Last night "Earth First!" closed Alcoa's headquarters in Drunen, the Netherlands. Alcoa's largest dutch factory in Kerkrade was also shut. Entrance gates were locked with chains. The gates'locks themselves were sabotaged with a liquid.
Alcoa is constructing new aluminum smelters in Iceland. Alcoa also plans to build new smelters in Trinidad and in the Amazon. There is fierce local and international opposition to these plans. Effects on nature and climate are devastating. Various planned smelters would be powered by constructing new megadams that would flood large areas of unique wilderness.
Fourteen 4x4s were covered in painstripper in a Land Rover Dealership near Hereford in an action against climate change. Slogans were also sprayed while the vehicles were left to ruin.
This action was taken to warn any dealership specialising in these cars, that they are a target. Driving one of these vehicles is the equivelent to leaving the TV on for 32 years, cars like this must be stopped in their tracks.
Last year saw 600 people gather in the shadow of Drax Power Station for the ten day Camp For Climate Action. This weekend in Bristol is the next national planning meeting, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March. The venue is Barton Hill Settlement which is 5 min from Lawrence Hill Station.
Monday morning, 12 March 2007, saw the transfer of a new contingent of guards to police the Shell gas terminal refinery construction site at Bellanaboy, County Mayo, North West Ireland.
The next Bath Climate Camp meeting will be this Thursday (the 15th) at 7.30 downstairs in the Hobgoblin, 47 James's Parade, Central Bath
At the last meeting, we decided on the following actions/ideas
Come and get involved in organising the West Midlands Neighbourhood for Climate Camp 2007!
There will be a meeting next Wednesday 14th March at the Spotted Dog, Alcester Street, Digbeth starting at 7.30. to discuss the setting up of a West Midlands Neighbourhood at Climate Camp 2007. Also sorting out transport from the West Midlands to the next national gathering/planning meeting for the camp, which will be in Bristol on the 17th and 18th March.
Today at 16:00 a peaceful demonstration was held at the Shell Garage on Hoyle Street, Netherthorpe in Sheffield. This demonstration was an act of solidarity with the people of Rossport, County Mayo, Ireland and the campaign ShelltoSea, who are opposing Shells plans to build a potentially lethal high pressure gas pipe line and refinery in a marine special area of conservation.
Join a Cycle Ride and March to Say No to NPower's "Criminal Damage" to Radley Lakes on Saturday 10 March
Repost from Live Journal:
You are invited to join cyclists from across Oxfordshire in a bicycle ride in support of the campaign to "Save Radley Lakes" next Saturday. Cyclists in Oxford are invited to congregate in Broad Street, Oxford City (OX1 3AS) outside the Oxford Campus Store, at 12.45pm on Saturday 10th March, 2007, while walkers from Abingdon and Didcot are invited to congregate at 1.10pm in Abbey Meadow (OX14 3JE) in Abingdon to hear speakers, then walk to Thrupp Lake. The cyclists will proceed toward Radley Lakes, with bells, whistles and banners, coinciding with a march by Save Radley Lakes the same day at Thrupp Lake at 1.55pm.
between thursday 19th and sunday 22nd of April there will be a Climate Camp in Bath.
The camp will be a self managed space with workshops, actions, party and protest. Most of the action/protest will be focused around the head offices of Land and Marine who are building a contraverisial gas pipeline through wales. The pipeline has been the scene of numerous demos and actions, delaying progress on almost a daily basis. Its time to take the battle to Land and Marines doorstep!
The first Friday of every month signals the call for cyclists and other forms of human-powered transport to meet up in Birmingham's Pigeon Park (St. Phillip's Cathedral) and go to mass, Critical Mass, that is.
Bath Activist Network has begun organising a climate camp to be held between thursday the 19th and sunday the 22nd of April
The focus of the camp will be the headquaters of Land and marine, the company building a 150 mile long, environmentally destructive pipeline through Wales.
In the summer of 2006, 600 people convinced that there is no time to waste set up a Camp for Climate Action in the shadow of one of the biggest C02 emitters in Europe: Drax coal-fired power station in Yorkshire / UK. Cine Rebelde produced a documentary film about the camp.
Climate change is now a reality. Leading scientists across the world agree that in a ’business as usual scenario’ we have no longer than 10 years to prevent 2-3 degrees of additional global arming that will lead to irreversible climatic changes with dramatic consequences for our planet.