Yorkshire & the Humber

Yorkshire & the Humber

National Day of Action against Short Haul Flights - November 6th

Plane Stupid is calling for a day of action against short haul flights and short haul operators on November 6th, during the UN International Climate Talks in Nairobi. The day of action is two days after the mass event for climate action in London on November 4th, organised by Stop Climate Chaos and the Campaign Against Climate Change.

Climate Camp Cartoon

climate camp cartoon

Mr Burns from the Simpsons sneers at the Climate Change protesters

LATEST NEWS - 3 hour lock on shuts down machine inside Drax

This news just in as those responsible have finally been released after about 28 hours in police custody...

Yesterday during the day of mass action against Drax, three people managed to enter Drax despite the presence of police from eight forces and lock on to a slag processing machine which was then switched off for three hours.

Video - Bicycology represent Climate Action in Selby

Video - Bicycology represent Climate Action in Selby. Creative interaction in the town centre, including bicycle powered gameboys and music. Find out more about what bicycology is.

Video mp4 of bicycology - high quality - video/mp4 8.9M

Video of Drax looking pretty shut down actually!

When we looked at the footage of the power station, it started to be clear that some things were distinctly not normal. Rail access blocked [yes by the police but it still counts] , grinders for scooping coal not rotating, and minimal smoke coming out.

radio interviews on climate camp

Mp3 extract of the You and Yours programme

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/08/349643.html ">climate interview radio 4 - mp3 2.5M
This is an mp3 of the show mentioned above - it can be downloaded here.

Residents Against Greenbelt Exploitation (Fairburn, Yorks)

We are three local villages of Ledstion, Ledsham and Fairburn and we are fighting greenbelt exploitation in our area with regard to a proposed opencast mine.

The projected opencast is still in the hands of local authority (Leeds Council) and if permission is granted will commence September 2007.

Breaking News: climate camp day of action timeline


Breaking news reports from the Reclaim Power day of mass action against Drax Power Station:

Overnight - In the early hours of the 1st of September, actions around Drax continued. Reports came in of people attemting to breach the perimeter of the fence overnight.

Hay Stax Not Drax poem

Its time 2 face facts, make trax, put on ur face masks and stop Drax in its trax.

Live life 2 the max, dont b a lax-e-daisy, ickle, fickle melting icicle.

Coal-power stations cover the nations,

Climate Camp - On the Ground: Suicide farmers found in Yorkshire, a personal account

One minute I am choking on fumes in smog and heat-ridden Central London, the next it's raining, it's cold, it's northern and I am only armed with a mountaineering helmet and a camera.

It was a rush job. Phone calls came in every damn minute. Climate Camp. Thousands expected. Thousands of Her Majesty's finest expected too. And from the worst of England's police forces too.

Farmer attacks Drax Protesters with Tractor

Drax tractor incident 1
Drax tractor incident 2

On two occaisions during today's day of action against Drax power station, a farmer drove his tractor striaght at groups of protesters. The first, in a field being crossed by white suited protesters and the samba band, caused people to run out of the way before the police shouted at the man to desist. The second, against the Kid's Block protest at the main gate, was prevented by police, who dragged the man from the cab and arrested him. Footage shows that it was the same farmer on both occaisions.