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
At 8am, Wednesday 9th of August, the eviction of the action camp in Borsbeek (near Antwerp in Belgium) started. GroenFront! fears of a violent eviction were correct. The police have refused to accept a security coordinator from the activists, despite the offer of an experienced activist who had offered to be present to prevent the situation from escalating dangerously. Police have also tortured the people out of their lock-ons using pain holds on pressure points.
A critical mass cycle ride and a town centre protest are being held on Saturday, August 12, to support Camp Titnore in Worthing, Sussex.
The ten-week old treetop protest camp is under threat of eviction, with an appeal in the High Court currently being prepared.
Come and help make Southends (essex) critical mass bigger and better.
Friday 11th August @ 6 .pm. outside WHSmith's (top of high street).
And every second Friday of the month thereafter.
WE LIVE TO RIDE ANOTHER DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Police try to manage the July 2006 ride of London's Critical Mass.
Having won its court case against the police, London CM is now being subjected by the cycle cops to barricading and cars being allowed to nose into the ride. This had the effect of slowing down the Mass and causing fragmentation as well as extra traffic congestion. Towards the end of the ride a cyclist is accused of denting the fragile wing of a London taxi with his hand and a policeman takes his particulars.
Camp for Climate Action is happening in yorkshire, 26/8 - 4/9.
The camp will be a mix of workshops, meetings, socialising, information sharing and action. It will be a place that encourages discussion on what we are faced with, what the alternatives are, how we can achieve them and the diversity of tactics and action we will need to get there. The camp will also facilitate direct action against some of key sections of the fossil fuel economy.
Yesterday evening Manchester cyclists held a protest bicycle carnival in solidarity with anti G8 protesters in Russia. This was part of a global protest against the G8 meeting in Moscow this weekend called for by the Peoples Global Action (PGA). The 3 main themes of the G8 summit this year are Energy security, education and aids/health care.
â€˜A protest camp has been established at the Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland, to oppose the monstrous M3 Motorway project due to begin this yearâ€¦
Protesters have been camped in Tara since the solstice. For the time being the camp is situated near the hill down into the woods. Campers have kept a flame burning since the solstice and intend to keep it burning until the 2nd of August, which is Lammas. They will then relocate to a new location directly affected by the proposed motorway.
Cyclists fight back against Bristol's car culture by altering an advert near Temple meads.
Activists in Bristol have taken a stand against the proliferation of adverts around the city depicting the supposed joys of motoring. One such billboard near Temple Meads has been altered to display the pleasures of cycling.
Sick of your exercise bike that goes nowhere? Ride a bike but donâ€™t look like a lycra-clad budget superhero? Sick of nearly getting run over by buses and taxis? Come celebrate our greener and greater method of transport at the monthly Critical Mass bike ride this Friday, 7th July at 6pm outside St. Philips cathedral.
This week London Critical Mass cyclists won a high court decision against the Metropolitan Police over the legality of the peddle-powered demonstrations.
This comes after police handed leaflets to cyclists at a Critical Mass last September claiming that they were unlawful because under the Public Order Act the organisers were required to give six days notice of the date and proposed route, plus their names and addresses. However Lord Justice Sedley and Mr Justice Gray ruled that police were misinterpreting the law, and that no advanced notice was required because Critical Mass was not a â€˜notifiable processionâ€™ under the POA.
SouthWest ClimateCamp Neighbourhood gets its own site
If you're from the SouthWest and interested in the Camp For Climate Action (Aug 26- Sep 04) then visit http://www.southwestbloc.tk, if that address works yet, or http://swgreen.50megs.com to register as a participant. This is very much an up-n-coming group and we need help, so if u think u can contribute please do! The site features a list of needed materials, and any help would be greatly appreciated.