Scotland (central & southern)
More than 100 climate activist spent all Wednesday night secretly erecting a two-storey tripod (to resist any potential eviction) and marquees in the shadow of Drax power station. In the event, it was hours before the police arrived. The situation with the police is calm. Help is needed to realise the full potential of the first camp for climate action.
Scottish activists are travelling to the Climate Action Camp to give workshops, cook and learn how to stop climate chaos. There are buses from Glasgow (Thursday) and Edinburgh (Friday).
As part of the fight against climate change, people will be gathering near Leeds next week as part of the Camp for Climate Action. Biodiesel-powered Buses will travel from Glasgow on Thursday 24th and Edinburgh on Friday 25th to Megawatt Valley in Yorkshire, in the shadow of the single greatest emitter of CO2 in the UK, Drax coal-fired power station.
On the 1st October 2006 an audacious civil resistance initiative to close down, for a whole year, the Faslane naval base in Scotland, where the UKâ€™s nuclear warheads and nuclear submarines are stored, will begin.
We've just finalised the programme of workshops, discussions and meetings
- we've got an amazing range of over 150 top quality workshops relating to
all aspects of climate change. You can view it online at http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/programme.htm
Many activists get arrested cutting through military fences and so get the extra charge of 'malicious mischief'. Using a ladder to climb fences is impracticable as you tend to get intercepted and charged for approaching a base with a ladder. You can buy 'telescopic-ladders' but they are very expensive so here is the cheapo solution.
Scottish climate camp neighbourhood, next meeting 5th August - THINGS ARE HOTTING UP! THE TIME IS TO ACT NOW!
We are planning to host a Celtic Barrio at the Camp for Climate Action which takes place 26th Sep - 4th Aug.
The Barrio will provide a kitchen and meeting space, plus entertainment so pack your records, instruments and fire juggling toys. We might as well have fun whilst trying to save the world! ;-)
CALL OUT TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN SOCIAL CENTRES:
SOCIAL CENTRES NETWORK MEETING AT THE CLIMATE CAMP 28TH AUGUST (DATE TBC - might be tuesday)
After a first, packed meeting in January in Leeds at the Common Place Social Centre, there is an opportunity for those involved in social centres to meet again at this years climate camp in august - to share stories, experiences, skills, strengthen the network and organise for the future. There are now about 20 radical, self managed social spaces across the UK and the number grows!
As the Trident Replacement decision looms ever larger, activists once again disrupted the current Trident Nuclear Weapons System as they blockaded the entrance to RNAD Coulport. Five activists, calling themselves The Shrubbery, chained themselves together across the entrance way shortly after 7am this morning, stopping workers from entering the base.
Edinburgh is under threat now from more destructive developments not dissimilar to those in the 60's when the council wanted to knock down vast swathes of the city centre to build 6 lane roads and shopping malls.
CHRISTIANITY HELPED TO CREATE CAPITALISM...NOW IT MUST DESTROY IT!
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you. (James 5:1-6)
28 Jun 2006
pun intended. the outcome of the court case is now known, but we must maintain pressure
With the unfortunate (but not entirely unexpected) outcome of the court case now known, we must take a moment to consider the direction our future protest will take.
We'd like to invite you to the Scottish organising gathering for the Camp for Climate Action, which will take place at Talamh Housing Co-op (South Lanarkshire), Sat 8- Sun 9 July.
The meeting will be a chance for people from Scotland to come together and plan for the climate camp as well as joining in with the overall organising of the camp. We're expecting 60-80 people, from England and Scotland.