North East England
Machines sabotaged at Banks Group's Shotton opencast coal mine near Cramlington. On the morning of the 24th of May 13 machines were sabotaged at Shotton opencast coal mine. One excavator, two bulldozers and ten heavy earth movers were damaged. The damage included cut electrics, cut hydraulics and coal dust in oil tanks. Also 150 meters of water pipe was slashed, flooding an area of the mine.
Check out http://coalaction.org.uk/ for the updated and re-vamped Coal Action Network website and detailed coal maps of the UK. It is hoped that this website will be a useful resource to anyone taking action – or thinking of taking action – to protect communities, environments and the climate system from coal projects.
There will be a free AT Co-op training week in Nottingham, from Thursday 6th of May to Monday 10th of May 2010.
The Mainshill Solidarity Camp is going on tour! Check our list of dates below to see if we're coming anywhere near you. If you'd like us to to a talk where you are and its not on the list, email us at mainshill [at] riseup.net and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
7pm at the Cowley Club
PROPOSALS FOR 2010 SO FAR
We've got a new discussion board up on the Climate Camp website with all the proposals for the regional gatherings received so far, plus some other useful texts from the Where Next? discussions. Join the discussion here:
REGIONAL GATHERINGS IN JANUARY
UK Coal ' greenwash' Durham planner's! OPENCAST looks likely (near where Winter Moot will be in February)
Money grabbing UK coal have overcome one of the largest barriers in their plans to opencast the PONT VALLEY,
OPPONENTS of a large opencast mine in a picturesque valley fear the worst now that planning permission has been granted to move a colony of Great Crested Newts – a protected species.