South West England

South West England

concrete lock-on tips (following Parliament Square blockade)

Lock-on after drillingIf they took only 20 mins to demolish each lockon then your concrete doesn't sound up to scratch. Don't mean to brag but a similar lock on I once built took them 6 hours to demolish with jack hammers and angle grinders. In future you need to include some metal reinforcing mesh or crinkly rebar rods, either offcuts of the proper stuff from builders skips or sawn up supermarket trolleys are ok. Including metal mesh serves not only to bind the concrete together but it spreads the shockwave from jack hammers throughout the material rather than allowing it to be concentrated at the chisel tip. Also good to include some short lengths of blue 6mm rope which prevents the forces of darkness from being able to separate the chunks of fragmented concrete which really winds them up. The other really important things are to use freshly bought cement, be sure your concrete mix is very thoroughly mixed - absolutely no sandy or cementy streaks visible - and then poured in less than 20 mins or so and when pouring it, don't do it all in one go but ram or tamp (jiggle and shake) it in thoroughly into the container in stages with the end of a bit of 4 x 2. Your concrete looks like it has voids in it which is always a considerable weakness. Good luck with future courageous actions.

Bath Climate Camp Meeting (15.3) & Info

The next Bath Climate Camp meeting will be this Thursday (the 15th) at 7.30 downstairs in the Hobgoblin, 47 James's Parade, Central Bath

At the last meeting, we decided on the following actions/ideas

ID-DAY - National Day of Action against ID CARDS 26/3/07




Is a national day of autonomous action against ID cards and the Database state.
Across the country people will be protesting against the opening of the new ID 'enrolment' centres.

first Bath Climate Camp meeting - 8th March

between thursday 19th and sunday 22nd of April there will be a Climate Camp in Bath.

The camp will be a self managed space with workshops, actions, party and protest. Most of the action/protest will be focused around the head offices of Land and Marine who are building a contraverisial gas pipeline through wales. The pipeline has been the scene of numerous demos and actions, delaying progress on almost a daily basis. Its time to take the battle to Land and Marines doorstep!

announcement of Bath Climate Camp


Bath Activist Network has begun organising a climate camp to be held between thursday the 19th and sunday the 22nd of April

The focus of the camp will be the headquaters of Land and marine, the company building a 150 mile long, environmentally destructive pipeline through Wales.

documentary: Reclaim Power - voices from the camp for climate action 2006

Climate camp view from gateIn the summer of 2006, 600 people convinced that there is no time to waste set up a Camp for Climate Action in the shadow of one of the biggest C02 emitters in Europe: Drax coal-fired power station in Yorkshire / UK. Cine Rebelde produced a documentary film about the camp.

Climate change is now a reality. Leading scientists across the world agree that in a ’business as usual scenario’ we have no longer than 10 years to prevent 2-3 degrees of additional global arming that will lead to irreversible climatic changes with dramatic consequences for our planet.

The Campaign Against Prison Slavery

The Campaign Against Prison Slavery is a group set up to try to expose the reality of prison labour, how little of it teaches skills that can be used after release and which could help reduce the chances of re-offending.

new squatcafe/social centre coming soon in Somerset

13th Feb

the cider squirrel syndicate, occupants of the studioQautonamous village are embarking on a new project for which we are calling for support. the intention is to occupy a space in central Bridgwater to use as a vegan cafe cum social centre. We Want to include a library, computer/publishing workshops, juggling club, radikal cinema and a space for art and fundraisers and parties. We are calling out for any help indymedians can offer-from donations of food, equipment, literature, movies, labour, paint, electrical equipment, plates cups teabags, allotment space, smiles, advice, timber ANYTHING. We project is to be self sustaining through donations, fundraisers and sheer barefaced determination. At present we have 0 pounds for the project so anything you can help provide will enable us to create the space our dying town is crying out for. Anyone who can help or would like more info get in touch on

Pipeline company targetted by direct action

The offices of Land and Marine in Bath were targetted last night with spraypainted messages and super glued locks as part of ongoing resistance to their South Wales gas pipeline scheme.

Next national climate camp organsing gathering Feb 17/18 in Leeds

Climate camp logo 2 The next national organsing gathering will be in Leeds on Sat and Sun Feb 17th/18th. It will be at The Common Place in Leeds city centre and vegan food, accommodationand creche will be provided (please contact us with accommodation, creche or any other needs though so we can plan ahead).

climate banners on M32

M32 climate banner 1
M32 climate banner 2
Seen on Feb 2 2007

The Bristol Alliance Against Urban 4x4s celebrated its launch on Saturday

Bristol anti-urban 4x4 launch30.01.2007

Campaigners gathered on College Green, after spending the morning issuing over 1,000 mock parking tickets to 4x4s in areas of central Bristol including Redland, Clifton and Broadmead. The paper tickets, which are placed harmlessly under the windscreen wipers of parked vehicles, are titled ‘Poor Vehicle Choice’ and challenge the need to own and drive a 4x4 vehicle in town.

Critical Masses This Friday (& others)

This is the first critical mass of 2007. Lets start as we mean to go on and make it a big one!

We cycle round the city to celebrate the bicycle:
It's for anyone that rides a bike;
Its a celebration of getting round the city without polluting it;

Building to a critical mass, bristol

Just a reminder this is soon,
Can anyone help with putting up additional posters? just print them out and stick them up.

Poster here;

Critical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists' right to the road.