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Police Critical of Mass (edinburgh)

23 Feb 2007
A critical mass of over 40 cyclists converged this Friday on Edinburgh city centre. After meeting between the art galleries near the mound they undertook a lively cycle ride, lasting nearly two hours through the town.

Southend: Hundreds gather to oppose controversial F5 road widening

As promised by local campaigners, and expected by the wider public, hundreds of local people converged upon Southend Civic Centre this evening for the ‘Parkrally’, to oppose controversial plans to widen the A127/A1159 Priory Crescent, or ‘scheme F5’ as it has come to be known.
The event follows the recent ‘storming’ of the British Archaeological Awards celebration at Prittlewell Priory in January(1), when dozens of local residents disrupted an invite only ‘wine and cheese’ event held for local dignitaries, in celebration of the discovery of the East Saxon king’s burial, which would be destroyed, should the £25m road scheme get the go ahead.

Bradford Climate Criminals flyposted

Bradford climate camp aviation flyposters22.1.07
On Wednesday evening, a number of concerned Leeds and Bradford residents decided to draw attention to the activities of a number of climate criminals in Bradford city centre. Advertisements for damaging air flights were modified to tell the truth; that flying is the fastest growing cause of climate change, the “single greatest threat to human-kind” according to the government’s chief scientist.

Carbon Trading Company's Offices Occupied

Carbon Neutral Company protest 2Carbon Neutral Company protest 1Today, Wednesday 21st Feb 2007, in a non-violent protest, activists occupied the offices of a company dealing in Carbon Offsets, whilst other campaigners carried out an action outside the Company's offices in Kings Cross London. The action was carried out to highlight what they claim is the greenwash of this company, and the dangers of sidelining the hugely important issue of climate change. This action, sweeping coal under a carpet, was carried out to demonstrate their assertion that carbon trading is to attempt to sweep the issues associated with climate change under the carpet.

Manchester Critical Mass and benefit gig

Friday 23rd February. Meet at 6pm as usual by the central library for a bike ride round our city which will then go to the Rampant Lion, Anson Rd/ Upper Brook St, Victoria Park (paralel to wilmslow road) starting at 8pm

Beat the Chainsaw Pledge, Hereford

HEREFORD GREEN PARTY PRESS RELEASE:

Forty-nine locals vow to stand in front of chainsaws to prevent loss of Meadow trees.

new squatcafe/social centre coming soon in Somerset

13th Feb

Hi,
the cider squirrel syndicate, occupants of the studioQautonamous village are embarking on a new project for which we are calling for support. the intention is to occupy a space in central Bridgwater to use as a vegan cafe cum social centre. We Want to include a library, computer/publishing workshops, juggling club, radikal cinema and a space for art and fundraisers and parties. We are calling out for any help indymedians can offer-from donations of food, equipment, literature, movies, labour, paint, electrical equipment, plates cups teabags, allotment space, smiles, advice, timber ANYTHING. We project is to be self sustaining through donations, fundraisers and sheer barefaced determination. At present we have 0 pounds for the project so anything you can help provide will enable us to create the space our dying town is crying out for. Anyone who can help or would like more info get in touch on mookdetat@hotmail.com

Demo in Edinburgh in the defence of Rospuda

20 Feb 2007
On Friday at 2 pm, in front of Polish consulate there will be a dome in support of Polish protest site
against the destruction of the largest in Europe wild wetlands in Rospuda Valley (google the area to find more about the case)

On the Ground Ireland: Day four, the Monday picket, video and report

Fears on early Monday morning. Rats. Big ones. Perhaps Bertie Ahern and his corporate buddies had stormed the camp, attempted to make a profit nest under the communal bender and, as usual, couldn’t agree on anything and began squabbling, squawking and squeaking, clawing out each others eyeballs.

The destruction of primeval Rospuda Valley is approaching! React!

Rospuda valleyThe last moment to step in and stop the destruction of primeval swamps and forest in Central Europe: the Rospuda Valley Bypass. A letter by Adam

Dear Ladies and Sirs,

I do not know if You are aware that Poland is building a road through a part of Europe's last primeval forest- the Rospuda Valley Bypass.

Radley Lakes

The Oxford Mail reports that Anthony Bailey was arrested for possible trespass when being evicted from a camp where npower wish to destroy a wildlife site with sulphur rich power station ash. They also report that he has a broken arm.

M1 widening actions pigged

Police News Management, Incompetence and Poor Attitude To Peaceful Protest Exposed After They Prevent Peaceful Climate Camp Action With Massive Over Reaction

Today, Monday 19th of February, peaceful protesters from the Camp For Climate Action had planned a series of events to highlight the environmental cost of widening the M1. Unfortunately, a massive police presence, totally out of proportion to the proposed protest, appears to have contributed to massive tail-backs on the motorway near Sheffield. The protesters decided not to go ahead with their event after being offered a ridiculously limited space in which to make their point and no protester actions took place at any time. At no point did any of them approach close to the motorway, and they could not have therefore caused the tailbacks as the Police suggested to local radio. In fact, there had been an accident on that stretch, which combined with the roadworks and the police presence, was probably the cause of the delays.

Radley Lake: The destruction begins - updates

15.02.2007

The Oxford Mail reported last night that a protester has been arrested at the Radley Lakes site after workers started preparing the area for the controversial dumping of power station ash.

Edinburgh CRITICAL MASS Fri 23/02

Following on from last month's successful ride, Friday (23/02) sees February's Critical Mass bike ride in Edinburgh. Meet 5.30pm foot of the Mound (by the National Galleries). Ride off 6pm.

We enjoy cycling. We enjoy cycling together. Cycling together makes Edinburgh’s sometime hazardous streets a more pleasurable experience. Let’s ride and celebrate the wonderful invention that is the cycle (bi/tri/uni - all varieties welcome)! Positive attitudes essential!

Invitation to the Biovision 2007 counter-summit

This message is adressed to all people in Europe who want to resist actively GMO’s, cloning, nano-technologies, biometrics, DNA registration, industrial experiments upon animals, BioPatent and more generally agrochemical multinational policy.