Around thirteen activists from anti-nuclear direct action group Trident Ploughshares took the police by surprise when they blockaded Devonport naval dockyard, near the centre of Plymouth, in the early hours of Friday, 22 August, 2008. One man was arrested. The Royal Navy base is used to refit nuclear submarines, including the Trident nuclear missile-carrying Vanguard fleet based at Faslane, Scotland.
Southeast Climate Convergence occupies nuclear facility. Police set up checkpoints around convergence site.
Sitting on piles of coal, revolting peasants, trashing things & fixing other things together, it's the latest EF! Action Update
This EF!AU is jam packed with exciting actions, plus features on international resistance against coal in time for this year's Camp for Climate Action, a resurgence of anti-genetics campaigning, and proposals for a rolling blockade next year of Kingsnorth. You'll be inspired to Taste the Waste, Leave it in the Ground and who knows what else!
Latest info on Camp for Climate Action (& action reports during the camp) - useful links including 'what's it like' video
All the latest info you need to have a rewarding Camp for Climate Action is below - read more.
Also please note that during the camp, the best place to get related action reports will be https://indymedia.org.uk/en/actions/2008/climatecamp/, with others on the general IMC newswire. Daily video reports trailer.
We'll do a round-up of actions & photos afterwards, as last year.
at the Earth First! Summer Gathering
Ecological Direct Action without Compromise
27 Aug - 1 Sept 2008, Norfolk
Get in touch if you or your campaign/group/network would like to run a workshop or session at the gathering, especially if you can offer workshops on action training, direct action campaigns, ecology, ecological restoration and sustainable living.
Email us on summergathering _ AT _ earthfirst.org.uk or ring 01524 383012
Deadline 12 August!
We've already got lots of workshops confirmed. Join us for:
6am and nine anti nuclear power activists head to sizewell for a day on the beach, well almost the beach, they actually stop at the entrance of Sizewell A and B nuclear power stations and lock themselves together with a number of things and seal the entrance for health and safety reasons.
Update on veteran peace campaigner,
Peter Le Mare, in his Little Peace Boat,
...on the way to The Climate Camp and then to Westminster, London for this 50th anniversary year of CND peace symbol on Hiroshima Day, August 6,
....to draw attention to the linked problems of Catastrophic Climate Change and World Peace.
Peter under sail on the "Be Disarming"
Yet another fantastic opportunity to mix business with pleasure! Aldermaston Women's peace camp(aign) host another fabulous women's cocktail party at the peace camp on Saturday 12 July, while Block the Builders meet in nearby Reading the following afternoon to plot the downfall of the nuclear-industrial complex ;)
Today a group of 5 Trident Ploughshares activists blockaded the main gate of Faslane nuclear submarine base for one and a half hours. The roadway was closed from 6.40am until 7.45am, and unable to fully reopen until 8.15am. Traffic was turned away and had to find an alternative entrance.