https://reclaimthepower.org.uk – includes history/principles of Reclaim the Power (RtP)
https://twitter.com/reclaimthepower – Twitter @reclaimthepower
Here’s some of the action coming up, click on the links for more details (if you’re not on Facebook extra web links underneath some entries). If you are on social media go ahead and click ‘Join’ on the closed groups for live updates from the front lines.
Now in Country Durham: The battle is on to stop a new open-cast coal mine. CheckPont Valley Protection Camp for the latest, or the Coal Action Network: website or Facebook page
As part of the United Resistance, for 48 hours we’ll be holding the frontline against fracking. In our hundreds and thousands, we’ll be Preventing work from happening with our presence and sending a clear message to the frackers they are not welcome – not here, not anywhere. We’re bringing our bodies, our love and our creativity back to Preston New Road this summer. To make it happen we’ll need everyone’s talents, skills, energy and resolve.
Everyone is welcome, especially if you’ve never been involved in anything like this before. Our camp will provide food, friends to be made and a whole programme of trainings, workshops, talks and events to get informed, engaged and skilled up to take on the fossil fuel industry. In short, everything you need to be part of stopping fracking and enjoy yourself at the same time! We’d love you to come camp with us, but if you can’t do drop by for a day visit. Join the Facebook event.
Short documentary covering the latest on aviation and climate: https://youtu.be/oEXe6qxL-Qo there will be an international meeting of campaigners and activists on this issue on 28th and 29th April in London, details TBC.
Action in Europe:
Netherlands: Newly-formed Code Rood successfully occupied the largest fossil fuel terminals in Europe last Summer and again last Friday, sign up to find out about their plans to take on massive gasfields next. Easily accessible from the UK, a few of our folk hop the channel to muck in.
Germany: Ende Gelände is an ongoing campaign to stop lignite coal mining and burning in Germany. Last year action centred on the Rhineland’s complex of coal mines and power stations – the biggest source of carbon emissions in Europe. The biggest acts of civil disobedience for climate justice and a great place to network with climate activists from all over Europe. A group of people normally travel over from the UK each year. More mass action this Summer, learn more and sign up here:
Low-down on your basic rights at protests read https://greenandblackcross.org/
More about UK fracking:
If you’re not familiar with the issue get the fracking basics from Friends of the Earth: https://friendsoftheearth.uk/
Kirby Misperton was gonna be the first frack in the UK but brave protectors held them back and Third Energy have pissed off now. Cuadrilla’s site near Blackpool is next… that’s why we’re all over it because if they succeed and make a profit many more companies might follow to develop their license areas. We’ve got the industry at a bottleneck and we want to show investors that this industry is not a good investment – we are the investment risk! ;-D
Some studies that show that we must stop the fracking industry to keep global warming below 2 degrees:
Some action videos:
South Wales April ’16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqCOMav0QXc
East Germany May ’16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa0dTUQL-Eo
Heathrow October ’16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIdlrnDGOc8
First day of rolling resistance against construction of PNR site July ’17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TY2dLFnRRs
Affinity group action PNR July ’17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGaSYLosq5w
Truck surfing PNR July ’17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X2rggL7n9Q and https://youtu.be/1JleS5v9k6I?t=193
Carnival at the gates PNR July ’17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TKQPc-H044
Black Lives Matter shutdown City Airport September ’16 in protest against airport expansion plans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcXh0G9xavI&feature=youtu.be&t=13 – I forgot to mention they made a group decision to plead guilty to the charge of aggravated trespass and got away with a £100 fine and a conditional discharge (which means no further penalties so long as you’re not naughty again over the next year!)
Some more video:
The Plane Stupid activists who blocked Heathrow Airport’s north runway for six hours in 2015, in protest against major airport expansion plans: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2016/feb/25/heathrow-13-climate-change-protesters-well-be-back-video
More at http://www.planestupid.com
Code Rood mass trespass at Europe’s 2nd largest coal port in Amsterdam: https://youtu.be/pZU2vj-Pmdw
Back in 2012, Reclaim the Power’s first action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HovQqw9jEJY