In February and March Rock the Boat will be touring the UK with the Beehive Collective’s True Cost of Coal banner to mobilise against new coal in South Lanarkshire and linking up with local struggles to strengthen our campaigns.
Coal is still a massive issue in the UK – despite some victories against opencast mines and both Scottish Coal and UK Coal being on the brink of collapse, more and more coal is burned and mined every day. This is disastrous for communities and ecosystems, but capitalism’s dependence on cheap and dirty fossil fuels means that the struggle must continue!
In the Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire, the UK’s largest opencast mining company Scottish Coal is pressing forward with new mine proposals in a desperate smash and grab of what’s left of the valley. Their puppets at South Lanarkshire Council have just approved a new massive 4 million tonne mine at Glentaggart East, close to 4 existing mines and a stones throw away from two primary schools.
Spring into action in the coming months with Coal Action Scotland!
Watch this space for information on tour dates & places – if you’d like to host part of the tour where you are please get in touch and send an email to contact [at] coalactionscotland.org.uk
Confirmed dates so far:
11th Feb – Glasgow, University of Strathclyde Students Association, 12:30-13:30, People & Planet Scotland Sustainable Futures Forum
13th Feb – Edinburgh, University Chaplaincy Centre, 19:00-21:00
20th Feb – Bristol, Community Arts Space, Hamilton House, on Stokes Croft, 18:30-20:30
21st Feb – London, venue & time TBC
22nd Feb – Brighton, Cowley Club, 19:00-21:00
2nd March - Lancaster, Quaker Meeting House, 19:00-21:00
3rd March - Manchester, 2-4pm, OK Cafe
4th March - Newcastle, Star & Shadow Cinema, 4-6pm
6th March - Carlisle, venue & time TBC
17th March – St Andrews, TBC
20th March – Sheffield, 19:30-21:30, at New Roots, 347 Glossop Road, S10 2HP
More Info - http://coalactionscotland.org.uk/?page_id=2862