South West England
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!
Kebele breaks FREE - A new era dawns
As the Kebele Social Centre approaches itâ€™s 11th anniversary later this year, it has already given itself an early birthday present â€“ by paying off itâ€™s mortgage well ahead of schedule.
Public meeting at the City Academy next week.
PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT PACKERSâ€™ FIELD (BRISTOL)
MONDAY 17 JULY
@ THE CITY ACADEMY, 7pm
The fight to save Packersâ€™ Field is approaching its endgame. The Academy have said that they are planning to start work on the field from the start of the school holidays (ie any time from July 22nd) This means that Packers will be out of use for at least over a year, if indeed local people are ever allowed to use it again.
This morning on my way to work I noticed one more billboard has been "liberated" on Muller Road. No pics i'm afraid
Also, if you didn't catch it, the Evening Post reported on it last Tuesday:
Cyclists fight back against Bristol's car culture by altering an advert near Temple meads.
Activists in Bristol have taken a stand against the proliferation of adverts around the city depicting the supposed joys of motoring. One such billboard near Temple Meads has been altered to display the pleasures of cycling.
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)
SouthWest ClimateCamp Neighbourhood gets its own site
If you're from the SouthWest and interested in the Camp For Climate Action (Aug 26- Sep 04) then visit http://www.southwestbloc.tk, if that address works yet, or http://swgreen.50megs.com to register as a participant. This is very much an up-n-coming group and we need help, so if u think u can contribute please do! The site features a list of needed materials, and any help would be greatly appreciated.