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24-07-2011 19:21 | 0 comment(s)

Fairford Air Tattoo - Scarring for Life

Protesters at Fairford

Gloucestershire's skies were darkened again by the Royal International Fairford Air Tattoo as some of the world's worst climate criminals and human rights abusers compared their best killing machines. This is an event about the glorification of everything that a civilised society should feel repelled about. Despite this, virtually every single newspaper, TV and radio show lavished it with praise. In so doing, they justified the entertainment budgets that the military industrial complex lays on at our expense.

 
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17-07-2011 15:53 | 0 comment(s)

Oxford's early summer round up

Protesting against deportation

Asylum has been high on the agenda recently as 24 Iraqi refugees went on hunger strike in Campsfield House. This was followed up with a very successful blockade of deportation coaches near Heathrow Airport [ 1 | 2 ] by No Borders.

Anti-military action has also been around recently. First, a group of Oxford-based campaigners managed to force the the British Government to admit that it was still training Bahraini officers, despite the brutality going on in that country as part of the 'Arab Spring.' This was followed by an apparently unconnected act of resistance against the military as the armed forces building in Oxford was daubed with red paint.

Fighting the cuts continued with the return of the Big Society Hospital, the launch of the Save Garsington Buses Campaign, and the continuing refusal of the City Council to listen to the public.

Education was on the agenda as activists told Grayling exactly want they thought of his plans for private universities, whilst locally based NGO - People & Planet published the Green League asking 'how green is your university?'

Climate change concerns raised their head again as the defendants from the Ratcliffe 114 (many from Oxford) launched an appeal against their convictions, and Oxford-based Campbell Road Productions announced their new film investigating the Tar Sands.

In other news, the summer also saw the fourth happening of the Oxford Radical Forum.

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31-12-2010 18:36 | 0 comment(s)

Oxford Review of the Year

It's been a busy year for activists and grassroots campaigners in Oxford. Peace campaigners have kept up the pressure on the war-mongers, including those at AWE Aldermaston and BAe systems. Campsfield Detention Centre has remained a target for people opposed to the inhumane treatment of migrants. And, of course, the anti-cuts movement has grown from strength to strength closing down shops, occupying buildings, and bringing angry people out on the streets.
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06-11-2009 11:17 | 1 comment(s)

Oil companies left with egg on their faces

heckling

Both BP and Shell had their flagship recruitment events at the Randolph Hotel hijacked by protesters in the last few weeks. Linking the global issues of climate change and exploitation to local attacks on people and the environment, campaigners from Thames Valley Climate Action took over stages, heckled, asked awkward questions, unplugged display equipment, leafletted and chatted with audiences.

The actions were amongst the first in a new grassroots campaign against the extraction of Tar Sands oil in Alberta, Canada. Shell are massively involved there, whereas BP are still in the process of getting involved; it's hoped that by targetted them early on we might be able to put them off. You can find out more, and hear first-hand stories from touring indigenous activists at the talk on Monday 16th November at Science Oxford, and at the film screening of H2Oil on Sunday 22nd November at Oxford Action Resource Centre.

[ Shell action: 1 | 2 | Video ] [ BP action: 1 | 2 | Video ]
[ Tar Sands background: 1 | 2 | 3 | UK tour | film screening ]
[ Thames Valley Climate Action | Shell To Sea | Hands Off Iraqi Oil ]

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26-10-2009 15:44 | 8 comment(s)

No New Coal. Actions at Power Station and Open Cast Mines.

Update: At 4:30 am after 48 hours of protest, the remaining 10 came down from the roof of Didcot Power station and were arrested.

Early on Monday morning, activists entered a NPower coal fired plant in Didcot. A group chained themselves to the coal conveyor, and prevented coal from entering the power station, although a report indicates that those chained to the conveyor were cut loose and arrested. Others erected tents on the roof and have climbed chimneys, and have spent two nights up there.

In associated actions, work was stopped at two open cast mines on Monday. Twenty activists entered the site at Shipley which provides coal to Ratcliffe-on-Soar, and climbed onto vehicles, which they occupies, stopping work on the site for 4.5 hours. Mainshill, site of an ongoing protest camp was blockaded for seven hours. After action to stop night time felling on Monday, another blockade was mounted on Tuesday.

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12-11-2008 18:54 | 8 comment(s)

E.ON withdraws from careers fairs due to persistent protests

Check one Banner Drop!

E.ON has withdrawn from University Careers Fairs run by AIESEC following a string of protests around the country. E.ON did not show up at Birmingham today (12th Nov). The protesters object to E.ON wanting to develop new coal fired power stations, such as at Kingsnorth - the target of this summers Climate Camp. However E.ON cannot avoid the protests by avoiding careers fairs - expect more fun during 48 hours of action against E.ON and new coal on the 28/29 November.

Students have visited careers fairs to protest about the presence of parts of the arms and fossil fuel industries. Climate chaos related companies targeted include RBS (the oil and gas bank), BP and Shell. The arms industry representatives include the Army, B.Ae, Qinetiq and Rolls Royce. Careers fairs have been targeted in Aston, Birmingham ( 2 ), Bristol, Cambridge ( 2 | 3 ), Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Imperial College London, Kings College London, Leeds, Liverpool, Loughborough, Manchester ( 2 | 3 ), Nottingham ( 2 | 3 ), Oxford ( 2 ), Sheffield, Southampton, Warwick and York. More reports are available from People and Planet.

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Text The Coal Question and the Bradley Public Inquiry
05-10-2014 13:05 | 0 comment(s)

Text The Financial Risks and the Bradley Public Inquiry
03-10-2014 16:15 | 0 comment(s)

Text The Bradley Opencast Decision : the 1,600,000 CO2 Question
26-09-2014 12:00 | 0 comment(s)

Image Shell PR event shut down in Oxford
23-10-2013 11:55 | 4 comment(s)

Image Vale of Evesham Vegan Fair, Sat 23 March
29-01-2013 16:25 | 0 comment(s)

Image Oxford Indymedia Film Nights back with "Gasland"
29-09-2012 15:33 | 0 comment(s)

Text Tar Free Oxford Takes Off
10-08-2012 12:22 | 0 comment(s)

Image Taking on Tarmageddon
18-02-2012 17:29 | 2 comment(s)

Image No carbon budget for Trident and no plans for co-operation on climate change
14-02-2012 18:01 | 2 comment(s)

Image Directions to the new camp at Hinkley Point power station
13-02-2012 15:15 | 3 comment(s)

Image Do you want to help stop the world’s most destructive project?
27-01-2012 17:15 | 0 comment(s)

Image Banner drop in solidarity with Australian forests
08-10-2011 16:38 | 1 comment(s)

Text Direct action discussion at Just Do It
04-08-2011 21:40 | 1 comment(s)

Video Censorship at the Fairford Air Tattoo
21-07-2011 13:04 | 0 comment(s)

Image Breaking news: Police less than honest
19-07-2011 20:53 | 11 comment(s)

Video Taking on Tarmageddon trailer
15-06-2011 21:35 | 1 comment(s)

Text Local NGO People and Planet publish Green League
07-06-2011 12:09 | 0 comment(s)

Image The appeal of climate activists
24-05-2011 18:07 | 8 comment(s)

Text Anti- GM Protestors Target Oxford Tesco
15-02-2011 12:40 | 0 comment(s)

Video Keep Europe Out of the Tar Sands
14-01-2011 20:20 | 0 comment(s)

Text Undercover and over-the-top: The collapse of the Ratcliffe trial
13-01-2011 17:33 | 11 comment(s)

Image Newbury Bypass walk (15th anniversary of the evictions)
07-01-2011 15:52 | 2 comment(s)

Text Oxford climate activists sentenced - Ratcliffe
05-01-2011 17:34 | 0 comment(s)

Image Beyond the Tipping Point? Film & discussion.
05-11-2010 13:48 | 0 comment(s)

Text Crude Awakening Film
17-10-2010 18:45 | 1 comment(s)

Image Film: The Power of Community: 23 Sept 2010
24-08-2010 18:54 | 0 comment(s)

Image BP hit by tar sands protests in London, Brighton, Oxford and Cambridge
10-04-2010 20:52 | 2 comment(s)

Text BP not welcome in Wantage and Grove
06-04-2010 00:49 | 0 comment(s)

Text Another Shell recruitment event disrupted
09-03-2010 20:24 | 3 comment(s)

Text Dissident Island Radio - check out the show
25-02-2010 12:25 | 0 comment(s)

Text Anti-meat demo TODAY 12noon 'til 4pm 1st Feb Cornmarket St
01-02-2010 10:56 | 2 comment(s)

Text Low Carbon East Oxford Public Meeting 21 Jan
18-01-2010 14:36 | 0 comment(s)

Image Climate Protestors in Court Following Defacing of Canadian Flag
05-01-2010 17:26 | 5 comment(s)

Text Lighting up Cornmarket in Protest
11-12-2009 20:43 | 9 comment(s)

Image Oxford Rides the Wave of Climate Protests
06-12-2009 10:46 | 0 comment(s)

Text Indigenous women accuse RBS and Treasury of funding 'bloody oil'
16-11-2009 14:57 | 7 comment(s)

Text Action Beyond Leaders
10-11-2009 17:27 | 0 comment(s)

Text What's Wrong With BP? Go to their recruitment fair and find out!
05-11-2009 12:27 | 3 comment(s)

Video Shell recruitment event disrupted (video)
05-11-2009 00:30 | 0 comment(s)

Text 26/10/09: A day to remember in the fight against coal
30-10-2009 20:35 | 3 comment(s)

Text Didcot protest over - 20 arrested
28-10-2009 09:44 | 1 comment(s)

Image N Power's Didcot coal powered station under siege
26-10-2009 09:39 | 26 comment(s)

Text Oxford climate activists strike again!
22-10-2009 15:06 | 2 comment(s)

Text Shell recruitment event disrupted in Oxford
21-10-2009 20:45 | 1 comment(s)

Text BP recruitment event taken over by Oxford climate campaigners
16-10-2009 10:09 | 5 comment(s)

Text Getting ready for the Swoop in Oxford
08-10-2009 21:20 | 3 comment(s)

Image Hoping a fair and safe climate change deal is on the cards!
01-10-2009 11:33 | 7 comment(s)

Image Climate Rush Green Fayre in Aylesbury
17-09-2009 11:42 | 4 comment(s)

Image Activists Invade Construction Company HQ
02-09-2009 12:23 | 5 comment(s)

Text Rally to support Vestas Workers, Oxford
12-08-2009 10:16 | 0 comment(s)

Text The Rally To Save Vestas Wind Turbine Factory
10-08-2009 08:58 | 0 comment(s)

Image Newbury Bypass Documentary
13-07-2009 14:58 | 0 comment(s)

Text Climate campaigners target coal power construction firm
29-06-2009 11:09 | 12 comment(s)

Text Kingsnorth construction firm invaded by climate activists!
05-06-2009 10:10 | 12 comment(s)

Image Come to the Peace News Summer Camp: 23 - 27 July, Oxfordshire
28-05-2009 09:48 | 0 comment(s)

Text Victory for protesters in E.ON PR battle
08-04-2009 17:24 | 1 comment(s)

Text Oxfordshire Fossil Foolishness
01-04-2009 17:15 | 0 comment(s)

Text Protest for a better world at the G20 summit
18-03-2009 00:01 | 2 comment(s)

Text The 'Turn Up the Heat' Protest
01-03-2009 13:36 | 0 comment(s)

Text An alternative to the current economic crisis
28-01-2009 19:03 | 0 comment(s)

Image xmas graffiti message!
22-12-2008 23:28 | 1 comment(s)

Text Four-figure police payout
10-11-2008 01:28 | 4 comment(s)

Text E.ON Recruiters Targeted AGAIN - in Oxford
06-11-2008 19:18 | 1 comment(s)

Text Activists Take Over BP Recruitment Event
15-10-2008 11:14 | 9 comment(s)

Image Oxfordshire Open Eco-homes Thu 11th - Sun 14th September
25-08-2008 12:26 | 0 comment(s)

Image Oxford vegan food fair report - your town next!
17-08-2008 04:17 | 4 comment(s)

Text Sweaty Bolox - request for pics of new piece on M40 :)
14-08-2008 10:23 | 3 comment(s)

Image Climate campers target mining corporation
11-08-2008 23:45 | 3 comment(s)

Text Climate Camp- Protest ignores Police Stop & Search
06-08-2008 14:43 | 0 comment(s)

Text Climate Camp 2008 is Open - Video
01-08-2008 23:15 | 5 comment(s)

Text 32 SUVs disabled across Oxford
18-07-2008 11:10 | 18 comment(s)

Image Greenwash Guerrillas Embarrass E.ON
16-07-2008 10:16 | 2 comment(s)

Text Oxford Climate Action Spin The Spinners!
16-07-2008 09:59 | 5 comment(s)

Image Oxford Groups ask politicians to stop ignoring aviation
06-04-2008 15:43 | 0 comment(s)

Image Oxford activists round up day of anti-coal action with visit to npower HQ
03-04-2008 16:42 | 0 comment(s)

Text Fossil Fools Day - Video
02-04-2008 15:19 | 0 comment(s)

Image Westgate Demo Photos
29-03-2008 16:59 | 4 comment(s)

Text Tara Protester in tunnel to stop Construction of M3 Motorway near Hill of Tara
15-03-2008 14:40 | 0 comment(s)

Text A film with altitude on at the Phoenix, 16th March
22-02-2008 11:13 | 0 comment(s)

Image Want to know how to take your campaign to the next level?
18-02-2008 13:10 | 1 comment(s)

Image Are your meals costing the Earth?
12-02-2008 10:56 | 0 comment(s)

Text Westgate Watch Blog Launched
02-02-2008 12:24 | 0 comment(s)

Text Trees 'spiked' in Oxford
19-01-2008 16:18 | 7 comment(s)

Image Photos: Last Bonn Square tree is felled
14-01-2008 19:30 | 0 comment(s)

Text More arrests today at Bonn Square Oxford
14-01-2008 18:47 | 0 comment(s)

Text Activist arrested while trying to give tree protester water
13-01-2008 15:51 | 6 comment(s)

Image Photos from Bonn Square protest
13-01-2008 15:40 | 1 comment(s)

Image Oxford Tree Protest Brings Fences Down
12-01-2008 18:34 | 5 comment(s)

Image Oxford Tree Protest Tomorrow (plus more photos)
11-01-2008 17:59 | 1 comment(s)

Text Polar Bears Populate Welsh Coal Mine
10-01-2008 12:25 | 0 comment(s)

Text Anti-Incinerator Petition and Protest
05-01-2008 02:29 | 1 comment(s)

Image Veg*n Climate March update
03-12-2007 17:17 | 0 comment(s)

Text Campaign Against Climate Change Public Meeting Tuesday Dec 4th
28-11-2007 17:48 | 0 comment(s)

Text Student Climate Project Launch this weekend
27-11-2007 17:43 | 0 comment(s)

Text Global Climate Demonstration- Saturday Dec 8th
12-11-2007 20:58 | 0 comment(s)

Image local activists open squat on Cowley Rd (Oxford) for CCA gathering
03-11-2007 11:04 | 3 comment(s)

Image Activists set up "Camp Hope" at Gloucester Airport
20-10-2007 21:30 | 1 comment(s)

Text Quick Update on Today's Oxford RBS Actions
15-10-2007 13:55 | 4 comment(s)

Text 'Student Climate Project' takes off!
29-09-2007 22:25 | 1 comment(s)

Text Tara Video action
12-09-2007 22:45 | 1 comment(s)

Text "Student Climate Project" to be launched in December
29-08-2007 13:28 | 1 comment(s)

Text BAA get Punished for the most Devastating Climate Change
20-08-2007 12:40 | 1 comment(s)

Image Red Herrings at Climate Care
20-08-2007 12:09 | 3 comment(s)

Text Carbon Offset Companies targeted by Climate Camp Activists
20-08-2007 08:23 | 2 comment(s)

Image plane stoopid graffiti
13-08-2007 14:08 | 2 comment(s)

Text Farms Destroyed by Global Warming
01-08-2007 18:44 | 0 comment(s)

Image Fortis est veritas: Oxford Climate Campers Take Over Carfax Tower!
28-07-2007 14:43 | 7 comment(s)

Text Activists Attack "Clean Coal"
26-07-2007 16:00 | 1 comment(s)

Text Floods expose Labour's climate complacency
25-07-2007 13:33 | 2 comment(s)

Image No More Bull On Climate Change: Action this Saturday.
24-07-2007 15:16 | 0 comment(s)

Text Words + Music Fundraiser for Oxford Climate Camp THIS SATURDAY!
04-07-2007 11:35 | 0 comment(s)

Image Climate Camp fun at Barracks Lane
17-06-2007 15:32 | 4 comment(s)

Image Levellers' Day 19 May 2007
02-05-2007 08:50 | 5 comment(s)

Text Come and find out more about Contraction and Convergence
24-04-2007 06:51 | 0 comment(s)

Text Report from Land and Marine demo and demo announcement
20-04-2007 21:01 | 2 comment(s)

Text Bath Climate Camp evicted - BUT THE DEMOS ARE STILL HAPPENING!
19-04-2007 20:06 | 4 comment(s)

Image Saving Iceland tour coming to Oxford
18-04-2007 10:02 | 1 comment(s)

Text Party Against Petrol! - Saturday 21st April
17-04-2007 18:58 | 0 comment(s)

Text Nature and mental health - Biophilia and Recovery
17-04-2007 15:23 | 2 comment(s)

Text Shut Down Land and Marine - Wrench the Pipeline! Friday 20th April
14-04-2007 21:21 | 0 comment(s)


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