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.
Dear Broadway Market supporters,
We are on red alert again!
An order of restitution has been issued by the High Court and the subsequent letter has been received by 34 Broadway Market occupiers to notify them of an imminent eviction. On Friday, sheriffs were seen checking the site. At a meeting with Dr and Mrs Wratten on Friday afternoon, spokespersons for the occupiers asked them whether they would be prepared to stop the eviction (which would be a simple step on their part) and they clearly refused.
US EF! organizers' conference & winter rendezvous, 15th Feb on: update; international invite; discussion on Do or Die article
Additional info to that on http://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/?q=node/117
South Florida is an accessible location for international travel, and is a social hotspot of current global commerce and politics. For several years, the globalization movement has influenced (and been influenced by) EF! But rarely has it been possible to dialogue with eco-radicals in other parts of the world, especially the majority world movements who have been inspiring direct action efforts within the U.S. empire. For these reasons, the invitation is being put out to help bring folks from other countriesâ€™ radical environmental movements and indigenous struggles here for the OC and Winter Rendezvous (this means visa assistance and some extra fundraising, so if you can be