South East England
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.
TITNORE Woods landowner Clem Somerset employed private security guards with video cameras to try and scare visitors away from the protest camp's open day on Saturday (July 15).
The uniformed staff from Ferring-based Guardian security also tried to hand out slips of paper warning people they were trespassing, adding: "If you choose to enter this land, you do so entirely at your own risk."
Despite a heavy police presence, anti-nuclear campaigners staged a series of co-ordinated blockades at AWE Aldermaston yesterday morning, closing the main entrances to the Orion construction site for up to one hour. Ten people were arrested.
CHRISTIANITY HELPED TO CREATE CAPITALISM...NOW IT MUST DESTROY IT!
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you. (James 5:1-6)
Block the Builders
Press Release - 30 June 2006 - For immediate release
Defence Select Committee Report
Campaigners prepare to take direct action at Trident production site
BLOCKADE ALDERMASTON 10TH JULY 2006 Resist Britain's WMD programme - Stop the next generation of nuclear weapons!
Called by Block the Builders - a nonviolent direct action campaign working to stop the development of new nuclear weapons facillities at AWE Aldermaston www.blockthebuilders.org.uk Corporate war profiteers and their military masters are building new nuclear weapons facilities at Britain's nuclear bomb factory.
We'd like to invite you to the Scottish organising gathering for the Camp for Climate Action, which will take place at Talamh Housing Co-op (South Lanarkshire), Sat 8- Sun 9 July.
The meeting will be a chance for people from Scotland to come together and plan for the climate camp as well as joining in with the overall organising of the camp. We're expecting 60-80 people, from England and Scotland.
20 local residents took over a Cambridge Pizza Hut on Friday evening with a "No Chains" party with music, dancing, balloons and playing twister to protest against the encroachment of multinationals into Mill Road, a vibrant, multicultural community. The protest party lasted over half an hour until the games were interupted by police who dispersed the crowd.
Planet Picnic in Castle Park, Bristol (next to broadmead) on Sunday 25th. Bring friends and food to forge links & have fun! Families welcome. attendance free and highly recommended, bring drums and pi
ALDERMASTON: Join us for a big blockade
Resist Britain's WMD programme - Stop the next generation of nuclear weapons!
Corporate war profiteers and their military masters are building new nuclear weapons facilities at Britain's nuclear bomb factory.