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UK Climate Camp 2008 Newswire Archive

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Climate Camp Radio - Tuesday lunchtime show for download

05-08-2008 12:58

Here is the Tuesday lunchtime Climate Camp show, available for download. Daily shows are live streamed (at 1pm and 7pm) and archived at

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Rubbish Police attempt to frame climate camp "weapons stash"

05-08-2008 12:08

The Police have tried to pull the oldest trick in the book and claim they have found knives, ninja stars and other nasty tools.

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Scargill at Climate Camp

05-08-2008 11:19

Arthur 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.

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Photos of Paul Morozzo being arrested

05-08-2008 10:15

follow the link to rex features for photos of Paul Morozzo being arrested

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Timeline: Climate Camp 2008

04-08-2008 23:35

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Climate Camp Radio - Monday evening show for download

04-08-2008 22:37

Here is the Monday evening Climate Camp show, available for download. Daily shows are live streamed (at 1pm and 7pm) and archived at

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Leave it in the ground banner dropped above roadway

04-08-2008 22:33

Campaigners battling plans for an open cast mine on the edge of Telford today unfurled banners across one of Shropshire’s busiest roads. Members of Wrekin Stop War and Wrekin Anarchist Group are bidding to catch the attention of motorists travelling on the M54 past Telford and are calling for them to join their protests.

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Bail Breaker Arrested at climate camp according to sky news

04-08-2008 22:02

Ellen 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.

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Article re: dirty policing at climate camp from Guardian Online

04-08-2008 21:42

Dirty 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

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Police drop top secret NETCU guide to policing protest

04-08-2008 19:46

When raiding the site of the Camp for Climate Action, the police dropped a copy of their top-secret guide to policing protest.

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Tilting at Windmills: The Future of the Climate Change Movement

04-08-2008 18:23

This 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.

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Social War Not Climate Chaos Meetings at Camp

04-08-2008 18:11

Social 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.

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Report Back From the Green Spirituality “ Friend or Foe” Workshop Monday 4th Aug

04-08-2008 16:30

Chris 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.

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Climate Camp Radio ready to go

04-08-2008 11:01

The 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

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Dawn raid on Climate Camp

04-08-2008 11:00

Dawn dash for the gate
"Police on site, get up London, move it now!" was today's 5.15 alarm call. Clothes still wet from last night's downpour, London neighbourhood, now a couple of hundred strong was up and running for the top gate.

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Climate Camp solidarity demo in the High Peak - Save the Woodhead Tunnel

04-08-2008 09:52

Save the Woodhead Tunnel
On Saturday 2nd August, campaigners in the High Peak staged a demonstration to call for the re-opening of the Woodhead Tunnel and the Manchester to Sheffield rail line.

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.

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Video of Caravan and March to Climate Camp 3-8-08

04-08-2008 08:44

This 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'.


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5 o'clock and the police try and drive through main gate to climate camp

04-08-2008 08:13

Climate Camp main gate duty meets and repels a van load of police at 5am

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Footage from dawn raid on Climate Camp

04-08-2008 06:49

Some short extracts of footage recorded this morning from police raid on the Camp for Climate Action, nr Kingsnorth, Medway.
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