West Midlands

West Midlands

Social centres gathering in Leeds, 29 Jan


*Social centres and autonomous spaces in the UK: where next after Gleneagles?*

A call out to all social centre activists and interested people in the UK

Sunday 29 January
The Common Place social centre

first anti-M6 expressway protest

No M6 expansion GAME logo

M6 widening / M6 Expressway (Staffordshire / Cheshire)

The first direct action protest against the 51 mile M6 expansion happened on 13 Jan with a protest about exclusion from the consultations.



For immediate release: 2nd January 2006

Battle lines drawn: Green activists plan to halt airport expansion plans

Yesterday The Observer revealed the level of intent from the government on constructing a third runway at Heathrow. (1) Eco-activists however have already begun a campaign of direct action, working alongside local resident community groups, to try and halt aviation industry and government plans for expansion. (2)

Steal Something Day, a shameless 24-hour stealing spree!

The 24 hour moratorium on spending, 'Buy Nothing Day' is this Saturday 26th November in the UK. 6 years ago some Canadian anarchists came up with a critique of 'Buy Nothing Day' and called for a new initiative, 'Steal Something Day'.

Halloween Critical Mass: Friday Nov 4th 6pm @ Pigeon Park, Birmingham

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This Friday, November 4th is time for Birmingham's regular Critical Mass on the first friday of the month, meeting up at 6pm in Pigeon Park. This month is a Halloween theme - gears not fears - so come and celebrate cycling using non-polluting vehicles and travel freely round town with Brum's Critical Mass.

Worldwide Day of Action against McDonalds - Sunday 16th October

Burned McD

Image above actually from French riots of a few weeks later!

McDonalds Day 2005 Birmingham

In Birmingham, 13 campaigners met up at midday, and staged demos outside all 4 of McDiseased city centre stores.

Roads and Airport gathering in Nottingham early October

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The latest in a series of one-day gatherings to plan actions against road and runway expansion will take place in Nottingham on Saturday 8th October, meeting at the sumac centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX - We're looking at a 10am start.

Birmingham needs more room-room, less vroom-vroom

Brum Car Free Day 1

The myth that buses are the source of Birmingham's traffic congestion problem was dramatically debunked last Saturday (17th Sep) when Birmingham Friends of the Earth staged a 'sit-down demonstration' in the streets of Digbeth.

saving iceland electronic blockade TODAY!


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.

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Greenpeace shuts down Land Rover factory, Solihull

4x4 Ostrich


Early this morning 35 Greenpeace volunteers shut down the assembly line making gas-guzzling Range Rovers, in a 4x4 factory in Solihull. Urban 4x4s made at this site are wrecking the climate.

Redditch Save the Trees demo

Save Redditch Trees 1

On Monday 7th March 2005, 20 campaigners held a protest in the town centre, at the scene of the recent destruction of 9 mature trees on Church Green West(see above). Redditch Friends of the Earth helped to organise the protest and boosted our numbers. After posing for the press, we marched through the town distributing leaflets, and then gathered outside the town hall.

SAINSBURY GM FEED CAMPAIGN: How you can help now


We're urgently seeking some last minute assistance in the ongoing saga of British GM animal feed imports. This is a short, easy action for everyone.

For those of you who haven't been following the activities of the 'Fair Price for GM Free Milk Coalition', the story in brief is that last year a group of independent farming unions and grassroots campaigners got together to try and target the use of GM animal feed in the UK. The idea was to start by encouraging Sainsbury's to keep its four year commitment to phase out GM feed.