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UK Climate Camp 2008 Newswire Archive

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Drax Coal Train Occupiers Plea Hearing - Climate Camp bail-breakers not punished

18-08-2008 13:15

The 29 people who occupied and partially emptied a coal train on its way to Drax power station on 13 June appeared in court today (18 August 2008) to register their pleas. Bail conditions banning defendants from entering the Hoo peninsula were dropped.

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Monday Love-18.8.8.-Amnesty/Climate Camp/Gaza/Live Music/DJs

17-08-2008 12:58

Monday Love 7
Because We Live In a World of Conflict, Misinformation, Disinformation MONDAY LOVE part 7 boards the Good Ship with a party of Grass roots Heroes and Servants of freedom.

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VIDEO - Transatlantic Energy Cartels and the Rise of the Car - climate camp talk

16-08-2008 20:36

Standard Oil octupus
Energy cartels and the rise of the car - History of oil companies working together to control the energy market, how public transport has been dismantled and the energy and transport markets have been rigged in the UK and USA to force the population to be car dependent – Monday 3rd August 2008.

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Post Climate Camp Legal Call Out

16-08-2008 10:44

The climate camp was in many respects a remarkable watershed in the policing of mass public protest. Even under the spotlight of the mainstream media, police abuse of power was overt and unwavering. The unlawful indiscriminate searches along with seizure of personal property unrelated to any crime, actual or potential, should not go uncontested...

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More pics from the Orange March plus the not so fluffy police

15-08-2008 14:55

Pics include the police charging into the kid filled crowd with horses and batons to arrest a guy (later released) for breaking the plastic police tape around the marchers!

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The 300-350 Show: Camp for Climate Action report

15-08-2008 08:51

Report on this year's Camp for Climate Action at Kingsnorth coal-fired power station in Kent including interviews with some of those involved.

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Videos from Climate Camp 2008

15-08-2008 08:36

VisionOn ran a live TV studio at Climate Camp.

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letter to kent police legal services

14-08-2008 17:36

hands up who is havin difficulty gettin stuff back from the kent police?

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Bodge House (Shipley) coal tunnellers evicted after week underground

14-08-2008 16:55

Two people have been evicted from the tunnels at Shipley opencast coal site. Press release text.

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Fitwatchers Remanded at Climate Camp

13-08-2008 23:49

Two fitwatchers were kept in custody for five days after taking photographs of the police at the front gate of the camp.

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Climate Camp UK 2008 Slideshow

12-08-2008 23:42

Slideshow of stills taken at the Camp for Climate Action 2008 nr to Kingsnorth Power Station on the Hoo Peninsular in Kent, UK. This slideshow was prepared from the library of photos gathered by the photo desk of the Be the Media space on site at the Climate Camp and shown publically in the main tent during the evening on Saturday the 9th August. Viewable at

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Footage of police shoving campers around at Kingsnorth protest

12-08-2008 23:02

Footage from the Kingsnorth Power Station protest on 9th August 2008 with a considerable amount of shoving around of climate campers on the part of Her Majesty's Police Force. Video at

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Photos and Videos from Saturday's orange block march and rally

12-08-2008 22:00

Video Working class climate agency was discussed at several workshops
Here's some images and vids from the orange block march from the camp site to Kingsnorth station. As others have mentioned, the event really wasn't that fluffy, with one arrest plus another attempted arrest and baton attacks en route, plus many more arrests at the gates when demonstrators refused to obey a police helicopter dispersal order.

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Urgent Call Out: Mayo Needs You! Now Is The Time

12-08-2008 18:54

During the next 2 weeks, the Solitaire (the biggest pipe laying ship in the world) is set to begin illegally constructing the offshore section of the pipeline. It is believed that the Solitaire is on a pretty tight schedule & booked up for the next 2 years, so ANY disruption provides us with a real opportunity to delay the project significantly.

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NETCU and Climate Camp

12-08-2008 12:48

The Hoo Peninsular becomes a fully functioning police state but police fail miserably!

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Communication with the Climate Camps movement (from Canadian Climate Camp)

12-08-2008 11:53

The Autonomous camp (part of the Climate Camps movement) is now taking place in Lévis (Québec), nearby the future site for the methane port. This is a letter sent to the other Climate Camps now in action.

This is a letter to all who care.

Campement Autogéré - Autonomous Camp
Lévis, 10 août 2008

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NW // Power station shut down: Netcu lying or Kent police lying?

12-08-2008 10:02

Netcu have proudly published the following press release on their site:

"Fifty arrested during river rescue and scuffles - but protesters fail to close down power station

Around 50 people were arrested in disturbances today as climate camp protesters attempted to carry out their threat to break into Kingsnorth Power Station, near Hoo."

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Climate campers target mining corporation

11-08-2008 23:45

Glued to windows
An affinity group from Thames Valley Climate Action, inspired by this year's climate camp, occupied the lobby of BHP Billiton today, supergluing themselves to the doors and windows and climbing onto part of the architecture. After several hours, they managed to negotiate leaving without any arrests.

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Climate Camp videos

11-08-2008 20:36

Over 70 video clips from activists and mainstream media...
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