West Midlands

West Midlands

After Space for Change

The 'discussion space' on crabgrass is the place to share comments, concerns and ideas about the decision(s) made at Space for Change. Here's how:

1) Go to https://we.riseup.net/discussion_space.
2) Click 'log in' at the top right corner
3) Once logged in, select 'join group'
4) And you're in!

Day of Action against Extraction, April 19/April 20 - 2011

Communities around the world are under attack from extractive industries that poison our families, kill our loved ones on the job, and destroy the ecosystems we cherish. The BP oil spill was unfortunately just one of an endless string of disasters born of an economic system that must endlessly consume the Earth’s resources.

Gathering at Huntingdon Lane protest site from 10-13 December

The Shropshire anti-coal site at Huntington Lane was set up in April this year to defend the site against UK coal’s plans to mine the huge site set in thousands of hectares of beautiful woodland in the heart of Shropshire’s beautiful countryside.

Huntington Lane Eviction Call Out!

Site A Eviction Shock!
Wednesday 13th October, 2010

Site A at Huntington Lane has now been evicted and the camp members are putting out an urgent call out for people to get themselves down to help defend the main protest camp, which is expecting eviction any minute.

Huntington Lane needs YOU!

It’s approaching six months since camp was set up at Huntington Lane open cast coal mine site and as the ‘anniversary’ approaches things are beginning to speed up. With a lot of defensive work being carried out on site by protesters, UK Coal have been been making preparations of their own; it has been confirmed that an Environmental License will be issued by the end of the month to allow UK Coal to begin work, the water supply has been connected and farmers are being asked to remove stock from the southern site.

Trashing, dashing, bashing, mashing: the new EF! Action Update

So what have you been up to the last few months? Just hanging around?
Maybe you've been part of human wheel-clamping aeroplanes, climbing up scaffolding tripods inconveniently placed in the road, smashing machines at open-cast mines, playing nuked-dead in the street, kayaking against borehole drill rigs in Ireland, burning mobile phone masts, resisting Tesco, camping against trashing of woodland, with some success at Titnore (& other protest camp updates), or getting in on BP's act, spilling oil in public places.

Or have you been on holiday, taking part in indigenous blockades against logging, dams and mining, spilunking against high speed trains, slashing tuna cages, blockading Monsanto HQ, trashing GM fields, and more?

Anti-Coal Protest raft sails down River Seven

No New Coal Raft
On Sunday 31st residents from the Huntington Lane Camp took their message onto the river Seven and sailed it downstream. The six person raft complete with a big “No New Coal” banner and UK Coal digger figurehead sailed down the River Seven and past EON’s Buildwas B coal fired power station which is where the coal from Huntington Lane will eventually end up. It then sailed further downstream and under the famous Iron Bridge where it was meet with cheers from a crowd of locals and tourists who had gathered on the bridge.

Huntingdon Lane camp update

May 24, 2010
Hi there folks! Sorry it’s been so long since we last updated the site, it’s been a busy busy month of digging in and building up! We’ve had people come and people go but overall numbers are steadily climbing as more and more people hear about what we’re doing! Many thanks go out to those of you who have come and gone, all your efforts and donations, be them time, materials, food or financial contributions, have been greatly appreciated and we hope to see you all again soon! Now on with the news…

Coal Action Network website relaunched!

Check out http://coalaction.org.uk/ for the updated and re-vamped Coal Action Network website and detailed coal maps of the UK. It is hoped that this website will be a useful resource to anyone taking action – or thinking of taking action – to protect communities, environments and the climate system from coal projects.