South East England

South East England


In yet another hammerblow aimed at the animal rights movement, police made 32 arrests across the UK in the early hours of Tuesday morning in 'Operation Achilles'. Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Leppard of Kent Police says the arrests are "one of the largest, if not the largest, police operation that has targeted animal extremism in the UK." Three properties were also searched in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Cambridge Climate Camp meetup

Hey all. There will be a meeting on Sat May 5 at 7pm for anyone in Cambridge and East Anglia generally who is interested in going to the Camp for Climate Action on August 14-21, 2007. People who were at last year's camp will talk about what it was like, and we will have a chance to get to know each-other and talk about going as a group to the climate camp.

Call for Submissions: Zine on Property Destruction

Entering the radical community, many quickly find themselves constantly hearing about debate over property destruction. Is it violence? Does it matter if it's violence? Is it effective? Is it alienating? And on and on. I've been hearing this argument pretty much since I regularly started attending protests. At this point, I almost don't want to deal with the subject. Naturally, you're asking, "Then why the hell do you want to make a zine about it?"

New Titnore Woods Phone

The phone number to contact the Titnore Woods protest camp has changed. The new number for the camp is 07913 534083. The old one no longer works. Please pass the new number around.

We are camped in Titnore Woods near Worthing to resist a large Tesco and housing development project. It would destroy some of the last remaining ancient woodland in Sussex, if it goes ahead. Visitors and donations are welcome.

Reclaim Power - 15min film version online

In the summer of 2006, 600 people set up a Camp for Climate Action in the shadow of one of the biggest C02 emitters in Europe: Drax coal-fired power station in Yorkshire / UK. With over one hundred workshops on a wide range of topics, the 10 day camp was a space of collective learning, sustainable living and taking direct action on the root causes of climate change. The gathering that showed practical low energy solutions in action, culminated in a day of protest and mass direct action in an attempt to shut down Drax.

Aldermaston blockade in progress

Aldermaston April blockade 1
Aldermaston April blockade 223.04.2007 A group of activists from Scotland have shut 3 gates at Aldermaston this morning since 6.05am. At Home Office gate two people have been arrested for obstruction of the highway, with one person sitting on top of the gate keeping it shut. At Tadley gate six people have been arrested and are locked-on in the roadway preventing vehicles from leaving or arriving. A third (Construction) gate was also locked shut with a D-lock.

On how to block just about everything

The upcoming actions against the G8 summit in Heiligendamm will present considerable challenges for the creativity and stamina of activists. After all, the idea is to effectively block all the entry points. The problem is that an enormous army of security and public order forces will be present and try to prevent the same. But history has shown that everything can be blocked. Below you will find some useful stories about the practice of blockades. This text will be updated as new ideas pour in.

The Mutatoes Are Coming !!! And Cambridge GM site location/walk report. And Rampart events

GM potato headEverything you ever wanted to know about Frankenspuds, but were afraid to ask.
@ rampART ( this Tuesday (17th), 8pm
16 rampart street, london E1 2LA

Films and discussion on GM crops trials in the UK and the previously sucessful campaign to stop them. Plus update on the biotech industries latest attempts to push this shit down our throats.

Saving Iceland tour coming to Oxford

Dead Icelandic reindeerMonday 23 April 7.30pm
Oxford Action Resource Centre (OARC) 44b Princes St (corner of Cowley Road)

Activists from the Saving Iceland campaign to defend Europe's last great wilderness from destruction by dams and corporate 'development' will be in Oxford next Monday (23rd). Come and meet them to hear about the campaign, this summer's protest camp and forthcoming conference. Find out what people in Britain can do to help.

Aldermaston Blockade

Aldermaston Blockade april 0710.04.2007
At least 5 people were arrested while are attempting to block access to the Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire this morning in order to disrupt a multimillion pound development project at the site.

Keep the UK GM-Free - picnics & rallies, Sat 14th & Sat 21st

Stop the SpudsThis spring, German chemicals company, BASF, are trialling 3 types of GM potatoes (modified to be blight resistant) at two sites:
1) NIAB in Cambridgeshire (National Institute of Agricultural Botany)
2) Hedon village, just outside Hull.

Protests are taking place at both sites in the next fortnight. It is important that we demonstrate to BASF and the government that we want the UK to remain uncontaminated by GM crops. Commit to coming to one of them and get a warm glow in your tummy.

Climate Camp organising gathering April 21 and 22, Liverpool

Organising for Climate Camp 2007 is well under way and it looks like being bigger, better and more inspiring than last come along to our next gathering, find out what it's all about and get involved...doesn't matter if you haven't been involved before, everyone's welcome. Saturday will focus on camp-wide and how we network the Camp, Sunday is mainly working group time. Again, new people more than welcome in all working groups.

McDonalds vegan protest picnic

On the 30th March Animal Rights campaigners protested inside the McDonalds restaurant in the city centre of Cambridge, the protesters were dressed as cows and ate food that does not contain animal products. They held a banner and distributed leaflets. The event fell within Animal Aid’s veggie month and aimed to highlight the issues associated with the consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy products.

Climate Change: Corporate Criminals ExxonMobil (Esso) Targeted in Surrey

Esso HQ protest 1Around 100 people turned up on a gloriously sunny Good Friday at ExxonMobil (Esso)'s UK headquarters in Leatherhead, Surrey for an Easter action organised by Campaign Against Climate Change. The vigil and protest ran for 24 hours, starting from Thursday early evening. There was a chilled-out festival vibe on Friday, with colourful costumes and banners, live acoustic music, speakers, poetry, food stalls and face-painting.