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23-06-2010 22:34 | 1 comment(s)
stop incinerators being built .they cause deaths and cancers
Chairperson sympathises with Minorca Petitioners
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UK arrests & raids, possibly climate action related
27-05-2010 21:23 | 5 comment(s)
Critical Mass - next Friday!
18-05-2010 17:34 | 1 comment(s)
Dissident Island Radio - 7 May 2010 broadcast - check it out!
Leicestershire County Council: Please make a Decision!!
A Year Ago Today
13-04-2010 12:13 | 5 comment(s)
Earth First! Summer Gathering
12-04-2010 23:59 | 2 comment(s)
Meeting for radical climate action and analysis - Tuesday 16th March
second 'open day' at the earth centre - 2 months till take over
08-03-2010 14:28 | 4 comment(s)
Radical Climate Action and Discussion Group Meeting, Sumac, Tuesday evening
16-02-2010 12:43 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham climate action meeting
27-01-2010 18:26 | 2 comment(s)
East Midlands Vegan Festival,
Campaiging cyclists on the road from Cambrige to London
Free Fruit Trees for Forest Fields
16-11-2009 14:47 | 2 comment(s)
Ratcliffe Power Station 'Climate Swoop' 3
16-11-2009 13:27 | 2 comment(s)
Ratcliffe Power Station 'Climate Swoop' 2
16-11-2009 13:20 | 11 comment(s)
Ratcliffe Power Station 'Climate Swoop' 1
16-11-2009 13:12 | 5 comment(s)
15 - 17 January 2010: Peace News Winter Gathering
How Can We Make Copenhagen Work? - Discussion 12th November
Veggies News & Events, inc Lincoln Vegan Fair & ARC Meeting
Nottingham plans for COP 15
04-11-2009 21:31 | 1 comment(s)
26/10/09: A day to remember in the fight against coal
30-10-2009 20:35 | 3 comment(s)
protest march against incinerators being built in uk .any groups interested
30-10-2009 13:24 | 3 comment(s)
Activists Interrupt Coal Supply Destined for Ratcliffe-on-Soar
26-10-2009 11:08 | 3 comment(s)
'the Age of Stupid'
23-10-2009 09:01 | 1 comment(s)
reclaim the earth centre walkabout
19-10-2009 09:07 | 1 comment(s)
Swoop - Police release helicopter videos
18-10-2009 13:30 | 6 comment(s)
Police chief: arrest numbers not as high as we said
18-10-2009 11:29 | 4 comment(s)
The Great Climate Swoop: Day One
17-10-2009 23:38 | 6 comment(s)
Fences Down East side Ratcliffe - Follow Climate Swoop Action here
17-10-2009 12:00 | 16 comment(s)
Climate rush: peoples being pulled over by filth on route.
16-10-2009 20:41 | 4 comment(s)
Notts police probe for information about the swoop
15-10-2009 17:44 | 7 comment(s)
Swoop on Eon two days early
handy Ratcliffe map for the weekend
meeting - reclaim the earth centre
15-10-2009 09:17 | 1 comment(s)
Ratcliffe 114 - one more charged, now 25
13-10-2009 23:33 | 1 comment(s)
Change Your Diet, Save the Climate
13-10-2009 01:15 | 20 comment(s)
Climate Activists Cheer 'Two Down, One To Go', As Great Climate Swoop Looms
11-10-2009 18:00 | 2 comment(s)
distribute - reclaim the earth centre
10-10-2009 00:09 | 1 comment(s)
Defenders of the Earth Centre!
The Great Climate Swoop - 10 days to go!
08-10-2009 19:25 | 5 comment(s)
Ratcliffe Protestors at Court - Callout for support
Get your Swoop On!
05-10-2009 10:29 | 1 comment(s)
Veggies 25th Anniversary Weekend!
Transition Nottingham Urban Harvest Festival
30-09-2009 10:26 | 1 comment(s)
Notts police in eco protest training with MoD
Is Greenpeace sabotaging the ‘Great Climate Swoop’?
22-09-2009 11:40 | 8 comment(s)
Beware, Climate Change 'Flashmob' in the Market Square, Nottingham
Ratcliffe on Soar installing new fences
17-09-2009 19:03 | 2 comment(s)
WAKE UP!" Alarm call for action on Climate Change
Australian activists breach fence of power plant - now lets shut down Ratcliffe!
14-09-2009 11:46 | 1 comment(s)
Transition Nottingham Urban Harvest Festival
Sumac Garden Project, looking verdant 2 [Food for the Future]
Nottingham Vestas Solidarity Rally in Market Square
12-08-2009 22:59 | 2 comment(s)
Solidarity Rally in Support of Vestas Workers - Wednesday 10th August
10-08-2009 21:54 | 2 comment(s)
Climate Camp - Cycle To The City!
Notts 114 - 67 cases dropped
06-07-2009 12:02 | 1 comment(s)
Airport expansion halted!
27-06-2009 19:48 | 2 comment(s)
Indymedia, Climate Camp, Veggies at Glastonbury
21-06-2009 20:21 | 2 comment(s)
REMINDER: Police Accountablility Demo
21-06-2009 14:05 | 4 comment(s)
Demand Police Accountability: End the harassment of public protests
10-06-2009 12:57 | 4 comment(s)
Police spent £700.000 on climate action bust operation
02-06-2009 12:21 | 8 comment(s)
No to New Coal in the North East
29-05-2009 09:39 | 2 comment(s)
Climate Chaos 7.30pm Thurs 4 June
Raynesway Peace Camp
22-05-2009 22:32 | 1 comment(s)
Sumac Garden Project, looking verdant [Food for the Future]
19-05-2009 00:52 | 1 comment(s)
peace camp raynesway derby anti nuclear against trident
17-05-2009 20:57 | 1 comment(s)
National Vegetarian Week - Nottingham
17-05-2009 13:25 | 1 comment(s)
Programme for Veggie Pride UK
14-05-2009 18:41 | 1 comment(s)
Age of Stupid - Nottingham Indie Screening
13-05-2009 00:31 | 1 comment(s)
Live bands & performers at Veggie Pride UK
Nottingham's April Critical Mass + Coal Caravan 2
Nottingham's April Critical Mass + Coal Caravan 1
Coal Caravan - Latest
26-04-2009 21:45 | 2 comment(s)
Critical Mass! Nottingham pictures...
24-04-2009 19:41 | 9 comment(s)
22-04-2009 08:34 | 2 comment(s)
Climate Action is Not Stupid
21-04-2009 15:36 | 1 comment(s)
Statement of solidarity with the Nottingham 114
19-04-2009 09:53 | 1 comment(s)
Free Vegan Food Sample Stall
18-04-2009 17:22 | 2 comment(s)
Climate Action 114 Media Blog
18-04-2009 00:10 | 1 comment(s)
Dissident Island Radio Show - Tonight!! 9pm
A Conspiracy too far?
16-04-2009 14:46 | 10 comment(s)
Solidarity for the Coal Conspiracy 114
16-04-2009 13:33 | 10 comment(s)
Young people tackle climate change in Nottingham
16-04-2009 10:42 | 1 comment(s)
Bristol Rising Tide and Westside Statement of Solidarity for the RATCLIFFE 114
15-04-2009 20:34 | 1 comment(s)
Mass Arrest of 114 Climate Activists in Raid in Nottingham The pictures 2
14-04-2009 15:37 | 7 comment(s)
Mass arrests for thought crime
Nottingham's Climate Criminals
100+ people arrested in Notts for conspiracy this morning
13-04-2009 07:55 | 9 comment(s)
Hundred held over 'power protest'
Climate Protest Busted!?
13-04-2009 07:40 | 16 comment(s)
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08-04-2009 22:53 | 2 comment(s)
Storming the Banks
02-04-2009 21:28 | 6 comment(s)
G20 Map - Squaring Up to the Square Mile - Easily printable versions
28-03-2009 02:30 | 1 comment(s)
Climate Camp and Meltdown to Halt G20!
20-03-2009 18:11 | 2 comment(s)
Great films at the Great Green Film Festival
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Digger diving back in fashion! Work stopped at Shipley Open Cast Coal Mine Site
26-02-2009 14:52 | 2 comment(s)
Staythorpe Power Station Demonstration
25-02-2009 11:41 | 2 comment(s)
A453 Widening consultation
24-02-2009 13:53 | 2 comment(s)
Invitation to the Great Green Film Festival '09
19-02-2009 21:50 | 4 comment(s)
29-01-2009 16:51 | 1 comment(s)
City Council adopt peak oil
15-12-2008 14:07 | 5 comment(s)
East Midlands Vegan Festival
11-12-2008 00:10 | 1 comment(s)
Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station Still Steams Ahead
05-12-2008 23:36 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham's part of 48 hours of nationwide action against E.ON
30-11-2008 22:49 | 6 comment(s)
When is a tool not a tool?
28-11-2008 12:09 | 1 comment(s)
Tell E.ON to f off! - Protest
24-11-2008 13:31 | 4 comment(s)
Reporting on Climate Chaos and related actions.
See also UK Indymedia - Climate Chaos
A local campaign group is fighting UK Coal's plans for an opencast mine near Measham in North West Leicestershire. The Minorca Opencast Protest Group (MOPG) oppose the company's plans for a mile long mine and the extraction of 1.25m tonnes of coal over 4 1/2 years.
UK Coal are already failing to meet requirements to restore a site in nearby Ashby de la Zouch to agricultural land and MOPG fear that this will happen again.
It is thought that coal mined at Minorca would be used to fuel Ratcliffe on Soar power station in Nottinghamshire. The mined coal would fuel the power station for only 65 days.
Newswire: UK Coal to gain unwelcome publicity at a Leicestershire County Council meeting | 400 have now signed the Minorca Petition | Pensioners to deliver message about Minorca | Leicestershire County Council: Please make a Decision!!
The pension fund run by Notts CC and including several other major employers in the region invests in BP. As supplies of easily obtainable oil dwindle, companies are investing in more high risk methods of getting oil. One of these is tar sands in Canada.
Notts CC pension scheme has admitted it invests in BP. John Pearson, the Investments Manager has admitted as much in an email to a member of its pension scheme. Nottinghamshire CC is part of a scheme called Nottinghamshire Pension Funds (NPF) and other contributing employers include Nottingham City Council, all the district and borough councils, the police and Nottingham Trent University.
BP is on the point of making a big decision – whether to invest in the tar sands in tar sands in the Athabasca region of Alberta in Canada. Campaigners have been mobilising to ensure they do not do this.
National Feature: Anti-Tar Sands Protests Gather Momentum
Around one thousand climate activists have been attempting to shut down Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal power station in Nottinghamshire, taking direct action with repeated breaches of the security fencing. [Pics 1 | 2 ][ Video ]. The action comes only weeks before the UN COP15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen, and follows the arrest of 114 activists allegedly planning to infiltrate the power station in April.
Previous coverage: Mass Arrest of 114 Climate Activists in Raid | No case to answer after Notts E.On protest | Fossil Fools Take On E.On In Nottingham | Convictions For Activists - Climate Criminals Walk Free | 'Clean' Coal On Trial | Climate Activists Bring Powerstation Operations To A Halt | Spring Into Action Now!
Last Friday saw the convergence of a number of environmental protests in Nottingham. The regular critical mass was joined by riders in town for the start of the Coal Caravan. They rode past the Broadway cinema, where the Nottingham Not Stupid festival was celebrating the opening of environmental film The Age of Stupid. The riders finished at the Sumac Centre, where the Demo Project put on an evening of entertainment.
The Coal Caravan left for the site of Shipley opencast coal mine in Derbyshire on Saturday morning. It is continuing to a number of sites threatened by the industries of coal extraction and power generation in Yorkshire and the North East. Campaigners' aims are to talk to local people, organise bicycle powered films and events, hold public discussions and displays, and link with groups from different areas to help strengthen isolated campaigns.
114 people were arrested in a 2am police raid on a community centre and school on Sneinton Dale, Nottingham, early on Easter Monday, 13th April 2009. It is believed that a demonstration was planned at the E.On powerstation at Ratcliffe-on-Soar as a spokesperson for the company claimed that it was the "planned target of an organised protest". The Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station is the 3rd largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK and has been previously targeted by activists.
Similar to past police actions, some of the homes of those arrested have been raided while they were held in custody. It has been confirmed that at least 6 homes have been raided in Nottingham and personal paperwork and computers have been seized. A school located next to the community centre where people were arrested was also broken into and smashed up by police. Those arrested have now all been released on bail without charges and to re-appear in court in July.
Legal advice for activists: Police powers to search premises.
Meanwhile, four Dutch activists from Earth First! forced entry into E.On's head office in Rotterdam and occupied a director's office to have a 'serious chat' about the planned construction of a new coal fired power station.
More coverage: on Nottinghamshire Indymedia
On the newswire: Statement of solidarity with the Nottingham 114 | Climate Action 114 Media Blog | A Conspiracy too far? | Solidarity for the Coal Conspiracy 114 | Bristol Rising Tide and Westside Statement of Solidarity for the Ratcliffe 114 | Climate activist searches (raids?) still happening | Mass arrests for thought crime | Nottingham's Climate Criminals | 100+ people arrested in Notts for conspiracy this morning | Climate Protest Busted!? | Mass arrests in Nottingham on Easter Monday
Related previous coverage: No case to answer after Notts E.On protest | Police Searches Houses After Arrests At E.On Blockade | Fossil Fools Take On E.On In Nottingham | Convictions For Activists - Climate Criminals Walk Free | 'Clean' Coal On Trial | Climate Activists Bring Powerstation Operations To A Halt | Spring Into Action Now!
Two environmentalists, arrested following a blockade of E.On's Nottingham offices, had the case against them dismissed on Wednesday. The case collapsed after it emerged that the prosecution had offered no evidence to support the charge of aggravated trespass. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) were found to have been negligent in their administration of the case and were ordered to pay the defence's costs.
The two joined around 30 protesters from Eastside Climate Action in an action against the energy giant, as part of a 'Fossil Fools' protest on 1st April, 2008. They locked themselves to the doors of the offices. The police made a verbal promise to allow them to leave without charges if they agreed to removed the blockade by 10am. They unlocked and were immediately arrested.
In a statement on the day of the action, Eastside Climate Action said: "We are here to tell E-on that ... the only real solution to climate change is to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Coal is the dirtiest Fossil Fool and to build new coal power stations in the face of climate change is collective suicide."
Previous feature: Fossil Fools Take On E.ON In Nottingham
Newswire: E-on Nottingham 'Fossil Fools' protest: prosecution offers no evidence | Police Searches Houses After Arrests At E.On Blockade | Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices Surveillance and Specialist Equipment | Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices in Nottingham : Pictures 1 | 2
Protesters from Earth First! have invaded the Derbyshire site of the open cast mine twice in the last fortnight. On Monday a number of people climbed onto diggers and machinery, stopping work for over two hours. This was preceded by a highly policed picnic that took place on the site last weekend. On Saturday, local environmental group Erewash and Amber Valley Environment Network (EAVON) held a demonstration of 40 people at the site entrance.
These protests are the latest in a campaign that saw Shipley Lodge, a house on the site, squatted during the summer. The squatters used tunnels and tree houses and it took bailiffs and police an entire week to evict them, at the cost of £58,000 to Derbyshire police. The first court case arising from the eviction collapsed last Monday due to lack of evidence.
Newswire: Local residents protest at Lodge Farm open cast site | Shipley Bodge court case collapses | Protestors stop work at Shipley open-cast | Picnic in the Park - Photos Shipley Open Cast Site, Derbyshire | Picnic In The Park - The Sequel | Notts Indymedia Climate Chaos topic page
Students at the University of Nottingham protested "unethical career corporatism" at the university's careers fair on Monday and Tuesday. Dressed as grim reapers, students payed a visit to arms dealers BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Qinetiq, as well as energy giants E.On and BP. Leaflets detailing the crimes of some of the companies were hounded out and the protesters even had a stall next to the Army's stall.
The protesters aimed to highlight the hypocrisy of organisers, AIESEC, who claim to embody "Peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential" whilst giving a platform to arms dealers, as well as to "oppose the general presence of mechanisms of the capitalist death machine." Their success was highlighted by the noteable absence of several targetted companies on the second day of the fair.
Previous Feature: Protests as arms dealers attend careersfair
Climate activists marked World Food Day by brining the European Biofuels Expo and Conference taking place at Newark Showground to a standstill. Several campaigners successfully scaled the roof of the building at the Newark Showground, dropping large banners inside the conference hall whilst others set off multiple rape alarms inside the centre in protest at what they see as the rape of the planet that Agrofuels are causing.
Their action against the Expo, dubbed by campaigners as the ‘Newark Exposé’, was staged to protest against the ‘greenwash’ that Biofuels can be sustainable and are good for the environment. John Simmons, from the roof of the Newark building, said "It is unacceptable that the Biofuels industry, which is responsible for large-scale rainforest destruction, evictions of communities, hunger and accelerated climate change hold conferences where they portray themselves as ‘green’."
From 3rd-11th August 2008, the Camp For Climate Action is being held in Kingsnorth, Kent near the proposed site of the first coal-fired power station in the UK since 1984.
Notingham residents are amongst those participating in the camp, organising themselves as part of the Eastside "neighbourhood" which also includes the good citizens of other Eastern parts of the country including Derby, Cambridge and Norfolk. Unfortunately, a Nottingham man is among those who have fallen victim to overzealous policing and was arrested, accused of "possession of a bladed article" (hardly an unusual situation for a camper).
Newswire: Riseup! Radio #8 - September Show | Riseup! Radio #7 August Show – Climate Camp Special | Climate Camp Location & Route (from Nottm or Anywhere) | Nottingham Riders Set Off For Climate Camp | Sumac Climate Action Garden Party: The Pictures 2 | Sumac Climate Action Garden Party: The Pictures 1 | Sumac Garden Party | Climate Camp Jingle
Notts climate features since last camp: Derbyshire Opencast Mine Squatters: Eviction Imminent | Free Food in Nottingham | Coal On Hold - Derbyshire Coal Mine Site Occupied | Campaigners Trespass on Proposed Coal Mine Site | New Old Coal for Notts | Fossil Fools Take On E.ON In Nottingham | Convictions For Activists - Climate Criminals Walk Free | 'Clean' Coal On Trial | Biofuels Conference Disrupted At Concerns Over Multi-National 'Greenwash' | Nuclear No Answer To Climate Change | DIY V3 Wind Turbine Workshop
National features: Climate Camp - Quick Links | Climate Camp: Kingsnorth Power Station Breached | Climate Camp: How The Police Radicalized An Entire Generation | Climate Camp Day 6: Action Spreads Across South East | Heathrow to Kingsnorth Climate Caravan 2008 | The not-so-secret 'guide to policing protest' | Climate Camp: Site Taken