Scotland (highlands & islands)
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.
Scottish climate camp neighbourhood, next meeting 5th August - THINGS ARE HOTTING UP! THE TIME IS TO ACT NOW!
We are planning to host a Celtic Barrio at the Camp for Climate Action which takes place 26th Sep - 4th Aug.
The Barrio will provide a kitchen and meeting space, plus entertainment so pack your records, instruments and fire juggling toys. We might as well have fun whilst trying to save the world! ;-)
CALL OUT TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN SOCIAL CENTRES:
SOCIAL CENTRES NETWORK MEETING AT THE CLIMATE CAMP 28TH AUGUST (DATE TBC - might be tuesday)
After a first, packed meeting in January in Leeds at the Common Place Social Centre, there is an opportunity for those involved in social centres to meet again at this years climate camp in august - to share stories, experiences, skills, strengthen the network and organise for the future. There are now about 20 radical, self managed social spaces across the UK and the number grows!
CHRISTIANITY HELPED TO CREATE CAPITALISM...NOW IT MUST DESTROY IT!
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you. (James 5:1-6)
We'd like to invite you to the Scottish organising gathering for the Camp for Climate Action, which will take place at Talamh Housing Co-op (South Lanarkshire), Sat 8- Sun 9 July.
The meeting will be a chance for people from Scotland to come together and plan for the climate camp as well as joining in with the overall organising of the camp. We're expecting 60-80 people, from England and Scotland.
Faslane Peace Camp, situated outside the gates of the Faslane Naval Base and its Trident nuclear submarines, has been a permanent protest camp since 1982, but is now to close down. The decision was made last weekend during the 24th birthday gathering, with closure planned for 25th birthday in June 2007. Activists reckon that the static camp is no longer the best tactic â€“ mainly because of police surveillance and problems with residents - with plans to move towards a range of actions, some open, some not, linking up with the broader movement of other anti-authoritarian and peace groups. But the process of clearing the site, and discussing how to move forward will take the following year. The first event will be a clean-up bonfire on June 23rd, and then an â€˜Independence From The Peace Campâ€™ weekend of clearing with discussions over the weekend of July 1-4th 2006. This will all culminate in a 25th birthday weekend gathering of tatting down and organising from June 9th 2007.
A four day gathering for activists near Tonbridge in Kent. Loads of workshops, acitivities, socialising, etc. Marquees, a healing area, a football tournament, vegan refreshments, showers, camping. And it's completely free (donations needed!). http://www.ar2006.info/index.html
Fliers & pretty posters, in English & Welsh, are available if you contact the EF! gathering collective, or you can download them from the website, http://earthfirstgathering.org.uk
Plus all the usual info on workshops, entertainments (& how to offer both), what to bring and not to bring, pratical info on access, dogs, kids and much much more.
The Dutch did direct action for European Day of Action against Aviation. They invaded Schipol Airport under the cover of darkness and blocked the taxiway for three hours by locking themselves on using a variety of instruments. Meanwhile, Belgians let off black helium balloons in the terminal building, French wandered about the airport in night clothes, armed with leaflets. An ASBO was served on Luton airport, and there were other events around the UK & the rest of Europe.
The Camp for Climate Action will run from 26th August to 4 September 2006 in the North of England. To get involved in organising the camp please come along to the next monthly organising meeting in London, 9-10 June
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
On 10th June campaign groups from across Europe will be taking part in a Day of Action
The purpose of the day is:
v to highlight how much opposition there is across Europe to airport expansion
July 15th will be an International Day of Action Against Climate Change. As G8 energy ministers promise trillions in new subsidies to the industries destroying our planet and our future, we will take action to shut them down! This is a call for autonomous, decentralized actions appropriate for your town, city, or bioregion.