Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s ship, the Farley Mowat, was attacked this morning by a mob of 30-40 angry fishermen. The attack took place while berthed in the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. The Farley Mowat was berthed in St. Pierre to transfer video footage of the Canadian seal slaughter onto shore and await the resumption of the slaughter, which was temporarily suspended after the death of four sealers.
Pictures, more info on all these actions and updates at http://www.fossilfoolsday.org
Start planning your next action on the upcoming days of action on False Solutions (1st May), and Food (3rd June).
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Activists Blockade Major Gas Terminal, Norfolk UK
Earth First! UK activists today blockaded the UK’s largest off shore gas terminal at Bacton in Norfolk. 40% of the UK’s domestic gas comes ashore here, is processed and distributed by pipeline. Activists blockaded the main road outside the site at 6.30 am this morning, preventing construction workers and shift workers from arriving. There were 19 Arrests.
22 March 2008
Activists in Edinburgh claim responsibility for 'disarming' ten 4x4s over the last two months, stating that they are fighting climate change.
The new dates are Wednesday 27th August to Monday 1st September 2008.
This should give us all the space to recover & reflect, and to plot & plan onwards and upwards.
Court fined activists... who pledged to shut down coal and stop climate chaos
UPCOMING ACTIONS AND EVENTS:
1) FOSSIL FOOLS DAY - INTERNATIONAL, 1.4.08
2) MAYDAY! MAYDAY! INVASION OF THE CLIMATE SNATCHERS – INT’L, 1.5.08
FRANCE: February 29, 2008
PARIS - Europe's largest seed cooperative Limagrain said on Thursday it had moved its research tests into genetically modified (GM) crops to the United States, put off by France's hostility to GMs and the destruction of test fields.
An aggregates processing plant on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been sabotaged. The Plant is owned by Bardon Aggregates a member of Aggregate Industries, part of the Holcim Group. Aggregate Industries own the Glensanda Quarry on the north west coast of Scotland. The quarry is europes biggest coastal quarry and has it's own port. Aggregate Industries plan to expand the quarry from 125 ha to 206 ha giving reserves of 814 million tonnes of granite. They currently extract 7-8 million tonnes a year and can increase this to 15 million tonnes. The expansion plan includes removing the peaks "The Mam" and "Lag a 'mhaim" from the skyline. This would be visible from the Scottish islands and will effect the ecology of many species including otters, seals, and golden eagles. 20% of the stone extracted will go to major road network construction across europe.
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Opposition to the UK genetic crop trials and mega-dams in Iceland
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Arrive from 5pm, Friday February 22nd 2008, with dinner at 7 o'clock.
Open to all those who have been involved in radical ecological direct action and to those who just want to find out more.
Yet another police surveillance camera was put out of use today during a large demonstration against pension reform and the rest of the Greek government's neoliberal policies.
One activist climbed on a ladder and painted the camera lens using an extension, while others unscrewed a compartment at its base, cut the wires and filled it with foam that solidified soon thereafter. Leaflets against surveillance and repression by the state were handed out.