South East England
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.
More than 100 climate activist spent all Wednesday night secretly erecting a two-storey tripod (to resist any potential eviction) and marquees in the shadow of Drax power station. In the event, it was hours before the police arrived. The situation with the police is calm. Help is needed to realise the full potential of the first camp for climate action.
We've just finalised the programme of workshops, discussions and meetings
- we've got an amazing range of over 150 top quality workshops relating to
all aspects of climate change. You can view it online at http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/programme.htm
A critical mass cycle ride and a town centre protest are being held on Saturday, August 12, to support Camp Titnore in Worthing, Sussex.
The ten-week old treetop protest camp is under threat of eviction, with an appeal in the High Court currently being prepared.
Come and help make Southends (essex) critical mass bigger and better.
Friday 11th August @ 6 .pm. outside WHSmith's (top of high street).
And every second Friday of the month thereafter.
WE LIVE TO RIDE ANOTHER DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Titnore campaigners need to raise Â£400 at least for legal costs to challenge the possession order granted in the High Court on Thursday July 27.
Titnore video appeal - RealMedia 10M
Many activists get arrested cutting through military fences and so get the extra charge of 'malicious mischief'. Using a ladder to climb fences is impracticable as you tend to get intercepted and charged for approaching a base with a ladder. You can buy 'telescopic-ladders' but they are very expensive so here is the cheapo solution.
TITNORE tree campers have vowed to continue their legal fight for occupation of woodland threatened with the chop at West Durrington. At a High Court hearing on Thursday July 27, senior official Master Turner gave them leave to appeal against his decision to grant a possession order to landowners Fitzroy and Clem Somerset. They now have until 4pm on Friday August 11 to lodge their appeal - the day before a planned day of solidarity protests in Worthing.