UK Newswire Archive
19-03-2012 22:55Supporters of the Ross Harriers Hunt smashed a vehicle window and attacked hunt saboteurs with an iron bar during a meet at Orcop Hill, west of Ross On Wye, yesterday. The victim of the attack suffered injuries to the leg and head.
Six people were arrested today at the occupation of the disused Kro2 Bar in hcentral Manchester. Police illegally forced entry to the squat and made arrests on suspicion of causing criminal damage, shortly before a demonstration outside at 1.30pm.
London Action Resource Centre (LARC), 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1ES. 17:00 until 19:00
19-03-2012 19:23As one of the main customers of Huntingdon Life Sciences, AstraZeneca has been SHAC’s top target over the past year.
19-03-2012 16:55BRISTOL ANTI-DEPORTATION NETWORK
invites you to:
An afternoon of discussion and training, focusing on how to continue working to improve the support for asylum seekers and other people at risk of detention and removal in Bristol
SATURDAY 24th March
1PM to 5.30PM
WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH
Meet 11:30AM outside Bristol Central Library
Police and Bruntwood security are blocking access to the newly squatted Kro2 Bar on Oxford Road, central Manchester - next the former BBC building. An emergency support demo has been called for TODAY (Monday 19th March 2012) at 1.30pm outside Kro2 Bar (M1 7ED) in support of community spaces and to say no to police protecting corporate interests.
Information has been circulating that corporate property owners Bruntwood want to turn the Kro2 bar into another Tesco. When asked this morning, a representative from Bruntwood neither confirmed, nor denied the allegation.
The space was occupied last night as a protest against the increasing corporate takeover of Manchester City Centre.
19-03-2012 04:23Primates, elephants, bears, dolphins, pigs, rhinos, dogs, cats, turtles are some of the many species abused in China
Report back from True Cost of Coal and Coal Action Scotland Infotour - The Space Project, Leeds
We had a really inspiring talk from Coal Action Scotland and the Beehive Collective and as numbers were low I thought I'd do a quick write up to share with people who couldn't make it.
Coal Action Scotland have been doing direct action, community organising against open cast in the Douglas Valley and challenging the local council and Scottish Coal. They have had site occupations at Mainshill and Happendon Wood and they're on tour now to drum up posses of people to go up this summer to take action against a new open cast mine planned at Glentaggart East.
Glentaggart East is peatland and mining it would be really destructive, cause carbon dioxide and methane emissions causing climate change and it's ruining the lives of the local community. The council are totally in the pockets of Scottish Coal. But Scottish Coal are having to sell off machines to fund the project - they're getting strapped for cash and need Glentaggart to go ahead so action against this mine is really strategic to stopping the destruction of the Douglas Valley and stopping Scottish Coal and direct action is having effect!
Before we heard from CAS and watched the video where they interview locals on the impact open cast mining is having on their lives Sophie from the Beehive Collective talked us through their poster on mountain top removal open cast coal mining in the Appalacian mountains in the USA. The 'poster' is the size of my bedroom and so detailed that you could study it for weeks on end and still find new details and references.
It tells the story of the Applacian mountains and land rights, coal mining and union organising, climate change and the greenwashing, and the community resistance and sustainable alternatives that are out there. I've bought a copy of the poster which I'll put up at mine and your welcome to come and have a look. It's amazing!
Coal Action Scotland are keen to get groups from around the country to come up and take action. It would be great to get a group going from Leeds if you're interested get in touch.
So for those of you that couldn't make this inspiring meeting, there's going to be another ace talk from the Traveller Solidarity Network at the 1 in 12 in Bradford on Tuesday 20th March so come along to that instead.
18-03-2012 23:32Responding to and International call out for actions against exploitation, austerity and capitalism, Solidarity Federation branches around the country have been organising anti-workfare actions on March 31st.
18-03-2012 18:49Supporters of the Ross Harriers Hunt smashed a vehicle window and attacked hunt saboteurs with an iron bar during a meet at Orcop Hill, west of Ross On Wye, yesterday. The victim of the attack suffered injuries to the leg and head.