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UK Climate Camp 2008 Newswire Archive

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No Justice for Kingsnorth Fitwatchers

07-01-2012 18:59

Fitwatch regularly get asked what happened to the cops who assaulted members of the group during Kingsnorth climate camp. The case received a large amount of publicity when it was front page of the Guardian in June 2009, and many thousands of people viewed the footage of officers using excessive force against three fitwatchers who were trying to identify officers who weren’t displaying their numbers.

However, until recently, there hasn’t been much to report. The IPCC and West Yorkshire Police (WYP) waddled their way through their initial investigation and subsequent appeals, and despite overwhelming evidence, found most of the behaviour and arrests acceptable behaviour aside from a couple of minor caveats such as the cops not identifying themselves being “regrettable” rather than intentional. PC Fisher, the cop who made headline news through using a stranglehold and excessively pressure pointing one Fitwatcher, was the only officer who complaints were upheld against. However, even the findings against him exonerate him of deliberately intending harm or injury through his use of force.

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Penny for the Guy Ropes

04-03-2011 00:53

They came, they camped, they conquered (well, almost). During a soul-searching Dorset retreat, Climate Camp have decided to suspend tent-centred activism - citing the “radically different political landscape” of 2011. Having been through Drax, Kingsnorth, Heathrow, RBS, Copenhagen and one helluva lot of hummus, the group are now turning their attention to coordination with the wider anti-cuts and anti-austerity movement.

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Climate Camp 2008

06-04-2010 14:44

I have just got back my Data Protection Act request stuff concerning Climate camp 2008

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A major legal victory over Kent Police

31-01-2010 11:46

A major legal victory by climate camp protestors may now pave the way
for a multi million pound compensation bill for Kent police after it
admitted for the first time today of operating an unlawful stop and
search operation at Kingsnorth power station in the summer of 2008.

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Climate protestors win historic victory against unlawful police stop and search

31-01-2010 10:23

Climate protestors win historic High Court victory against unlawful
police stop and search operation in Kingsnorth, Kent - the largest and
most expensive such operation in UK history involving 26 police forces

For films

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Climate Camp Cops feel the heat

12-03-2009 11:25

Climate crime scene 2

The Guardian continues it's coverage of the over-policing of the 2008 Kingsnorth Climate Camp with coverage in today's paper of a Lib Dem report on policing at the camp.

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Earth First! Winter Moot - updates on agenda & more - 6-8th February 2009

19-01-2009 11:29

[apologies for repost - IMC moderators haven't replied to repeated requests to promote date to top left of front page as per other gatherings]

The Earth First! Winter moot is an opportunity for people who feel affiliation with the ideas behind Earth First! to network, discuss and reflect on the ecological direct action movement and to plan for the future.

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Heathrow Terminal One Climate Rush Picnic a success!

13-01-2009 02:46

Check in
I arrived at Heathrow terminal one with alot of trepidation and caution. Not knowing what to expect, I dressed in a suit and tie to avoid attracting interest. It did not work.

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Climate Rush Heathrow images, 12.01.09

13-01-2009 02:24

12.01.09. 'Climate Rush' at Heathrow, Terminal 1.
Images from the 'Climate Rush' at Heathrow airport, terminal 1. This protest happened at 7pm on Monday 12th January.
The protesters, many of them students, dressed in period Edwardian costume, reminiscent of the Sufragettes. 'Climate Rush' are demanding that the UK government sticks to its promises on climate change - an issue that will affect us all - before it is too late.

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Open invitation to the New Year National Climate Camp Gathering

11-01-2009 12:50


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Earth First! Winter Moot - updates on agenda & more - 6-8th February 2009

10-01-2009 02:29

The Earth First! Winter moot is an opportunity for people who feel affiliation with the ideas behind Earth First! to network, discuss and reflect on the ecological direct action movement and to plan for the future. In contrast with the yearly EF! Summer Gathering, which is held outside for around five days, the winter moot is a shorter weekend meeting, inside, less aimed at skill sharing and more at looking where we are at as movement and where we want to be going.
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