The campaign to save Sharp Hill is stepping up this weekend with live music and a fresh call for support.
A group of activists - with strong support from the community - have been camping at the site near Edwalton for two weeks in protest against Rushcliffe Borough Council's plan to build 1200 houses.
On Thursday may 11th at 11.30 am four antimilitarist activists will be on trial for a military train blockade in fall 2004. The public prosecutor asks for a sentence of one yearâ€™s imprisonment, while the activistâ€™s lawyer pleads for acquittal. The trial has been postponed already two times, the last one because of the absence of the witnesses (4 policemen) for the prosecution without giving any reason.
May 4th, 2006 at 5:00am, the Korean Ministry of National Defense (MND) made its fourth attempt to occupy the villages of Daechuri and Doduri and crush the resistance to U.S. military base expansion. This time, they came with 12,000 riot police, 1,500 plain-clothes hired 'workers', who are notorious, right wing ex-military strike breakers, and 3,000 Korean soldiers and army engineers.
Anglo Americanâ€™s Annual General Meeting was disrupted yesturday (April 25th) by campaigners in solidarity with Indigenous Communities resisting mining in the Sierra Perrija, Zulia. The campaigners demand that Anglo American withdraw their shares in the company Carbones del Guasare that has plans for expanding mining in the region
Roll up roll up... prepare to run away from the circus and join the CIRCA. The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army are in Nottingham (see Â http://www.clownarmy.org for more info if you have missed clownish escapades so far).
Las Palmas, Spain â€” Activists from the Esperanza have climbed on board an illegal cargo vessel full of fish stolen from Guinean waters. Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation tailed the "Binar 4" for six days, as it sailed from West Africa to dump its pirate catch on the European market.
New Delhi 28 March 2006: Frustrated by the Prime Minsterâ€™s reluctance to grant an appointment to Bhopal Gas Survivors who have marched 800 kms from Bhopal to New Delhi, more than 400 victims of American multinational Union Carbides poison have occupied the pavement outside the Ministry of Chemicals in New Delhi today amidst intense police security. The police resorted to use of force upon women and children, without concern whatsoever in order to move them out of the Shashtri Bhawan premises withouit any provocation from the protestors. Two women, Bano Bee 55 and Ashraf Bee 75, fell unconcsious after the police violence. (Four women are in hospital, see our March to Delhi blog for the latest news and updates.)
The UK Action Medics will be running a one-day training on Saturday the 1st April at Matilda Social Centre, Sheffield.
This training will equip you with the basic skills to prevent and treat injuries, both in domestic and activist situations. It's by no means a comprehensive course, but we certainly cram in as much as we can into the day. There may even be fake blood!
Six people were arrested early on Monday 13th March outside the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston as part of the on-going Block the Builders direct-action campaign to disrupt construction work on the new Orion laser facility which, if built, will enable the UK government to test and build the next generation of nuclear weapons.