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documentary: Reclaim Power - voices from the camp for climate action 2006

Climate camp view from gateIn the summer of 2006, 600 people convinced that there is no time to waste set up a Camp for Climate Action in the shadow of one of the biggest C02 emitters in Europe: Drax coal-fired power station in Yorkshire / UK. Cine Rebelde produced a documentary film about the camp.

Climate change is now a reality. Leading scientists across the world agree that in a ’business as usual scenario’ we have no longer than 10 years to prevent 2-3 degrees of additional global arming that will lead to irreversible climatic changes with dramatic consequences for our planet.

Police evicts social centre 'Ungdomshuset' in Copenhagen (& solidarity demo in London)

Ungdomshuset eviction 1
Ungdomshuset eviction 21.03.2007

After a long political and legal battle the basis-democratic, alternative political and cultural centre 'Ungdomshuset' was forcefully evicted by riot police and airborne anti-terror squads this morning. Ensuing demonstrations have seen large-scale confrontations between protestors and heavy-handed police, here is the full story from Copenhagen.

Save Rospuda Valley Demonstration, London, 9 March 2007

Rospuda valleyA 'Save the Rospuda Valley' demonstration will take place on Friday, 9th March 2007 at 16.30, outside the Polish Embassy, 47 Portland Place, London.

The Campaign Against Prison Slavery

The Campaign Against Prison Slavery is a group set up to try to expose the reality of prison labour, how little of it teaches skills that can be used after release and which could help reduce the chances of re-offending.

Carbon Trading Company's Offices Occupied

Carbon Neutral Company protest 2Carbon Neutral Company protest 1Today, Wednesday 21st Feb 2007, in a non-violent protest, activists occupied the offices of a company dealing in Carbon Offsets, whilst other campaigners carried out an action outside the Company's offices in Kings Cross London. The action was carried out to highlight what they claim is the greenwash of this company, and the dangers of sidelining the hugely important issue of climate change. This action, sweeping coal under a carpet, was carried out to demonstrate their assertion that carbon trading is to attempt to sweep the issues associated with climate change under the carpet.

Next national climate camp organsing gathering Feb 17/18 in Leeds

Climate camp logo 2 The next national organsing gathering will be in Leeds on Sat and Sun Feb 17th/18th. It will be at The Common Place in Leeds city centre and vegan food, accommodationand creche will be provided (please contact us with accommodation, creche or any other needs though so we can plan ahead).

Oil spill at the Natural History Museum (& demos in Aberdeen & Manchester)

3.02.2007

Today at the Shell-sponsored Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum, 20 activists inspired by the Camp for Climate Action (1), smeared oil over the photographs. This was an act of outrage at Shell’s painfully transparent attempts to greenwash its reputation via cultural sponsorship.

Protests at Irish embassy in London against Shell's hell in north west Ireland

Irish embassy Shell protest30.01.2007

At midday today, while a samba band played below, a man who wished to be known as "G" climed the Irish embassy. This was in protest over the Irish governments collusioin with Shell's activities in North West Ireland where they are constructing a pipeline and refinery. Many campaigners claim this pipeline and refinery pose as serious environmental risk. While there have been widespread protests in Ireland itself many claim that the government of Ireland has given Shell suspiciously favourable business terms on the deal. "G" was arrested for on suspicion of criminal damage though there was no damage visible from ground level. For further details see the corporate watch website.

Some Jan Critical Mass reports - London, Leeds, Manchester (& I Bike Mcr festival)

You never know what the police are going to do next on the London ride. They clamp down on some things and relax on others from one month to the next and from one part of the ride to another. 'Shambolic' is perhaps the word that best describes their behaviour. They seem at times to behave more like Anarchists than the riders. You would think with their radios they could at least arrive at some sort of a consensus. In addition to our usual police overkill the Forward Intelligence Team were also in attendance at the South Bank, poking their cameras in people's faces. All this just because of a bike ride!

ex-vortex eviction thwarted this morning (pics and film)

Vortex occupied 1dozens of supporters arrived this morning to ensure that no illegal eviction could take place at the occupied social squat in the building that used to host the vortex jazz club in stoke newington church street.

Hell at Shell petrol Stations: London blockade

London Shell garages blockaded 1/07Report 1 - On the evening of the 24th January two Shell petrol stations in north London were blockaded by activists who are concerned over Shell's aggressive business practices and poor human rights record.

Unlawful eviction planned for Vortex Social Centre tomorrow (Friday 26th Jan)

Eviction Aruga!!We need as many people in the building at to ensure the security of the social centre against the bailiffs. Please circulate this widely and let as many people as possible know.

LONDON MEDIC TRAINING

3-5th February, we are holding an actionmedics training. all welcome. email  training@actionmedics.org.uk to book a place and get venue details.

What this course is and is not:
This is a 24-hour street medic training. We will cover the majority of the basic information and skills you will need to provide first aid at protests and direct actions.

N London Social Centre needs help now!

Eviction Aruga!!24.01.2007

The squatted Vortex social centre has been fending off an illegal eviction attempt this morning. There is a call out for folks to help tonight and tomorrow morning

Events at the Vortex Social Centre: Jan 22nd to Jan 27th

Vortex Social Centre
139-141 Stoke Newington Church Street
Stoke Newington
N16

MON 22 Jan
8pm - Olympic Action Group meeting
Concerned about the financial cost and negative development plans for London 2012? Feel strongly that 2012 will be damaging to you, your community or the environment?