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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

Solitaire9.9.2008
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
8.09.2008
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.

CLIMATE ACTION NEWS SHEET 82, AUGUST 2008

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIONS:
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1) CLIMATE ACTION CAMP & NO BORDER CAMP, HAMBURG, GERMANY, 15-24.8.08
2) SHELL TO SEA WEEK OF ACTION, 17-23.08.08
3) EARTH FIRST! SUMMER GATHERING, NORFOLK, 27.8-1.9.08
4) BRISTOL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR, BRISTOL, 13.09.08
5) TOWARDS CLIMATE ACTION IN COPENHANGEN 2009, DENMARK, 13-14.09.08

Good news from Titnore + stalls, tidy-ups and open day/tours

Further success for the inspiring Titnore Woods campaigners reported in todays press

Trees saved from axe
Sunday 24th August 2008

A controversial housing development has been revised to save hundreds of trees.

Plans to build 875 homes on green fields at West Durrington, Worthing, sparked fury among environmentalists when they were unveiled in 2003.

Pipeline work stopped in Mayo

21.8.2008
Today at 10am, fifteen Shell to Sea activists entered the water at Glengad Beach to stop pipeline dredging work. Dinghies, surfers and swimmers surrounded the machine and stopped work.

Peru: Amazon Indians Direct Action Against Government

Thousands of Amazon Indians are protesting against the Peruvian government. Protests have been going on for more than a week and involve an estimated 14,000 Indians from all over the Peruvian Amazon. A road and a river have been blockaded, boats belonging to a gas company have been intercepted, an oil pipeline has been closed, and a hydroelectric plant has been taken over.
The protests are in response to new laws passed by the government. The Indians say the laws undermine their rights and make it easier for companies to take control of their territories.

65 Indigenous Communities Declare Victory in Peru

21st August 2008
Indigenous groups in Peru are claiming victory after more than a week of protests throughout the state.

Shell to Sea: Notice served on Solitaire

20.08.2008
As part of the ongoing week of action in Rossport, a letter was today delivered to the Solitaire demanding its withdrawal from the project.

Yesterday afternoon a team of kayakers braved the waters of Donegal Bay to paddle over a kilometre out to sea to deliver a letter of protest to Captain Simon Van Der Plicht of the Solitaire.

Rossport Solidarity Camp reborn...

Glengad camp, Mayo18.08.2008
Today local residents and people from Rossport Solidarity Camp erected a marquee in Glengad overlooking Shell's new compound.