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Eco-Activists sabotage 'Bardon Aggrigates' Super Quarry (UK)

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

325 receives and transmits:

“Towards the end of last year the super quarry at Bardon Hill in Leictershire was sabotaged. This is the flagship quarry of Bardon Aggrigates, subsiduary of Aggrigate Industries, the company removing mountain tops for roadstone in Glensanda Scotland. Bardon Hill Quarry is a mile across and over quarter of a mile deep, and is removing a hillside that is designated as a SSSI. They are planning to extend this quarry to new areas using over three miles of conveyers to transport the stone. During the week bore holes were dug for the new expansion visitors climbed down into the quarry over night destroying engines and hydraulics, gluing locks, and drilling tires. You could stand in the buckets of the excavators and the wheels of the trucks were over eight feet tall. 3 excavators, 1 bulldozer, and 4 dumper trucks were sabotaged.”

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Eight killed in protest against Australian gold mining in Bima (Indonesia)

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

As part of the campaign for solidarity with the freedom struggle in Indonesia, we print this report from a comrade there:

On 24 December 2011, the tragedy happens in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Four people (media local said) died (eight now confirmed dead – killed by police during the resistance). It began when thousands of people including farmers blockaded the harbour of Sape in Bima. They protest to the government which had given permission to PT SMN to mine gold in the area of the area about 24.980 hectares. The people there are worried about the environmental damage. It is because most of the people there work as farmers and fisherman. The presence of the mine will destroy water sources and finally the agricultural ways in the area will be damaged.

For sources:

Negasi-Negasi (Indonesian anarchists/anti-authoritarians web-portal)

Hidup Biasa

Australia IMC

Corporate news

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Bank Central Asia attacked with Molotovs (Indonesia)

Friday, March 25th, 2011

25 March 2011

“BANK CENTRAL ASIA ATM ATTACKED WITH FIREBOMBS DURING MIDNIGHT LASTNIGHT.

BRIEF COMMUNIQUE: ONGOING SOCIAL WAR AND SOLIDARITY WITH BIMA, KULON PROGO, AND ALL THE OPPRESSED BY THE STATE AND CAPITALISM.”


INDONESIANINTIFADA.WORDPRESS.COM
– SOCIAL WAR / DISTURBANCE / INSURRECTION – Direct-Action Info Indonesia (more…)

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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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Machines sabotaged at Rosewell/Castle Bridge Coal Mine (UK)

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

20 March 2011

“Extensive damage done to four dumper trucks, two large excavators, two heavy duty bulldozers, a generator and a pump.

On Equinox night we entered the gravel and coal opencast extraction site at Castlebridge near Rosewell, Mid Lothian. The absence of security and the conveniently unlocked cabs made our night very productive. Tyres were drilled, hydraulics and electronics cut. Inside the cabs we found all sorts of expensive goodies like GPS, radios and various dials and screens to rip out and smash. The excavators had a bewildering array of electronic panels and engines the size of cars, we did what we could to immobilise these machines that destroy our health and that of the earth.

Scottish Coal will repair what was done, but hopefully at great cost.

We took this action in solidarity with the communities of the Douglas Valley who are currently resisting plans to roll out three new mines over the next couple of years. We aim to undermine the use of coal as a fuel in this country as we will always be reliant on extraction elsewhere in the world, where the damage done to environment and communities is potentially much worse.

Love, Rage and Bolt Croppers.”

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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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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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