Dear Broadway Market supporters,
We are on red alert again!
An order of restitution has been issued by the High Court and the subsequent letter has been received by 34 Broadway Market occupiers to notify them of an imminent eviction. On Friday, sheriffs were seen checking the site. At a meeting with Dr and Mrs Wratten on Friday afternoon, spokespersons for the occupiers asked them whether they would be prepared to stop the eviction (which would be a simple step on their part) and they clearly refused.
*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 oil has been forced to evacuate facilities in the niger delta after further attacks on it's facilities...
Shell has been forced to evacuate four oil facilities in Nigeria in response to intensification of militant resistance against their presence in the oil rich niger delta. The withdrawal of 326 staff and contract workers from the remote flow stations in the swampy region is likely to lead to price increaces in the already jumpy oil market. The evacuations follows last weeks kidnapping and a bomb attack on a major oil pipeline.
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.
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)
RE-OCCUPATION OF TONY'S CAFE!!!! - 27TH DECEMBER
On December 21st the occupation in defence of Tony's Cafe at 34 Broadway Market was evicted. Developer Dr Wratten's henchmen smashed half the place down. On Boxing Day morning, a new group of supporters of the campaign managed to enter and re-occupy the cafe.
A communiquÃ© from Hands Off N8
We live close to the site of the proposed concrete factory in Hornsey, North London. Despite widespread public objection, London Concrete is appealing the councilâ€™s decision to reject its planning application. The appeal hearing starts on Tuesday. We are very concerned about the impact on peopleâ€™s health and the local environment if the factory goes ahead.
Saturday November 26th 2005 was Buy Nothing Day (UK), the self proclaimed festival of frugal living and culture jammers jamboree. A day to expose the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism, where developed countries (only 20% of the world population) are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of wealth.
The eviction of St Agnes Place in Kennington (South London) by Lambeth Council started today in earnest. The oldest squatted street in London has been swarmed with riot police all day, as residents were resisting the bailiffs and specialist climbers were trying to empty the street of its community set up 30 years ago. Throughout the day there have also been reports of police stopping people on their way to show support to St Agnes Place community outside Oval, Kennington, Stockwell and Brixton tubes. Later in the evening there was a demonstration outside Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton.