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AAction at Mainshill: Tree felling stopped again in solidarity with communities

Mainshill Solidarity camp | 10.11.2009 17:11

Harvesting Machine stopped working for 5 hours by lock-on. This action comes on the 14th anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa's death & was done in solidarity with communities across the world who are fighting corporate oppression.

At 10:30 this morning activists from the Mainshill Solidarity Camp stopped a massive harvesting machine from working at the site. One person locked-on to it by the neck and stopped work for 5 hours.

This action is one of many that has taken place at Mainshill Wood, in a relentless and determined campaign of direct action to stop Scottish Coal and Lord Home opencasting the site.

This action is in solidarity with communities who have their health destroyed, their environment polluted and countryside trashed, all for the quick profits of opencast coal mining. It is also in solidarity with other communities around the world fighting similar battles – communities such as in Rossport, Co. Mayo in Ireland fighting Shell's raw gas pipeline, and indigenous communities in the Niger Delta also fighting Shell and their paramilitary forces and environmental destruction.
Today is the 14th anniversary of the hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa & 8 other Ogonis for resisting Shell in the Niger Delta. This action was done in remembrance of them.

Solidarity is a weapon in the global struggle against big corporations and climate chaos, and linking our movements makes us stronger.

Join us at Mainshill Solidarity Camp to continue the struggle.

Mainshill Solidarity camp


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  1. Weekend of Actions and workshops 28 Nov - 1 Dec — leave it in the ground