wilderness defence

wilderness defence

rossport solidarity action at irish consulate in cardiff & Shell in London

Cardiff Rossport solidarityWhilst the solitaire is in for repairs, we'd thought we'd remind the government that activists haven't taken their eye off the ball. We also thought we would dedicate this action to Maura.

Big Wedding vs. Big Oil - Shell Petrol Station Blockaded in Activist 'Wedding'

Shell 'not wedding' ceremony 1Shell 'not wedding' ceremony 2Shell 'not wedding' ceremony 3Shell 'not wedding' ceremony 4A wonderful day, with fine weather, good company, a wedding and a d-lock.

1000+ partridges liberated from game breeder

1000+ partridges liberated from game breeder1000+ partridges liberated from game breeder"During a night in September, a group of liberationists set out to locate and destroy a large scale game breeder in East Sussex.

Roof top occupation of Shell offices in Belmullet

Shell rooftop occupation, Bellmullet18.9.2008
Yesterday afternoon in solidarity with Maura Harrington, Shell to Sea activists occupied the roof of Shell's offices in belmullet hanging a banner reading: 'Solitaire Out Now'. They were accompanied by a demo of around 40 people.

Solidarity Actions in Copenhagen - No More Dams; No More Smelters!

Copenhagen Saving Iceland banner hangToday, 18 September, we received a letter from Denmark:

This morning, big banners were hanged on a building in Copenhagen saying: ,,Aluminium Industry is destroying all major Icelandic rivers!” A big advertisment from Icelandair Airline Company, showing Icelandic rivers, was hanging on this same wall last week.

Updates from Mayo - Shell to sea - London solidarity

Dublin Shell to Sea solidarity15th September 2008
Protest at the Shell's Dublin HQ

Activists from different backgrounds came along to a 1PM protest in support of the actions taken in the last week against Shell and the Irish government.

Leave it in the Ground – Scotland organising meeting

Leave it in the Ground banner logoStop new coal developments in Scotland! Leave it in the Ground

Tuesday 23rd September, 7-9pm, Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (17 West Montgomery Place)

Son of Shell to Sea hunger striker assaulted and arrested at Glengad beach

Glengad fence13.09.2008
Today at midday around 50 local and national Shell to Sea campaigners attempted to reclaim Glengad beach, Special Area of Conservation, from Shell. Despite Shell's commitment to allow public access to the beach, for the past two months the beach has been closed to the public while preparatory pipeline work is ongoing.

Rossport Update on 11th September 2008 & solidarity action in Brighton & upcoming action in London

An update on the situation as of this morning in occupied Erris

SolitaireAfter a truly momentous day in Erris yesterday,things are much calmer this morning.
The Solitaire has been confirmed to be stationery in Killybegs Co Donegal.

The Solitaire arrives in Broadhaven Bay

The world's largest pipe-laying vessel, The Solitaire, arrived off the coast of Mayo, Ireland, this evening. The Solitaire is installing the offshore section of the Corrib Gas pipeline for Shell. The ship is supported by a number of Shell support craft, the Irish Police Water Unit and part of the Irish Navy.Stiff opposition is expected, with a local school teacher already on hunger strike. Hundreds of police officers are in the area, and the main road to the beach has been closed.

Rossport latest & solidarity actions (Berlin, London

Shell to Sea activists board the Solitaire
This afternoon three Shell to Sea activists, one carrying the Tricolour, boarded the Solitaire to hand deliver a letter of protest to the Captain of the ship following his failure to respond to previous communication .

Eight arrested as Shell begin winching operation in Rossport

Shell winch boatLate Thursday evening, Shell To Sea flotilla attempted to block the winch boat which has just arrived at Glengad. 11 small craft were launched from the Solidarity Camp. They strongly resisted the Gardaí and Navy boats who attempted to ram the Shell To Sea dinghies and knock the occupants into the sea.

Irish Navy flees from Shell to Sea inflatable boats

Approaching navy boat3.09.2008
Shell to Sea protesters in inflatable Kayaks braved strong winds and rough seas whilst approaching the Irish Navy Gunboat stationed off the coast, to establish communication with it's Captain.

Direct Action Camp in the squatted forest near Frankfurt/Germany

Kelsterbach tripodsThe forest of kelsterbach near the airport of frankfurt/main is occupied now since three month. Fraport (the corporation running frankfurt airport) is planning to build a new runway on this place, cutting down every tree on 300ha of land.