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ALCOA RUNCORN FACTORY BLOCKED BY SAVING ICELAND ACTIVISTS

Alcoa Runcorn blockade 2
Alcoa Runcorn blockade 1

28.02.2006

Tomorrow, 1 March, ALCOA arms manufacturers and aluminium giant are to announce at their ALCOA Global Center in New York if they are going to push for yet another aluminium smelter in pristine Iceland, against the will of the majority of Icelandic people.

Simultanious sabotage of peat extraction sites (near Manchester)

17.2.06
Simultaniously last month two peat extraction sites were sabotaged in defence of wild places.

At Chat Moss near Manchester a peat extraction site owned by Joseph Metcalf Ltd was sabotaged. Two excavators had their engines wrecked, locks were glued, and around a hundred specialist tyres, on hoppers and harrows, were slashed. The operations of this company have destroyed Chat Moss and are now threatening the Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Astley Moss and local SSSI's.

NO M66 10 years on - Manchester exhibition launch

No M66 exhibition poster

NO M66 10 Years On

Exhibition about Anti-Road Campaign North East Manchester (1995-1996)
Wednesday 22nd Feb to Sun 19th March
Launch Event - Thurs 23rd Feb 7pm

This Friday in Liverpool - Rossport Solidarity Demo - Stop the Shell Pipeline!

16.02.2006

Meeting outside Moorfields station at 1pm. this Friday 17th Feb
Part of international solidarity action 17th & 18th February

BACKGROUND - In Rossport, County Mayo, residents & supporters continue to obstruct the building of a dangerous gas pipeline. Last year five men from Rossport were jailed for contempt of court for refusing to obey the High Court order not to interfere with the construction of the Corrib gas pipeline. Yesterday they were expected to be back at the High Court, potentially facing more time in jail.

manchester neighbourhood of camp for climate action - meetings & events

Manc cliimate nieghbourhood flier front

The Camp for Climate Action is a space to: take action against climate change; provide information on climate change and its causes; share and live practical solutions; network with other people campaigning on all the aspects of climate change.

Earth Activist Training course, July (May application deadline)

EARTH ACTIVIST TRAINING
15th - 29th July 2006
Ragmans Lane Gloucestershire
with Starhawk & Penny Livingston- Stark

A permaculture design course and more for activists:
Learn the skills to transform a piece of land, a community and our political and economic systems.

next climate camp meeting, 11-12th February, in Nottingham

The next general meeting of the Camp for Climate Action is in Nottingham, 11-12th February.
Saturday's times are 11-6, Sunday 10-5.

The agenda and directions are on the website, climatecamp.org.uk

Manchester 4x4 Action - Riders of the Apocalypse

4x4 skeleton

7.2.06
On Saturday, a group of cyclists pissed off with the ever increasing amount of dirty, dangerous and downright ridiculous 4x4s which are accelerating climate Armageddon took to their bikes and donned skeleton outfits to shame 4x4 drivers.

activist trauma gathering, 4th February, London

Activist Trauma Network logo

Saturday 4th February 2006 10am-5pm

The Activist Trauma Network is organising a day of discussion and networking for all who are involved in promoting practical mutual support in activist, campaigning and community groups. This is an ever expanding area, as political work of any kind can be extremely demanding on every level. Many, but not all of us, became involved in this work by having first hand experience of trauma related to activism, police brutality, burn-out, stress-related physical illness and mental health issues. We are planning to discuss our own chosen work in these areas and expand on ideas we may have for projects, make new contacts and give/receive constructive feedback.

2 aviation campaign callouts

1. Call to stop all airport expansions across the uk!

Airport expansion is nearly on us, and we have to get networks running in order to defeat these multi billion pounds projects! cutting through our country side, building new roads to supply them, and of course, CLIMATE CHANGE!

manchester neighbourhood climate camp meeting tues 7th feb 6.30pm

manchester climate camp meeting.

tues 7th feb 6.30pm at the basement, 24 lever st

a meeting for those wishing to be part of the manchester neighbourhood at the camp for climate action, and also build up links of people in manchester wanting to take action on climate change.

Time to take on nuclear the best way we know - Direct-Action

Its seems that the government in all its supidity is going down a course of possibly building a new generation of nuclear power stations in this country. Those of us who have fought this big ugly monster for years, and those who haven't are fully aware of what these things hold out for both the environment and neighbouring communties. This in mind, a few of us have set up a new network, Community Resistance Against Nuclear Energy, CRANE which it is hoped will bring activists and community groups together to resist what ever the government decides to execute. The aim is to have a no compromise approach on this, and CRANE, has been set up by some of the orginal EF organisers in the UK from the earlhy 90's, who've decided to come out of 'retirement' to take this campaign on. If this government policy goes ahead, then common sense tells us we've got one hell of a fight on our hands, and have to use all the tricks in the book to resist and mobilise opposition. At the moment, i think the idea is to create regional and local organisers/contacts across the country, as naturally we aren't a hundred per cent sure exactly where they've decided to locate the new plants. Until we know where, i think its a matter of building up info, watching and networking to increase numbers, and new allies.

Saving Iceland Gathering Sheffield, 21-22nd January

Iceland Dam Bird

Saving Iceland Gathering
Sheffield 21-22nd January 2006
Matilda Social Centre, Matilda Street Sheffield

Weekend gathering reporting back from the campaign to stop the Icelandic government and Alcoa destroying Europe's largest remaining pristine wilderness for aluminium smelters.