South East England
What can we do to support and encourage radical action against climate chaos?
One of the follow-up meetings after the climate camp focused on what we can best do to support action taking place on climate change. There will be another in Manchester on Dec 14th.
The government will publish its white paper on the future of Britain's
> nuclear weapons on Monday 4 December 2006.
> We need to show that there is massive opposition to any new nuclear
> weapons. Block the Builders are calling a mass blockade of AWE Aldermaston
The Earth First Gathering 2007 is well into the planning stage.
Make space in your diary now: 18th - 22nd July 2007, somewhere in Norfolk. Please circulate this information widely.
If you want to get involved contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
28 miles from Oxford, the biggest and most powerful lasar system in the world is being built at the nuclear weapons factory, Aldermaston, at a cost of Â£183 million (on the scale of Heathrow's terminal 5). Greenpeace's report on 20th. Oct. exxposed the sham of the government's stance this year (May 22nd. ) when Dan Browne, Defence Secretary insisted "The Atomic Weapons Establishment is not engaged in the development of any new warheads". The Green peace report revealed testimony by US nuclear weapons scientists that the new facilities are in fact for designing and building new nuclear weapons. So much for parliamentary debate!
Inspired by last weeks action, and by the struggles of the people of Rossport and Niger, activists have again targetted Shell with protest and direct-action in Reading.
November 10th is the eleventh anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and eight other Ogoni anti-Shell activists by the Nigerian state, for campaigning against the devastation of their home in the Niger Delta by oil companies Shell and Chevron.
Stop nuclear weapons - stop climate change
Anti-nuclear campaigners return to warhead factory ahead of government White Paper
As 25,000 people took to the streets of London yesterday calling for action on climate change, data from scientists, industry bodies and researchers, suggests that the cost of replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system - "could almost guarantee emission reductions from 150m tonnes of carbon a year today to the necessary level of around 60m tonnes by 2030."
Plane Stupid is calling for a day of action against short haul flights and short haul operators on November 6th, during the UN International Climate Talks in Nairobi. The day of action is two days after the mass event for climate action in London on November 4th, organised by Stop Climate Chaos and the Campaign Against Climate Change.
A couple of weeks ago a large contingent of Brighton squatters got together and occupied a large disused 'mental' hospital. The occupation was ostensibly to provide a roof over the steadily growing number of people fed up and disillusioned with the non-choice offered under the rule of Capital, in the housing sphere as in every other sphere under this systematic death forced upon us; the opportunity will also, however, be used to demonstrate alternative ways of organising day to day, in the here and now, the praxis of the theory, which will take the shape of whatever those organising see fit and within whatever parameters they deem to be appropriate- or in other words, get down there and do something!
It's time to take action!
Monday 13 November 2006
The next Block the Builders blockade has to be a big one.
In less than two months the government will publish their decision on the future of Britain's nuclear weapons.