UK Climate Camp 2008 Newswire Archive
05-08-2008 12:08The Police have tried to pull the oldest trick in the book and claim they have found knives, ninja stars and other nasty tools.
05-08-2008 11:19Arthur Scargill, former General Secretary of the National Union of Miners, spoke at Climate Camp on Monday outlining a proposed energy policy consisting of 'clean coal', and development of renewable sources of energy.
05-08-2008 10:15follow the link to rex features for photos of Paul Morozzo being arrested
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04-08-2008 22:02Ellen Potts, Oli Rodker, Johnathan Stevenson and Mel Evans all made it into the camp, thereby breaching their bail conditions.
But Paul Morozzo was arrested as he tried to get in.
04-08-2008 21:42Dirty tactics to defend a dirty industry
Aggressive policing at this year's climate camp in Kingsnorth has exposed the UK authorities' contempt for peaceful protest
by caroline lucas
04-08-2008 18:23This essay, to be discussed at climate camp, elucidates some current problems with the Climate Camp, as demonstrated by the repression on the Kingsnorth, and demonstrate that a future trajectory can overcome them: just as the anti-roads movement transformed into the anti-globalisation movement in the UK by moving to the focus to the city and capitalism, moving the camps from the countryside to the city would make victory again possible.
04-08-2008 18:11Social War Not Climate Chaos! Starting Tuesday, daily meetings at the Scottish Barrio from 5-7 PM will explore how the climate crisis, a facet of the more general latest crisis in capitalism itself, can be used to build a new kind of autonomous social movement constituted as a material force...a force capable of confronting and ultimately halting capitalism. These meetings are not on the official climate camp workshop list, of course.
04-08-2008 16:30Chris Philpott gave a little talk about how Green Spirituality can be a friend of the Climate Change Movement. He explored the commonality of spiritual teachings that pointed to the spiritual causes of Climate Change. He said that one cause was the drive of greed and materialism fuelled by consumerism, as this was shown as a danger and distraction to spiritual progress in the Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Bahai, Islamic, Hindu, and other spiritual traditions. Another spiritual cause of climate change was identified as how we have lost our connection with nature, which was illustrated in the teachings of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Shamanism, Paganism and other spiritual traditions. A further spiritual cause of climate change was pointed out to be our collective bad karma which was explained in the teachings of Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism and other spiritual traditions. Finally he pointed out that a spiritual cause of climate change was our loss of balance in our lives which was emphasised in the teachings of Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, and other spiritual traditions.
04-08-2008 11:01The studio's set up, we've got guests coming in, and an action packed schedule of programs coming up over the duration of the camp
We'll be doing two shows a day during lunch and dinner. The early show starts at 1pm and goes til 2-2:30, the late show starts at 7pm and finishes at 9pm.
Shows are available online (streaming or as podcasts) from http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/radio
The demo co-incided with the Climate Camp at Kingsnorth, Kent. The tunnel is under threat due to National Grid's plans to run cables through it, transferring power generated in the coal fields of Yorkshire to the industrial centres of the North West.
04-08-2008 08:44This year's Climate Camp in the UK is against a proposed new highly polluting, coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent, at at time when the Government is pretending to be 'green'.
04-08-2008 08:13Climate Camp main gate duty meets and repels a van load of police at 5am