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01-01-2013 13:19

PR 19 '2013- A Crunch Year for Coal and the UK Coal Industry

This press release explains why this is an important year for the UK Coal Industry. The industry awaits the outcome of decisions that have to be made this year by Generating Companies, on whether they will adapt their coal firing power stations to meet new European Pollution Standards. If they do not, the use of coal for power generation could fall from over 41m in 2011 to 7m in 2023, thus significantly reducing the demand for opencast coal, if the UK Coal industry can survive that long. Read more >>

21-12-2012 20:19

Peaceful Revolution in Great Britain is about to begin in filthy Enfield slum

A peaceful Revolution in Great Britain is about to begin soon and the Resistance is right now preparing to march on Westminster with more than one million people who will camp outside the Houses of Parliament and stay there until we have succeeded in arresting the government for all their crimes and corruption, and for declaring War on the Children.
The politicians will be charged with theft, fraud, deception, false pretenses, corruption, crimes against the People and against the environment, for crimes against humanity and for war crimes, in a bloodless coup where the guilty politicians, bankers, and corporate bosses will face trial, life imprisonment, and possibly the death penalty as well. Read more >>

17-12-2012 14:33

Worldwide Children's Revolution Candlelit Vigil Outside Enfield Council Offices

A worldwide Children's Revolution in every town and village and city on the earth is being proposed by eco-warriors in Britain who are suggesting that the first peaceful candlelit vigil should begin very soon outside the offices of Enfield Council in Enfield, north London, England.
The basic idea is that all the women and children who are concerned about the slaughter of the innocents in wars and other atrocities should remember the victims peacefully in continuous candlelit vigils everywhere as 2012 is drawing to a close and the New Age is about to begin and Christmas is approaching. Read more >>

15-12-2012 18:39

Enfield Council violently attacks eco-warriors and a bloodbath is possible

A terrible atrocity occurred at our site in Enfield north London England, on Thursday 13 December when a small army of Enfield Council officials, police officers, and large men wearing black clothing and balaclavas stormed into our home and started dragging thousands of pounds worth of vehicles out into the street. Read more >>

14-12-2012 00:40

Urgent Action: tree-felling to begin tomorrow for Bexhill-Hastings Link Road

This is an urgent call for support by campaigners against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road. There is very strong evidence that contractors will attempt to begin tree felling on Friday December 14th. Please join us in the Combe Valley to resist this! Read more >>

01-12-2012 11:40 | 1 addition

Fracking Lord's Chelsea Mansion Drilled

Chelsea Mansion of Fracking Lord
The Big Rig Revolt [1] kicked off at 8am Saturday with Frack Off London paying a surprise visit to the Chelsea Mansion owned by Lord Browne of Riverstone and Cuadrilla [2]. The Fracking Lord’s malign influence has spread throughout the government since he was appointed to the role of recuiting business leaders to advise government departments [3]. A variety of other actions are planned across the country throughout the day. Read more >>

18-11-2012 20:12

anti BP sponsorship flashmob at british museum - report & pics

additional security
this afternoon, the 'reclaim shakespeare company' ran through some of their best performances in the great court hall of the british museum, cheered on by a flashmob of up to a hundred climate activists. Read more >>

28-01-2011 01:38

london old street shell garage blockade last night

after the remains of the irish government gave approval last week for the shell high-pressure gas pipeline and refinery in county mayo, activists have been staging blockades, actions and protests against shell in solidarity with the residents and activists of rossport. in london, tonight's garage blockade was also called as a memorial to long-time climate activist val jones, who lost a long struggle against a debilitating disease just one year ago.

last week, the irish government gave final approval for the shell high pressure raw gas pipeline which is being built in a beautiful area of county mayo in north-west ireland. shell is intending to use the pipeline to pump ashore unrefined gas to an onshore refinery.

the "corrib" gas field was initially discovered in 1996, and after exploratory drilling, the project began in earnest in 2003 when shell purchased an area of forest land from the irish forestry agency, and they began building the refinery in 2005.

1200 local residents are directly affected by the site and the pipeline and the overwhelming majority are against the project in its current form and do not believe that alternatives have been properly considered.

over the years, there has been a strong resistance movement against the current project, and after an injunction was instituted in 2005 to prevent residents from obstructing the construction of the pipeline, 5 men from rossport were imprisoned for ignoring the injuction and trying to protect their own land.

shell continued to build the pipeline and also to flout health and safety guidelines and building consents. while local drinking water regularly showed aluminium levels that were way outside safety limits, shell actually had to dismantle 3km of pipeline after ministry officials discovered serious breaches.

the 'rossport 5' were relased after a three month long campaign of civil disobedience, direct actions, and worldwide protests and solidarity actions, but the gardai (irish police force) grew more violent in their treatment of protestors.

in november 2006, many locals were injured in police baton charges to break a blockade. the gardai boasted of their 'no arrest' tactics, and continued their campaign of intimidation, injuring locals in baton charges, and attacking protestors who were trying to stop the illegal construction of shell portacabins on their own land.

as the pipeline was laid in broadhaven bay, protestors regularly took to the water, and many were arrested in various actions at sea.

the operation was held up for a year after pipe-laying equipment became damaged, and the resistance has continued strongly since then, despite many arrests. the project is now due to open in 2012 or 2013, several years behind schedule. as well as legal oppression, there was a parallel campaign of unlawful intimidation, with the gardai taking knives to protestors' inflatable boats, and masked men attacking campaigners and even hospitalising one local activist in the middle of the night.

the campaign focusses on the fact that the pipeline is an experimental project, untried elswhere in the world, with raw unprocessed gas carried at extremely high pressure, first under the sea-bed, and then in a pipeline across a peat bog known for its instability. the gas will include a corrosive mixture of chemicals, but will not contain the tell-tale gas odour which is added at the refinery. the pipeline cuts across an area of amazing scenic beauty and which is a world-recognised area of specific scientific interest. waste water from the refinery will flow into carrowmore lake, a source of water supplying 10,000 people. water samples have already shown massively increased and illegal levels of aluminium.

after last week's announcement by the government, which incidentally now comprises only three cabinet ministers, as the rest have resigned over the economic turmoil, local resistance groups have called for a week of solidarity protests against shell, and in london this evening, the old street shell garage was closed down by activists from 'london rising tide' and samba-activists 'rhythms of resistance'.

tonight's blockade was also a memorial to shell activist and long-time 'rhythms of resistance' member, val jones, who lost a long and hard-fought struggle against motor neurone disease just one year ago. among her many talents, val was an accomplished banner-maker, and her huge "danger - keep out - shell hell in operation" banner has featured prominently in many actions, including tonight's.

the old street garage is a very busy one, normally with several vehicles filling up or queueing throughout a typical weekday evening. the activists took over its forecourt at about 7.30 this evening, unfurling val's huge banner, as well as a "shell devastates communities" banner brought over by rossport activists, and a simple "closed" banner across the main entrance. meanwhile the samba band attracted attention and lifted spirits, while hundreds of leaflets were handed out to passers-by.

the leaflets highlighted other issues as well as rossport: the devastating tar sands developments in alberta, canada; the continuing environmental destruction of the niger delta, along with corruption, human rights abuses, and of course the murder of activist ken saro-wiwa; and finally the connection to runaway climate change.

garage staff called police, who turned up with four cars and a van after about 25 minutes. after taking stock of the protest, they invoked 'obstruction of the highway' and threatened arrest if activists continued to block the access to the garage.

ironically, just as activists moved away from the entrance, a delivery tanker turned up and staff put out bollards while the delivery was made, rather taking the wind out of the police operation. indeed, activists helped get the message of the bollards across by once again holding the 'closed' banner across the entrance, this time apparently not causing an obstruction. police used a modern polaroid type camera to photograph the protestors before withdrawing, leaving just one car to keep an eye on things.

by chance, comedy activist mark thomas then walked past, on his way from a fund-raising gig. he was delighted to have stumbled on the protest and wished them well. he was particularly amused by the timely arrival of the tanker and disappeared off into the night with a happy smirk on his face.

as the garage reopened, the two police who had been left on guard once again insisted that the entrance be cleared, and after some slow-motion compliance, the protestors reached a decision to finish the action and leave together.

if you want to know more about rossport, see
for tar sands info, see
for info on the niger delta, see
london rising tide can be found at
and rhythms of resistance have a website at


02-07-2009 08:14 | 1 addition

Rossport solidarity demo + press release

demo at Irish embassy in London

28-03-2009 02:30

G20 Map - Squaring Up to the Square Mile - Easily printable versions

Get your maps here! Get your maps here! - Map of the Square Mile

Technological gremlins and exhaustion have been banished and more easily printable versions of the maps of the Square Mile and the ExCeL Centre have now been sorted. A3 is the best size for the Square Mile map, so for those without A3 printers, there are two A4 versions you can print out and stick together with old-fashioned sticky tape. The map is downloadable as a JPEG or PDF in A4, A3 and split A3 versions, in black and white or colour.

Here's the full map: Version for printing to A3 - JPG | Version for printing to A3 - PDF | Version for printing to A4 - JPG | Version for printing to A4 - PDF

However, it's best to print an A3 map on two A4 sheets and tape them together:

Here's the two parts in colour: Part One Colour PDF | Part One Colour JPG | Part Two Colour PDF | Part Two Colour JPG

And here they are in greyscale: Part One Greyscale PDF | Part One Greyscale JPG | Part Two Greyscale PDF| Part Two Greyscale JPG

And here's the map of the ExCeL centre: Excel Map PDF | Excel Map JPG

Finally, here's a Button/Banner to embed and link to the map.


06-03-2009 14:07

Dissident Island Radio tonight (March 6th)

LCAP // Climate Rush // Sea Shepherd // Fe_Bac Read more >>

27-02-2009 00:22

Climate Rush Landmark Coal Industry Decision

Climate Rush tackled the climate criminals pathetic annual coal awards tA victory of sorts. The coal awards bailed out, cancelling the venue a couple of weeks ago fearing the attention of the climate rush and instead moved to a different venue earlier in the day.

The Landmark hotel management were less than happy about the righteous fury brought down on them by the dirty coal scum and said they'd not be accepting bookings from their ilk again.

Cops managed to arrest one bloke for not dressing the part and the suffragettes kicked arse yet again. his evening at the Landmark Hotel . Read more >>

08-11-2008 22:58

Veg*n Climate March - Sat 6 Dec 2008

Display a web banner or button on your site, see below
Be part of history in London! Be part of the biggest ever mobilisation of vegetarians and vegans on environmental grounds!! Veg*nism is the solution to many of the catastrophes facing the planet - it`s time to tell the world!!

Join the Veg*n Climate March - Sat 6 Dec 2008 Read more >>

16-10-2008 11:37

Sat 18 Oct: Anarchist Bookfair in London

The Anarchist bookfair will once again be taking place in London with the usual mix of stalls, workshops, speakers, etc. A really good say out and totally free (though donations are appreciated to cover the cost of the event). There is also a post-bookfair benefit party at Ramparts for NE London Hunt Sabs Read more >>

15-10-2008 17:23

Climate Rush - video footage

Mainstream media showed Climate Rush as a very quiet affair - that certainly wasn't the case as this film shows. Read more >>

14-10-2008 18:23 | 1 addition

Parliament rushed - but not by suffragettes.

A great multitude of ladies, gentlemen and some from the underclasses gathered in Parliament Square last night.

14-10-2008 10:46

Climate Rush - Deeds Not Words

The buns say 'Deeds Not Words' and 'Climate Bill Now'
Around a thousand demonstrators celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 'Suffragette Rush' on the Houses of Parliament on Monday 13 October 2008 with a 'Climate Rush' which again tried to gain entry to the Houses of Parliament. Pictures (C) 2008, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved. Read more >>

13-10-2008 20:48 | 1 addition

Rush Parliament Photos

An poweful and moving demo at parliament saw over five hundred people pushing through police and reaching the (locked) doors of parliament. Read more >>

11-10-2008 23:21 | 1 addition

Pix of Anti-RBS Action, London - Fri 10 Oct 08 (1 of 2)

A. RBS-Stand
What do a Distraught Bengal Tiger, a Sacked Financial Analyst, a Homeless Polar Bear, and a Jobless Banker all have in common? Why they're all victims of the Carbon Crunch - the conflation of Capital's toxic Carbon Addiction and it's self-made Credit Crunch. Oh, and they're also all characters in a protest drama played out at the Olympia Exhibition Centre between some radical smart cookies from...
• People & Planet -
• Rising Tide - &
...and some shitty-brown suited security drones.

For permission to copy and use, see 'CopyLeft' at the end of the story below the photos.
For links to the other sets of photos, see one of the comments at the foot of this page.


11-10-2008 23:02

Pix of Anti-RBS Action, London - Fri 10 Oct 08 (2 of 2)

E1. Looks & Smiles
What do a Distraught Bengal Tiger, a Sacked Financial Analyst, a Homeless Polar Bear, and a Jobless Banker all have in common? Why they're all victims of the Carbon Crunch - the conflation of Capital's toxic Carbon Addiction and it's self-made Credit Crunch. Oh, and they're also all characters in a protest drama played out at the Olympia Exhibition Centre between some radical smart cookies from...
• People & Planet -
• Rising Tide - &
...and some shitty-brown suited security drones.

For permission to copy and use, see 'CopyLeft' at the end of the story below the photos.
For links to the other sets of photos, see one of the comments at the foot of this page.



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