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Earth Activist Training course, July (May application deadline)

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.

Impregilo demo'd over Iceland Dam

08.02.2006

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.

Demo against Iceland Dam - Wednesday 8th Feb, Oxford

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.

Low Countries EarthFirst! Gathering, 6-7th May 2006

Groen Front! logo

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.

activist trauma gathering, 4th February, London

Activist Trauma Network logo

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.

Park Authority halts quarrying at Backdale in the Peak District (previously sabotaged)

Backdale quarry

Peak Park have served a stop notice, effective today 30 Jan, on Merriman who are quarrying at Backdale. National Park minister Jim Knight has visited the site today and pledged his support. Merriman have threatened to open two more sites if stopped at Backdale.

Reed Elsevier & Climate Camp for Action meetings in Oxford

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.

34 broadway market on eviction red alert

Eviction Aruga!!

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.

Saving Iceland Gathering Sheffield, 21-22nd January

Iceland Dam Bird

Saving Iceland Gathering
Sheffield 21-22nd January 2006
Matilda Social Centre, Matilda Street Sheffield

Weekend gathering reporting back from the campaign to stop the Icelandic government and Alcoa destroying Europe's largest remaining pristine wilderness for aluminium smelters.

Protests escalate after decades of struggle in the face of Shell OIl...kidnapping in the Niger Delta

Shell oil barrel, Nigeria

Four foreign oil workers who were kidnapped by militant protesters in the Niger Delta last week were allowed yesterday to phone Reuters news agency. Along with passing on messages to their families, they also read out the demands of the protesters.

US EF! organizers' conference & winter rendezvous, 15th Feb on: update; international invite; discussion on Do or Die article

EF! no compromise US logo

Additional info to that on http://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/?q=node/117

International Invite:
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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 countries’ 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