Weekly Round-up: 14th September 2010
The Weekly Round-up is back in action after this year’s camp and it’s packed full of really important call outs from across the UK.
Defend Huntingdon Lane
First up, we blogged about the great achievements of the Defend Huntingdon Lane camp in a previous blog post but it appears that British Coal are ramping up activity and preparing to start evicting the Camp.
To make sure this doesn’t happen there’s a call out for support – both in the form of people to get up to the camp and help with defense and providing much needed resources and supplies.
For latest news and specific requests head over to the blog.
Meanwhile the fight against environmental destruction being waged by Big Oil is stepping up a pace. Crude Awakening has issued a call out to activists to start planning for a day of mass action in central London on October 16th:
Floods in Pakistan, drought in Russia, huge glaciers breaking up in Greenland…
Our climate system is rapidly sliding into crisis, as oil companies destroy people’s lives and the environment to keep sucking up their profits.
Oil saturates every aspect of our lives. Oil profits lubricate the financial markets and its sponsorship clings like a bad smell to our cultural institutions.
It flows through pipelines to the pumps, airports and factories of our cities. The failure of the UN COP15 process showed us – if there was ever any doubt – that government and industry can’t tackle climate change. It’s up to us and it’s time to up the ante.
As a movement, our actions against coal and aviation have made a real difference. Now oil’s time is up.
Together, on October 16, let’s give the oil industry a Crude Awakening.
Meet in central London. Be ready to move. Be ready to stay and stand your ground. Be creative. Be prepared. Be there.
Find out more, get involved and sign up for text alerts at www.crudeawakening.org.uk
Part of the CJA global week of action for climate justice
Hope to see you on streets
Finally, great news from Scotland where last Sunday 12th September a group of autonomous individuals successfully occupied a new site in Happendon Wood, South Lanarkshire.
Coal Action Scotland are inviting people to join The Happendon Wood Action Camp (THWAC) to help defend it from destruction by Scottish Coal and to take action in solidarity with communities in the area resisting the expansion of the coal industry in the Douglas Valley.
Till next week