HELLISHEIDI (ICELAND) – This morning the direct action campaign Saving Iceland has occupied one of the main geothermal drill sites in Hengill where the Hellisheidi power plant is being expanded by Reykjavik Energy. 20 activists have chained themselves to machinery and have climbed the drill to hang up a banner saying “Reykjavik Energy out of Hellisheidi and Yemen”.
at the Earth First! Summer Gathering
Ecological Direct Action without Compromise
27 Aug - 1 Sept 2008, Norfolk
Get in touch if you or your campaign/group/network would like to run a workshop or session at the gathering, especially if you can offer workshops on action training, direct action campaigns, ecology, ecological restoration and sustainable living.
Email us on summergathering _ AT _ earthfirst.org.uk or ring 01524 383012
Deadline 12 August!
We've already got lots of workshops confirmed. Join us for:
Earlier today (25 July) several police turned up to look at a hole in the field, in actual fact it is a tunnel, but hey!
Grouse Liberation Front Communique:
"Up in the White Crag plantation off Ilkley moor. A large grouse pen was identified and trashed, the water pipes and distributors were left split and smashed. The wire fencing from the entire enclosure was brought down. The electric fencing was cut and the system destroyed. Two set fen traps were discovered and placed permanently out of commission.
Hope this email finds ye well. Here is a brief update on the current situation:
Fifteen I-69 opponents were arrested Monday morning (15/7/2008) blocking the entrance to Gohmann Asphalt, and need your support and solidarity. Many of them are being held on trumped up felony charges, and some of the female-bodied arrestees have been put in exceedingly unsafe situations.
The Swedish ALF, Djurens Befrielsefront, has claimed responsibility for a fire at a slaughterhouse in Lövudden on Friday night, July 4th. By the time the fire brigade arrived on the scene, nothing could be salvaged.