Tuesday August 29
Today the appeal against the eviction order was lost in the High Court, despite the magnificent efforts of the Advisory Service for Squatters, defendant James Mutley, local volunteers and barrister Hugo Charlton, who stepped in at very short notice to represent the camp. The legal sitation is now that the camp could be evicted at any time, though it is not known how soon an eviction may actually be attempted.
A CALL-OUT for help has been made by the Camp Titnore protesters in Worthing, West Sussex, who fear an eviction attempt is likely to be made this week.
The appeal hearing into the eviction order issued by the High Court in London was due to be heard this morning.
A Radio report of information in a Workshop at the Climate Camp in Selby.
Faslane 365 was the focus of the workshop. Here's an interview with Adam and below theres a summary of the campaign
The police presence outside the Camp for Climate Action ( http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/) has been slowly building, with constant pressure for them to be allowed entry. This came to a head early this afternoon when they threatened to enter forcibly.
Have just discussed with someone present at the camp... it appears that the police have initiated a section 60 in the area surrounding the Climate Camp, however there is not a huge police presence around the camp, it is merely being used as an additional measure to stop and search people - much like the Section 60s that have been imposed on previous mayday protests in London.
After three weeks of logging of oaks and piecemeal evictions of treehouses in Borsbeek Fortress III action camp, many trees are still standing. The forest is being destroyed because they are in the way of Antwerp Airport, a small business airport which wants to upgrade and allow for larger planes to land. GroenFront! has occupied the forest, a habitat of endangered bats, to prevent it's destruction. A larger scale police action (but not a full eviction) is expected for this coming Monday (Aug. 28th).
After receiving numerous complaints about the way in which the Planning Application for NPower was handled, Oxfordshire County Council have forwarded the paperwork to Ruth Kelly. They didn't send the Petition containing 11,500 signatures, but sent one page with a note to say it was a "sample".
There is no shortage of local interest in the "Climate Camp" a direct action and educational protest camp.
Today, Sunday August 27th, there has been a steady stream of visitors (mainly residents) from the localities around Drax, coming along to share local stories and experience of living in the shadow of the power stations.
Pics from sunday afternoon and evening at the climate camp - also see Monday's Press Release from the camp - The mass day of action to shut down drax power station is on thursday, so there's plenty of time to get yourself down to the camp, which runs for another week until sunday / monday.
1 AND 15 SEPTEMBER - INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST THE ICELANDIC STATE AND ALCOA
No matter the environmental and social cost, no matter the ever increasing protests from the Icelandic and international communities and the intensifying warnings fom the scientific sector, the Icelandic government is hellbent on going ahead with its plan to inundate the projected HÃ¡lslÃ³n reservoir at KÃ¡rahnjÃºkar between 15-30 September.
Titnore Woods protest site faces imminent eviction and needs support urgently.
A police helicopter is currently circling the site whilst the witless boys in blue attempt to count the number of activists present. An eviction could begin at any time.