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Phone and Email Blockade of Bayer Cropscience

25.03.2004

Monday 22nd of March saw a phone and email blockade of Bayer Cropscience, aimed at undermining their communications and disrupting the smooth running of their offices.

The direct line of Paul Rylott, the head of Bioscience, was chosen along with the main Cropscience email adrress. Unfortunately Rylott's line appeared to have been disconected so for the rest of the day it was the backup number - for the bioscience department - which was called instead. It is not known how many people took part in this action but we must have caused some bother as the operator was taken off the phone early in the day and the answerphone switched on instead. Hopefully when they listened to it it was full of anti-gm messages. Hundreds of emails were also sent.

PHONE AND EMAIL BLOCKADE - AGAINST GM & BAYER

22.3.04
Phone 01223 252514 - direct line of Paul Rylott, head of Bayer Bioscience.
Email ukinfo@bayercropscience.com

Paul Rylott may have been sacked by Bayer but he's not gone yet! And he is still one of the key players in the attempt to bring GM crops into Britain.

Bayer works in Widness spray painted

17.03.2004

Anti-gm slogans were spray painted on a wall and sign at the Bayer Crop Science works in Widness.

Just a small action I know, but at least it lets them know we're still here.

More info on the campaign against Bayer can be found at www.stopbayergm.org

More sabotage of Bayer

31.01.2004

Locks jammed at Bayer Crop Science in North Yorkshire

On the 30th of January the Bayer Crop Science facility in North Newbalds, North Yorkshire had all its locks jammed with metal and superglue.

Hulme Developer gets a Roasting (Manchester)

Hulme digger on fire
30.07.2003
Digger trashed in action relating to 25 mature trees being felled in Manchester

A property developer, who plans to build on the Loretto College Playing Fields, got a visit from upset local people early on Tuesday 29th July. Around 25 mature trees on the playing fields have recently been destroyed and a large JCB digger has started ground works.

local residents directly oppose development in Hulme, Manchester

17.07.2003

how local residents begin campaign against - diversecity - (a not-so-local development company)

around 10am ish today (and i say 10am ish cos i dont have a watch) Diversecity a development company began survey work on a lovely tree scattered site in Hulme . By 11am ish local residents were waking up to the reality of the Leaf St. development and decided something had to be done! And fast! So a few folk went and spoke to the surveyors giving them fair warning that people didn't want them to continue their work . One of the surveyors even agreed with local residents, saying "I wouldn't want it if I lived round here."

peat action, Manc.

03.07.2003
simple peat action - DIY at your local DIY - while we can still breathe...

before the last May Bank Holiday weekend, a time when demand for peat at garden centres is high, some were visited throughout Greater Manchester - bags were slashed and stickers stuck.

Cumbria peat protest

14.12.02

As part of the need to refocus our actions on other companies like these and not just Scotts, Bolton Fell peat stripping site was visited on Sunday 14 December 2002. The works was very busy but the fields were wet and empty. Drainpipes were blocked with bags of peat, a footbridge was pushed into a drainage ditch and a small railway bridge was dismantled.

more peat sabotage in Cumbria

11/02

In November more vehicles, were sabotaged at Solway Moss, this time about 15 peat cutters, owned by L&P Peat, while 3 more were trashed at Bolton Fell, owned by William Sinclair. L&P Peat's stock of peat was also visited that night with about a quarter of their stock slashed. Both targets are expanding their role in the peat industry as other players back out, and both companies are fighting efforts to protect their sites on environmental grounds.

'Fun in the Sun'day at Thorne Moor

26.5.02

26th May was 'Fun in the Sun' day, a joint Leeds FoE/Leeds EF! Event.

Friends of the Earth ran a market stall in Thorne in the morning, where locals made cards, placards, posters and balloons with messages to be taken in to Scotts.

Power Lines Come Down at Hatfield Peat Works

01/05/2002

We received an anonomous tip off that on the night of May the First a small group of people visited Hatfield Peat Works at night.

They attempted to bring down the two power lines that provide electricity to the works. One of the support posts for one of the power lines was succsefully brought down, but unfortunetly the other line proved to be indestructable.

Easter 2002 Scotts Hatfield Moor Peat Blockade

Easter peat blockade 3
Four days of direct action at the Scotts Peat works, Hatfield Moor, near Doncaster.
MONDAY 25TH- THURSDAY 28TH MARCH 2002

Manchester peat campaign launched

Butterfly
Manchester is the home of several peat moors, all under threat from extractors profiting from the destruction of some of the most precious areas in the UK. But together we can stop them, and save our moors!

new deal for peatbogs? Limited victory so battle continues...

A deal was announced today (27th February 2002) between Scotts and English Nature, to restore major peatbogs as ecological sites.

The deal is undoubtedly very good news, but it is certainly not the end of the story. The main pointsof the deal are given below.