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‘Eco Struggle’ Archives

700 Special Police Force arrive at Kulon Progo (Indonesia)

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The people of Kulon Progo call for your international solidarity as they resist corporate greed and ecological destruction, please spread this information and act. More info + links to follow.

Thursday Morning, 24 February, mining corporation wants to re-open its office and operational sites which already been closed and destroyed by the peasants December last year. Failed.

Monday, 28 February, media noted that Jogja Magasa Iron and some Japanese investors failed to come.

Wednesday, 2 March, 9 cars with heavy arms police guard came to the pilot project for only 10 minutes.

Yesterday Morning, 7 March, 31 Police truck, 700 special police force (called Mobile Brigade), water cannon, detention car, police dogs, tear-gas, and heavy weapons came to the village…

WE NEED IMMEDIATE SOLIDARITY NOW!

Kulon Progo Self-organised Struggle Against Neoliberal Megaproject

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The Authorities Have Taken Another Hostage in the Khimki Case (Ukraine, Russia)

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Denis Solopov, who took part in the action outside the Khimki town hall on July 28, 2010, to protest the lawlessness of local authorities and the clear-cutting of the Khimki Forest, has been detained in Kyiv by local police. (more…)

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Kulon Progo Self-organised Struggle Against Neoliberal Megaproject (Indonesia)

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

We call for the strongest possible international solidarity with the fighting peasants of Kulon Progo, Indonesia. They are organising to defend their lives and the environment from the ruthless mining operations of the exploiting capitalists and their state backers, with an absolute rejection of leftism and political wrangling. Let’s internationalise the anti-capitalist resistance!
(more…)

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ALF Claim Raids on Two Lab Breeders (UK)

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

11 February 2011

From Biteback:

“Two farms supplying chickens to be used in laboratory experiments were raided in one night. 25 chickens were freed from these disgusting business. We will return to free the rest!

AE Binning in Besselsleigh, Oxfordshire and Ross Poultry Farms, Martin Hussingtree, Worcester were the targets.

The fall of the animal supply network will be brought about and with this comes victory and closure of the laboratories.

Action, not words!”

Animal Liberation Front

This action was dedicated to Walter Bond given 5 years inside in the USA for burning down a sheepskin factory.

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Freedom for Arturo and Guido (Italy)

Friday, February 11th, 2011

From Nunatak:

Arturo and Guido, two of the comrades that are writing for Nunatak (a magazine of stories, cultures and struggles of the mountains), were arrested last night while participating in a demo in Condove (Susa Valley) trying to stop a train loaded with nuclear waste liquid Castor from the Garigliano reactor. The presence of a few dozen people made it possible to stop this train of death, but not to return home safely for all the protesters. They have done something for all of us, now it’s up to us to do something for them.

Freedom for Arturo and Guido!
Stop the Nuclear!

Your comrades of Nunatak.

Write:

Arturo Fazio,
Guido Mantelli,

CASA CIRCONDARIALE LORUSSO E CUTUGNO
Strada Pianezza, 300
10151 Le Vallette (TO)
Italia

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Eco-struggle gathering in Shropshire, 25-28 Feb (UK)

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The Shropshire anti-coal site at Huntington Lane was set up almost a year ago to defend the site against UK Coal’s plans to mine the huge site set in thousands of hectares of beautiful woodland in the heart of Shropshire’s beautiful countryside.

On October 13th, UK Coal in co-operation with the national eviction team begun work on the southern part of the site and have begun work, trashing the land with a large array of massive earth-moving equipment. (more…)

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Freedom for Silvia, Billy and Costa (Switzerland)

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

On February 24th there is a solidarity protest outside the Swiss Embassy, UK (16-18 Montagu Place, London W1H 2BQ at 5:00pm. Banners and flags will be provided).

On the 15th of April 2010 Silvia Guerini, Luca Bernasconi (called Billy) and Costantino Ragusa (called Costa) have been arrested nearby Zurich, in Switzerland. Their car was stopped and searched by the police that found explosives, gas bottles, incendiary devices and communiques signed ELF Switzerland. From the communique is clear the intention to attack the construction site of the new IBM research center of nanotechnologies in Ruschlikon, Zurich. (more…)

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Russian Embassy Attacked (Montreal, Quebec, Kanada)

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

“The Russian Embassy in Montreal, QC had it`s windows smashed and paint thrown against it`s facade. This action took place during the days of solidarity called for between November 12th-15th in solidarity with those facing repression of the aftermath of the militant defense of the Khimki old growth forest in Russia.

Freedom for ALL prisoners, from Russia to Canada”

anarchists

Ambassade Russe Attaqué (Montréal, Canada)

“plussieurs fenêtres ont été cassées par des roches et des ballons remplis de peinture ont été lancés sur la façade du bâtiment. Cette action a eu lieu pendant les journés de solidarité (12 Novembre à 15 Novembre) avec les comrades touchés par la répression après la défense de la fôret Khimki en Russie.

De la Russie jusqu’au Canada- Liberté pour tout.e.s les prisonniers!”

des anarchistes

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Sabotage at Water Pumping Station, Berkshire (UK)

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Summer 2010

“Water Pumping Station at Axford in Berkshire Sabotaged to protect River Kennet SSSI (Site of Specific Scientific Interest).

The Thames water pumping station at Axford, nr Newbury, in Berkshire is causing severe damage to the ecology of the River Kennet, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The River is based on chalkland so any variations in the aquifer can cause damage to the habitats of species such as Water Crowfoot, water voles, river lampray, and brown trout. The pumping station at Axford currently abstracts 9.4 million litres of water a day, with a yearly licence for 4,049,000 cubic metres. 85% of this is pumped out of the catchment area for domestic and industrial use in Swindon, so is lost from the river system. Both Natural England and the World Wildlife Fund have condemed current abstraction levels from the Kennet as the cause of habitat destruction. The water licence is up for review in 2011, but as demand is increasing the chances for the Kennet are slim.

Earlier this summer fences to the compound at Axford were cut. To avoid the door and window alarms on the main pump facility air vents were removed and access was gained through the walls. The pumps were stopped and control room trashed. The back up generator was decomissioned and control pannels smashed. Locks on fluridation units were glued. This action was taken in defence of the River Kennet and the species that live there. Defend your local river system.”

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Against the Matrix of Destruction (Philippines)

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Here 325 presents an overview of the ecologically and socially destructive operations of mining companies in the Philippines. 325 seeks information about the companies operating in the Philippines and also in other countries, their attacks on, and exploitation of, areas and peoples, and the resistance the companies face in the present moment. This is to internationalise our struggle and become a threat to their activities. The companies we seek information about are: TORONTO VENTURES INCORPORATED (CA), PHILEX GOLD (CA), BHP BILLITON (UK/AUS), LAFAYETTE INC (UK/AUS), MINDORO RESOURCES LIMITED (CA), PELICAN RESOURCES INCORPORATED (AUS), SAGITTARIUS MINES/XTRATA LTD (SWISS/AUS)., OCEANA GOLD (AUS), INTEX (NORWAY). Please send information via our contact form and take action in the ways you can!

Our Struggle is as Trans-National as Capital!

The Matrix of the Philippine Mining Industry

The mining industry is one of the biggest industries in the world to date.
In every part of the world where there are minerals, mining companies from such as Canada, United States, Australia, Asia, Japan and Norway and many parts of Europe compete to exploit the resources which they can gain profit from. Consequently, this has lead to the horrendous destruction of the Earth’s biosphere. Life support system such as water-sources, forests and wildlife are destroyed everyday to serve the mining companies profit motive. (more…)

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SHAC activists convicted and imprisoned (UK)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

On 25th October six British SHAC campaigners were convicted on charges related to their role in the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences. Alfie Fitzpatrick was given a 12 month sentence suspended for 2 years. Sarah Whitehead received 6 years. Nicole Vosper received 3 and a half years. Thomas Harris received 4 years. Nicola Tapping received 15 months. Jason Mullen received 3 years. (more…)

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Letter from Silvia Guerini (Italy)

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

SILVIA’S COMMUNICATION FROM THE BIEL’S PRISON

Message for the animal and earth liberation meeting – 10-11-12 September 2010 (ITALY)

Much to my regret, I can not be present at these three so important days, at the first meeting of animal and earth liberation.

But I’m there with you, with my thought and my heart.

I send you this message and a big hug.

We are constantly bombarded by an infinity of toxic substances, released in the air “in the soil” in the rivers and in the seas.

We are submerged by industrial and technological poison. Biotechnologies and technologies are going to identify themselves into the whole fabric of society. (more…)

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Mainshill Open Cast attacked with paint and locked shut (UK)

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

18 October 2010

“In the early hours of Monday morning, to mark the first day of Scottish Coals consultation on its three new open cast mines in the Douglas Valley, people took action at the newest mine in the area, Mainshill.

The gate onto the A70 was d-locked shut, the Works Traffic sign was painted with Stop Coal Chaos! and the security building was paint bombed.”

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Sabotage at Broken Cross Mine (UK)

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

17 October 2010

“Last night four earth movers, two dump trucks and an explosives handling truck were sabotaged beyond use at Broken Cross Open Cast Mine in South Lanarkshire. The mine is one of three active mines in the Douglas valley owned by Scottish Coal. Scottish Coal is attempting to open three more open cast mines in the valley, totally engulfing the communties in mines and infrastructure, destroying their way of life and their health.

It’s time to stand up to these bullies and hit them where it hurts. We won’t stop until they leave the Douglas Valley, and leave the coal in the ground. Fuck Scottish Coal!”

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12-15 Nov Days of Action for Khimki Hostages (Russia)

Monday, October 18th, 2010

12 to 15 of November 2010: The new Days of Action for the final and unconditional liberation of the Khimki hostages: Aleksei Gaskarov and Maxim Solopov

Update: Khimki town court released Maxim Solopov from the arrest. Khimki town court has ruled to change the pre-trial restriction for Maxim Solopov from arrest to a written pledge not to leave town

On the 27th and 28th of September new court sessions were held where the question of freeing Aleksei Gaskarov and Maxim Solopov, arrested on the 28th of July 2010, was dealt with. Shutting their eyes to the lack of evidence, turning their backs on public and international support for the detainees, described as “pressure on the court” by the prosecution, the Khimki judges prolonged the detention of the two social activists for two more months. (more…)

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