3RD VAL "DAZZLE" MEMORIAL SHELL GARAGE BLOCKADE

London Rising Tide blockaded and shut down the Old Street Shell garage on the night of 14th March in memory of Shell activist and sambaista Val Dazzle, who lost her battle with Motor Neurone Disease in early 2010. They were joined by friends from Rhythms of Resistance samba band and other Shell2Sea friends in London. Val "Dazzle"- due to her winning smile - was a prominent member of London Rising Tide and the Band, with whom Val played for many years, even in a wheelchair just a few months before she passed away.http://indyrikki.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/01-shell.jpg

Take Action in April to stop a Big Biomess

This April our friends at Biofuelwatch are organising two events in London which shine the spotlight on the destructive big biomass industry and we invite you to join us helping them!

 Wednesday 9th April7pm Biomess Awards @ Gibson Hall, 13 Bishopsgate, EC2N 3BA

BP LOGO FORCES TATE MEMBERS TO GO

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ART NOT OIL COALITION LAUNCHED AS BP TARGETED IN TATE CARBON DATE

 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.

ART NOT OIL COALITION LAUNCHES WITH NEW WEBSITE

 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 :-

ART NOT OIL COALITION JOINT STATEMENT

No Community Consent? No Open Cast Mining!

Organised by the Coal Action Network:

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

Extreme Energy Gathering, 27/28th April 2013
At MERCi, Manchester, UK

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.

What is Extreme Energy?

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