At 12.30 p.m. 15 activists arrived at the Headquarters of Shell Exploitation and Production Ireland, six entered the lobby while another six climbed onto the roof. A couple more stayed on the pavement outside to chain some of the doors to the building and to speak to the media. A publically advertised protest was scheduled at this office for 1 p.m. so soon the advance party was joined by 40 to 50 more people. The cops arrived and were quite dozy not really knowing what to do. They took the names of the people in lobby but not the people on the roof. They attempted to access the roof via a window and ended up breaking it.
A Shell petrol station on Kirkstall Rd in Leeds was shut down this morning between 8am and 10am by local people in solidarity with people in in County Mayo, Ireland, who are currently fighting to stop Shell's disastrous and potentially deadly gas pipeline being built through the beautiful coastal village of Rossport.
Thursday, 5th October.
The Faslane main gate was different for a day. Relentless gray fencing and razor wire were enlivened by rainbow peace flags, streams of Tibetan prayer flags, banners for life, huge drawings celebrating the people of the peace movement, ribbons woven into the fence, a flame symbolising the transformation of the fires of Hiroshima into peaceful energy, hornpipes, jigs, reels, dancing and games, fiddle, whistle, saxophone and drums, transformed clown sailors and furry animals.
Free film screening of World Naked Bike Ride film at 11.30am
a mini-World Naked Bike Ride through Bristol assembling at 12.30, departing 12.45
For all the details check out the link to Bristol Indymedia article.
So we have a beautiful building where lots of us have been busy beavering away to create a beautiful space.
Open from 11th October to 27th October
Opening times: weekdays: 11am-11pm weekends:11am-late
Sep 28 2006
Birth pangs of a new group, the Bath Activist Network, bringing together people in Bath who want to work together to fight for positive change, connecting all radical "disciplines" holistically, knowing that every problem in this world is interlinked.
To bring together anti-incineration groups from all over England and Wales to get inspiration for their own campaigning, hear what some authorities are doing that are trying not to go down the mass burn incineration route and to discuss how the network of groups can best be supported.
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.