Members of the provisionally musical theatre wing of climate justice action group London Rising Tide (LRT) set out on April 20th 2006 to communicate their warm feelings about BP in song to shareholders heading for the oil giant's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the ExCel Centre in Docklands.
Invitation to a discussion on the future of social centres.
Sunday April 30th - as part of the London Mayday Weekend
21 Russell square
Social centres are emerging as a pivotal role between political activity and community organising, not only places to engage with radical ideas but essential in providing common resources (cafÃ©, cinema, gig venue, internet, fundraising opportunities, events, meeting space etc) to groups, individuals & the community at large.
It's time to organise the 2006 camp!
The next Saving Iceland gathering will take place over the weekend of the 21st - 23rd April in Norfolk, UK . It'll be a great time to find out more and to meet some of the (lovely) people involved with the campaign, as well as to help discuss what this Summer's protest camp will look like.
The 28th Annual Arts & Business Awards gala ceremony was held at the (BP-sponsored) Barbican Centre in London on Monday April 3rd 2006. It consisted of free drinks, schmoozing, mutual pat-on-the-backs concerning the 21st Century snake oil that is 'Corporate Social Responsibility', followed by an vain attempt to raise the tone with a performance by the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO).
On Friday, 31st March, Bailiffs turned up at 461 Westferry Road, a squatted Fire Station and home to about 25 people. The squat was locked and barricaded with about 25 people inside, but bailiffs, security men and police did have neither bolt cutters nor a locksmith. The 1-ft metal torch they brought did not impress and was generally of no use due to bright sunshine. One of the occupants was seen climbing up a 5-stories high metal tower in the yard of the firestation, thus proven unremovable.
The next climate camp gathering is happening in Leeds in 2 weeks. It is an ideal opportunity to get involved in organising this exciting camp. Please email us if you are interested in going from Notts as we might be able to sort some transport.
As the doors of the British Museum opened on the first day of the record-ticket-selling Michelangelo exhibition, the Greenwash Guerrillas outfoxed security guards at the outer gates and unfurled a banner reading 'BP sponsors climate chaos' across the front steps of the building's entrance. After a quick game of chase-the-Guerrillas, they set up camp outside the main gates, informing the public of the greenwash threat posed by BP's hyper-slick sponsorship machine.
The infoshop in The Square social centre has been open for a week now. It is open Tuesday - Friday 12pm - 4pm, as well as at all the events happening at The Square social centre (see http://www.londonsocialcentre.org.uk for more info!).
This is a call for action in London to save the last natural forest in Europe.
BISON Coalition is urgently looking for a cameraman with a good equipment to film the demo on Friday (at 2 pm) the 3rd of March in front of the Polish Embassy. It would be perfect to have some technical support from you afterwards, to make the video available to TV stations and internet users.