BP-sponsored Arts & Business Awards infiltrated & disrupted by London Rising Tide

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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).


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PRESS RELEASE: 3rd April 2006
For immediate release

~ BAA now in “premier league of climate change criminals�

Firestation Eviction: Postponed due to Resistance

London fire station squat

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.

Fire Station Squat in Docklands (London) eviction threat

Eviction Aruga!!


The Millway FireStation on the Isle of Dogs, Westferry Road 461, had been squatted since November last year, and it was shelter for 25 people.

Next Climate Camp Gathering 8-9th April

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.

Guerillas detect Greenwash at the British Museum

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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.

New London infoshop now open

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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 for more info!).

Bialowieza Primeval Forest Action in London this coming Friday

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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.

EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE community space in Hackney is open!

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As of this morning (monday February 27th 2006) a new social centre is open in Dalston lane Hackney. All are welcome especially those with skills or experiance that could be useful to the space

Dalston Theatre occupation - Update Saturday 25th & flyer text

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The occupation of the Labyrinth Theatre and the two buildings opposite is continuing and gaining in strenght. The buildings are being cleared up and getting ready to open to the public as a social centre and a community resource. The theatre itself is still illegaly 'occupied' by workers from Hackeny council's contractors, which intend to demolish it, and it is being defended by an activist that has been on the roof continuously since Monday morning.

Eviction of Tony's Cafe 34 Broadway Market underway now!

Eviction Aruga!!

Urgent - Eviction taking place now!

The occupiers of Tony's Cafe at 34 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 are being evicted. It's 5 a.m. on Thursday 23rd of February. Please come down as soon as you can and show your support for the occupiers!!!

Dalston Theatre occupation - Update Tuesday 21st

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Activists are still defending the occupation of the Dalston theatre and the two adjacent buildings from eviction.

Dalston Lane Theatre occupation against gentrification

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Local members of the community occupied the already prepared-for-demolition site, and intend to continue occupying int and turn it into a community and social centre.