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Equinox Sabotage at Broken Cross Open Cast Coal Mine (UK)

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

20 March 2011

“On Equinox night last Sunday two huge graders at Broken Cross Open Cast Coal Site in South Lanarkshire were trashed. One of them was as big as a three story building and used to load coal on to lorries, headed for railheads and power stations. Hydraulics, electrics and steel cables were cut, and anything breakable was broken. They won’t be used for a while.

This action was taken by autonomous activists in solidarity alwaysvaltrexonline.com with all those opposing corporate rule and ecological suicide, and despite ever increasing security at Scottish Coal’s mines in the area. Scottish Coal will soon be applying for three new open cast mines in the Douglas Valley, including a whole new 1 million tonne extension to Broken Cross, extending the life of the mine and its impacts on the people around it for years to come.

Fuck Scottish Coal.”

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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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Machine sabotaged against destruction of Happendon Wood (UK)

Friday, October 8th, 2010

3 October 2010

“Extensive damage has been caused to a mining machine at the Broken Cross open cast coal mine in South Lanarkshire. This action, taken during the night of third of October, was carried out anonymously by those acting in solidarity with The Happendon Wood Action Camp (THWAC), and in support of the residents of the Douglas Valley.

The sabotage was carried out as an act of opposition to Scottish Coal’s recently submitted proposals to extend the Broken Cross mine and to begin work at two new sites in the area, at Townhead and Auldton Hights. ”

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