Peak Oil and the energy crisis caused by the depletion of fossil fuels and renewable alternatives.
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After 5 years of Climate Camps, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, a statement has been issued by the The Camp for Climate Action to say that "we will not organise a national Climate Camp in 2011" and that "we will not organise national gatherings as ‘Climate Camp’ or the Camp for Climate Action in 2011". This decision, and the process by which it was made, has been criticised by SchNews, "the act of a minority to shut-down an organisation which is meant to be run autonomously is entirely contradictory... Where Climate Camp goes after this, and whether local groups can effectively use the collective identity which has done so much for environmental activism over the last 5 years remains to be seen."
Coverage Elsewhere: Guardian: Climate Camp disbanded | New Internationalist: Where now for direct action on climate change? | Bristling Badger: Climate camp is dead, long live climate action | Political Dynamite: The end for Climate Camp?
After a 3 week trial and 3 days of deliberation for the jury, 20 climate activists were found guilty of conspiring to commit aggravated trespass today. The defendants were amongst 114 activists arrested at a Nottingham school in April 2009, on the verge of taking action to shut down the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station.
Over the course of the trial the jury heard evidence from a raft of experts including James Hansen, one of the world's leading climate scientists. MPs also testified on the inadequacy of conventional political channels to prevent climate change. The 20 are clear that "Taking action on climate change is not an act of moral righteousness, but of self-defence."
Links: Ratcliffe on Trial
Climate Rush tackled more climate criminals last week when the UK coal industry got together for their annual 'coal awards'. In a protest timed to coincide with the UK Coal hosted awards, around 15 climate activists paid a visit to their Doncaster headquarters, dressed in Edwardian style complete with red sashes with the words 'No New Coal' written across them. A banner reading 'Leave it in the Ground' was suspended across the entrance.
In London, the dirty coal pushers shied away from confrontation with the modern day climate suffregette movement, abandoning their booking at the plush Landmark Hotel and scuttling off to Lords cricket grounds instead. At the hotel, around a hundred activists rushed inside through a fire exit and began an alternative awards ceremony to highlight the ecological damage that the coal industry is inflicting on the environment. After being ejected from the hotel, a couple more attempts were made to gain entry and one arrest was made before the alternate awards continued outside. The Landmark hotel management were less than happy about the righteous fury brought down on them by the climate criminals promised not to accept bookings from such damaging industries again.
Coal represent 50% of the electricity production in the UK and its greatest contribution to CO2 emissions so the coal industry has seen increasing attention from activists in the UK (and beyond). Last month activists and local resident disrupted work at the Rosewell open-cast coal mine in Midlothian, operated by Scottish Coal , and another protest stopped work at UK Coal owned Shipley open cast coal mine in Derbyshire. In the US capitol on Monday, 2,500 protesters blockaded the gates of a coal fired power plant for almost five hours.
Campaigns : Climate Rush | Coal Action Edinburgh | No New Coal | Capitol Climate Action | Coal Caravan
Newswire reports : Coal Rush 1 | 2 | 3 | Doncaster 1 2 | Rosewell | Shipley | USA 1 2
Previous Climate Rush actions : 'climate suffragettes' smash gov windows | chained to parliament | Heathrow 1 2 | Manchester 1 2 | Parliament 1 2
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April 2006 No Borders Days of Action
Art and Activism Caravan 2006
Climate Camp 2006
French CPE uprising 2006
G8 Russia 2006
Lebanon War 2006
March 18 Anti War Protest
Refugee Week 2006
Transnational Day of Action Against Migration Controls
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Audio: Sheffield - Building our Response to the Climate Challenge
UK ready? Fracking Sacrifice Zones in U.S. West
Scottish Coal's Collapse : The Untold Story
23-04-2013 17:03 | 1 comment
Shell to Sea campaigner to speak in Bristol, Leeds & Manchester
Planning and Opencast Coal: the Bad and the Good News
LAON's Review of English Opencast Site Applications for March 2013
Summer action camp against Shell
28-03-2013 13:17 | 1 comment
Dangerous Myths of Fukushima
17-03-2013 17:15 | 2 comments
Call For an Open Debate on the Use of Coal
How Will We Power the Future?
December 2012 Review of New UK Opencast Sites
Growth and Infrastructure Threat Back-As Clause 23
Does the Energy Bill Herald An End To Opencast Mining?
05-12-2012 15:29 | 1 comment
Kevin Anderson: What They Won't Tell You About Climate Catastrophe
As Coal Use Declines Why Make It Easier to Dig It Out
Shared Planet 2012
Gas power station occupied by No Dash for Gas
UK's newest gas power station shut down and occupied
29-10-2012 12:50 | 7 comments
Parliamentary Committee Accepts Evidence from Campaigners
Indigenous Women Against Tar Sands
Transition Possible Anywhere - Albert Bates
BBC Investigates a Planning Decision of National Importance
Looking For An End - Ecoshock
Demo Against New Coal 22nd Sept
Increased Risk of Exploitation of the English Counrtyside
Diggers2012: The Journey Continues…
22-08-2012 15:57 | 1 addition
UK Coal plc Selling Off Prospective Opencast Sites?
08-08-2012 15:24 | 1 comment
Diggers2012: Activities at Runnymede Eco Village this Saturday
26-07-2012 12:58 | 1 comment
Derbyshire to face a new threat of Opencast Mininf?
New Threat of Opencast Mining in Sth Yorkshire
New Health Risks and Opencast Mining
Current Opposition to Opencast Mine Applications in England
Fossil Darkness Flourishes
Anti Opencast Coal Meeting Derbyshire
13-05-2012 13:31 | 2 comments
Is It Too Late for Environmentalism?
Trouble, but NOT end of the world
Scandal of the Tar Sands
Energy Relapse and Recovery
Free the Climate Scientists!
29-02-2012 18:51 | 1 comment
Fracking - The Rest of the Story
08-02-2012 19:58 | 1 addition | 1 comment
Forever Planting (for Peak Oil & Climate Change)
Oil to Occupy: The Restless West Coast
The Crisis of Civilization January Screenings
06-01-2012 23:30 | 2 additions
Oil Shock - The No Growth World
05-01-2012 00:25 | 3 comments
Fukushima: The Big Lie
Occupy Planet Earth: Resisting the Militarisation of State Power
Fracking Gas = Climate Crash
23-11-2011 04:52 | 2 comments
5 Years to Climate Hell
17-11-2011 16:56 | 1 comment
Q and A following UK Premiere of The Crisis Of Civilization
Durban Conference of Polluters 1
Greedy Lying Bastards - The Movie
Anti-Frackin Music Sample
How A Far Away Island Can Rock Your World
29-09-2011 18:15 | 1 comment
Youth Climate Event "Power Shift" Returns to UK
Extreme Rain, Dengue Fever, R.F. Kennedy Jr.
24-09-2011 03:24 | 1 comment
Growing Through The Storm
“Friends of Libya” meet in Paris for imperialist carve-up
Politically motivated (presumably) supsension of Alaskan scientist
Court Judgement: Mark Kennedy acted as an agent provocateur
20-07-2011 13:32 | 1 comment
Transition in Cities and the #SpanishRevolution
19-07-2011 19:45 | 1 comment
UG#558 - Into Eternity (Understanding The Ongoing Nuclear Wars)
Oil & Coal - How Much Is Left?
Kill the Car
07-07-2011 03:58 | 1 comment
De-Growth - the Alternative to Collapse
29-06-2011 20:34 | 5 comments
3 Nuclear Scares in the U.S. and Fukushima Bankruptcy
Camp Frack - Weekend of 17th-18th September
29-06-2011 14:26 | 1 addition | 2 comments
24-06-2011 08:23 | 2 comments
Carbon Capture and Storage - An act of Faith?
19-06-2011 12:29 | 1 comment
Why the NATO powers are trying to assassinate Moammar Gaddafi
13-06-2011 22:42 | 1 comment
World Premier Just Do It audio Q-A
Getting Off-Grid 2 - Nick Rosen
Getting Off-Grid 1 - Cam Mather
10-06-2011 16:43 | 1 comment
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
07-06-2011 13:27 | 1 addition | 1 comment
US Reactors as Dangerous as Fukushima
04-06-2011 18:38 | 1 comment
Transition and activism: a response
Shell Belmullet office shut down again -join the continuous protests!
25-05-2011 20:49 | 3 comments
Nick Clegg in Sheffield on 27th May!
23-05-2011 13:21 | 1 addition
Fracking Myths Richard Heinberg
Sheffield incinerator waste burning plan
FUKUSHIMA Poison Released
Just Do It - World Premier - June the 9th - Sheffield
Leeds trip to the Rossport Solidarity Camp
FUKUSHIMA DRAMA - Are You Safe?
Fukushima Fact & Fantasy
UG#544 - Living Arrangements Beyond Nation States
UK Coal PLC - It's level of debt keeps growing
Ratcliffe protesters encouraged to appeal
18-04-2011 13:19 | 2 comments
Fukushima: Nuclear Mutiny
Fear & Loathing in Fukishima
Japan: Triple Meltdown
30-03-2011 21:50 | 1 comment
Plutonium Found - Fukushima Update
28-03-2011 21:24 | 6 comments
Helen Caldicott on the Nuclear Disaster in Japan
26-03-2011 04:42 | 4 comments
Helen Caldicott on Japan Nuke Disaster
JAPAN Nuke Emergency Continues!
21-03-2011 16:17 | 2 comments
Desperate efforts to prevent full meltdown at Fukushima
JAPAN: Twilight of the Nuclear Gods
Safety of nuclear power and death of the nuclear renaissance
15-03-2011 21:50 | 5 comments
Japan Atomic Emergency Bulletin #3
14-03-2011 19:02 | 1 comment
The Age of Ocean Warming
13-03-2011 18:51 | 1 comment
10-03-2011 15:03 | 7 comments
Wicked Problems & Solutions
US and allies step up military and intelligence operations in Libya
07-03-2011 20:09 | 1 comment
Are we the next to be labelled a 'Barrier to Enterprise"/
Peak Trouble: Navigating the Chaos
Transition - The West Coast Scene - Really!
Collapse - is a Perfect Storm Brewing?
13-02-2011 19:32 | 10 comments
Hello Hard Times
The Real Facts Regarding Mark Kennedy’s Infiltration of Saving Iceland
11-02-2011 17:14 | 2 additions | 5 comments
Sheffield Humanist Society meeting: Population 101
Help Stop an Opencast Mine Application on Tuesday
09-02-2011 15:00 | 2 comments
5OOm Buffer Zone Bill Vote on FridaY
Crisis of Civilisation: Trailer & Website Launched
26-01-2011 15:12 | 1 addition
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