Both Heathrow and Manchester airports were targeted Monday with the domestic departure lounges of both airports simultaneously occupied by protesters. In London over 500 people defied airport bylaws by staging a sit-down dinner forcing airport operator BAA to close 18 check-in desks. In Manchester police used powers under Section 14 of the Public Order Act to contain up to 100 protesters on the ground floor of Terminal 3 and there was one arrest.
The Climate Rush actions were timed to coincide with MPs return to the house of commons with the government expected to announce the decision on the Heathrows airport expansion during week. Meanwhile, Greenpeace revealed that a plot of land within the proposed expansion site had been purchased in an attempt to delay the construction.
Despite media speculation that the announcement would be delayed, by Wednesday nght the media were reporting that the expanision plans have been given the green light. After the official announcement on Thursday, 'climate suffragettes' smashed the windows of the Department of Transport and on Saturday 500 flash mobbed at Heathrows terminal 5.
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Activists from Manchester Climate Action and Manchester Plane Stupid blockaded the security check-in of terminal 3 of Manchester Airport.
Passengers were denied access to the departure lounge by seven activists locked together using arm-tube devices. Two banners were unfurled reading, “Manchester City Council...supporting climate chaos” and “Domestic flights cost the Earth”. Other protesters leafleted passengers with information about aviation and climate change as well as handing out train timetables for route destinations.
Thirty climate activists shut down an ESSO petrol station Feb 9th on Upper Brook Street in Manchester for two hours, using bits of fencing and traffic cones. The action aimed to highlight the link between the oil industry and global warming. As a symbol against car culture, three people locked themselves with D-locks to bicycles. Two others were locked to concrete based signs. Two large banners were displayed reading “no.1 supplier, no.1 denier, no.1 profiteer” and “closed for denying climate change”.
Climate change has become very topical of late. A week earlier and coinciding with the latest IPCC report on climate change, an illustration of a carbon footprint was found decorated on pavements in Manchester outside flight centres, petrol stations, supermarkets and a humvee garage. Remaining on a climate theme, there is to be a celebration in Manchester of the perfect antedote to global warming, the bicycle. From 30th March to 20th April the I Bike MCR festival takes place - a grassroots festival organised by cyclists for cyclists with diverse events that will entice any cyclist.Read more >>
Over the weekend of 3-4 Feb 2007, actions up and down the country and beyond targeted dangerous 'greenwash' being desperately pushed by corporations and politicians. The actions came in the wake of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released on Friday, which warned of world temperature rises of over 6C by the end of the century. The report indicated that a 4 degree rise would mean a 10% loss in global food production due to draught, flooding, water shortages. While the world slowly wakes up to the magnitude of climate chaos, Shell and Exxon Mobil last week announced record breaking profits. With the figures laid out so clearly, the nauseating hypocrisy spouted by corporations and politicians has spurred action from Paris to Aberdeen.
Links Press release for oil spill action | action report, photos & video | another video | Shell sponsorship background
Other actions Glasgow | Edinburgh | Plane Stupid | Greenpeace
Coming up Protest against ESSO, 9th Feb | Spring into Action
Climate Camp 2006 indymedia page | website | 2007 Camp 14-21st August | next organising meeting 17-18th Feb
Call out for solidarity actions against Shell
22-12-2010 14:46 | 1 comment
Manchester Airport protesters found guilty but vow to fight on
Manchester Airport on Trial - call out for court support - Mon. 6th December
04-12-2010 12:25 | 1 comment
The season so far
Manchester students vote to boycott RBS
22-10-2010 15:36 | 1 comment
This weekend: Stop Nuclear Power Network Gathering in Bristol
Video: 16 Oct 2010: World Food Day - Kids Action @ Cargill Ghent
Cumbrian Greenfield Nuclear Sites 'Removed'
14-10-2010 09:50 | 2 comments
Huntington Lane Coal Mine Eviction?
13-10-2010 13:05 | 1 comment
Manchester Airport protesters appear in Magistrates court
06-10-2010 07:12 | 9 comments
£400M research - No Nuke Dump Site in W Cumbria
Wednesday is International Radioactive Waste Action Day
High Level Nuke Dump Opposition
Stop Nuclear Power gathering Bristol 23rd Oct
13-09-2010 16:35 | 3 comments
West Cumbria Revolt Begins over High Level Nuke Dump.
07-09-2010 10:21 | 2 comments
Manchester Airport End Domestic Flights Demo
06-09-2010 00:40 | 1 addition | 2 comments
Eco day at the Nerve Centre
End Domestic Flights demo + Evening Party at Manchester Airport
Climate Camp parks its tanks on RBS's lawn!
19-08-2010 20:13 | 1 comment
Cheap as Minibus and Veggie-oil coaches going to Edinburgh Climate Camp/Fring
12-08-2010 19:11 | 3 comments
Warning over Nuclear Industry Freshwater Use
10-07-2010 09:52 | 5 comments
Peat Bog protesters found not guilty
07-07-2010 01:05 | 1 comment
Lewes Road Community Garden V Tesco
01-07-2010 00:37 | 6 comments
Italian company ICOP applying for tunnel tender
Private Members Bill to set light to a smouldering controversy
Plane Stupid breach security at Manchester Airport
Manchester Plane Stupid Breach Airside Security in Airport Protest
24-05-2010 09:16 | 1 addition | 4 comments
Giant Elephant attacks Manchester Council meeting
20-05-2010 14:02 | 1 comment
Biodiversity Walk at Manchester Airport - 9th May 2010
Know Your Airport! Biodiversity Walk - Sun 9th May
benefit night tonight 7pm onwards
Peat Bog Extraction halted in Greater Manchester
15-04-2010 13:02 | 8 comments
No Inaccuracies - But Report Condemmed by UK Coal
Radioactive Waste - In a Landfill Near You ?
09-04-2010 18:04 | 5 comments
I Bike MCR Festival 2010
Dissident Island Radio - check out the show
Manchester Airport and Heathrow residents join forces
Earth First! Winter Moot location announced, 6pm Fri 5th - Sun 7th Feb 2010
01-02-2010 11:59 | 3 comments
Adopt a Hasty Lane Resident!
A major legal victory over Kent Police
Climate and Capitalism – Manchester Day School - sat 23rd January
15-01-2010 01:48 | 2 comments
When the other Miliband came to town
University research findings called into question over Tesco funding
15-12-2009 14:44 | 6 comments
Ed Miliband meets his followers on the way to 'Hopenhagen'
Would a council really serious on tackling climate change make this decision?
02-12-2009 11:38 | 1 comment
Manchester Airport Expansion Approved
Fuelling Conflict: The Tar Sands and the Military Industrial Complex
Fuelling Conflict: The Tar Sands and the Military Industrial Complex
Don't Nuke the Climate! - Sat 12 Dec, International Day of Action
Indigenous women accuse RBS and Treasury of funding 'bloody oil'
16-11-2009 14:57 | 7 comments
Radiation Tax proposed to protect DNA ?
Activists Interrupt Coal Supply Destined for Ratcliffe-on-Soar
26-10-2009 11:08 | 3 comments
Earth First! Wintermoot: 5th - 7th February 2010
Carbon Capture Companies Must Share Results With Poor Countries
12-10-2009 13:55 | 1 comment
Sabotage and digger-diving – work stopped twice in two days at Mainshill Wood
10-10-2009 23:06 | 1 comment
Mainshill Solidarity Camp needs you! Clear-felling and drilling ongoing
02-10-2009 23:11 | 1 comment
Is Greenpeace sabotaging the ‘Great Climate Swoop’?
22-09-2009 11:40 | 1 addition | 7 comments
Locations For Targets (Kingsnorth Campaign)
09-09-2009 14:20 | 1 comment
Climate Swoop and COP 15 Mobilisation Call Out
EVENT: From the Camp to the Swoop, Copenhagen and beyond....
Bodysnatching, Radiation Poisoning and Infanticide
04-09-2009 14:24 | 9 comments
Manchester Goes to Climate Camp
23-08-2009 12:33 | 2 comments
Nuclear New Build Blessed by Bishop of Carlisle
Dissident Island Radio - August 21 transmision from 9pm
Whats going on in Mayo? Rossport Update
Nuclear Power Trashing the Climate
15-08-2009 12:42 | 1 comment
Climate Change: a year from now
26-07-2009 11:15 | 1 comment
Solidarity protest at Vestas UK HQ in Warrington - Sat 25th July
23-07-2009 22:51 | 2 comments
Activists strike at Chorlton Tesco
04-07-2009 13:58 | 2 comments
Manchester Plane Stupid disrupt aviation industry Gala Dinner
Manchester Plane Stupid disrupt aviation industry conference
16-06-2009 14:56 | 2 comments
Anti-Shell fisherman speaks of attack & sinking of boat
11-06-2009 23:19 | 3 comments
Dissident Island Radio - latest show ready for download!
Part Owner of Arsenal Soccer Team Invested in Mammal Genocide
29-05-2009 17:58 | 5 comments
Activists deflate tyres of 100 4x4s in Manchester area
23-05-2009 11:51 | 14 comments
Lakes for Living – Lakes for Life ??
Event: Acting on Climate Change
G20 Part II - Dissident Island Radio
RBS in the stocks – Fred Goodwin slimed with green custard
18-03-2009 18:06 | 1 comment
Northern Climate Rush visit to UK coal headquarters
27-02-2009 21:23 | 1 comment
Northern Climate Rush - Rush on UK Coal!
18-02-2009 21:16 | 1 comment
Manchester students occupy roof of Royal Bank of Scotland
11-02-2009 22:16 | 3 comments
Environmental Direct Action in Britain - a Short History, 17th Feb
Manchester airport: emissions cleared for take-off
Council payout to 'green' consultancy revealed
The Northern Climate Rush
13-01-2009 19:21 | 5 comments
Northern Climate Rush at Manchester Airport
13-01-2009 14:12 | 2 additions | 1 comment
Heathrow Terminal One Climate Rush Picnic a success!
13-01-2009 02:46 | 1 addition | 3 comments
ARTPORT to redefine domestic departures lounge
Climate Rush targets Heathrow and Manchester airport on the 12 January 2009
12-01-2009 09:53 | 3 comments
Invitation to the Northern Climate Rush - Jan 12
23-12-2008 22:33 | 1 comment
Students roll out red carpet for RBS greenwash award show.
Manchester Students remember Ken Saro-Wiwa in University Shell protest
24-11-2008 19:14 | 2 comments
23rd November issue of Manchester Climate Fortnightly out
Chomsky@80 tickets now available
Students question RBS at Manchester Uni recruitment drive
Manchester students flashmob the RBS and E-On Recruitment Stalls
24-10-2008 20:08 | 3 comments
Flash mob against RBS and E.ON at Manchester careers fair
First Sumac Debate now Online- Listen Now!
01-10-2008 14:26 | 3 comments
I Bike MCR Mini Festival.
Critical Mass September
26-09-2008 11:58 | 4 comments
Climate Camp 2008: film and discussion night
Climate change book launch, Manchester, 17th September
12-09-2008 12:09 | 1 comment
No New Coal! Invitation to national networking meeting
05-09-2008 12:25 | 9 comments
Manchester Climate Action Get-together, Thurs 18th Sept, 7.30pm
Thanks a million?
Wanted (times four)
Happy - and determined - Campers
Leave it in the ground banner dropped above roadway
04-08-2008 22:33 | 1 addition
ClimateCycle - Woodhead High Peak - Saturday 2nd August
Where's the Strategy?
Climate Camp demo - Save the Woodhead Tunnel
Stern words will be spoken- and soon
There's going to be an almighty TIF
camp for climate action northwest neighbourhood get-together
Camp For Climate Action N/W Social Event: Wed 2nd July
Climate change protestors occupy Derbyshire open cast site
18-06-2008 04:59 | 1 comment
Public sector cuts
April 2006 No Borders Days of Action
Art and Activism Caravan 2006
Climate Camp 2006
French CPE uprising 2006
G8 Russia 2006
Lebanon War 2006
March 18 Anti War Protest
Refugee Week 2006
Transnational Day of Action Against Migration Controls
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san francisco bay area
santa cruz, ca
process & imc docs