Activists organising for this year's Camp for Climate Action in the West Midlands are putting on a two-day event of discussion, workshops and partying this weekend in Birmingham this weekend - Sat 9th June and Sunday 10th June.
Plane Stupid NVDA Training and Benefit Gig
Join us for some Plane Stupid fun!
Plane Stupid Sheffield is hosting two fabulous events this Sunday the 10th of June.
First, at 11am in the Octagon bar, we're having a bit of morning and an afternoon of insight into the intricacies and practicalities of non-violent direct action (NVDA) and quick consensus decision-making. If you've ever wondered what people do when they want to take meaningful action against things that they oppose, and the ins and outs of getting arrested for doing so, or how it is possible to quickly make groups decisions that everybody is in agreement on, then come along and be part of some collective and interactive education!
Pipeline and G8 solidarity protest outside court in Cardiff tomorrow as authorities attempt to evict Brecon anti-pipe tree camp.
Protesters against the monstrous pipeline plowing its way through Wales are in court tomorrow as authorities attempt to evict the 5 month old tree camp in Brecon National Park. This is just one example of how the state is fueling climate change and preventing us from protesting about it. Governments all over the world behave similarly and this week the 8 biggest leaders (G8) are meeting in Germany to make more decisions that will impose on our lives. Whilst many of our friends are in Germany protesting against this undemocratic, centralised source of power we will be protesting outside the court against all governments intruding in our lives and the environment, both locally and globally.
On Tuesday morning, June 5th, a team of five protesters and their support crew successfully halted Shells operation in Erris for five hours through the use of "lock-On" arm tubes. The blockade ended with the five being cut loose from each other by the fire brigade and arrested whilst a crowd of around thirty people cheered them on. Shramore is the final stop on the peat haulage route from the site of the proposed gas refinery at Bellanaboy.
National Grid have set the court date to begin the eviction of the Brecon Tree Camp. There will be two people representing us, if you wish to be there ring the site phone on 07903152822. The hearing is in Cardiff on Thursday 7th June.
Protestors against National Grid's monster pipeline, need your support, come and visit us in Brecon.
To oppose National Grid's 197 Mile long, 48 inches wide, 94 bar pressure gas pipe that is running through the Brecon Beacon National Park there has been a protest site set up along the route, this is currently preventing National Grid causing more destruction in this area. Having the camp is delaying work which will cost them millions of pounds and gives us time to work on stopping them indefinitely. It's also fun, educational and free. Unfortunately the time has come and eviction is due any day now, so...
Aberdeen Campaign Against Climate Change held a protest inside the auditorium of the All Energy conference in Aberdeen on Wednesday 23rd May. They unfurled anti-biofuels banners and interrupted a speech by US Ambassador to the UK, Robert Tuttle, in which he was praising the efforts of the US to fight climate change and was claiming that biofuels are part of the solution.
The cycle police were pretty laid back and vastly outnumbered, though they did still try to manage the ride by blocking the front so that the back could catch up. What does it matter if a 1,000 riders get split into two or more though? Towards the end of the ride the police seemed to give up doing anything, they didn't even try to stop a couple of cars going the wrong way down a one way street, and they just blended in and became a part of the Mass.
CAMP Titnore in Worthing, West Sussex, has this weekend been celebrating its first anniversary.
And as well as celebrating the achievement of the last year, it is looking ahead by calling for more people to join the occupation and for solidarity action against the businesses threatening to destroy the countryside location.
Since Sunday, May 20, protesters are blocking the use of heavy construction machinery at ancient archaeological sites in the Tara-Skryne valley in Co. Meath, Ireland. Construction workers are trying to begin work on the M3 four-lane motorway, although no public decision has yet been given by the Minister for Heritage Dick Roche to commence work. Reports state that the peaceful protesters who sat down in front of the machinery, were in some cases badly manhandled by the construction workers. If the protesters do not succeed in preventing the construction work from beginning, the archaeological sites will be quickly destroyed and the destruction presented to the public as a fait accompli.