North West England
Saturday 17th October 2009
This afternoon, around 70 people gathered in Chadderton, Greater Manchester at the launch demonstration of the Target Brimar campaign.
The climate catastrophe has not happened by random chance and the melting glacier is not its place. Our economic system, the way it produces goods, and the way they are transported and finally consumed is the root of climate change.
Target Brimar campaign press release
Monday 5th October 08:00
- for immediate release
Citizen Weapons Inspectors visit Manchester Factory
Brimar is a Manchester-based company which makes components which form a vital part of the Apache helicopters used by the Israeli military in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon, by the US Marines in Iraq and by British and US militaries in Afghanistan.
The Bishop of Carlisle ( which includes all of Cumbria) has given his blessing to the "green future" of nuclear new build.
We will be in Carlisle on 10th Oct to witness his inauguration at the Cathedral and make clear that nuclear is as far away from a green future as it is possible to get.
Remember the story of Turning the tables over in the Temple at defunct moral compass ?
EF! summer gathering - exact location, travel info & updated workshop programme announced; coal-blighted communities visit
Never has halting the destruction of our planet been so important… Learn how to make them stop!
The gathering this year will be held at Seathwaite in the beautiful Borrowdale. The site is right in the heart of the Lake District and surrounded by mountains, streams and tarns. The nearest train station is Penrith. More detailed directions, public transport, walks & cycle rides to the site
Car tyres deflate in the night, diggers halted in their tracks, buildings and MPs covered in slime...airports plagued by crazy golf, picnics, city gents and hostage-taking...eco-villages and other autonomous spaces sprout, as others are under threat...tree-sits, banks evicted, fake phone-masts and whaling ships sunk....it must be time for another Earth First! Action Update, bringing you a concentrated quarterly blast of inspiration and contacts to get out there and take direct action against the bastards threatening this planet and its inhabitants.
News from the front-lines - permanent protest camps old and new, and temporary gatherings in a field near you, all the dates and info you need for a summer of blistering action and torrential outpourings!
Successes here, across the pond and round the very other side of the world.
In Brighton, organisers of the seven-mile ride were warned by Sussex Police last month that participants could face prosecution if officers received complaints about the nudity.
But, after advice from civil liberties group Liberty, cyclists entered discussions with local police chiefs and resolved the impasse.
Each of the vehicles, also known as Chelsea Tractors, either had their tyres slashed or let down.
And on every vehicle, all damaged in areas of south Manchester, a note was left saying they had been targeted because 'they contribute to climate change'.
UPCOMING/ONGOING EVENTS AND ACTIONS:
1. ARTIVISM, Smash EDO's week of anti-war creativity - Brighton – 24.02.09-01.03.09
2. Climate Rush – London and Manchester – 26.02.09
3. Camp for Climate Action Gathering – Nottingham – 7-8.03.09