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
This news just in as those responsible have finally been released after about 28 hours in police custody...
Yesterday during the day of mass action against Drax, three people managed to enter Drax despite the presence of police from eight forces and lock on to a slag processing machine which was then switched off for three hours.
Video - Bicycology represent Climate Action in Selby. Creative interaction in the town centre, including bicycle powered gameboys and music. Find out more about what bicycology is.
When we looked at the footage of the power station, it started to be clear that some things were distinctly not normal. Rail access blocked [yes by the police but it still counts] , grinders for scooping coal not rotating, and minimal smoke coming out.
Mp3 extract of the You and Yours programme
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/08/349643.html ">climate interview radio 4 - mp3 2.5M
This is an mp3 of the show mentioned above - it can be downloaded here.
We are three local villages of Ledstion, Ledsham and Fairburn and we are fighting greenbelt exploitation in our area with regard to a proposed opencast mine.
The projected opencast is still in the hands of local authority (Leeds Council) and if permission is granted will commence September 2007.
Breaking news reports from the Reclaim Power day of mass action against Drax Power Station:
Overnight - In the early hours of the 1st of September, actions around Drax continued. Reports came in of people attemting to breach the perimeter of the fence overnight.
Press release from Bristol protesters 1/9/06 5.10pm
Following yesterdays anti-nuclear â€˜reclaim powerâ€™ protests at Drax power station in Yorkshire, campaigners in Bristol today focused on Bristol Airportâ€™s absurd plans for expansion and the harmful greenhouse emissions from air traffic, currently running at 700 million tonnes of CO2 per year in the UK.
On Saturday 26th August 30 000 people tried to storm the local offices of Asia Energy, a London-based mining company that owns the right to 570m tonnes of coal in Bangladesh's Phulbari. Paramilitries fired on the crowd killing six and injuring 300.