Scotland (central & southern)
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.
The next general meeting of the Camp for Climate Action is in Nottingham, 11-12th February.
Saturday's times are 11-6, Sunday 10-5.
The agenda and directions are on the website, climatecamp.org.uk
Corporate Watch is a small independent research organisation, based in Oxford. We publish research to help those resisting corporate power -- check out www.corporatewatch.org.uk
Camp now in it's 24th Year, and in dire need of a breath of life.
Call out for action at Faslane.
The camp has 2/3 full time residents at present, with limited visitors. Granted it's a quiet time of year. But the camp has been in decline for a few years now. Those of us who stay at the camp are trying everything we can to get it back on track.
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.
1. Call to stop all airport expansions across the uk!
Airport expansion is nearly on us, and we have to get networks running in order to defeat these multi billion pounds projects! cutting through our country side, building new roads to supply them, and of course, CLIMATE CHANGE!
Four members of the Rossport Solidarity camp will be speaking in Glasgow on Friday 3rd February at the Saorsa Social Centre.
Rossport Solidarity Camp was born in June 2005. It is the first protest camp around an ecological theme to take place in Ireland for several years. The camp began after local opponents of Shell's plan to build an unprecedented high pressure gas pipeline through the hamlet of Rossport invited us there to back up their struggle. A large marquee was erected with a kitchen for cooking and eating, sleeping and meeting, notice boards and info point. Compost toilets and compost heaps were built to deal with organic waste and the rest was recycled. A tipi and a large bender provided more space when needed, as well as smaller tents too. Water in barrels was carried in daily from Vincent Mc Grath's house and locals offered showers and laundry. A wind turbine system was set up to harness wind energy giving electricity to power lights, mobile phones and computers.
23 Jan 2006
Four arrest have taken place before 1pm on Tuesday 24th Jan 2006
Three to four more people are holding out in the trees.
Monday morning sees the Dalkeith anti road protestors still occuppying the main protest site, with all the tree houses and tunnels intact. Spirits have been boosted by the many picnicers who visited the site on Saturday, showing their solidarity with the battle to stop the A68 by-pass being put through the beautiful park south of Edinburgh.
The occupation of Dalkeith Country Park continues.
No arrests on Thursday!
Thursday 19 January 2006, little was accomplished by the eviction team today. The three who have been in tunnels at Middle Site since Monday still remain. With enough food and supplies to carry them though at least another week underground, spirits remain high that they can seriously delay attempts to feel trees on Middle Site. The eviction team's main success for the day was the eviction of an unoccupied site. It is likely that Friday they will begin work at the Bottom Site, however this is by far the protesters' stronghold and should prove a lengthy eviction process.
For over 10 years, UK Evict has been evicting protestors, travellers & the like.
Bryn -Henllys Farm on behalf of Celtic Energy
Sella open-cast mine on behalf of Celtic Energy
Honerton Bypass (Fairmile and Trollheim)