West Midlands Climate Action
We are a loose affiliation of people living in the West-Midlands region from many different backgrounds, united in recognising the need for major social change to effectively respond to the climate crisis.
The first WM neighbourhood formed in Birmingham in 2007 but drew in many from outside the city - Malvern, Worcester, Telford, Stoke, Leamington Spa, West Wales - helping to create new climate action networks across the area.
We had neighbourhoods at Heathrow and Kingsnorth in 2007 and 2008 and last year activists from the West Midlands participated in Climate Camp in the City and the London Climate Camp in Blackheath. This year we will be at Edinburgh and you can help us organise for it by joining the mailing list wmclimatecamp[at]lists.riseup.net
During the year the meetings are held with all or parts of the neighbourhood. They can be called by anyone at any time, but normally occur in the week before the monthly national gatherings. Open meetings are announced on the mailing list.
As with other groups there is no central leadership and decisions at meetings are made consensually.
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Nine months ago we joined a coalition of activists and local residents who occupied the Land at Huntington Lane after UK Coal started the preparation work necessary to begin work on a new open-cast coal mine. The occupation is still going strong but a call for help went out in October after work started on the Site "A" part of the mine. The people who live on site need to focus all their energy on securing the defences in preparation for the eviction. So any solidarity actions would be welcomed. The camp has seen support come from across the county as it prepares for the expected eviction order. There have already been a number of actions taken in solidarity with the camp from a group of Digger Divers bringing all work on the mine to a stand still for over an hour to a recent successful blockade of the entrance to the mine.
We regularly update our website with news from the camp
The Defend Huntington Lane Camp also has its own blog with news on what's been happening recently at the camp