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CCTV protest Birmingham

Birmingham CCTV protest 2
Birmingham CCTV protest
Birmingham CCTV protest 3


A local protest about the installation of a CCTV camera on a residential road without the residents being consulted.

The Cottage of Content Occupied Social Centre is reclaimed!

Cottage social centre

A boarded up Community Centre in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, called the 'Cottage of Content' has just been occupied for use as a Social Centre. The Community Centre, which includes a garden and a large hall, was closed by Birmingham City Council back in May 2005. It has since been boarded up and left to rot whilst local people have lost a valuable community resource.

(corrected) Christian-based direct action gathering, Leeds, 28th-30th July


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)

Brum Critical Mass and bike film night July 7th this friday!

Critical Mass graphic 10

Sick of your exercise bike that goes nowhere? Ride a bike but don’t look like a lycra-clad budget superhero? Sick of nearly getting run over by buses and taxis? Come celebrate our greener and greater method of transport at the monthly Critical Mass bike ride this Friday, 7th July at 6pm outside St. Philips cathedral.

Sequani 'Biohazard' Demo - Ledbury - 08.07.06

Biohazard (red)

BIOHAZARD - Definition:
"Infectious agents that present a risk or potential risk to the health of humans or other animals, either directly through infection or indirectly through damage to the environment."

Invite: Scottish Climate Camp meeting, 8-9 July

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.

Climate Camp SouthWest, Sun 25th June

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

Animal Rights 2006 Gathering in southeast England, 23-26 June

A four day gathering for activists near Tonbridge in Kent. Loads of workshops, acitivities, socialising, etc. Marquees, a healing area, a football tournament, vegan refreshments, showers, camping. And it's completely free (donations needed!). http://www.ar2006.info/index.html

National Anti-Incinerator Meeting 27 May at Birkbeck College, London

Dear Friends,

The Defra public consultation period is now over and the Government's new waste strategy is going to be formulated. There is still plenty of opportunity to influence the final outcome by

massive climate chaos direct action - Reclaim Power, 31st August

Reclaim Power flier front

Visualise Industrial Collapse

Governments can't deal with the challenge!
Climate change is the greatest threat to ever face humanity and its happening now. Governments and big business dream of continued economic growth so won't deal with the crises. What we really need is a fundamental shift in the way we live - AWAY from consumer society, continued economic growth and power concentrated in the hands of the few. TOWARDS locally based, grassroots, community solutions.

July 15 International Day of Direct Action against Climate Change and the G8!

July 15th will be an International Day of Action Against Climate Change. As G8 energy ministers promise trillions in new subsidies to the industries destroying our planet and our future, we will take action to shut them down! This is a call for autonomous, decentralized actions appropriate for your town, city, or bioregion.

Climate Camp Notts Neighbourhood Planning Meeting, 16th May

Tuesday 16th May, at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone St, Forest Fields, Nottingham. For directions see  http://www.sumac.org.uk

The Camp for Climate Action will be happening from 26th August till 4th September this summer. The government is failing and unable to take real action on climate change, and we can not sit back and see our planet go up in smoke!