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**Block the Builders return to Britain's nuclear bomb factory as Trident
>> debate heats up**
> NEXT BLOCKADE MONDAY 15TH JANUARY. FOR DETAILS OF BLOCKADE AND ARRANGEMENTS
> PLEASE VISIT http://www.blockthebuilders.org.uk/Blockades.php
Hi all a group of us opposed to the destruction of Radley Lakes by infilling them with pulverised fly ash (PFA) from N powers coal burning Didcot power station, have squatted a large house on the edge of Thrupp Lake and are now in legal possession. Our intention was to use the house and its ground as a field center for locals and visitors, however N powers lawyers have been busy and they are in court on wed 10th of Jan to get this overturned and us evicted. We intend to resist this and need people to turn up who are prepared to help defend our stake in the lakes future, so if you get down there for the 10th or shortly after please do so, for updates call me on 07762733332.
reported by activists in the UK:
"John Parkers Poultry in Hampshire has finally closed after a sustained campaign of direct action. The actions taken included:
08/03/06 - 50 hens liberated
04/10/03 - 1024 hens liberated.
Saturday 27th January @ The 1in12 Club, Bradford
A day of workshops, discussions & ideas
To be followed by an evening of entertainment from the Mayhem Cabaret featuringâ€¦
The Sex Patels Punk meets Bollywood
Recently there was a conference for activists interested in security issues - obviously something that any activist should be interested in. Notes from the gathering are being compiled along with previous documents into a printed booklet for activists which is expected to be distributed next year.
Earlier this month it emerged that the FBI had been remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations. The surveillance technique, which "functioned whether the phone was powered on or off." came to light as a result of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan on the legality of the "roving bug". It had been approved by U.S. Department of Justice officials for use against members of a New York organized crime family who were wary of conventional surveillance techniques such as tailing a suspect or wiretapping. Cell phones owned by two alleged mobsters, John Ardito and his attorney Peter Peluso, were used by the FBI to listen in on nearby conversations.
Santas Against Excessive Consumption (SAEC) went out to play for the second year running on Saturday December 16th 2006, dropping in on the Shell-sponsored Natural History Museum (NHM) on the way to the consumer hell that is Oxford Street.
On Saturday December 16 a group of people in Cambridge held a March for Consumerism. They set off outside the Grafton Centre shopping mall carrying placards with slogans such as "Spend", "Buy more stuff", and "Climate change is someone else's problem".
The basic principle of a lock-on is to lock yourself onto something so that you cannot be easily physically removed. That something can be another person or something fixed. The best way is with a climbing carabina and a chain or rope around your wrist. The important thing is to make it very difficult for the police or whoever to cut your lock-on off. Thats where the fun part comes in, covering that lock-on to make it very difficult to get to, thus delaying the authorities and making your blockade as successful as possible. They will possibly have access to specialist equipment.
ID cards, injunctions, CCTV with voice activated alerts, national license plate monitoring, face recognition, directional microphones, network profiling, DNA databases, keylogging, phone taping, bugging and tracking, these are just some of the tools of repression being used against those battling to save the world from total domination and destruction.
1st report: This morning the Trident submarine base at Faslane and the atomic weapons factory at Aldermaston have both been the focus of disruption as activists blockaded entrance gates.