Today (17/06/06) the Highways agencies M1 motorway exhibition was (allegedly) disrupted by members of the No M1 Road widening campaign. Having toured the slick PR display boards and wide screen monitors, which were actually very short on real information that many members of the public were asking, they brought a touch of reality by playing back a sound recording of the M1 (3 thee lanes only!). Although the recording was played much quieter than the real thing it still proved too much for those on the highway agencies payroll. They demonstrated that sound had no part in the exhibition and they did not know how much louder an extra lane on the M1 would be.
SUPPORTERS of the Titnore Woods tree protest camp in Worthing have taken their battle to one of the property developers behind the controversial West Durrington scheme.
A delegation visited the Crawley offices of Taylor Woodrow on Friday June 16, unfurling a banner declaring "Hands Off Titnore Woods!" outside the Brighton Road offices of the construction firm, which is jointly planning the 875-home estate together with Heron Land Management and Persimmon Homes.
a success!! thanks to a huge local campaign, the council were forced to vote against plans to build next to Sharphill woods nr Nottingham. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard and showed up in the rain!
Fliers & pretty posters, in English & Welsh, are available if you contact the EF! gathering collective, or you can download them from the website, http://earthfirstgathering.org.uk
Plus all the usual info on workshops, entertainments (& how to offer both), what to bring and not to bring, pratical info on access, dogs, kids and much much more.
Oh, the long summer stretches ahead of you, weeks and weeks of hot days and nothing but Big Brother on tv. If only there was something better to do with your summer... something effective, positive and fun.... something like DIRECT ACTION.
Sainsburys celebrated the launch of it's new look store with a lgarish billboard campaign. Bath subvertisers celebrated by using the billboards to highlight the pland sameness and cheap crapiness of supermarkets.
To celebrate the Spring there was a sabotage raid on Horton Quarry in Ribblesdale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Horton Quarry, owned by Hanson, is one of three huge quarries eating into this part of the National Park.
From evening of 7 to evening of 9 July, Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp is hosting an action-oriented event outside Britain's nuclear weapons factory. There is also a (mixed gender) Block the Builders action on the Monday 10 July at Aldermaston, with possibility of women-only action (if enough women come down over the weekend)
Tuesday, 20 June, 7.00 PM @ The Square (20-22 Russell Square, WC1)
Summer's here, the weather's hotting up, and the Climate Camp is drawing nearer. If you're from London and thinking about going to the camp, now is the time to find out more and get involved!
The Dutch did direct action for European Day of Action against Aviation. They invaded Schipol Airport under the cover of darkness and blocked the taxiway for three hours by locking themselves on using a variety of instruments. Meanwhile, Belgians let off black helium balloons in the terminal building, French wandered about the airport in night clothes, armed with leaflets. An ASBO was served on Luton airport, and there were other events around the UK & the rest of Europe.
We have decided to resist the eviction of THE SQUARE scheduled for Friday June 23rd 2006. We are preparing a political statement and call for solidarity to the social centres around the UK, autonomous collectives and radicals to converge on the weekend of the 23rd-24th-25th June in Russell Square. We plan a social resistance to any attempts to evict us composed of all the elements which constitute THE SQUARE - including students, teachers & migrants which have utilised and contributed to this radical public space.
No Widening M1 are having a noise demo at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, this Thursday 15th June, meet at 5.45.
This protest will co-incide with the opening of the Highways Agency's exhibitions about the proposals. Various dignatories and the press have been invited to come at this time.