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Angels Disrupt Nanotech Conference and Present 'Can of Worms' Award to former Monsanto Man.

Nano angels logo
Buckinghamshire, UK, 9th Dec 2004

A host of heavenly angels from THRONG (The Heavenly Righteous Opposed to Nanotech Greed) appeared today unto a nanotechnology business conference in order to bestow a "Can of Worms" Award on a representative of the Nanotechnology Industry. Chosen to receive the award was Mr Harry Swan, formerly of Monsanto, who is Nanotechnology manager of Britain's leading producer of carbon nanotubes, Thomas Swan & Co.

Battle of Sherwood commences as Under-sheriff risks protestors lives

Eviction Aruga!!Sherwood eviction 106.12.2004

Eviction underway at Sherwood Green Protest site, Nottinghamshire - Under-Sheriff risks tunnellers' lives, trees protestors have been cleared, tree-felling underway.

Peat Excavation Site Sabotaged - Chat Moss

03.12.2004
Earlier this year a peat excavation works at Chat Moss near Manchester was Sabotaged. The site where the extraction was taking place was of high ecological value and in the vacinity of a wildlife Site of Scientific Importance. Peat bogs also have great value as Co2 sinks.

Sherwood Forest Camp on High Eviction Alert

Sherwood Back Off Bellway
01.12.2004

Sherwood Forest protest camp at Mansfeild Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire are on high eviction Alert after they have been issued new Papers earlier this week, Balifs and unmarked security vans are now patrolling the area and equipment is being delived to site.

Solidarity Action for Nine Ladies

23.11.2004

9 Ladies solidarity 2

Early this morning activists blocked Stancliffe Stone a subsidiary of Marshalls PLC for three and a half hours using two tripods.

Nanotech conference at Leeds' Royal Armouries disrupted at lunchtime today (Friday 12th November)

humans in test tubes

12.11.2004

At lunchtime today, a meeting of companies involved in nanotechnology industries was invaded and disrupted by a group of people opposed to technologies of social control.

Another Director Resigns from 'Bridge Across the Bay Co'

8.11.2004

Prof. Bill Davies has announced his resignation from the notorious 'Bridge Across the Bay Company' after protests last week at the Lancaster Enivironment Centre.

Anti-GM action - 29-30/09/04 - Sainsbury's Haydock (Merseyside) depot blockaded

Sainsburys Haydock blockade
30.9.04

At 2340 on Wednesday September 29th about 25 people from the North West blockaded Sainsbury's Haydock distribution centre in Merseyside. This was in protest over Sainsbury's selling milk from cows that have been fed GM feed.

Protesters Storm the Stage of the "Champion Canterbury Awards", Aotearoa/New Zealand

Solid Energy awards banner24 Sep 2004
About 20 protesters made quite a ruckus at Thursday's "Champion Canterbury Awards" in Christchurch.

Attendees to the awards, including Helen Clark and the Christchurch mayor, were greeted with drums, chants, heckles ('Why don't you get a real job?' was a favourite) and banners.

Save Happy Valley campaigners hunger strike and occupy mine site (New Zealand/Aotearoa)

Save Happy Valley treesit30 Aug 2004
Two South Island students began a hunger strike today in protest of the proposed "Cypress" mine in Happy Valley. The students will confine themselves to a small platform suspended from a tree on the road to Stockton, near Granity on the West Coast.

Tractors in Sainsbury's GM milk protest, Barnstaple, Devon

Sainsburys Barnstaple
04.07.2004

In a follow-up to yesterday's amazing Sainsbury's depot blockades [respect to you all], Devon farmers parked three tractors with banners in front of Sainsbury's in Barnstaple whilst shoppers labelled Sainsbury's dairy products as "produce of GM-fed animals". This was probably our best ever supermarket action - with strong support from customers and the regional media and a very reasonable response (after initial panic) from the manager.

Sainsbury's national blockade

Sainsbury's Birmingham blockade 1
2.7.2004

Sainsbury's chilled food distribution centres were blockaded across the country on Thursday in protest against GM feed being fed to dairy cows. Sainsbury's five biggest UK distribution centres were shut down as environmentalists and consumers simultaneously blockaded the supermarket chain's chilled-goods depots in Essex, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol and Sheffield. They were chained together through steel tubes, or sat up scaffold tripods, blocking the depot gates. The co-ordinated action was intended to halt distribution of Sainsbury's dairy products that come from cows fed GM animal feed.

talking CCTV cameras nicked wholesale, in Wakefield!

18.6.04

Thieves broke into Business Homes' new business park in Wakefield last week and stole the 60 cameras and sensors that made up its "state of the art security system".

The theft was particularly embarrassing given that two of the site's occupants are HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and HM Prisons Service.

56 windows broken in "goodbye" Bayer action, North Yorkshire

24.05.2004
A (belated) action report from the Stop Bayer GM campaign.

The Bayer Cropscience building at North Newbalds had all 56 of it's windows broken. The message "No GM - Not Now, Not Ever" was spraypainted on a wall. The windows were doubleglazed so although only the outer panes were smashed the whole lot will probably have to be replaced. One window had both panes broken and a litre of white gloss paint was thrown through to add to the disruption and expense. Let Bayer be aware - if they become the main GM offender again, we'll be back.

2 more Bayer actions

30.04.2004

There have been reports of more actions to send notice to Bayer, just before their AGM, that if they DO continue to push GM crops in the UK they will be hit again.

Here are the first 2 reports in.