between 600 and 1000 people took part in the naked bike ride protest yesterday afternoon in the blazing sunshine. meeting up at wellington arch from around midday, it soon became clear this travelling naked protest against the dominance of car culture and oil dependency was going to be something extraordinary.
June 6, 2006
Despite miserable weather, over 70 citizens took to the water in Newcastle Harbour on World Environment Day 2006 (5th June) to occupy and protest the worldâ€™s biggest coal port. More than 100 supporters cheered from the shore, to show their opposition to the Hunter coal industry expansion, which will fuel runaway dangerous climate change.
// STAND TALL, STAND PROUD - WE ARE THOSE WHO RESIST! //
// DEMONSTRATION AGAINST REPRESSION! //
// SATURDAY 10TH JUNE, 7.30PM >>
// MEET OUTSIDE BANK TUBE STATION, ON THE CORNER OF PRINCES ST & THREADNEEDLE ST >>
Fancy a day out with the family in a East Sussex country farmhouse?
Come to the Home Farm openhouse in Stanmer village on Saturday 3rd, 11am till roughly 8pm, for bbq, face painting, an art exhibition, games, cinema, local campaign introductions and tons more. Brighton Council wants to turn the old building into posh flats; we say its owned by the community!
After 10 months of occupation by local residents, Oxfords last remaining boatyard, Castle Mill boatyard, finally succumbed to the forces of darkness this morning when it was evicted by dozens of bailiffs, security guards and police. The boatyardâ€™s owners, public corporation British Waterways, want to sell the land for development despite planning permission for the site having been repeatedly refused. Property developers Castlemore are rumoured to be interested in acquiring the site. At the time of writing British Waterways are craning boats still undergoing repair back into the water and several people have been arrested whilst trying to defend their homes.
For an early start on Saturday...
At Bilston Glen Anti-Bypass Protest Site
A gathering for activists in Scotland (and elsewhere if you want to travel) to discuss the mobilisation at Karahnjukar this summer. See www.savingiceland.org
If anyone is interested in doing a "first aid for activists" training please book a place on the course by emailing training AT actionmedics.org.uk [replace AT with @]
The Defra public consultation period is now over and the Government's new waste strategy is going to be formulated. There is still plenty of opportunity to influence the final outcome by
A night of info about the latest US crackdown on radical green activists is planned, for sat 27th May, at the Sumac in Nottingham. Entertainments will follow.
POLITICAL PRISONER SUPPORT BENEFIT
today local people showed their opposition to green belt development.
Sharphill woods in west Bridgford Nottingham is scheduled for 1200 houses to be built on the land around them, thanks to the local conservative council, who plan to make a packet out of the deal as does the land owner Mr Wells.
Visualise Industrial Collapse
Governments can't deal with the challenge!
Climate change is the greatest threat to ever face humanity and its happening now. Governments and big business dream of continued economic growth so won't deal with the crises. What we really need is a fundamental shift in the way we live - AWAY from consumer society, continued economic growth and power concentrated in the hands of the few. TOWARDS locally based, grassroots, community solutions.
The British mining company Monterrico Metals owns the Rio Blanco copper/molybdenum deposit, located in Northern Peru. Rio Blanco will become Peru's second largest copper mine. The project threatens farmers and biodiversity. Confrontations with the police close to the mining site resulted in casualities on two occasions. The AXA group is the largest investor in Monterric Metals. According to Netwerk Vlaanderen, institutional investors that respect bacic human rights in their investment policy should disinvest from Monterrico Metals.