Mersey Waste Holdings faced determined opposition this morning when the first lorry carrying waste arrived at Hafod Quarry, Johnstown, near Wrexham. Anxious to get the lorry into the site with the minimum of delay, the Police used heavy-handed tactics to drag protesters out of the way with scant regard for health and safety. Welsh media were in attendance but didn't manage to film the blockaders being dragged away.
The Camp for Climate Action is scheduled for Aug 26 - Sept 4 near Leeds. People from Manchester and Liverpool will form a neighbourhood at the Camp. This is a callout to join the neighbourhood now.
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.
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
Activists in Iceland being starved out by police and security as lock-on actions halt work on the Karahnjukar Dam construction.
In the last 3 days activists in Iceland who are protesting against the Icelandic goverments environmentally devastaing policies to turn fragile eco systems and natural resources in to roar energy for the expanding aluminium industry have moved their action protest camp to Lindar a beautiful area of hot pools near the Dam construction which very soon will be threatened with flooding.
Campaigner Mark Kemp and other homeless folk have recently occupied some land in Victoria. The exact location is given below*. Mark runs the Independent Victims Helpline, and is operating the space for independent victims support, but also, given it's proximity to the Westminster Exclusion Zone, the Department for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Westminster City Council, also for protest and banner making.
News from the protest camp which is happening at the moment in Iceland to fight against the destruction of nature for heavy industry.
Iceland, with its last great expanse of true wilderness in western Europe, is under serious threat. Multinational companies, in partnership with the Icelandic government, are establishing large-scale heavy industry across the pristine countryside that has made the country so famous. Protected areas and even internationally protected vegetation will be directly affected.
Many activists get arrested cutting through military fences and so get the extra charge of 'malicious mischief'. Using a ladder to climb fences is impracticable as you tend to get intercepted and charged for approaching a base with a ladder. You can buy 'telescopic-ladders' but they are very expensive so here is the cheapo solution.
26th July 2006
A bridge was blocked at KÃ¡rahnjÃºkar by ten people at the same time that over forty people blocked a crossroads by the worksite at the dams that are being built at Eyjabakkar. Both blockades were successful and although police arrived with riotshields there was no violence or arrests.
The Friends of Iceland/Saving Iceland protest camp has been erected at Snaefell close to the dams at Karahnjukar. On Saturday at least 150 people went on a protest hike into the area to be drowned. The hike ended with a silent protest vigil at the site of the central dam. Anger and sorrow was the predominant feeling.
TUSCANY: ALIVE AGAINST A WORLD OF GHOSTS
About the arrests in Pietrasanta and Pisa (Italy)
At the beginning of May eleven anarchists were arrested in Pisa and La Spezia accused of â€˜subversive association (conspiracy) with terrorist aims and subversion of the democratic order of the Stateâ€™ (article 270bis). Some are accused of sabotaging pylons and mobile phone masts.
Public meeting at the City Academy next week.
PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT PACKERSâ€™ FIELD (BRISTOL)
MONDAY 17 JULY
@ THE CITY ACADEMY, 7pm
The fight to save Packersâ€™ Field is approaching its endgame. The Academy have said that they are planning to start work on the field from the start of the school holidays (ie any time from July 22nd) This means that Packers will be out of use for at least over a year, if indeed local people are ever allowed to use it again.