Predictably YF failed to turn up to repossess "their" building
The energy seemed to have flowed out of the Matilda collective and the will to resist had gone. We were ordered to be out by 9 on Tuesday morning and like the polite people we are we invited Yorkshire forward down to accept possession of "their" building. The press turned up in anticipation of a bit of amusement but neither YF or their representatives nor the council who had also been invited, showed their faces. It was rather a sorry showing and the great project begun in the heat of G8 resistance rather fizzled out on a grey Tuesday morning.
BLOCKADE ALDERMASTON 10TH JULY 2006 Resist Britain's WMD programme - Stop the next generation of nuclear weapons!
Called by Block the Builders - a nonviolent direct action campaign working to stop the development of new nuclear weapons facillities at AWE Aldermaston www.blockthebuilders.org.uk Corporate war profiteers and their military masters are building new nuclear weapons facilities at Britain's nuclear bomb factory.
28 Jun 2006
pun intended. the outcome of the court case is now known, but we must maintain pressure
With the unfortunate (but not entirely unexpected) outcome of the court case now known, we must take a moment to consider the direction our future protest will take.
We'd like to invite you to the Scottish organising gathering for the Camp for Climate Action, which will take place at Talamh Housing Co-op (South Lanarkshire), Sat 8- Sun 9 July.
The meeting will be a chance for people from Scotland to come together and plan for the climate camp as well as joining in with the overall organising of the camp. We're expecting 60-80 people, from England and Scotland.
20 local residents took over a Cambridge Pizza Hut on Friday evening with a "No Chains" party with music, dancing, balloons and playing twister to protest against the encroachment of multinationals into Mill Road, a vibrant, multicultural community. The protest party lasted over half an hour until the games were interupted by police who dispersed the crowd.
Planet Picnic in Castle Park, Bristol (next to broadmead) on Sunday 25th. Bring friends and food to forge links & have fun! Families welcome. attendance free and highly recommended, bring drums and pi
ALDERMASTON: Join us for a big blockade
Resist Britain's WMD programme - Stop the next generation of nuclear weapons!
Corporate war profiteers and their military masters are building new nuclear weapons facilities at Britain's nuclear bomb factory.
Faslane Peace Camp, situated outside the gates of the Faslane Naval Base and its Trident nuclear submarines, has been a permanent protest camp since 1982, but is now to close down. The decision was made last weekend during the 24th birthday gathering, with closure planned for 25th birthday in June 2007. Activists reckon that the static camp is no longer the best tactic â€“ mainly because of police surveillance and problems with residents - with plans to move towards a range of actions, some open, some not, linking up with the broader movement of other anti-authoritarian and peace groups. But the process of clearing the site, and discussing how to move forward will take the following year. The first event will be a clean-up bonfire on June 23rd, and then an â€˜Independence From The Peace Campâ€™ weekend of clearing with discussions over the weekend of July 1-4th 2006. This will all culminate in a 25th birthday weekend gathering of tatting down and organising from June 9th 2007.
On the weekend of the 2nd to 5th of June the gorgeous weather enabled one hundred and fifty people to enjoy the beach location and stunning landscape of the gathering at Rossport Solidarity Camp. Many people took pleasure in being able to cool off in the sea. The gathering was well attended by interested individuals and groups from all over the country, Cork, Dublin, Mayo, Westmeath, Roscommon, Galway, Derry, as well as people from Britain. Workshops were inspirationally opened by one from Jose Sagarnaga from the Bolivia Solidarity Campaign and successfully linked global struggles and stories of success from other cultures with the campaign to defend Erris from Shell. The issue of privatisation of natural resources was discussed and debated in a forum which was addressed both by Jose and by Maura Harrington of Shell to Sea.
A four day gathering for activists near Tonbridge in Kent. Loads of workshops, acitivities, socialising, etc. Marquees, a healing area, a football tournament, vegan refreshments, showers, camping. And it's completely free (donations needed!). http://www.ar2006.info/index.html
London Rising Tide brought to life the image used to publicise its Art Not Oil 2006 exhibition outside the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) on the night of the ceremony for the BP Portrait Award. The Nick Turner image is a petroleum-based version of the iconic Vietnam photograph depicting a brutal assassination, this time with a nozzle replacing the gun, and with the action taking place in front of a BP logo. It took on three dimensions outside the gallery as a simple, powerful way to convey the murderous impact of BP and the entire oil industry, an impact that is brilliantly obscured by cultural