Submitted by Toadministrator on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 17:26

RT UK recently decided that we should put a story on our website to say thank you to those who have donated money to Rising Tide over the past few years. It also gives us a chance to inform you all who currently funds Rising Tide? While on occasion we receive grants from organisations like Artist Project Earth, LUSH or The Network for Social Change, and from time to time we organise benefit gigs, we also receive a few donations by cheque or standing order from individuals around the UK. To everyone and anyone who has donated (particularly Mrs W and Mr P) we would like to say a very big THANK YOU, as we have no paid staff, you can rest assured that we use the money you donate to directly confront the fossil fuel economy!

Looking for artwork to make up a BP-free Cultural Olympiad

Submitted by Toadministrator on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 19:14

Art not OilIf you're in a hurry, here's the pitch: BP is sponsoring the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival in the UK. Do you have a creative response to this situation? If so, please contact us here: info@artnotoil.org.uk or 07709 545116. Let us know if you could help illustrate and/or design a leaflet on this issue.

Here's a more detailed explanation ...

Fracking Hell - Bristol Rising Tide shut down the country's only hydraulic fracturing rig!

Submitted by Toadministrator on Sat, 12/10/2011 - 08:04

FrackingFracking is a nightmare! Toxic and radioactive water pollution. Tap water you can set on fire. Earthquakes. Runaway climate change. To produce expensive gas that will soon run out. Yet another false solution to try and maintain fossil fuel use!

The controversial proposed Fracking site in Hesketh Bank, Lancashire was shut down on the morning of 1st December as a group of Bristol activists stormed the drilling rig. Three of the climate justice campaigners from Bristol Rising Tide scaled the Cuadrilla Resources equipment with supplies and stopped work for over 13 hours. PHOTOS - http://www.flickr.com/photos/71113300@N08/.

CASTOR Anti Nuclear Camp - starting early!

Submitted by Toadministrator on Sat, 11/26/2011 - 14:48


While the CASTOR nuclear train was scheduled to leave on Wednesday afternoon, AREVA and SNCF have brought forward the departure of the nuclear train.
Activists anticipated this may happen and have bought forward the start of the camp!
Rising Tide UK have signed a solidarity statement with those taking direct action to stop the nuclear train.

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Infoline: +33 (0)6 28 98 43 83

New Rising Tide Coalition for Climate Justice Political Statement

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 20:32

Just in time for the 17th UNFCC Conference of the Parties (COP17) in Durban, the international Rising Tide network is putting out an updated version of the Rising Tide Political Statement. This defines our view on a wide range of issues to do with climate change, and is what binds the network together. This statement has been agreed and signed by all Rising Tide groups around the world.

Shell Live Wire / Death Rope - In Memory of Ken Saro-Wiwa

Submitted by Toadministrator on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 11:50

Thursday 10th November marked the sixteenth anniversary of the killing of ken saro-wiwa and eight other activists in nigeria. on the 9th, shell, complicit in their execution, was polishing its image by sponsoring an awards event for young entrepeneurs at the centrepoint building in central london. london rising tide organised a reminder of shell's bloody history outside the event, involving grim reapers, sombre drums, and hundreds of leaflets.


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