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Pfizer Acquires Wyeth & Double Amount of Demos

29-01-2009 23:06

Now that Pfizer owns Wveth after a buy out, we had to send our wishes, SHAC style.

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Joanna Lumley helps Jamie Oliver reveal state of our pigs

29-01-2009 09:42

"Sow stalls are like battery cages - intolerable cruelty to produce our food," says Joanna Lumley, patron of farm animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming.

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Bayer Day of Action in Cambridge

28-01-2009 21:32

Bayers' track record shows they don't give a damn about all life

In support of the Day of Action against Bayer, activists visited their offices in Building 230, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WB.

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Bayer Day of Action in NYC

28-01-2009 13:00

Sunday, January 25, 2009
WAR Protests HLS Customers Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis and Bayer
Bayer Global Day of Action

The focus of this day of protest was the major customers of Huntingdon Life Sciences. The companies chosen today support and enable Huntingdon Life Sciences to continue to kill 500 animals per day with their blood money contracts.

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Bayer Day of Action in West London / Hampshire

27-01-2009 22:20

Monday, 26th January
HLS UK customers continue to have protests

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Campaign for High Welfare Chicken - Channel 4 Tonight

26-01-2009 18:34

Don’t forget to watch Chickens, Hugh and Tesco Too in Channel 4 tonight at 9pm. This programme will reveal what happened when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall attempted to change Tesco’s policies of selling intensively reared chicken.

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Another Regular Protest at Novartis

21-01-2009 17:36

Tuesday, 20th January

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UK SHAC 7 Solidarity Action in Birmingham

20-01-2009 01:58

Today SHAC Birmingham held a demonstration against Barclays bank in solidarity with the UK SHAC 7.

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UK SHAC 7 Solidarity Action in Southampton

19-01-2009 20:01

On Monday 19th of January SHAC Hants took an early morning trip to the outskirts of Southampton to pay a flying visit to Promega, Enterprise Road, Southampton Science Park one of the newest found suppliers to HLS. We showed up around half nine, just as the workers were settling in to another long week of making money out of animal torture.

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Novartis Protests Continue in Sussex

18-01-2009 15:15

Last Tuesday outside Novartis in Horsham, we managed to create an awful lot of noise for the two hours we were there and got more support from the passers-by.

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Israelis Rain 'Phosphorous Bombs' Over Gaza

14-01-2009 10:27

"There is no doubt that Israel is using phosphorous bombs over Gaza. Israel is flagrantly violating the Fourth Geneva Convention," says Raji Sourani, head of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) in Gaza.

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Plans for the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

13-01-2009 17:45

The public consultation for the new visitor centre has begun and ends 23rd Jan. This is a fantastic chance to make the new visitor centre a showcase for low impact sustainable design.
Please get involved and make sure your ideas get heard.

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Northern Climate Rush at Manchester Airport

13-01-2009 14:12

While 500 protesters occupied the domestic departure lounge at Heathrow airport at 7pm on Monday 12th Jan, others tried a simultaneous occupation at Manchester airport....

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IMEMC Special: White Phosphorus and its use in Gaza

13-01-2009 13:35

Press TV Images of WP use in Gaza
White Phosphorus (P4) is a waxy fat soluble colorless or slightly yellow solid with a garlic smell that is not naturally occurring but is produced in the laboratory. It is highly reactive with oxygen (ignites spontaneously upon drying and exposure to air) producing compounds like P4O6 (phosphorus pentoxide) and P4O10 which upon contact with water becomes oxophosphoric acids (aslternatively direct reaction with water can lead to phosphoric acid HPO4 through some intermediate compounds)

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Climate Rush targets Heathrow and Manchester airport on the 12 January 2009

12-01-2009 09:53

This week the government is expected to give the go ahead for the third runway at Heathrow. The pressure group 'Climate Rush' have announced a sit-down 'dinner' at the Departures Gate of Terminal One in Heathrow Airport on Monday 12th. The Climate Rush dinner will begin at 7pm and is expected to last several hours. At the same time Manchester airports Domestic Departures (Terminal 3) will also be targeted. BAA has been preparing for the protests by sending threatening letters to people who've said they'll attend.

'The Climate Rush' held their first protest last October (13th October). Taking their inspiration from the Suffragettes they mounted a 'rush' on Parliament. Over 800 women, men and children, some in Edwardian costume, all with red climate sashes, rushed the Houses of Parliament. The doors were slammed shut, Parliament was forced to close for an hour and the shouts of 'Deeds not Words' was heard throughout the Palaces of Westminster.

Related Links: Climate Rush Heathrow | Northern Climate Rush | Directions to Heathrow | FAQs | Artport |

Related articles: Climate Rush Media coverage | Parliament Rushed | Suffragettes interrupt the Energy Minister in preparation for the Climate Rush | Parliament statues get sashed | invitation to Ed Miliband | Klimax members storm a municipal city council | Third Runway Article, Telegraph | Party at Heathrow, Guardian | Heathrow Blockade, Times | Protesters Plot, Evening Standard | Caroline Lucas, Guardian | Protesters to close Heathrow |

Video and photos: Parliament Rush Photos | Climate Rush Photos | Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3 | Caroline Lucas speech | Rush Invite


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Rockwool factory destroying beautiful area in Croatia

11-01-2009 12:22

the chimney flooding the valley with smoke
Rock wool, whilst sold as an eco-friendly product, is a dirty thing to make. In the USA, Erin Brokovich is investigating claims that a now-closed Rockwool Group factory is responsible for the high rate of cancer locally. Meanwhile, the residents of the municipality of Pican, Croatia are protesting against a new factory which was built illegally. The factory regularly floods the valley with thick smoke. Read their press release below:

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BE: Dungeness N station on a possible 'C' station

10-01-2009 16:46

British Energy are holding several 'public meetings' in the local area (Kent-Romney Marsh) to tell all about their wonderous new plans for a third nuclear station at the site.

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MS Animal Research: Wasted Resources

09-01-2009 10:19

Vivisection Is Fraud The Public Deserve Better.

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Week of action for Nepal's monkeys

08-01-2009 20:27

From the 12th-19th of January we are calling for a week of spontaneous actions against Nepal's monkey business, in solidarity with our new initiative. We need you to do demos and outreach actions, we need you to sign petitions, send emails and add to the global pressure on Nepal.

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SHAC Demo HLS' Filthy Financiers

08-01-2009 17:34

Wednesday, January 7th