October the Second, 10.20 p.m.
Large numbers of police are now in Belmullet, the town nearest to Shellâ€™s gas refinery development in Ballinaboy, north-west Mayo, Ireland.
Tomorrow, Tuesdayâ€™s picket of the refinery site is to start at midnight tonight.
1 Oct 2006
Confederation members set up two roadblocks on Thursday afternoon near Waimana. The protest is directed against the sale of 94,300 hectares of timberland last year. Rayonier, a Florida-based multi-national company which is the seventh largest private owner of timberland in the United States, bought the forest of Carter Holt Harvey for $435 million.
With tears in my eyes i write these words I never believed I would. The flooding of KÃ¡rahnjÃºkar has now begun.
People power and peaceful resistance effectively completely defeated Shellâ€™s first concerted effort to break the picket at the refinery site at Bellanaboy this morning. Early signs that a confrontation was imminent were apparent by the dawn arrival of seven carloads of extra security guards who sped into the compound. People on alert began to determinedly gather in front of the gates and banners and placards were distributed in readiness for the long prepared for initial showdown.
THE 10TH EDINBURGH INDEPENDENT RADICAL BOOK FAIR - THE ALTERNATIVE BOOK FESTIVAL will take place from Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th of October 2006 in Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG, Scotland, UK.
Today Bristol & South Wales Hunt Saboteurs visited an illegal fox hunt in South Wales near Cardiff. Waiting for them from the break of dawn, we saw them gradually arrive at the hunt kennels with the intent to hunt and kill fox cubs.
Latest News from Shell to Sea and the Rossport Solidarity Camp:
Shell are threatening to start work at the Bellinaboy site, where they intend to build a giant refinery to process Corrib gas onshore. There are daily pickets at the entrance to the site, and local people are adamant that the work can not be started without their consent.
Below is our press release from yesterday. We went in at 7:55 am. At midday armed police, dog units, firebrigade and helicopter were present and cleared the runway. 24 people are still in custody, held on suspicion of crimes under the Aviation and Security Act, Conspiracy to Cause Public Nuisance and Criminal Damage. They should all be out by midnight tonight. Fingers crossed. Beneath press release is an update from someone arrested there, worth reading.
callout for people to resist eviction of Green Man pub, 355 Bromley Road, Catford PARTY TONIGHT, with a view to resisting eviction very early Monday morning!
Nearest station: bellingham on the Blackfriars to Sevenoaks Thameslink line (same line as Elephant & Castle, Peckham Rye ...easily blaggable).
For over four years, the Korean villages of Daechuri and Doduri have defiantly resisted the seizure of their homes and fields for the expansion of an United States Army base. On September 13 at dawn, 22,000 riot police invaded and occupied the villages. Police demolition equipment managed to wipe out 68 empty houses. But the vastly outnumbered villagers and supporters put up a fierce resistance, and managed to stop the cops from destroying many of the houses that the Ministry of Defense had threatened to destroy.
Today the Development Control Committee of Nottingham City Council unanimous agreed on rejecting the application to expand Eastcroft Incinerator, which burns most of Nottingham's waste. At the moment 150.000 tonnes of waste goes through the incinerator owned by waste giant Waste Recycling Group (WRG) each year. The expansion would bring in waste from neighbouring counties and bring capacity up to 250.000 tonnes.
Where next for climate activism in London?
Second Camp for Climate Action follow-up meeting, Tuesday, September 26, 7 PM at RampART
A second get-together of people hoping to harness the energy that came out of the Camp for Climate Action and work together on radical action against climate change in London. Everyone is welcome, whether you came to the camp or not â€“ and bring your friends! Among other things, we'll be talking about how we want to get involved in upcoming climate-relevant days of action, and doing some last-minute planning for Saturday nightâ€™s Climate Camp benefit gig, also at Rampart â€“ more details below.
Worthing Council has announced that more than 200 trees threatened by the West Durrington development could be saved.
*Excellent news. It looks as if the Titnore campaign has won a first battle in the war against the development.The following has appeared on the Worthing Herald website (www.worthingtoday.co.uk):*