North West England

North West England

In the spirit of Gerrard Winstanley; a shout out for help from a neighbouring allotment group. Are you free on Saturday?

On St. George's Day, Saturday 23rd April, 2011 we started a Green revolution in Ashton-under-lyne, Tameside, in the tradition of English radical group The diggers who during the period of the English Commonwealth, in 1649 reclaimed the common land of St. George's Hill from the Lords of the Manor by digging and cultivating it.

A banquet of possibilities…the 12th OKasional cafe is on it's way

March 21, 2011

We are holding regular meetings in the next few weeks before we open up again in a new location, so get in touch to find out when and where our next meet up is. It’s a proper banquet of possibilities so come share your ideas and enthusiasm, join a working group, and get involved.

The Climate Renegades are GO GO GO!

At a time when cuts and austerity are grabbing the headlines, the need for action on climate change has never been greater. Floods, heatwaves, energy shortages, rising food prices – these are just the start if we don’t take action now.

After Space for Change

The 'discussion space' on crabgrass is the place to share comments, concerns and ideas about the decision(s) made at Space for Change. Here's how:

1) Go to
2) Click 'log in' at the top right corner
3) Once logged in, select 'join group'
4) And you're in!

Day of Action against Extraction, April 19/April 20 - 2011

Communities around the world are under attack from extractive industries that poison our families, kill our loved ones on the job, and destroy the ecosystems we cherish. The BP oil spill was unfortunately just one of an endless string of disasters born of an economic system that must endlessly consume the Earth’s resources.

Something's Brewing....come on down to the 11th OKasional cafe in Manchester

November 30, 2010

After a 8 year absence the OKasional Cafe is back in Manchester!

The squatted space will hold a daily café, regular vegan meals and function as a radical space for meetings, organising, interventions, workshops and events.

Season of the Climate Trials

9am, 22nd November
Outside Nottingham Crown Court

Trashing, dashing, bashing, mashing: the new EF! Action Update

So what have you been up to the last few months? Just hanging around?
Maybe you've been part of human wheel-clamping aeroplanes, climbing up scaffolding tripods inconveniently placed in the road, smashing machines at open-cast mines, playing nuked-dead in the street, kayaking against borehole drill rigs in Ireland, burning mobile phone masts, resisting Tesco, camping against trashing of woodland, with some success at Titnore (& other protest camp updates), or getting in on BP's act, spilling oil in public places.

Or have you been on holiday, taking part in indigenous blockades against logging, dams and mining, spilunking against high speed trains, slashing tuna cages, blockading Monsanto HQ, trashing GM fields, and more?

Sabotage the Machines! Cutacre coal mine visit

21 July 2010
Activists entered the Cutacre coal mine in the early hours of a June morning, & sabotaged 7 monster-trucks, used to transport coal around the site.

Peat Bog protesters found not guilty & coal train stoppers mixed result

Peat bog activists and supporters outside Salford Magistrates court - 5th July 2010Peat bog extraction halted - April 2010 - SalfordPeat bog extraction halted - April 2010 - SalfordTwo environmental activists who chained themselves to machinery at a peat bog extraction site at Chat Moss, Salford, Greater Manchester were acquitted by Salford magistrates court last Monday 5th July 2010.

BBC News coverage:

Manchester Plane Stupid Breach Airside Security in Airport Protest

Update: Ten people from the Tripod part of the action were arrested on Monday morning around 11am - having been there since 6.30am.

Giant Elephant attacks Manchester Council meeting

…...well sort of. New councillors were reminded yesterday that Manchester Airport is still the 'elephant in the room' when it comes to the local Climate Change Action Plan – since the Council have refused to include the flight emissions from the Airport in their carbon reduction targets.