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.
Anarchist prisoner James Borek is scheduled to be released today after spending more than two years in prison for his participation in a 1999 London Reclaim the Streets sponsored Carnival Against Capitalism protest.
A Tree Protest Camp has been established at Shepton Mallet in Somerset. Its aim is to protect 300 to 400 mature decsidious trees from being felled to make way for a new TESCO store. There is strong local support for the camp. People are needed to help out at the camp. A war memorial is also set to be relocated for the store.
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.
Corporate Watch is a small independent research organisation, based in Oxford. We publish research to help those resisting corporate power -- check out www.corporatewatch.org.uk
This morning, activists visited the offices of Impregilo New Cross Ltd, part of the company which is building the controversial Karahnjukar Dam in Iceland.
The five campaigners turned up at 85e Centurion Court, Milton Park outside of Abingdon with banners, leaflets & drums. Wandering in to the first floor open plan office, they proceeded to speak to all the employees, including the senior management. One person met with the finance director of the company who promised to scan the leaflet i and send it to their head office in Italy.
Please join our demo against a company involved in massive ecological destruction in Iceland.
Europe's largest remaining natural wilderness in Iceland is under threat. Aluminium multinational Alcoa has convinced the Icelandic government to build a hydroelectric dam to provide the power to a smelter they are planning to build. The ecological damage this will cause will be immense.
On the 6-7th of May there will be a GroenFront! / Low countries EarthFirst! Gathering. Translation available for non-dutch speakers. Cost will be kept to a minimum. Vegan food. Parents with children welcome. Location and program will be anounced on http://www.groenfront.nl - http://www.groenfront.be. Please contact Vrienden van GroenFront! / Dutch & Belgian EarthFirst! support group through the website if you want to add to the program or have special requirements.
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.
There is going to be two meetings next Tuesday, 31st Jan regarding upcoming potential campaigns & actions. Both will take place in the Oxford Action Resource Centre (OARC), Room 1, East Oxford Community Centre.