BAA, the operator of London’s largest airport, Heathrow, will return to the High Court today to seek “the mother of all injunctions” to prevent thousands of people affiliated to environmental organisations from attending the Camp for Climate Action at the airport from 14 to 21 August. The company says it wants to “protect the airport … Read More
16,000 police and a 12 kilometer fence surround G8 Summit
The upcoming G8 Summit, which formally begins on June 6, is one of the biggest security operations in Germany’s post-war era. The German government has brought roughly 16,000 police officers and 1,100 soldiers from across the country to Heiligendamm, Germany, a small resort town on the Baltic coast where the Summit will take place. Germany … Read More
G8 Day One: Let the Demonstrations Begin!
Saturday, June 2: G8 leaders won’t arrive for several days, but the demonstrations in Germany have already begun. I’m just back from today’s march, which started in a few different locations throughout city of Rostock, Gemany, and then converged at the fair grounds near the city’s harbor. The Police have apparently claimed that there were … Read More
Ogoni Protest Forces Pipeline to be Shut Down
A protest by Ogoni villagers at a major oil export pipeline complex in Nigeria has entered its fourth day. Villagers from K-Dere occupied the pipeline hub at Bomu, which feeds the Bonny shipping terminal, and forced Shell to shut 150 000 barrels per day of output.
Naked Bike Ride Raises Climate and Oil Issues
It’s all hotting up over the G8 Summit next week, where climate and oil will be high on the agenda. One confrontation seems to have been avoided though. In Brighton, police have finally given the go ahead for one of the rallies for World Naked Bike Ride. This year’s protest hopes to raise awareness of … Read More