South West England
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.
Press release from Bristol protesters 1/9/06 5.10pm
Following yesterdays anti-nuclear â€˜reclaim powerâ€™ protests at Drax power station in Yorkshire, campaigners in Bristol today focused on Bristol Airportâ€™s absurd plans for expansion and the harmful greenhouse emissions from air traffic, currently running at 700 million tonnes of CO2 per year in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
Kebele is at an exciting stage in its evolution, having just paid off the mortgage, making the building more secure than ever. With that sense of freedom we have decided to evolve from the separate yet interlinked entities of Housing Co-op and Kulture Projekt, to becoming a Community Co-op. We believe this format will ensure a strengthened equality amongst our members, and allow us to refocus on those original meanings of the word â€˜Kebeleâ€™.
PACKERS FIELD PICNIC AND GAMES EVENING
Thursday 17th August from 7pm
A fond farewell to Packers Field as we know itâ€¦..
Construction work on Packers Field is due to start on Friday 18th August, marking the end of many generations of free, open access to the site by the local community. Before the fences go up and the public are kicked off, we would like the community to have one last chance to enjoy it as they always have- for fun, for recreation, for socialisingâ€¦ and for free!!! Many people have used and loved this green space over the years, if you are one of them please come along and enjoy yourself. The picnic will start from 7pm (strictly bring your own), and will be a chance to relive old times, meet like-minded people, and also discuss your thoughts and fears about the development. The pro-Packers campaign will not die when the fences go up, and there is still an opportunity to influence the future of the site (see below).
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
14/07/06 -15/07/06 In Bristol new cars being transported by rail had body-work[panels]and windscreens smashed, while in transit. Tiles were also removed and roofing felt cut on the roof of Thomas Cook travel agents [Canford lane] .
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.
Camp for Climate Action is happening in yorkshire, 26/8 - 4/9.
The camp will be a mix of workshops, meetings, socialising, information sharing and action. It will be a place that encourages discussion on what we are faced with, what the alternatives are, how we can achieve them and the diversity of tactics and action we will need to get there. The camp will also facilitate direct action against some of key sections of the fossil fuel economy.
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!