Scotland (central & southern)
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.
Faslane Peace Camp, situated outside the gates of the Faslane Naval Base and its Trident nuclear submarines, has been a permanent protest camp since 1982, but is now to close down. The decision was made last weekend during the 24th birthday gathering, with closure planned for 25th birthday in June 2007. Activists reckon that the static camp is no longer the best tactic â€“ mainly because of police surveillance and problems with residents - with plans to move towards a range of actions, some open, some not, linking up with the broader movement of other anti-authoritarian and peace groups. But the process of clearing the site, and discussing how to move forward will take the following year. The first event will be a clean-up bonfire on June 23rd, and then an â€˜Independence From The Peace Campâ€™ weekend of clearing with discussions over the weekend of July 1-4th 2006. This will all culminate in a 25th birthday weekend gathering of tatting down and organising from June 9th 2007.
A four day gathering for activists near Tonbridge in Kent. Loads of workshops, acitivities, socialising, etc. Marquees, a healing area, a football tournament, vegan refreshments, showers, camping. And it's completely free (donations needed!). http://www.ar2006.info/index.html
Fliers & pretty posters, in English & Welsh, are available if you contact the EF! gathering collective, or you can download them from the website, http://earthfirstgathering.org.uk
Plus all the usual info on workshops, entertainments (& how to offer both), what to bring and not to bring, pratical info on access, dogs, kids and much much more.
Come to the Bilston glen birthday party on Friday 16th June.
We have stopped the construction of the A701 bypass for FOUR years!
Lots of bands on different stages, ska, punk, reggae, and more stalls, workshops, film projections, fun and madness.
The Camp for Climate Action will run from 26th August to 4 September 2006 in the North of England. To get involved in organising the camp please come along to the next monthly organising meeting in London, 9-10 June
Faslane Peace Camp is turning 24! Come the 12th of June, the Peace Camp will of permanently occupied a strip of land outside Faslane Nuclear Weapons base since 1982, making it the oldest peace camp in the UK.
For an early start on Saturday...
At Bilston Glen Anti-Bypass Protest Site
A gathering for activists in Scotland (and elsewhere if you want to travel) to discuss the mobilisation at Karahnjukar this summer. See www.savingiceland.org