Baliffs attempted to evict the site today (saturday) and were only stopped by the police, who apparently had not been informed. People are needed desperately, as eviction could now go ahead tommorow. The perimeter of the site is now guarded by security, so please phone the site phone 07749 110689 if you intend to come (please do!!). Tesco Vs Trees - WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT??
This is a call out we received, to act in solidarity with West Papuan tribal peoples and the defense of the Earth.
The Freeport mine in West Papua has been shut down by local Papuans since Tuesday. Over 400 Papuans are blockading the road to the mine and the pipelines have ben sabotaged making the local river system run clean for
The occupation of the Labyrinth Theatre and the two buildings opposite is continuing and gaining in strenght. The buildings are being cleared up and getting ready to open to the public as a social centre and a community resource. The theatre itself is still illegaly 'occupied' by workers from Hackeny council's contractors, which intend to demolish it, and it is being defended by an activist that has been on the roof continuously since Monday morning.
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.
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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.