North East England
EARTH FIRST! WINTER MOOT: 5th - 7th Feb 2010, County Durham - exact location released, & other info (incl. for cyclists)
"A weekend of networking, reflection, strategic discussions & campaign planning for anyone involved in ecological direct action who believes in non-hierarchical organisation and directly confronting the forces responsible for the destruction of the Earth and its inhabitants"
The climate catastrophe has not happened by random chance and the melting glacier is not its place. Our economic system, the way it produces goods, and the way they are transported and finally consumed is the root of climate change.
EF! summer gathering - exact location, travel info & updated workshop programme announced; coal-blighted communities visit
Never has halting the destruction of our planet been so important… Learn how to make them stop!
The gathering this year will be held at Seathwaite in the beautiful Borrowdale. The site is right in the heart of the Lake District and surrounded by mountains, streams and tarns. The nearest train station is Penrith. More detailed directions, public transport, walks & cycle rides to the site
Car tyres deflate in the night, diggers halted in their tracks, buildings and MPs covered in slime...airports plagued by crazy golf, picnics, city gents and hostage-taking...eco-villages and other autonomous spaces sprout, as others are under threat...tree-sits, banks evicted, fake phone-masts and whaling ships sunk....it must be time for another Earth First! Action Update, bringing you a concentrated quarterly blast of inspiration and contacts to get out there and take direct action against the bastards threatening this planet and its inhabitants.
News from the front-lines - permanent protest camps old and new, and temporary gatherings in a field near you, all the dates and info you need for a summer of blistering action and torrential outpourings!
Successes here, across the pond and round the very other side of the world.
G20 update - police violence; what happened b4 Ian Tomlinson's death witnesses; vigil on 11th; legal support; protest tactics
Channel 4 commentary on what happened to Ian Tomlinson just before his death - the latest ITN footage combined with the first footage published on the Guardian website. On the ground, protestors try to help before being cleared out of the area - counter the media-bottle-throwing hype, watch two eye witnesses.
New incident of systemic police violence - when an officer slaps the face then batons the legs of a woman - captured on film.
Newest footage which shows Ian Tomlinson's head hit the ground from the push by police.