'unnecessary development'

'unnecessary development'

Foxs stop houses being build on floodplain by Nottingham's richest man

07.10.05

Nottingham meadow

Monster houses being built on rare meadow floodplain by nottinghams richest man whilst 600,000 residential homes lay empty in nottinghamshire alone.

shell hell solidarity action today in london (pics and report)

30.09.2005

extra london shell

an environmental protest comprising sand dump and banner drop with megaphone and samba band went without hitch at the shell centre on the south bank at midday today highlighting the shell development in rossport, county mayo in the north west of ireland.

breaking news - rossport 5 freed today!!!

30.09.2005

Deserted Mayo breakfast
breakfast interrupted by arrest!

On the 16th of June 2005, "Bloomsday" the 5 were still free, and protesting. That was the morning the Corduff's abandoned breakfast was photographed and we read of how Shell had illegally entered the lands in Rossport to begin illegal work on an illegal pipeline.

Packers Field fun day- Sunday 18th September, Bristol

13.9.05
The campaign to stop the private development of Packers Field by Bristol City Academy is still being fought. Details below of an awareness-raing event this coming Sunday.

Packers Field in Whitehall is the only large green open space available for use by people living in Easton, Whitehall and Greenbank. It has been used freely and without restriction by local people for many years, for a wide range of informal activities. Open spaces like Packers are vital to the health of individuals and the community as a whole.

Burning effigy blocks road - Titnore, Sussex

4.09.2005

PROTESTERS in Sussex blocked a road with a burning effigy of John Prescott on Sunday afternoon, September 4.

The drama followed a rally held by campaign group Protect Our Woodland! (POW!) against plans to build 875 new homes on fields and ancient woodland off Titnore Lane, West Durrington, Worthing.

Iceland parliament roof action

28.08.2005

Finally the seeds that have been planted by people from all over Europe and the States that came over this summer to protest against the construction of a massive Dam in the highlands Iceland and an Aluminium Smelter are starting to grow.

saving iceland electronic blockade TODAY!

17.08.2005

Electronic blockade Wednesday 17. August from 10 am.

Lets force Landsvirkjun to face up to what we think of their destruction of Iceland for their own personal profit and that of multinational corporations.

Anti-Road protesters occupy Dept of Transport

Parklife DfT occupation

16.08.2005

Today, the Department of Transport was targetted for the first time in about a year by anti-roads protesters.

Tuesday 16th August was an incredible day for our little campaign group from Southend on Sea. As some of you may now be aware we staged the latest in our series of 'Save Priory Park!' direct actions today, for the first time yet with the chosen venue being in the centre of London.

Illegal Roadstone Quarry in Peak District National Park Sabotaged

14.08.2005

Earlier this summer an illegal roadstone quarry at Back Dale Quarry, on Longstone Edge Nr Bakewell was targeted by saboteurs.

The quarry owned by Bleaklow Industries, was being mined by Merrimans (Merrimans, Gleabe, and Stancliffe - 9 Ladies - are the main companies ripping up the Peak Park).

Alcoa Giant finally got it too - Iceland action

Iceland Alcoa Crane 2

4.08.2005
original press release:

Today a group of activists invaded the Alcoa construction site at Reydarfjördur and climbed cranes on the site. The aim of this action was to stop the work on the site. Alcoa have been targeted because of their involvement in the Kárahnjúkar dam project and the other proposed dam projects and aluminium smelters in the Icelandic highlands as well as environmental destruction worldwide. The Icelandic high court has judged that the building of the Alcoa factory in Reydarfjördur is illegal; we demand that the construction of this factory is immediately halted in observance of this court ruling.

Crack in the dam, Iceland

3.08.2005

On the first of August 2005 a group of activists dropped a banner at the Karahnjukar Dam Site in Protest abainst all planned Heavey Industry in Iceland..

A painted crack indicated the dangers of such collosal construction on a substructure already weakened by geothermal pressuresIn 2003 Landsvirkinjun´s chief, fridrik Sophusson, was asked what would happen if there was an Earthquake under the Dam.�It would burst.A catasprophic wall of water would annihilate everyone in this ....and all the neighbouring farms wold be swept away.� Though he said “this won´t happen�, several days of continous Earthquakes in 2004 suggest otherwise� protesters commented. The crack is also a symbol of solidarity with other Dam Campaigners globally. In 1980 the ecological resistance group “Earth first “ dropped a 100 metres “crack� banner from Glen Cnyon Dam on Colorado River (U.S.A.).

Shell Hell continues in Ireland-Call for International Solidarity

Rossport 5

3.08.2005
On Tuesday, the 29th June, 2005, in Dublin, Ireland, 5 farmers from Rossport, Co. Mayo,Ireland were sent to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin, for violating an order imposed by the High Court to stop blocking Shell access to their lands to constuct the onshore section of the Corrib Gas Field pipeline.

police endanger Iceland dam protestors

SECURITY GUARDS AND POLICE PUT ACTIVISTS' LIVES AT RISK AT ICELANDIC DAM BLOCKADE

Police and security guards at the Karahnjukar Dam construction site in Iceland, last night ordered the bulldozers drivers to start their engines and move off, despite there being more than 25 people locked on to the underside of their vehicles.

First lock on in Icelandic history

Iceland Blockade 1

On Tuesday 19th July 2005.a group of approximately 20 of us hiked to the main junction approaching the site. Four of our group locked on to a pick up truck and a HUGE caterpillar construction vehicle. We managed to block 2 other access roads and hault work on the site for three hours. This was a first in Icelandic history:the police had to make up a word for “lock-on�. Thirteen of us were “detained�, apparently “arrested�, and later released without charge....with the warning that Impregilo were “looking at this incident with grave eyes� and were likely to make a civil case. Impregilo have since changed their mind. For a change, the media did report that the protesters were “friendly�!