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British Waterways Evict Oxford Boatyard May 31, 2006

Castle Mill boatyard eviction 1
Castle Mill boatyard eviction 2

After 10 months of occupation by local residents, Oxfords last remaining boatyard, Castle Mill boatyard, finally succumbed to the forces of darkness this morning when it was evicted by dozens of bailiffs, security guards and police. The boatyard’s owners, public corporation British Waterways, want to sell the land for development despite planning permission for the site having been repeatedly refused. Property developers Castlemore are rumoured to be interested in acquiring the site. At the time of writing British Waterways are craning boats still undergoing repair back into the water and several people have been arrested whilst trying to defend their homes.

Titnore Woods site under imminent eviction

Eviction Aruga!!

URGENT - Eviction
11am, Sunday May 28

An urgent call out for people to go to Titnore Woods - NOW!

Saving Iceland Gathering in SCOTLAND Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th June

For an early start on Saturday...
At Bilston Glen Anti-Bypass Protest Site

A gathering for activists in Scotland (and elsewhere if you want to travel) to discuss the mobilisation at Karahnjukar this summer. See www.savingiceland.org

Against the MegaMachine - Anti-Civilisation gathering in Spain, 2-5 June

Against Megamachine gathering flier

This year we are calling for a new gathering of critics against civilization.

First Aid for Activists - weekend training, 2-4th June

If anyone is interested in doing a "first aid for activists" training please book a place on the course by emailing training AT actionmedics.org.uk [replace AT with @]

National Anti-Incinerator Meeting 27 May at Birkbeck College, London

Dear Friends,

The Defra public consultation period is now over and the Government's new waste strategy is going to be formulated. There is still plenty of opportunity to influence the final outcome by

ELF Prisoner benefit, 27/5/06, in Nottingham

A night of info about the latest US crackdown on radical green activists is planned, for sat 27th May, at the Sumac in Nottingham. Entertainments will follow.


local protest at Nottinghamshire housing development

Woodland flowers 2
Sharp Hill protest 1

today local people showed their opposition to green belt development.

Sharphill woods in west Bridgford Nottingham is scheduled for 1200 houses to be built on the land around them, thanks to the local conservative council, who plan to make a packet out of the deal as does the land owner Mr Wells.

massive climate chaos direct action - Reclaim Power, 31st August

Reclaim Power flier front

Visualise Industrial Collapse

Governments can't deal with the challenge!
Climate change is the greatest threat to ever face humanity and its happening now. Governments and big business dream of continued economic growth so won't deal with the crises. What we really need is a fundamental shift in the way we live - AWAY from consumer society, continued economic growth and power concentrated in the hands of the few. TOWARDS locally based, grassroots, community solutions.

British mining company - human rights violations & peasants protest: 25 May AGM, contacts etc

The British mining company Monterrico Metals owns the Rio Blanco copper/molybdenum deposit, located in Northern Peru. Rio Blanco will become Peru's second largest copper mine. The project threatens farmers and biodiversity. Confrontations with the police close to the mining site resulted in casualities on two occasions. The AXA group is the largest investor in Monterric Metals. According to Netwerk Vlaanderen, institutional investors that respect bacic human rights in their investment policy should disinvest from Monterrico Metals.

Cornish Minibus to Climate Camp

We are organising a minibus to get people to the Climate Camp from Cornwall.

Details (including costs) are still being sorted out but if you are interested in going to the camp and would like to possibly come on the minibus, please contact me.

Dig for victory ~ Climate Camp

Help make Climate Camp sustainable

In an attempt to help ensure that the Climate Camp is as sustainable as possible the Gathering of Organic Growers (GOG) has secured a parcel of land to grow organic food for the Climate camp.

Block the Builders target contractors again

Block the Builders May 1
Block the Builders May 2

This morning nonviolent direct action group Block the Builders took their protest against the controversial Orion laser facility to the doors of the cement factory supplying materials for foundations of new facilities at AWE Aldermaston.