Submitted by lrt2 on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 01:31

 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.


Submitted by lrt2 on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:45

 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 :-


No Community Consent? No Open Cast Mining!

Submitted by brt on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 13:11

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!

South West Extreme Energy Gathering

Submitted by brt on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 09:38

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?

EDF suing climate activists for £5 million

Submitted by brt on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:19

  • Evidence of police/corporate collusion as police serve legal papers on activists on behalf of EDF, and hand over personal data.
  • Key CCTV footage at police station may have been deleted.
  • Counter-Terrorism Command visited activist at home.
  • Home Secretary Theresa May questioned in Parliament.

For more information, photos, film footage and interviews email or phone 0744 7027 112.

Community action training workshop, Bristol

Submitted by brt on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 16:40

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 if you are going so that we have an idea of numbers.

Part of the Frack Free Feburary month of action.