Mayday celebrations in Manchester began yesterday (Friday) with a Critical Mass. Numbers of cyclists had almost doubled from previous months.
Yet, the Mass alos turned out to be more chaotic than usual. 40-50 cyclists could not agree on how fast to go, whether to stop at red lights etc. In the beginning the tail of the ride got lost several times.
Anglo Americanâ€™s Annual General Meeting was disrupted yesturday (April 25th) by campaigners in solidarity with Indigenous Communities resisting mining in the Sierra Perrija, Zulia. The campaigners demand that Anglo American withdraw their shares in the company Carbones del Guasare that has plans for expanding mining in the region
Members of the provisionally musical theatre wing of climate justice action group London Rising Tide (LRT) set out on April 20th 2006 to communicate their warm feelings about BP in song to shareholders heading for the oil giant's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the ExCel Centre in Docklands.
On the 14th of April, the first Critical Mass was held in Southend-on-Sea. About 30 people met around 6pm to have a fun cycle ride through the town. With colourful signs and messages stuck to their bikes (i.e. â€˜We are not blocking the traffic, We ARE the traffic!â€™) and accompanied by a sound system playing reggae, the cyclists started riding with a peaceful and happy atmosphere. After about one and a half hours joyful riding the police finally decided to join us. One police car followed for about half an hour before they got supported by two other cars and a motorbike and stopped the ride for â€˜obstructing the highwayâ€™. Unfortunately there were only 15 riders left by that time so the ride stopped for that day.
Invitation to a discussion on the future of social centres.
Sunday April 30th - as part of the London Mayday Weekend
21 Russell square
Social centres are emerging as a pivotal role between political activity and community organising, not only places to engage with radical ideas but essential in providing common resources (cafÃ©, cinema, gig venue, internet, fundraising opportunities, events, meeting space etc) to groups, individuals & the community at large.
It's time to organise the 2006 camp!
The next Saving Iceland gathering will take place over the weekend of the 21st - 23rd April in Norfolk, UK . It'll be a great time to find out more and to meet some of the (lovely) people involved with the campaign, as well as to help discuss what this Summer's protest camp will look like.
Roll up roll up... prepare to run away from the circus and join the CIRCA. The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army are in Nottingham (see Â http://www.clownarmy.org for more info if you have missed clownish escapades so far).
On 13 April 2006 activists occupied the seed factory of Monsanto in TrÃ¨bes, Aude, France. As of 2pm local time, 100 activists are still inside the building carrying out a "citizen's inspection", looking for GM seeds.