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Bristol Rising Tide don't have a regular schedule of meetings at the moment, but when we do have a meeting planned we'll announce it on Bristol Indymedia.

Rising Tide people are also involved in local campaigns against fracking, and the proposed new biomass plants at Avonmouth.  Both of these have regular meetings in Bristol.

To find out more, see:

https://www.facebook.com/frackfreebristol

http://www.avoncoalitionagainstbigbiofuels.org.uk/

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Westside neighbourhood at Kingsnorth Climate Camp

Westside neighbourhood at Kingsnorth climate camp 2008. Picture credit: Jess Hurd.

Formed out of and inspired by the first Climate Camp in August 2006, Bristol Rising Tide has gone from strength to strength. We are motivated by the growing evidence that climate change is well underway and and that those in power are not going to do much more about it than rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic.

We are an open, autonomous, grassroots direct action group: everyone is welcome except the police and their mates. We have adopted the People's Global Action Hallmarks, a statement which affirms our rejection of all systems of domination - you name it - capitalism, patriarchy, racism, and any other -isms or -ologies that divide and oppress us. We don’t believe governments or businesses are going to solve our problems: We are going to have to do it ourselves, learning as we go.

Semi naked Anti Biomess protesters Occupy Avonmouth Port site

This morning 11 people entered the site of the proposed Helius wood fired Biomass Power Plant, spelling out the message ‘no biomess’ in body paint on their naked torsos.  The Pro renewable energy campaigners from Bristol Rising Tide breached Port security at 9.50 am on land next to St Andrews Road Station.

For some great pictures of the action, see:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/123175252@N04/

(If the link doesn't work straight off, try copying and pasting it to your browser)

 Jo Edwards explained:

South West Extreme Energy Gathering

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.

What is Extreme Energy?

Frack the World Inc. visit Keynsham

On Sat 9th February, suspicious people in hi-viz vests, representatives of some big corporation, were spotted in Keynsham by members of Frome Anti Fracking, Transition Keynsham and Bristol Rising Tide. They started to set up a drilling rig, right in the centre of town. "Shale Gas at any cost" seemed to be their motto.

Kickstarting Frack Free February: Community Resistance to Extreme Energy Workshop

Frack Free February was kickstarted this weekend with a workshop at the Kebele Social Centre on Community Resistance to Extreme Energy followed by a fundraising evening of acoustic folk rock and punk, raising over £150 towards the Frack Free Somerset campaign.

Community action training workshop, Bristol

Sat 16 Feb, 1.30 - 5pm: Community Action Training
Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Bristol, BS5 6JY.

Civil disobedience has been an important part of resisting extreme energy developments around the world. Learn a variety of techniques for blockades and lock-ons, and how to work together to stay safe on an action. Please email bristol@risingtide.org.uk if you are going so that we have an idea of numbers.

Part of the Frack Free Feburary month of action.

Community Resistance to Extreme Energy: Workshop & Benefit Gig

As part of the Frack Free February month of action, Frack Free Somerset in collaboration with Frack Off are leading a workshop on community resistance to extreme energy.

Plans afoot for Frack Free February

Frack Free Somerset are days away from announcing a full line up of events taking place across Somerset, North Somerset & Bristol in February.

What is Frack Free February?

Frack Free February is a Month of Action in Somerset with public meetings, talks, stalls, workshops, actions and more all raising awareness about the threats to our communities and the bigger picture of extreme energy.

The Frack Free February Month of Action is an opportunity to:

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