashing of the planet!

Parliaments have been climbed, airport terminals flash(mobb)ed, fields & various other sites occupied, building stormed & blockaded, pipelines blockaded & destroyed...