Rising Tide is a grassroots international network of groups and individuals who take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change and to promote local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis.
As both a Rising Tide UK Campaign and a Rising Tide National Group, "Art Not Oil" has railed against Big Oil cultural sponsorship since 2004. We are pleased to announce it has now become a coalition of autonomous organisations united around the aim of ending oil sponsorship of the arts and sharing resources as the Art Not Oil Coalition.
The founding members of this new coalition alongside Rising Tide UK are:- Liberate Tate, Platform, the Reclaim Shakespeare Company, Shell Out Sounds and the UK Tar Sands Network; who have agreed to campaign together under the following :-
The Art Not Oil Coalition got underway with several spectacular Actions. A large turnout of London Rising Tiders helped our friends of Liberate Tate with theirs, organised at Tate Britain.
Fifty veiled figures dressed in black carried out a performance art installation entitled ‘Parts Per Million’ throughout a series of rooms in the so-called ‘BP Walk Through British Art’ at Tate Britain during the art gallery’s official re-opening (Saturday 23 November 2013). The piece critiqued the role that Tate is playing in exacerbating climate change by bolstering the public perception of BP through its long-standing sponsorship relationship.
Thought that the battle against coal had been won? Think again! Open cast coal mining is alive and well!
UK Coal have been trying to bring this extreme energy to Bradley in county Durham. First their planning application was unanimously rejected by the local council. Then they lost on appeal and now they're seeking a judicial review.
Please join The Coal Action Network at 9am on 5 June at the Royal Courts of Justice and let UK Coal know that no community consent means no open cast mining! Bring lots of banners and be prepared to make some noise!
The Extreme Energy Gathering will bring together diverse campaigns and communities that are resisting extreme energy extraction methods for a weekend of networking, strategising and sharing of skills and knowledge.
South West Extreme Energy Gathering, 30th March 2013, 10 – 4pm
A gathering is taking place at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft in Bristol to bring together people interested in or active around resisting extreme energy developments in the South West.
The day will be an opportunity to:
*Find out about different campaigns in the South West *Understand the concept of Extreme Energy & connect local campaigns to the bigger picture *Build relationships & solidarity between groups *Share strategies and skills
The event takes place a month before the national Extreme Energy Gathering that is taking place in Manchester 26-28th April.
BP Shareholders Annual General Meeting, ExCel Conference Centre, London, Thu 15 Apr 10 – At the apex of the 'BP Fortnight of Shame', at the entrance to the BP AGM, climate chaos and human rights activists persuaded BP shareholders to vote for the FairPensions anti-Tar-Sands motion. Mobilised by the UK Tar Sands Network, Rising Tide and Climate Camp, we let BP shareholders know, in no uncertain terms, that BP + TAR SANDS = CLIMATE CRIME.
To see some more photos from the day and read more, visit indymedia
There's more to fighting climate chaos - and more to Rising Tide - than confronting climate criminals!