South East England
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.
To bring together anti-incineration groups from all over England and Wales to get inspiration for their own campaigning, hear what some authorities are doing that are trying not to go down the mass burn incineration route and to discuss how the network of groups can best be supported.
Worthing Council has announced that more than 200 trees threatened by the West Durrington development could be saved.
*Excellent news. It looks as if the Titnore campaign has won a first battle in the war against the development.The following has appeared on the Worthing Herald website (www.worthingtoday.co.uk):*
AN ENERGETIC expansion bid has been launched by the Titnore Woods campers at Worthing, West Sussex, with eviction still expected at any time. Urgently needed is more timber and polyprop rope (6mm is best) and tarpaulins for tree houses etc, plus, on a more mundane level, supplies of toilet paper and real coffee.
national climate camp follow-up meeting: evaluate, celebrate & plan 'what next?' - 14/15th October, Manchester
There will be a meeting in Manchester on October 14 and 15 to reflect on how the Climate Camp went, and to talk about what we would like to do next. Everyone is welcome to come. There'll be a celebration, so aim to stick around for Monday if you can. For more information email facilitation[at]climatecamp.org.uk, subscribe to the announcements list, or see the meeting link above nearer the time.
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.
Under the shadow of Drax power station, the Camp for Climate Action has been bursting into life this week. This totally unprecedented project has involved hundreds of people from across the UK coming together to take action against the causes of climate change.
Tuesday August 29
Today the appeal against the eviction order was lost in the High Court, despite the magnificent efforts of the Advisory Service for Squatters, defendant James Mutley, local volunteers and barrister Hugo Charlton, who stepped in at very short notice to represent the camp. The legal sitation is now that the camp could be evicted at any time, though it is not known how soon an eviction may actually be attempted.
A CALL-OUT for help has been made by the Camp Titnore protesters in Worthing, West Sussex, who fear an eviction attempt is likely to be made this week.
The appeal hearing into the eviction order issued by the High Court in London was due to be heard this morning.
After receiving numerous complaints about the way in which the Planning Application for NPower was handled, Oxfordshire County Council have forwarded the paperwork to Ruth Kelly. They didn't send the Petition containing 11,500 signatures, but sent one page with a note to say it was a "sample".
Pics from sunday afternoon and evening at the climate camp - also see Monday's Press Release from the camp - The mass day of action to shut down drax power station is on thursday, so there's plenty of time to get yourself down to the camp, which runs for another week until sunday / monday.
Titnore Woods protest site faces imminent eviction and needs support urgently.
A police helicopter is currently circling the site whilst the witless boys in blue attempt to count the number of activists present. An eviction could begin at any time.