Scotland (central & southern)

Scotland (central & southern)

Action at Mainshill: Tree felling stopped again in solidarity with communities

At 10:30 Tuesday morning (10/11/2009) activists from the Mainshill Solidarity Camp stopped a massive harvesting machine from working at the site, and one person locked-on to it by the neck.

Work was stopped for 5 hours and the protestor who locked on will appear in Lanark court tomorrow. Today is the 14th anniversary of the hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa & 8 other Ogonis for resisting Shell in the Niger Delta. This action was done in remembrance of them & in solidarity with communities across the world who are still fighting corporate oppression.

No New Nuclear. Planning to win - updated details

Time to get organised and stop the new generation of nuclear power stations.

11am Saturday 21st until 4pm Sunday 22nd November 2009

The weekend will be a space for grassroots campaigners to network, share ideas and information and make plans to win.

apex drilling visited - MAINSHILL SOLIDARITY action

apex drilling @ bridgend sabotaged by anti opencast activists.

In the early hours of tuesday 3rd november, anti opencast activists visited Apex Drilling based near Bridgend. They are integral to the expanding opencast monster and are currently active at Mainshill in Scotland.

Mainshill Camp Gathering round-up: workshops, walks, sabotage and lock-ons

The past weekend saw numbers swell at the Mainshill Solidarity Camp, with people travelling from far and wide to support the ongoing struggle to stop Scottish Coal opencasting Mainshill Wood.

Work stopped again briefly at Mainshill yesterday

Work was stopped for just over half an hour yesterday, as people tried to lock-on to the harvesting machine, but people were met with aggression and violence by the Scottish Woodland workers.

Workers kicked people off the cab of the harverster, roughed people around, and one worker jumped from the cab at someone taking a photo, grabbed their camera and smashed it into the mud.

Machines locked-on to at Mainshill again in two days of continuous action

At 7.30am this morning, two people locked-on to harvesting machinery attempting to make its way into Mainshill Wood, in an ongoing struggle to stop work at the site and stop Scottish Coal's attempts to turn the site into an opencast coal mine.

Two big barricades, two lock-ons and work stopped again at Mainshill Wood

This morning at around 7am the access road being used by loggers and other contractors to gain access to Mainshill Wood was blockaded by residents at the Mainshill Solidarity Camp.

Work has now been stopped for over five hours, with two big barricades and two people locked-on.

More Sabotage at Mainshill: Drilling and Harvesting Equipment Targeted

Two reports of sabotage at Mainshill Wood have been posted on Indymedia – one involving the drilling rig on site and another involving harvesting equipment which has been relentlessly targeted over the past month, both with sabotage and early morning actions. Things are heating up at Mainshill as the defiance of the community takes on Scottish Coal’s determination to profit at any cost.

Mainshill Drilling Vehicles Sabotaged

An anonymous communique was received after two machines used for drilling and testing for coal on site were sabotaged in the early hours of Tuesday morning... The communique reads:

“On the morning of Tuesday the 20th of October two heavy vehicles had their Fuel lines, wires, gears and fuel tanks destroyed. Their windows and bodies where also spraypainted.