The great BP-sponsored sleep-in: REPORT

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:20

Sunday 17 April 2011, 2:15pm The Tate Modern, Southbank, London

This Sunday the Tate Modern became the site of a spontaneous BP-sponsored sleep in as around 100 people answered Rising Tide’s call for a flashmob at 2:15 pm within the iconic museum.

With watches synchronised and BP-branded sleeping gear at the ready, the participants found themselves falling as one under a sponsorship-induced stupor, on the floor of the Tate Modern. The flashmob provided an excellent way to catch the attention of the browsers in the gallery, and as the sleepers lay all about the turbine hall and first 3 floors, and the public stared, our cameras were there to catch their reactions.

Cycle protest occupies Shell forecourts in Bristol

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:37

On the forecourtOn Saturday 12th February, Bristol and Bath Rising Tide and friends went on a bicycle tour of Bristol’s Shell petrol stations. The ride was in protest at Shell’s activities in Co. Mayo where they are laying a high pressure gas pipeline; and in solidarity with the courageous local resistance to the project.

LRT and Rhythms of Resistance's Memorial & Rossport Solidarity Protest

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:28

Shell Garage

After the remains of the irish government gave approval on the 20th of January for the shell high-pressure gas pipeline and refinery in county mayo, activists have been staging blockades, actions and protests against shell in solidarity with the residents and activists of rossport. in london, on the 27th of January, LRT and Rhythms of Resistance's garage blockade was also called as a memorial to long-time climate activist val jones, who lost a long struggle against a debilitating disease just one year ago.

Rising Tide UK Statement of Solidarity with RT7

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 11:54

Background -
Statement of Solidarity
We in Rising Tide UK congratulate the Australian "Rising Tide 7" for a bold action with a clear message, at an extremely important target. This kind of effective non-violent direct action is crucial, to demonstrate that the blind self-destructive pursuit of profit through fossil fuel extraction and combustion is unsustainable, destructive and must stop now.

LRT present: The Beehive Design Collective's 'The True Cost of Coal'

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/02/2011 - 23:40
LRT present: The Beehive Design Collective's 'The True Cost of Coal'

Join us at our next event and get an excellent and stunning insight into the coal industry and how direct action can fight the injustices it's causing.
DATE - Thursday 10th Feb, 2011.
TIME - 7.30pm (bar after the presentation).
LOCATION - London Action Resource Centre - 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1ES.

The Beehive Design Collective (part of the Rising Tide North America Collective) create portable murals of collaboratively produced illustrations with an amazingly engaging central narrative.

Big Society Trade Negotiators grapple with the Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement 'CETA'

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/25/2011 - 16:17

The morning of Friday the 14th of January saw a few of us from London Rising Tide join the Big Society Trade Negotiators (aka UK Tar Sands Network) as they took over a coffee shop in Victoria station (to buy coffee), and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. We were there to voice our concerns about CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) and try to get a meeting with Stephen Green, the new Minister for Trade. And we achieved both of these, which is way more than we expected from this early morning escapade.

Coal Train Blockaders in Court + Action Snaps

Submitted by Toadministrator on Sun, 01/02/2011 - 15:52

We finally got our camera back from the police :)


Update: Restraining orders quashed
On Wednesday 1st December the Court of Appeal in London lifted restraining orders off 12 people who blockaded the Ffos y Fran coal mine in April 2010. Miller Argent have for years been operating the noisy, polluting mine, described by the Crown Prosecution Service as "a highly controversial project", despite the strong objection of the local community, some of who live within 40 metres of the mine and have to suffer black rain and noisy machinery at antisocial hours. The full court transcripts aren't available yet so we're not sure what this means for those with similar cases.


Solidarity With Stop Hinkley

Submitted by Toadministrator on Sun, 01/02/2011 - 14:54

12 September 2010

Stop Hinkley

We joined a group of local campaigners in Bridgewater who blocked the Hinkley Point main gates for almost an hour this lunch-time as they demonstrated against the premature destruction of upto 435 acres of open land and wildlife habitats before major consents are approved for the two giant reactors proposed by EdF.

Solidarity with Stop Hinkley

Image (c) 2010 D. Viesnik