After such an intense & out-of-the-ordinary week a few people thought it
would be good to meet-up to talk about our experiences at the climate
camp. So, if anybody fancies an informal chat who was involved in whatever aspect of the camp, see you there, 8 pm Sunday 10 Sept, at the commonplace.
This summer saw ecological action take centre stage in the country's media for a brief moment, as hundreds of campaigners converged in Selby to camp in the shadow of Drax power station, largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the UK. Groups and individuals from across the UK and beyond defied mass police presence and a legal injunction to make their presence felt outside (and, for some, inside) a target which for many represents the failings of the current system of energy production.
From Oregon State Prison:
Dispatch from Jeff "Free" Luers
Talk about a shitty couple of days. I get out of the hole on Sunday, August 20. To start I have to fight to get out on my date because I'm not in the computer. I get let out without having had a hearing, which means I have no sanctions.
GAGGED! #13 Autumn 2006 - South Wales Anarchist
Newsletter â€¢ Against Power & Profit â€¢
it's alot prettier on .pdf - theres pics too -
Residents of Johnstown vow to continue their protests at Hafod Quarry following failure by Wrexham Council to revoke planning permission for landfill at the site, part of which is a Special Area of Conservation and home to great crested newts. The landfill site is also just 150 yards from local houses. Several other landfill sites in the area have caused nuisance, noise and pollution for years and local people have had enough.
Local people will be rambling around Frenchwood Recreation Ground on Sunday 10th September. The area, which includes popular football pitches and borders the beautiful River Ribble is under threat from ideas in Preston City Council's 'Riverworks' proposals - which include large housing developments over green areas including the rec, as well as the environmentally disastrous idea of building a barrage across the river, and concreting over the banks for boat moorings.
Plane Stupid is calling for a day of action against short haul flights and short haul operators on November 6th, during the UN International Climate Talks in Nairobi. The day of action is two days after the mass event for climate action in London on November 4th, organised by Stop Climate Chaos and the Campaign Against Climate Change.
Skryne Valley, near Tara Hill, is Ireland's 'Valley of the Kings' and the cultural and political nervecentre of Ireland's Pagan past. But in spite of this Meath County Council, backed up by the central government in Dublin, wishes to build a motorway through Co. Meath's scenic Skryne Valley, destroying at least 40 archaeological sites linked directly to the history of Tara Hill in the construction process. More information about this outrage against Ireland's archaeological heritage on