The Icelandic highlands are the last great expanse of true wilderness left in Western Europe. Now the country's hydroelectric potential has been targeted by multinational corporations, who intend to establish large-scale heavy industry in these hitherto pristine hinterlands. Join the protest camp.
An international action camp in Iceland's eastern highlands against the destruction of this last great wilderness in Europe for the production of aluminium has been in progress since the 21st July. There have been other previous news postings, so I will just add the latest news...
There will be a third meeting Friday 18th August at The Occupied Social Centre in Sparkbrook at 7.00pm ( The Cottage of Content Occupied Social Centre, 147 Kyrwicks Lane, Sparkbrook, B11 1SS: map here for anyone interested in coming to climate camp from the West Midlands/Birmingham.
Kebele is at an exciting stage in its evolution, having just paid off the mortgage, making the building more secure than ever. With that sense of freedom we have decided to evolve from the separate yet interlinked entities of Housing Co-op and Kulture Projekt, to becoming a Community Co-op. We believe this format will ensure a strengthened equality amongst our members, and allow us to refocus on those original meanings of the word â€˜Kebeleâ€™.
On the 1st October 2006 an audacious civil resistance initiative to close down, for a whole year, the Faslane naval base in Scotland, where the UKâ€™s nuclear warheads and nuclear submarines are stored, will begin.
PACKERS FIELD PICNIC AND GAMES EVENING
Thursday 17th August from 7pm
A fond farewell to Packers Field as we know itâ€¦..
Construction work on Packers Field is due to start on Friday 18th August, marking the end of many generations of free, open access to the site by the local community. Before the fences go up and the public are kicked off, we would like the community to have one last chance to enjoy it as they always have- for fun, for recreation, for socialisingâ€¦ and for free!!! Many people have used and loved this green space over the years, if you are one of them please come along and enjoy yourself. The picnic will start from 7pm (strictly bring your own), and will be a chance to relive old times, meet like-minded people, and also discuss your thoughts and fears about the development. The pro-Packers campaign will not die when the fences go up, and there is still an opportunity to influence the future of the site (see below).
We've just finalised the programme of workshops, discussions and meetings
- we've got an amazing range of over 150 top quality workshops relating to
all aspects of climate change. You can view it online at http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/programme.htm
At 8am, Wednesday 9th of August, the eviction of the action camp in Borsbeek (near Antwerp in Belgium) started. GroenFront! fears of a violent eviction were correct. The police have refused to accept a security coordinator from the activists, despite the offer of an experienced activist who had offered to be present to prevent the situation from escalating dangerously. Police have also tortured the people out of their lock-ons using pain holds on pressure points.
Forthcoming events at the Cottage Social Centre
The Cottage Social Centre
147 Kyrwicks Lane, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B11 1SS.
WEDNESDAY 09 AUG:
6pm SPANISH workshop.
A non-competitive peer2peer sharing of knowledge and abilities, learning Spanish.
A critical mass cycle ride and a town centre protest are being held on Saturday, August 12, to support Camp Titnore in Worthing, Sussex.
The ten-week old treetop protest camp is under threat of eviction, with an appeal in the High Court currently being prepared.
A community and social centre in Sparkbrook, closed and designated for auction by Birmingham city council has been taken over by a local collective, with plans to put it back to community use.
Prior to its abandonment the â€œCottage of Contentâ€?, as it has come to be called, was used as a local youth group, offered English lessons, adult education and served as a Yemeni cultural centre. However in May 2005, after no public consultation, the city council boarded up the property and declared the building â€œsurplusâ€?.
Come and help make Southends (essex) critical mass bigger and better.
Friday 11th August @ 6 .pm. outside WHSmith's (top of high street).
And every second Friday of the month thereafter.
WE LIVE TO RIDE ANOTHER DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!