TAKE ACTION with London Rising Tide...
Thursday 15 April, 'Oil Festival Hall', London, 10am-3pm
10am: Meet and greet the shareholders
10-3.30pm: Rally, performance and open mic... Sound system, Rhythms of Resistance samba band, voices from Colombia, the Caspian Region and other oil-cursed areas, poets, musicians, ranters, diggers and dreamers
3pm: The Beginning is Nigh! Say Bye Bye (Planet) to shareholders and contemplate saying farewell to BP for good.
Bring banners, drums, voices, music and friends
[Update: Ferhat has now been granted bail... click here for details...]
The prominent human rights defender detained and allegedly tortured in Turkey following his work to mitigate the impacts of the controversial Baku-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline has indicated that he will commence a 'death fast ' hunger strike on 12 May 2004 if his application for release is not accepted. Human rights and environmental groups are calling on the international community to intervene urgently to guarantee the safety of the campaigner.
Ferhat Kaya, one of the main activists working on the Turkish part of the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline, has been badly assaulted and detained by Turkish police for more than two weeks.
Thank you to everyone who wrote letters on Ferhat's behalf. The Turkish authorities have now agreed to grant him bail.
Unfortunately, it has been set at £2000, much higher than we expected and hard for us to raise alone. In view of the urgency of the situation, we are having to ask for assistance from you. If anyone can help us with a financial donation to get our colleague released, it would be a greatly appreciated act of solidarity.
Please send cheques for whatever you can (payable to the Ilisu Dam Campaign) to 14 Chelsea Gardens, Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RG.
June 14th-21st 2004, London
BY A SAMBISTA, 17.10.2004 02:02
"People need the G8 like a fish needs a bicycle"
On the 4th of February 2002 there will be protests at petrol stations around the world making a clear connection between the proposed Iraq war and our addiction to fossil fuels. There are already 160 demonstrations planned for the US alone and the number grows daily.
PROTESTS AROUND WORLD
Feb 4th Day of Action.
NO WAR FOR OIL!
Pickets at over 100 petrol stations in the US and UK. Occupation of the offices of Exxon Mobil in UK. Petrol station occupation in Barcelona. More...
All talk and no action..
from - www.climateconference.org
Bonn, Germany: COP6.5. Today in the final session of the latest round of climate talks, climate justice activists unfurled a banner which read “Trading in Pollution is not the Solution”. This was in response to the dependence upon market-based mechanisms in the latest agreements on the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol.
By Mark Lynas
Perhaps it was a signal of approval from on high. The night before a deal was done at the climate negotiations in Marrakech, the heavens opened and drought-stricken Morocco got some much needed rain.
But then perhaps it wasn’t. The rain stopped after half an hour, and the weather system moved on to neighbouring Algeria, where over a thousand people were killed in flashfloods and mudslides.