A weekend gathering for people involved or want to know more about ecological direct action around the UK including fighting opencast coal, fracking, GM, nuclear power, new road building and quarries with discussions and campaign planning - emphasis on the tactics and strategies, community solidarity and sustainable activism.
Lock-ons have been increasing - there's been one today (2 people, 2 hour delay), Monday 3rd March; there was another last Friday (2 people in tubes, 1.5 hours), and last Tuesday - 2 people locked-on into a barrel full of concrete, barbed wire and glass, to slow the police removal team down.
DART ENERGY have begun work preparing the site at Sutton Cum Lound, the road is dug up and fences are to be erected any day now. The local community is working really hard to oppose the plans and need all the help they can get. There is a campaign info point nearby for anyone that wants to visit or help out there.
Romanian police clashed with villagers on Wednesday as they tried in vain to force them off a field they have occupied for a third day to prevent U.S. energy giant Chevron from drilling for shale gas.
Nine activists from Romania and Germany climbed the fire escape of Minvest Deva’s headquarters today and unfurled two thirty-foot-long banners calling for a ban on cyanide mining. They were fined 500 lei each, but declared they would not pay.
Translated from Portuguese by Thomas Walker / Earth First! Newswire