South East England
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.
ONE day before the High Court hearing which could lead to an eviction order for the camp, police have resorted to dirty tricks in what is now clearly a concerted campaign against the campers. Whatever happened to the impartial community policing approach they have been presenting to the media?
CALL OUT TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN SOCIAL CENTRES:
SOCIAL CENTRES NETWORK MEETING AT THE CLIMATE CAMP 28TH AUGUST (DATE TBC - might be tuesday)
After a first, packed meeting in January in Leeds at the Common Place Social Centre, there is an opportunity for those involved in social centres to meet again at this years climate camp in august - to share stories, experiences, skills, strengthen the network and organise for the future. There are now about 20 radical, self managed social spaces across the UK and the number grows!
On Monday, 24th July Tinore Woods Action Camp in Durrington West Sussex was served with a summons to appear at crown court in london. We are expecting an attempted eviction at any time from Thursday 27th July and urgently require support from local residents, activists and anyone who wishes to help protect this ancient woodland from development/destruction.
THUGS from Sussex Police have once again forced their way onto the peaceful Camp Titnore protest site near Worthing, assaulting one of the campers in the process.
The new invasion happened today (Monday July 24), following a similar incursion on Wednesday last week and the ten officers who turned up video-recorded the camp and its residents.
*Climate change activists have scaled a tower on the coal pile at Didcot power station and unfurled a large orange banner with the words 'climate crime' on it. This is to hightlight that coal fire power stations such as Didcot are not a feasible or sustainable future for energy supply. It is also to bring attention to the days of action against climate change taking part later in the summer as part of Reclaim Power - see www.reclaimpower.org.uk - and likewise the Camp for Climate Action - www.climatecamp.org.uk
On Friday 14th July Southend-on-Sea held its fourth Critical Mass. The sun was shining and there was a good turn out of about 25 people with flags, banners and a sound system. But the one thing that stood out the most was NO POLICE!!!!!. After constant harassment on the previous rides ( being followed, stopped, filmed, photographed, arrested), it seems like Essex police have given up trying to stop us. The mass did a lap of the sea front and stopped (on its own accord) after about 2 hours.