UK Climate Camp 2008 Newswire Archive
08-08-2008 15:09Greetings from West Midlands neighbourhood at Climate Camp, Kingsnorth!
08-08-2008 14:54We invite you to join the 1st international planning meeting in Copenhagen
from the 13-14th of September 2008.
08-08-2008 12:12A list of all those so far pulled at Climate Camp courtesy of Kent Online. Not sure how biased or accurate this list is.
08-08-2008 12:02Some interesting comments from Emily Highmore, the senior press officer for Kingsnorth regarding Camp, Power Station and Security issues.
Some photos of the blockade at Vopak fuel depot in Thurrock. Credits: © Jess Hurd / reportdigital.co.uk
08-08-2008 08:33This morning at 8.30 AM, activists from the Camp for Climate Action
superglued themselves to
the front doors of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Oil and Gas Division in Bishopsgate,
Central London wielding a banner reading “RBS: Cashing In On Coal”.
Over 75 images from Amy Scaif, Guy Smallman, Kristian Buus, Mike Langridge etc
07-08-2008 22:06I’ve just returned from a 2-3 day sojourn at the Climate Camp at Kingsnorth — site of a proposed new coal-fired power station – which is now gearing up towards its climax. As usual the headlines focus upon policing and the inevitable ‘discovery’ of a weapons cache, more on which below. But once you make the effort – a word I use advisedly — to get through police lines and into the camp itself the overwhelming impression is of a D.I.Y. heaven: solar panels and a wind turbine being erected, water pipes connected, sanitation systems constructed, media and cinema tents put up, impromptu kitchens, cleaning zones … an al fresco and non-commercial soukh catering to the pleasures and necessities of daily life.
The cops are constantly saying the words "health and Safety" to justify every bit of harrassment they dish out. Yet here they are forcing dozens of people to cross a fast and busy main road carrying heavy boxes??!
07-08-2008 20:49Apparently the police are 'welcoming' all new arrivals to the camp with the delightful news that the camp supposedly has an outbreak of dysentry. Surprise, surprise - the cops are full of shit.
07-08-2008 20:47I talked at length to locals near the camp today. Interesting stuff. main point is, they are almost as pissed off with the police as us!
07-08-2008 20:13Police powers to stop and search people at Climate Camp have been extended. Officers can now stop and search anyone without needing to have reasonable grounds to do so.
07-08-2008 18:24review of this evening radio show until it stopped
07-08-2008 17:56Excellent summary of the (non-)debate over the proposed Kingsnorth power plant.