This is the first critical mass of 2007. Lets start as we mean to go on and make it a big one!
We cycle round the city to celebrate the bicycle:
It's for anyone that rides a bike;
Its a celebration of getting round the city without polluting it;
Friday 19th January 2007.
Today a good crowd of protestors gathered at the usual rendezvous, approx 60+ people. The crowd was buoyed by the presence of a member of Global Community Monitor, over from the states, and a film crew travelling with him. At 7.30 people proceeded up the road, some wearing white jump suits with chemical contaminants inscribed on the front, poisons which the Ballinaboy terminal would pollute the local area, fresh water and sea with. The crowd was lead with a large banner reading Corrib Terminal Illness.
A PROTEST march on Worthing Police Station has been called for Saturday February 17 in the face of police intimidation of Titnore Woods campaigners.
A statement from Titnore Emergency Action (TEA), released on Thursday January 18, said:
139-141 Stoke Newington Church Street N16 (old Vortex Jazz bar)
Opening day Saturday 20th Jan
map: Â http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=533113&Y=186502&A=Y&Z=1
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On Sat 6th Jan a group of local people, along with others, occupied 139-141 Church Street with the intention of opening it up as a social centre. Previously the home of the famous Vortex jazz club the building is set to be demolished by notorious landlord Richard Midda to make way for a Starbucks on the ground floor with luxury apartments above.
From the 11th to the 14th of March 2007, the fifth edition of Biovision/Biosquare Forum is going to take place in Lyon. These meetings are now considered to be the biggest meeting in the world on biotechnologies. Stop Biovision!
In flagrent contempt of best archaeological and ecological practice, a systematic campaign of tree felling, earth clearance and monument removal has begun at the Hill of Tara. This is even before the Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract for the M3 Motorway, through the Tara / Skryne Valley, has even been signed. Daily protests are taking place, every 7am in the morning at the Hill of Tara car park.
Southend 'Mayor' cancels F5 road widening at 'Prittlewell King' award celebrations
The campaign against the controversial A127/A1159 Priory Crescent â€˜F5â€™ road widening scheme took yet another dramatic new turn tonight, when dozens of local residents â€˜stormedâ€™ a celebration at the townâ€™s Cluniac Priory to mark Southend Borough Council receiving the coveted British Archaeological Awards 2006 â€˜Current Archaeology Developer-Funder Archaeology Award,â€™ for the discovery of the â€˜King of Bling,â€™ in Prittlewell in late 2003.
There were once nine lakes...
Local people have joined forces with ecologists and environmental activists in a pledge to save Thrupp Lake (at Radley, near Oxford), following a decision by Npower bosses to dump 500,000 tonnes of fly-ash on to the site.
"Aberystwyth University and the Institute of Grasslands and Environmental Research (IGER) carry out cruel and pointless tests on animals.
Welsh activists have therefore been busy with the follwing actions to try and persuade them they should end their involvement with animal testing altogether.
"Saturday the 13th January was unlucky for some. The ALF were out in the dead of night visiting the homes of those who profit from animal abuse at HLS.
Astellas PA Margaret McQuillan, 22 Triggs Close, Woking, Surrey GU22
Just a reminder this is soon,
Can anyone help with putting up additional posters? just print them out and stick them up.
Poster here; http://bristolcm.pbwiki.com/f/cmposter.doc
Critical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists' right to the road.
Active opposition is underway against the South Wales LNG pipeline in three separate locations. Objections to National Grid's controversial project are spurred by lack of consulation, safety fears, environmenal issues and climate change concerns. Protests grow stronger day by day, supported by long term campaigning, creating a spirited and unified resistance.
"december 31st , 100 chickens liberated from farm in south east of england all now in good homes , untill all are free alf"