Scotland (central & southern)

Scotland (central & southern)

Another Successful Action-Packed Gathering at Mainshill Solidarity Camp

From Saturday 28th Nov – Tues 1st Dec there was another successful action-packed gathering at Mainshill Solidarity Camp. With activists traveling from all over the UK, around 55 people converged on the camp and spent the weekend solidifying old defences, working on new ones and stopping the logging work on site.

Sabotage at Mainshill

On the morning of the 22nd of November a drilling rig had it's electronics and hydraulics cut. The specialist drilling rig is owned by Apex Drilling Services. The machine damaged is one of two rigs that have been working to prepare the Mainshill Wood area for coal extraction.

Camp for Climate Action - where next, gatherings and process

January Regional Gatherings

There will be no national gathering in January. Instead, we are encouraging neighbourhoods to hold their own regional gatherings in advance of a three-day national gathering in February.

More Bailiff activity at Mainshill

Two Welsh bailiffs were found walking around the site this morning and followed to one of the bunkers which has been built as a defence.

Come to the Peace News Winter Gathering, 15-17 January

Join people from across the spectrum of the British peace movement for a weekend of exploration, celebration and empowerment - learning from other movements, struggling with challenging issues, and creating greater cohesion and solidarity in a segmented peace movement.

Reminder: Mainshill - weekend of action and workshops!

Weekend of Action and workshops

Sat 28th Nov - Tues 1st Dec

With signs that the eviction may happen any minute the Mainshill solidarity camp need all the support they can get (see for more details on the current situation).

Mainshill Eviction Alert: the National Eviction Team show up on Site

This morning the process to evict Mainshill Solidarity Camp began. Members of the National Eviction Team, along with police climbers, are currently on site, walking around taking pictures. At the moment there are about 10 police/eviction team on site, they are attempting to gain access to dwellings and making threats.

Buy Nothing Day (Bristol, Birmingham, Falmouth, Leeds, Lincoln, Sheffield...) - Steal Something Day (everywhere)

Bristol: To buy, or not to buy...

Saturday November 28th is Buy Nothing Day (UK). It's a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. The rules are simple, for 24 hours you will detox from shopping and anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending!

Scottish Activist Legal Project launched for weekend of protests

The Scottish Activist Legal Project formed in October 2009. It draws on the experience people have of providing legal support for direct action at Faslane, the G8 2005 and many other situations.

Action at Mainshill: Tree felling stopped again in solidarity with communities

At 10:30 Tuesday morning (10/11/2009) activists from the Mainshill Solidarity Camp stopped a massive harvesting machine from working at the site, and one person locked-on to it by the neck.

Work was stopped for 5 hours and the protestor who locked on will appear in Lanark court tomorrow. Today is the 14th anniversary of the hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa & 8 other Ogonis for resisting Shell in the Niger Delta. This action was done in remembrance of them & in solidarity with communities across the world who are still fighting corporate oppression.

No New Nuclear. Planning to win - updated details

Time to get organised and stop the new generation of nuclear power stations.

11am Saturday 21st until 4pm Sunday 22nd November 2009

The weekend will be a space for grassroots campaigners to network, share ideas and information and make plans to win.