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14-04-2011 10:29 | 0 comment(s)

Oxford February/March Bumper Double Roundup

Volunteer doctors - Lansley might just feel a small prick

This February and March double roundup of grassroots news in Oxford begins with the anti-cuts movement. Back in February there was a March against the cuts, then in March, Cornmarket turned into the Big Society Hospital. A week later the big TUC march bought London to a standstill, one Oxfordian wrote My march for the alternative about the day. Please do share your experiences of demos at publish your news by the way! Not to be outdone both Swindon and Stroud were also organising against the cuts.

 
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25-04-2005 14:34 | 0 comment(s)

The joy of seeds

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Last month saw Oxford's first seed swap. In a repeat of a formula tried and tested in other areas, growers came to exchange seeds and knowledge and got to go away with some rare and unusual veg varieties, as well as some that are local to Oxford.

The importance of saving seeds has never been more relevant as the erosion of our genetic heritage continues, not just here but all over the world, and with potentially disasterous consequences. Please read the following links, and remember 'Think Global, Act Local'.

report + video | Our Vegetable Heritage | Brighton group website
Traditional Seed Saving Made Illegal in Iraq | Seedswapping at LARC

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31-03-2004 10:57 | 11 comment(s)

Bayer Come a Cropper

Bayer test
Bayer have withdrawn the only GM crop with (partial) commercial approval. They blame government regulation and caution for holding up the crop which is now technologically and economically obsolete. However it has taken five years to get just one crop this far, which has been the result of the delays caused by the many crop trashings, lobbying, blockades, research and not a little consumer pressure.

When a government announces commercialisation of a GM crop, and then three weeks later, the very large multinational company responsible withdraws it from commercialisation, it would be a fair assumption that someone, somewhere, has put a spanner in the works.
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18-12-2003 03:04 | 0 comment(s)

Pink Castle Now Guilty!

On 15th December 2003 a District Judge in Weymouth, Dorset found four anti-GM activists guilty of aggravated trespass for attaching themselves to tractors. The activists were attempting to prevent the sowing of a trial of GM maize near Weymouth in May 2002.

This marks the end of a drawn-out and contradictory legal process which saw all four activists cleared of aggravated trespass by the same District Judge in March 2003. The Crown Prosectution Service (CPS) appealed and had the verdict overturned by two High Court Judges who ordered a retrial, with instructions that the defendants should be found guilty. The four now face prison for refusal to pay the punitive costs.

Full Report | video | audio | earlier verdict one two | background history | Pink Castle website

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29-06-2003 15:32 | 3 comment(s)

Dawn raid on GM research station

During the early hours of Sunday morning, 29 June, almost sixty members of the public broke into the grounds of GM giant Syngenta's reasearch station at Jealott's Hill near Bracknell, Berkshire. They pulled up a 600 sq metre research plot of experimental wheat.

Syngenta had government consent to plant upto 35 by 20 metres of genetical modified wheat. In a press release, protesters claimed that if allowed to pollenate, it would have spread GM material into the surrounding countryside...

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Text Primate Torture in the US, UK, China, Malaysia and Elsewhere
19-06-2010 17:13 | 1 comment(s)

Text National Anti-Vivisection Alliance Launched
26-05-2010 14:58 | 5 comment(s)

Text Food is a human right, not a corporate commodity
08-02-2009 23:05 | 1 comment(s)

Text Documents expose Police corruption in Oxford
16-05-2007 11:12 | 5 comment(s)

Text SPEAK To Field Candidates at General Election
18-02-2007 20:07 | 3 comment(s)

Image WORLD DAY FOR LAB ANIMALS - Sat 22nd April
13-03-2006 15:05 | 5 comment(s)

Text Transhumanism, human “enhancement” and eugenics: day of information for action
28-02-2006 13:28 | 1 comment(s)

Text Pro-vivisectionists group 'Pro-Test' gather to defend Oxford tortore lab
22-02-2006 15:24 | 9 comment(s)

Image The Real Face of Terror
23-12-2005 10:39 | 5 comment(s)

Text Oxford Lab - work resumes on animal lab
30-11-2005 13:25 | 7 comment(s)

Text Researchers Speak Out Against Animal Tests
23-07-2005 14:36 | 0 comment(s)

Text Scientists vs Environmentalits - Thursday 9th of June at the Vaults
05-06-2005 22:37 | 0 comment(s)

Text Critical Talk on Nanotech - Oxford, this wednesday
09-05-2005 11:59 | 0 comment(s)

Text The Man Made Plagues
25-02-2005 14:45 | 0 comment(s)

Image March to stop Oxford Animal Lab - January 29th
19-01-2005 00:56 | 0 comment(s)

Text Nanotech industry front group use Indymedia to talk to angels
15-12-2004 14:02 | 15 comment(s)

Text crane occupation halts construction of europes largest nanotech centre.
13-12-2004 11:45 | 3 comment(s)

Text Activists occupy Nanotech centre construction site
13-12-2004 11:36 | 0 comment(s)

Image angels at nano-tech conference - pics
09-12-2004 17:57 | 13 comment(s)

Text Stagecoach buses get into nanotech
06-12-2004 23:43 | 5 comment(s)

Text Animal Rights Demo - Success Already!
30-11-2004 13:34 | 11 comment(s)

Image Contemporary Ideology Forum hosts Dr D. Parr on the Precautionary Principle
29-10-2004 11:37 | 1 comment(s)

Text GM Maize approved by EU for planting
11-09-2004 11:48 | 0 comment(s)

Text SPEAK - Dr Jerry Vlasak replies to media libel
25-07-2004 18:30 | 10 comment(s)

Text SPEAK FREE - Support freedom of speach!
25-07-2004 13:16 | 103 comment(s)

Video Video of Sainsbury’s Blockade
04-07-2004 17:00 | 1 comment(s)

Image Some photes from the Sainsbury's blockade in Birmingham
03-07-2004 14:52 | 2 comment(s)

Text Another GM Victory - Monsanto Drop GM Wheat
11-05-2004 09:36 | 2 comment(s)

Video Oxford lyrical about the GM victory
27-04-2004 14:50 | 3 comment(s)

Text Bayer withdraw Commercialisation of GM Maize
30-03-2004 21:47 | 1 comment(s)

Text Boycott Bayer Campaign
23-03-2004 12:53 | 1 comment(s)

Text Stop Vivisection - New Campaign against Oxford University
26-02-2004 09:46 | 1 comment(s)

Text A look at the Bayer injunction
12-02-2004 16:56 | 2 comment(s)

Text Bayer Feb 11th high court ruling
11-02-2004 16:52 | 3 comment(s)

Text Bayer pulls GM seed applications in UK
23-12-2003 13:45 | 0 comment(s)

Video Video: The Trials and Tribulations of the Littlemoor Four
16-12-2003 23:17 | 5 comment(s)

Image Pink Castle Four Suffer Perversely Pricey Ping Pong Justice
16-12-2003 13:28 | 1 comment(s)

Video Video: Bayer Noise Demo
02-12-2003 02:27 | 4 comment(s)

Text Contributors wanted for GM film
17-11-2003 12:17 | 2 comment(s)

Text Bayer Noise Demo - Report
15-11-2003 10:44 | 0 comment(s)

Video Video of Tractors & Trollies
10-11-2003 15:18 | 1 comment(s)

Text Pink Castle GM court case up date
06-11-2003 12:43 | 1 comment(s)

Text Stop Bayers GM crops noise demo at Bayer HQ in Newbury Thursday 13th Nov
31-10-2003 13:48 | 3 comment(s)

Text Stop GM food!
16-10-2003 13:32 | 7 comment(s)

Text Glove wuld like to meet ...
06-10-2003 11:11 | 2 comment(s)

Text Council walkout sparked by GM Motion
22-07-2003 00:07 | 0 comment(s)

Video Video - 4am sunday morning, GM giants wheat trial crop trashed
29-06-2003 13:46 | 6 comment(s)

Image GM crop trashing near Reading
29-06-2003 13:03 | 5 comment(s)

Text GM Crops Family Tree
29-05-2003 15:52 | 0 comment(s)

Video Convoy - Messages to DEFRA
31-07-2002 15:25 | 3 comment(s)

Image Video of Bayer Action - GM enemy number one
26-01-2002 21:04 | 1 comment(s)

Text Bayer HQ Blockaded
24-01-2002 19:01 | 10 comment(s)


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