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Critical Mass Brighton

16.06.2005

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The first Critical Mass in Brighton for ages took place tonight,Thursday 16th at 6pm. Went really well and hopefully will now become regular. Meet at The Level 5.30pm for 6pm. Route to be decided bythose who show up!

Police called to Titnore meeting

12.06.2005

POLICE were called to a council meeting in Worthing on Friday June 10 after protesters stormed the stage.

The borough council's planning committee was discussing highly controversial plans to build 900 homes and widen a road through woodland in Titnore Lane, Durrington, Worthing.

Free Jeff Luers Solidarity Action in Edinburgh

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On the night of June 12th 2005 in Edinburgh there was a benefit gig for Jeff Free Luers that ended with a confrontation in front of the American consulate.

Untested and in here - Sainsburys GM feed week

Sainsburys Week Logo

12.06.2005

On Sunday (12th June), eight protesters stripped naked to expose the continued sale of products derived from animals fed on genetically modified crops. The naked demo preceded a separate week long series of events outside Sainsbury head office in London. The Milk Monitor website describes the campaign as "a week long extravaganza of street theatre & protests against GM animal feed".

Somerset peat processing plant sabotaged

11.06.2005
At the end of last year a peat processing plant near Glastonbury, Somerset, was sabotaged. The Plant processed peat for several companies distributing to Garden Centres. The peat was extracted from areas in and near 5 different Sites of Special Scientific Interest for their ecological value. These sites were within an Area of outstanding Natural Beauty.

Technopolis: Unravelling the Net of Technological Domination - Location Announce

Technopolis logo

07.06.2005

The machine is all around us, omnipresent and omniscient. It's the camera on the street corner, the chip in your debit card and the number allotted to your child at birth. The machine is without and within. It's in the way we have been trained and domesticated since birth to fit into a mechanical world dictated by capital and the tick, tick, tick of its clock.

new leeds subvertisment

01.06.2005

a toyota subvert from the leeds area - easy peasey.

toyota subvert

Transport minister pied for support of Heathrow expansion lobby

25.05.2005

Alistair Darling, Secretary of State for Transport, was pied today at the launch event of a powerful new industry coalition, 'Future Heathrow', formed to ensure expansion of Heathrow goes ahead. Meanwhile over 100 local residents took time off work to demonstrate outside the CBI HQ launch event, with a huge banner reading 'Future Heathrow Stinks', and a new report that concludes that Heathrow contributes little to the national or local economy, but simply lines the pockets of the aviation industry. Future Heathrow is led by Clive Soley, once a Labour MP, now Lord Soley, now heading up this sleazy bunch of planet trashers with a multi-million pound budget to over ride the residents and the planet. Nobody expected the Secretary of State to make the phenomenally stupid mistake of so publicly siding with the aviation industry over such a controversial project. But he did, and was repaid with carrot cake, cream and major political embarrassment.

Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill [NAIL] Protest against expansion

NAIL exhibition protest 1

21.05.2005

On friday afternoon, the residence of Snienton and surrounding areas of Nottingham, came to protest against an Incinerators expansion plans. The company, Waste Recycling Group Ltd [WRG], are preparing a planning application for expansion, and in support of this, had organised an exhibition at The Masson Suite in Nottingham County Football Club. We went along to see it, and to make our feelings known.

Activists Block Nuke Dockyard Gate For Three Hours, Plymouth

Devonport Camp 2005
On Friday 20 May, anti-nuclear weapons campaigners successfully blockaded Albert Gate leading in to Devonport Dockyard. The blockade, organised by the Plymouth-based Trident Ploughshares, lasted for three hours. The action follows a week of high-visibility peace protest presence on Drake’s Island which concluded with a move to Devil’s Point on the Plymouth mainland, where a larger camp was established earlier in the week.

Update on Drake’s Island Occupation

Trident Drake's Island 2

19th May 2005

Devonport Camp 2005
During the day, Drake’s Island has been evacuated and the camp has been transferred to Devil’s Point on the Plymouth shore, which is situated just across from the island. About 30 people are currently camping in an old water reservoir, which is now dry, which was squatted under the noses of a vanful of police officers who were lurking around the car park close to the site. The site is nice with good disabled access and moved lawns, banners are in place as well as toilets, a kitchen, a registration tent and a bigger meeting tent.

Greenpeace shuts down Land Rover factory, Solihull

4x4 Ostrich

16.05.2005

Early this morning 35 Greenpeace volunteers shut down the assembly line making gas-guzzling Range Rovers, in a 4x4 factory in Solihull. Urban 4x4s made at this site are wrecking the climate.

Anti-nuclear activists declare Drake's Island nuclear free state

Trident Drake's Island 1

14.05.2005

On Friday 13th May in a force 7 wind, a group of 12; including Trident Ploughshares pledgers with the invaluable assistance of Greenpeace sailors; landed on the jetty of Drake's Island and claimed squatters rights to this rocky territory which is directly opposite Plymouth Hoe.

AWE Aldermaston: blockade stops work on new weapons

Block the Builders logo

9th May 2005

The main construction entrance into the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston has been blocked by members of the of the "Block the Builders" campaign this morning. While the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) conference continues in New York, a peaceful blockade has closed the main entrance of the AWE, blocking all access to the West Gate complex. Only three lorries have got into the AWE so far, and work for new weapons developments has been stopped by the blockade.

Bringing the climate message home: an account of London Rising Tide's treesit at BP HQ, April 26-29th 2005

BP HQ treesit

5.05.2005

Very early on April 26th 2005, eight concerned squirrels nipped over the gates of the park in the centre of St. James' Square, and scampered up two imposing London plane trees which happened to overlook the headquarters of one of the world's largest oil companies. (Actually, the phrase 'scampered up' doesn't do justice to the way they threw a rope over a strong branch, climbed up it and into their tree while wearing seriously loaded-down backpacks. It also doesn't do justice to the way one brave member of their group had to climb a smaller tree in between the two planes to free the banner rope, without which their action would have been completely stripped of meaning. She also deserves being mentioned in dispatches for the way she spoke convincingly to the police who clambered over the gates about twenty minutes later that the group was indeed carrying out a survey of the trees' insect population, as they had discovered from a document abandoned on the grass which attested to this fact.