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July 15 International Day of Direct Action against Climate Change and the G8!

July 15th will be an International Day of Action Against Climate Change. As G8 energy ministers promise trillions in new subsidies to the industries destroying our planet and our future, we will take action to shut them down! This is a call for autonomous, decentralized actions appropriate for your town, city, or bioregion.

BP refuses gift of song outside Annual General Meeting

Members of the provisionally musical theatre wing of climate justice action group London Rising Tide (LRT) set out on April 20th 2006 to communicate their warm feelings about BP in song to shareholders heading for the oil giant's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the ExCel Centre in Docklands.

BP-sponsored Arts & Business Awards infiltrated & disrupted by London Rising Tide

BP Breeding Poverty logo

The 28th Annual Arts & Business Awards gala ceremony was held at the (BP-sponsored) Barbican Centre in London on Monday April 3rd 2006. It consisted of free drinks, schmoozing, mutual pat-on-the-backs concerning the 21st Century snake oil that is 'Corporate Social Responsibility', followed by an vain attempt to raise the tone with a performance by the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO).

Guerillas detect Greenwash at the British Museum

Greenwash at Michelangelo exhibition 2
Greenwash at Michelangelo exhibition 1

24.03.2006

As the doors of the British Museum opened on the first day of the record-ticket-selling Michelangelo exhibition, the Greenwash Guerrillas outfoxed security guards at the outer gates and unfurled a banner reading 'BP sponsors climate chaos' across the front steps of the building's entrance. After a quick game of chase-the-Guerrillas, they set up camp outside the main gates, informing the public of the greenwash threat posed by BP's hyper-slick sponsorship machine.

Latest News on the Struggle Against Shell in Mayo, plus details of contractors

Rossport Solidarity Camp was re-opened on the 25th of February, on the shoreline near to the beachhead where the pipeline is proposed to hit land. Campers, Mayo residents, and travelling supporters, particularly from Cork Shell to Sea, came together for a day of building. A full report is here: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/74533

Solidarity Demo at New Court Case of Lancaster Uni Protesters (George Fox 6)

George Fox 6

2.03.2006

Join the Demo. March 13th 2006, 10.00am.at Lancaster Crown Court (behind the Castle).

The 'George Fox Six' are the six student protesters taken to court by the bosses of Lancaster University. They had been protesting against unethical corporations, including weapons manufacturers & oil companies, hijaking the University. The original trial convicted them. Now they are appealing... http://www.georgefox6.co.uk

Rossport anti-Shell & Statoil solidarity actions (& background article) - Dublin, Nottingham, London, Cork

Shell HQ Dublin blockade 1
Shell HQ Dublin blockade 2

18.2.06

Shell's headquarters in Dublin were blockaded during lunchtime today by bicycles and supporters of Rossport's campaign to prevent a dangerous, high-pressure pipeline being built through their community.

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.

GREENWASH GUERILLAS TO GREET BP CHAIRMAN, CHATHAM HOUSE, LONDON, 7.2.06

There is rising concern about the flood-threatening levels of greenwash that will we seeping from The Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA), also known as Chatham House (1), this coming Tuesday February 7th 2006, when BP Chairman Peter Sutherland will be speaking there on 'The future of the World Trade Organisation in addressing sustainable development’ (2). (What we like about these guys is their bone dry sense of humour.) With delicious yet appalling irony, February 7th is also likely to see BP announce record quarterly profits.

Rossport Solidarity meeting in Glasgow 3rd Feb

Four members of the Rossport Solidarity camp will be speaking in Glasgow on Friday 3rd February at the Saorsa Social Centre.

Rossport Solidarity Camp was born in June 2005. It is the first protest camp around an ecological theme to take place in Ireland for several years. The camp began after local opponents of Shell's plan to build an unprecedented high pressure gas pipeline through the hamlet of Rossport invited us there to back up their struggle. A large marquee was erected with a kitchen for cooking and eating, sleeping and meeting, notice boards and info point. Compost toilets and compost heaps were built to deal with organic waste and the rest was recycled. A tipi and a large bender provided more space when needed, as well as smaller tents too. Water in barrels was carried in daily from Vincent Mc Grath's house and locals offered showers and laundry. A wind turbine system was set up to harness wind energy giving electricity to power lights, mobile phones and computers.

people desperately needed for irish protest camp

we really need people from feb 25th 2006 onwards to come to the rossport solidarity camp in co. mayo ireland.

a multi national consortium led by shell plan to build a really dangerous raw high pressure gas pipeline and refinery in a remote and beautiful part of the west of ireland. this experimental pipeline will endanger local people's health and safety aswell as destroying an area of outstanding natural beauty. shell plan to pump raw gas inland through a pipeline which would be only 70m away from some people's homes. they also propose to dump waste from the gas treatment process into a local bay which is a breeding ground for whales and dolphins. this summer 5 local men spent 94 days in prison for preventing shell acess to their land. the rossport solidarity camp was set up on the route of the proposed pipeline at the request of local people. shell are about to start attempting work again and we are setting up a new camp on the beach at the site where the proposed pipeline would meet land.

Protests escalate after decades of struggle in the face of Shell OIl...kidnapping in the Niger Delta

Shell oil barrel, Nigeria

Four foreign oil workers who were kidnapped by militant protesters in the Niger Delta last week were allowed yesterday to phone Reuters news agency. Along with passing on messages to their families, they also read out the demands of the protesters.