South East England
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.
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 email@example.com.
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."