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The philosophy behind Earth First! is the use of non-hierarchical organisation and directaction to confront, stop and eventually reverse the forces responsible for thedestruction of the Earth and its inhabitants. It is not a cohesive group or campaignrather a convenient banner for those interested in these ideas.
A monthly round-up of ecological andother direct action from around Britain
issue 86
november 2002
Serious sabotage and damagecommitted during an invasion ofNew Tribal Missions HQ in the UK.
On 11 October more than fifty people took direct action against the New Tribes Mission(NTM) UK Headquarters in Grimsby, insolidarity with resistant indigenous people of the Philippines, West Papua and Bougainville.NTM have stated that they intend to preach toevery tribe on the planet by 2025, such as theAgta of Northern Luzon and tribes in Mindanao.NTM build airstrips in jungles, have their ownplanes to ferry first missionaries and thenbusinessmen, Coca-Cola and the military. Firstcomes Christianity and then corporations. Theindigenous people of West Papua have declaredmissionaries one of their 4 biggest threats: theyare as responsible as mining or logging
 South Pacific Solidarity!
companies for ecological and culturaldestruction.The activists visited NTM wearing WestPapuan masks, invaded and occupied the offices.They severely outnumbered the missionariesworking there. Essential information andequipment was removed which will provevaluable to research for resistance to NTM.Other people sabotaged and damaged essentialcomputer hardware, software and other officeequipment; Others argued with workers; Othersdemonstrated outside or in the village nearbywith banners.All the protestors left the scene withoutarrest, although missionaries attempted - andfailed - to stop people leaving.
Rio Tinto company blockaded
Anglesey Aluminium Metals (AAM) atHolyhead, North Wales, was blockaded for sixhours by 15 people making novel use of aclapped out minivan and a tripod. The actionwas in solidarity with the OPM - the Free WestPapua Movement. 51% of AAM is owned bythe infamous Rio Tinto (RTZ), which has amajor interest in the disastrous Grasberg mine inWest Papua.The van, laden with two concrete-filled barrels,was towed in at 8.30am before ‘breaking down’outside the main entrance to the plant. Someonestuck their hand through a hole in the side paneland locked onto one of the barrels. The otherbarrel fell through a hole in the floor of the van,and another person locked on. A long tailback rapidly ensued.Meanwhile a scaffold tripod was erected at theback entrance to stop anyone slipping out thatway. After a couple of hours a previouslyovergrown third entrance was opened by AAM,allowing light traffic access, but articulatedvehicles were prevented from passing foranother 3
1/2
hours. The activists receivedsupport from AAM workers and localcontractors. Workers and redirected traffic wereleafleted. Local TV and newspapers covered theblockade. No arrests were made.The Grasberg mine is one of the largestproducers of gold and copper in the world.Indonesia gains 20% royalties from it, providing47% of West Papua's GDP. The mine has turnedthe local river system into a poisonous slurrychannel. As a result of which hundreds of children have died from copper poisoning, andthe river and the trees on its banks arebiologically dead. Protests by the local peoplehave been met with severe repression by theIndonesian military, paid for in part by RioTinto and supported by their security forces.
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Internationalsolidarity
Demonstrations and harassmentin San Cristobal, Mexico
On September 10
th
civil society groups fromacross Chiapas took to the streets of SanCristobal to protest at the intimidation,harassment and interrogation of people whowork with local organisations. Seechiapas.indymedia.org for updates. There havebeen protests in Barcelona, Geneva, Paris,Madrid, Argentina, the Basque Country,Canada and the United States over theMexican government’s continued human rightsabuses in Chiapas. Suggested actions includeorganising protests at Mexican Embassies andConsulates, and at the offices andheadquarters of companies investing inChiapas. Zapatista communities are alsocalling for emergency human rightsdelegations to Chiapas. Seewww.chiapaslink.ukgateway.net for informationand advice. Some communities have also beenforced off their land and are in need of financial support: if you can raise money, e.g.through a benefit night, contact Global Exchange's Mexico program for moreinformation. Email mexico@globalexchange.org
Close the School of theAmericas! Stop US trainingof terrorists!
On November 16
th
1-4 pm: vigil/rallyoutside the US embassy in London inmemory of those murdered by SOAgraduates in El Salvador, and insolidarity with the action outside theSOA in Fort Benning, GA. The SOA isa US military school that trains LatinAmerican soldiers in counter-insurgency and now counter-narcotics. Opened in 1945 inPanama, it was a major foreignpolicy tool in the U.S. fight againstcommunism. In the early eighties, the SOAmoved to Georgia because a major newspaperin Panama dubbed it the "School of Assassins." The school is notorious for trainingsome of Latin America's most brutal dictators;several years ago manuals were released,showing curricula including techniques of torture and rape. The school is now named theWestern Hemisphere Institute for Security Co-operation. See www.soaw.org.uk
Starbucks settlers
Berkley, California 17
th
August: About 25 queer‘settlers,’ imitating the actions of illegal Israelisettlers in Palestine, descended on Starbucks,claiming Berkeley as "a city without people forpeople without a city." The group, organizedby Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism(QUIT!), posted a banner proclaiming the cafe"Queerkeley - A Prophecy Fulfilled." Theyerected homes, lawn furniture and signsreading "It Works In Palestine, Why Not Here?"and "It's Ours Because We Say So" and gavepatrons tracts explaining their religious claimto the land: “And the Lord saw that the queerpeople were harried in this land. And the Lordspake unto the prophet Harvey, "You will leadyour people across the wide waters unto anew land." Harvey was fearful, and cried,"How will we cross the wide waters? For theyare cold, and they are filled with all mannerof hazardous substances and raw sewage andother pollutants." And the Lord responded, "Isay, Lo, I have promised the land of Berkeleyto the lesbians and to the gays, and thebisexuals, and to the transgenders and theintersexed, and all gender variant peoples.And this land shall be blessed with fruits andnuts, unto 50 genderations." - Book of Reclamations and Realty, 4.0. The groupselected Starbucks for their settlementbecause founder and CEO, Howard Shultz, is amajor supporter of the Israeli state andStarbucks has become the prime target of aninternational boycott of corporations with tiesto Israel www.inminds.co.uk/boycott-israel.html. See www.quitpalestine.org. oremail quitpalestine@yahoo.com
Russian anti-nucleaactioncamp 2002
In response to the Russian government'sdecision to import 20,000 tonnes of high-level radioactive waste, environmental groupsorganised protest actions, including an actioncamp, in Siberia. The June camp took placenear the prohibited zone around Krasnoyarsk-26, Russia's largest high-level radioactivewaste store and plutonium-producing reactor.Early in 2002, local citizens and environmental groups collected nearly 100,000 signaturescalling for a vote on whether to ban nuclearwaste imports into the region. For moreinformation, or to donate, contact:+7 (095) 7766281 (English speaking). e-mail:ecodefense@online.ru, alni@online.ru
Winter Moot 2003
The EF! Winter Moot is the annual network gathering to discuss UK-basedecological direct action; our strategy, tactics, campaigns and actions. The nextone is being held in Nottingham from the evening of Friday 7th to Sunday 9thof February 2003. There will be cheap vegan food available, accommodation,and a creche. The building has disabled access.Venue details, a map, and other information will be sent out in January 2003.If you want to receive these please send an SAE to: EF! Moot c/o SouthDowns EF!, Prior House, 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 2GY.For specific enquiries please contact us by email: efmoot03@hotmail.com orleave a message on: 07763 552627
 
Prisoner Support
Pelle Strindlund
, from an "animal rights ploughshares style" group
'ByeBye Meat Industry,'
has been givenan 8-month sentence for carryingout an accountable direct action ona slaughterhouse. He will have toserve 2/3rds of his sentence and isexpected to be inside until at leastMarch 2003. Please send letters of support to: Pelle Strindlund,Ostragård kriminalvardsanstalt, Box215, SE-462 23 Vanersborg, SwedenFor more info about the Bye ByeMeat Industry group visit theirwebsite www.byebyemeat.com
The Palestinian Prisoner Society
The Society aims to assist all Palestinian prisoners, past andpresent, and their dependants.Contact: Georgina Reeves, PalestinePrisoner Society, PO Box 240,Bethlehem, Palestine, Tel: +972 (0) 2274 7555, Fax: +972 (0) 2 2747151, info@ppsmo.org
Political prisoners in the CerroHueco prison in Chiapas:
Francisco Perez Vazquez, Angel Concepcion Perez Gutierrez, CarrilloVazquez Lopez, Sergio GeronimoSanchez Saenz, Anselmo Robles. Sendletters (preferably in Spanish) to: LaVoz de Cerro Hueco, Av DiegoDuguelay 36c, Barrio El Cerrillo, SanCristobal de las Casas, Chiapas,Mexico. Email: bajlum_vozcerrohueco@ hotmail.com
UK 
Wayne Heaton
, an anti-fascistactivist, has been sentenced to 18months for violent disorder duringthe Burnley riots last summer. WayneHeaton - GK 7292, Wing G1 8, H.M.Prison, 2 Ribblestone Lane, PrestonPR1 5AB.
 John Bowden
, long time prisonresister involved in StrangewaysUprising in 1990, currently residingat Her Majesty’s pleasure in HMPBristol, 19 Cambridge Road, Bristol,BS 7 8PS.
Madeline Buckler 
HR4338, HMP &YOI Bullwood Hall, Hockley, Essex,SS5 4TE, England. 1 year for burglaryat Roche, a company connected withHLS.
Neil Bartlett
, FW7083, HMP The Verne,Portland, Dorset, DT5 1EQ, England.Four years for making bomb-hoaxtelephone calls to animal & earthabusers.
Rae Newlands
, GN6613, HMPWinchester, Romsey Road, Winchester,SO22 5DF, England. 4½ years foraggravated harassment of HLSshareholders.
Dave Blenkinsop
EM7899, HMPBullingdon, Oxfordshire OX6 0PZEngland. 3 years for attacking theManaging Director of HLS. Also serving18 months for rescuing 600 guineapigs from a lab supplier.
Sarah Gisborne
HR4337/ 
KateSimpson
GN8957, HMP Highpoint,Straddishall, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB89YG, England. 1 year for burglary atRoche.
Europe
Ahmed Meguini
, n°d’écrou 25 375, 6Rue Engelman, BP 035, 67 035STRASBOURG cedex 2, France. 8months for his role in an anti-racist“No Borders” demo.
Dr. Yurl Bandazhevsky
, Ul.Kalvarijskaya 36, PO Box 35K, Minsk220600, Belarus. 8 years for revealingthe true extent of nuclear radiationlevels around Chernobyl.
Geert Waegemans
, Begijnestraat 422000 Antwerp, Belgium. Serving 4years for an attempted arson. Awaitingsentencing for 4 more arsons.
Grigory Pasko
, SIZO Institution IZ-25/ 1, Partizanskyj Prospekt 28-b, 690106Vladivostok, Russia. Eco-journalistserving 4 years for exposing theRussian Navy dumping nuclear waste inthe Pacific Ocean.
A 22 year old man
from Stockholmrecieved a 5 year sentence from the
EU-summit in Gothenburg 2001.
Lettersof support can be sent to: Man jailedfor 5 years c/o Solidarity Group GBG c/ o Syndikalistiskt forum Box 7267 SE-402 35 Gothenburg SWEDEN or:solidaritetsgruppen@hotmail.com
 Yves Peirat
, n°d’écrou 5591, Centrede Détention de Salon, bat.A, RouteNationale 113, 13300 Salon deProvence, France. 5 years for anti-fascist arson attacks against theneo-nazi Front National.
International
Samar Alami
and
 Jawad Botmeh,
wrongfully convicted of conspiracyin relation to the bombings of theIsraeli Embassy and Balfour Housein London in 1994. Both havebeen sentenced to an extraordinarytwenty years in prison.
For info:www.freesaj.org.uk/ 
American SHAC prisoner,Benjamin Persky
#1410212600George Vierno Ctr. 0909 HazenStreet East Elmhurst, NY 11370,USA. orlettersforbenjamin@hotmail.com.Facing 2-6 years for hisinvolvement in SHAC campaigns.
Black Panther and anti-jailprisoners
, inside for over 30 years:
Albert Woodfox
#72148, CCRUpper B Cell 13, Louisiana StatePenitentiary, Angola, LA 70712USA and
Herman Wallace
#76759,Camp J, Cuda 2/Left #13, LouisianaState Penitentiary, Angola, LA70712
Ted Kaczynski
(04475-046), USPen - admin Max Facility, PO Box8500, Florence Colorado 81226,USA. Multiple life sentences for theinfamous ‘Unabomber’ bombing &murder campaign, carried outagainst symbols of technology.
Craig Marshall
, #13797662, SRCI,777 Stanton Blvd, Ontario, OR97914 USA. 5 years 5 months forconspiracy to commit arson andpossession of incendiary devices,having used the devices to destroySUV’s to raise attention to theenvironmentally destructive natureof these vehicles.
Fran Thompson
(93341), 1107Recharge Rd., York NE 68467, USA.An eco-activist serving Life forshooting dead, in self-defence, astalker who had broken into herhome.
Helen Woodson
, 03231-045 FMCCarswell, POB 27137, Fort Worth, TX76127, USA. Serving a total of 27years for three separate actions. 1)robbing a federal reserve bank of $26,000 before torching themoney to denounce the materialismthat causes environmental destruction.2) mailing warning letters with bulletsaffixed to Government and corporateofficials. 3) carrying out aPloughshares direct disarmamentagainst a Minuteman II missile silo.
Mordechai Vanunu
, Ashkelon prison,Ashkelon, Israel. 18 years for tellingworld media about Israel’s nuclearcapabilities.
Eric Wildcat Hall
, #BL-5355, Unit I/A10745 Route 18, Albion, PA 16475-0002, USA. 35-75 years for helpingship arms to Central Americanindigenous activists.
Rev. Steve Kelly SJ
, #00816-111, FCI,POB 7000, Ft. Dix, NJ 08640, USA (14months) for Ploughshares directdisarmament
MOVE
is an eco-revolutionary group.There are currently eight MOVE activistsin prison each serving 100 years afterbeen framed for the murder of a cop in1979. 9th defendant, Merle Africa, diedin prison in 1998.
Debbie SimmsAfrica
(006307),
 Janet HollowayAfrica
(006308) and
 Janine PhilipsAfrica
(006309) all at: SCI CambridgeSprings, 451 Fullerton Ave, CambridgeSprings, PA 16403-1238, USA.
MichaelDavis Africa
(AM4973) and
CharlesSimms Africa
(AM4975) both at SCIGrateford, PO Box 244, Grateford, PA19426-0244, USA.
Edward GoodmanAfrica
(AM4974), SCI Camp Hill, PA17011-0200, USA.
William PhilipsAfrica
(AM4984) and
Delbert Orr Africa
(AM4985) both at SCI DallasDrawer K, Dallas, PA 18612, USA.
Mumia Abu Jamal
(AM8335), SCIGreene, 175 Progress Drive, WaynesburgPA 15370, USA. In 1981 Mumia wasframed for the murder of a cop.Currently awaiting re-sentencing afterhaving his death penalty revoked.
Writing to prisoners
For more info on prisoners in need of support and tips on writing toprisoners if you’re new to it, email earthlibprisoner @mail.com oranimalearthliberation@bigfoot.com,go to www.
spiritoffreedom
.org.uk orwrite to:
ELP
c/o CRC, 16 SholebrokeAve, Leeds, LS7 or, for a hard copy of the bulletin, ELP Newsletter, BM Box2407, London WC1N 3XX.
EF! Action Update
Dept 29, 22a Beswick Street,Manchester M4 7HS UK 0161 226 6814www.actionupdate.org.ukmail@actionupdate.org.uk
The EF! AU is produced to aid the sharing ofnews, information and ideas amoungst thoseinterested in taking action. It is edited by adifferent collective each year to avoid thecentralisation of power and information. Wewelcome submissions and articles (max 150 words)so if you’ve set up a group, taken action orwant to publicise a campaign or project pleaselet us know. No matter how big or small itseems, we’d like to share your news andinspiration. Feature articles and ideas are alsoappreciated.
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Embassy occupied
The Indonesian Embassy inLondon was occupied in solidaritywith the people of West Papua.Occupiers chained themselves torailings in a third floor windowshouting "Papua Merdeka"(Freedom for Papua) to the on-lookiong crowd. The Indonesianflag was pulled down and thePapuan 'Morning Star' flag wasabout to be raised when Indonesianofficials dragged the flag raiser whohad climbed up the side of thebuilding back into the embassyusing unnecessary force.Another group of activistsgathered outside with bannersreading "Free West Papua" and"Victory to the OPM". The buildingremained occupied for
3/4
hour whilstthe demonstrators made theirdemands. Enraged staff pushedpeople about and eventually thepolice arrived and cut people fromthe railings. Four people werearrested and charged.
Solidarity South Pacific
ssp@eco-action.orgc/o SDEF!Prior House, 6 Tilbury Place,Brighton BN2 2GY.Tel: 01273 695505www.westpapua.net
Diary dates
November
21-22: NATO Summit
, Prague, Czech Republic.www.csaf.cz/english
23-24: Women Speak Out
, national womenactivists’ gathering, Manchester. To helporganise, and/or offer a workshop, call 07753606723, email wsomanchester@bellow.org.uk.www.bellow.org.uk for details/updates.
23: No Sweat conference
, speakers includingtrade unionists from Nike Kukdong/Mexmodedispute in Mexico. Noon to 5.30, main building,SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. £5 to NoSweat, PO Box 36707, London SW9 8YA. 07904431 959. www.nosweat.org.ukadmin@nosweat.org.uk
23-30 Week of Action against the fur trade29 Buy Nothing Day
- www.fanclubbers.org,nomoney@eroding.org.uk
December
1 Global Day of Action against vivisectors
Huntington Life Sciences. Info: London Animal Action on 0845 458 4775 or 07796 774 200
1 International AIDS Day4 'Threads'
- film about life in Britain after anuclear strike. Also public information filmsabout preparing for a nuclear explosion. 5:30pm& 8pm, part of Fourth Tyneside Radical FilmFestival. The Side Cinema, near the CrownPosada pub on Dean Street, on Newcastle'sQuayside. radical.filmfest@tesco.net
7-9th 10th anniversary gathering
- resistanceto road building at Twyford Down, nearWinchester
8 National demo against Huntington LifeSciences
. www.shac.net or 0845 458 0630.Fri 9 International Day Against Fascism (tocommemorate Kristallnacht). events tbawww.twafa.org.uk, www.unitedagainstracism.org
10 Intl Animal Rights Day
- UncagedCampaigns, St Matthew's House, 45 Carver Street,Sheffield S1 4FT. 0114 2722220 orinfo@uncaged.co.uk, www.uncaged.co.uk
12-13 EU SUMMIT 
- in Copenhagen, Denmark.Info: www.aseed.net or Peoples' Global Action -www.agp.org or Indymedia.
14
 
 Jimmy McGovern talks
about the film'Dockers' he helped write with the sackedLiverpool dockers. 5:30pm & 8pm (FourthTyneside Radical Film Festival, see 4/12)
18 International Migrants Day20-21
Two days of disobedience in
solidaritywith the Argentine
popular rebellion. To joinemail list email: list@raaf.be
28 International Human Rights Day
- demo bythe LASO Collective against Plan Columbia:07950 923448, lasocollective@hotmail.com
28 Christian CND prayer vigil
at Albemarlenuclear weapons compound, near Heddon-on-the-Wall. Meet 2.15pm Central Station for 3pmat North Gate
Ongoing
THURSDAYS
Protest at
Selfridges
sale of fur inthe run-up to Christmas. 400 Oxford St, W1, 6-8pm. (Bond/Oxford Circus tube). Or call Selfridges: 0870 837 7377. London Animal Action 0845 458 4775, or 07796 774 200.
FRIDAYS
London
Critical Mass
- last Friday of each month, 6pm @ South Bank, underWaterloo Bridge. 07801 703016 orcriticalmass.london@virgin.net or http:// come.to/londoncm/ 
SATURDAYS
DEMO outside
Campsfield
refugeedetention centre last Saturday of the month,Oxfordshire. Close Down Campsfield Noon-2pm.Info: 01865 558145
Sumac picnic
A few weeks ago the Sumac centre and friends went for a picnic in woods near Nottingham. It wasthe first time in a year and a half, since the closure of the old Rainbow centre, that almost everyonegot together without the pressure of getting the new centre open. Not everyone was there - a fewpeople were back at the centre running the cafe and the Veggies crew were off doing an event as theyalmost always are. Everyone played rounders and an amazing, amusing game of three frisbees andfootball was invented. We sat down to a vegan picnic and much wine was consumed. After sunset, afire kept the day going into the early hours.The Sumac centre is finally open, meeting the only deadline we have managed to keep, which wasto open the weekend before Glastonbury and the summer exodus to fields across the country.Volunteers were up til early hours the week before finishing off the building work. We only finishedat 2am the night before our opening day, when over 100 people came for free tea and cakes, a kids’ceilidh by Monster Massive and a bring-and-buy sale.The vegan cafe is open three days a week (Fri-Sun 10am-6pm) and the number of customers isbuilding up. Our library is starting to emerge from its boxes and the shock of living in garages andcellars across Nottingham. Work still needs to be completed on the bar, which we hope will be openfor Christmas. And thoughts have turned to our out-buildings, which are derelict and full of everything we had to get out of the way to open the main building. In our heads is a new grandecologically sound office and workshop block. The volunteers who have been working on this fortwo years (sven days a week at some points) are exhausted, but new volunteers are starting to comein to turn this part of our dream into reality.More information from www.veggies.org.uk or info@veggies.org.uk or 245 Gladstone street,Forest fields, Nottingham NG7 6HX 0845 458-9595. Donations welcome.
 Animal rights
North-West SHAC Day of Action: Activists easily gained entry to a “secure” building to invadeWorldCom’s offices and halt work, whilst workers from other offices were informed aboutWorldCom’s involvement in horrendous animal cruelty. Many wished us luck in closing HuntingdonLife Sciences. We then paid a visit to Marsh, HLS’ insurers. Activists stormed the building andlocked themselves into a conference room. A megaphone was directed out of the window andfor an hour passers-by informed of Marsh’s support of HLS. Police tried to arrange a meetingbetween us and the manager, but he was too ashamed tospeak to us. Eventually police piled in and we were escortedout. Manchester Animal Protection - tel 07932 547785Revolutions Per Minute has published ‘The Rich at Play,’ ananalysis of hunting with hounds. It concentrates on thehistorical basis and cultural context, beginning with theNorman Conquest. Hunting is examined as part of thelaws and practices enabling the ruling class to control space. The author analyses the peculiarly non-rural composition of the Countryside Alliance, and thepopulist, libertarian politics whereby it gathers publicsympathy for hunters, which it portrays as part of a'rural dispossessed'. Available from Revolutions PerMinute, BCM Box 3328, London, WC1N 3XX.www.red-star-research.org.ukrevopermin@ukonline.co.uk
Remember, Rejoice, Resist!
Tw y f o r d + 1 0R i o + 1 0
7th-9th December, St Catherines Hill WinchesterCamping in winter. Bring what you expect to find...
Twas on this day battle begun,We have fought many since, and somewe won.Lest we forget Yellow Wednesday wecelebrate10 years have we grown with our fight,To expose the wrongs of corporate shite.Now one and all to St Caths come,And dream a way for our war for theWorld to be won.
 
Scotts Fucked
Two-thirds of Scotts’ peat stockdestroyed in one night
On the night of the Saturday 31
st
August asmall group of people visited HatfieldPeatworks near Doncaster and slashed ¾ of Scotts’ bagged peat. Based on figures byScotts’ lawyers for a previous action of thiskind we estimate that over £100,000 worthof damage was done.
Southend
Activists took to the trees in response toplans for a £3.5million road wideningscheme. Two climbers scrambled up trees onthe route of the planned dual carriagewayand held an eight-hour vigil. Campaigners forthe group, Parklife, fear the road wideningscheme will destroy more than 100 maturetrees and a large shrubbery area. Parklifeclaims 25,000 residents have backed itsprotest through petitions and letters tonewspapers.
European NewsREAL
A `new tool in globalisation activists'armoury’ was launched at the EuropeanPeople's Global Action Conference in Leiden.The European NewsREAL is a half hourmonthly video magazine of news storiesproduced by grassroots video activists. Theproject has a centralised translation systemso copies can be made in differentlanguages. The NewsREAL will be screened toaudiences of up to 8 million viewers on USFreespeech TV, and in small cinemas,universities, cafes and squats across Europe.Contact: abragga@hotmail.com orUndercurrents Alternative News 01865203661
New publication
Free copies of "Sexual Assault in ActivistCommunities" are available (help withpostage appreciated). Email activistsagainstsexualassault@hotmail.com,including info on how many you need andwhether you can make any financial contribution. Postal address: Local AffairsCommissioner, CSA Main Office, UniversityCentre- level 2, University of Guelph, Guelph,ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
Casualisation debate
There is an online discussion forum oncasualisation and workers’ right abuses, inthe campaigns section of Billy Bragg’swebsite. See www.billybragg.co.ukThis seems all the more vital after a week(September 13
th
-20
th
) during which six men,one woman and a child were killed onconstruction sites across the country.
Israeli action
22
nd
September: two hundred activistsdemonstrated opposite the Ministry of Defense in Tel-Aviv against Israeli violence inthe West Bank. The action was called by GushShalom, the radical Israeli Peace Bloc. Thiswas the first Israeli demonstration againstarmy action on Arafat's compound inRamallah. Demonstrators shouted: "Get Outof Ramallah!" and "Fuad, Fuad, (Ben-Eliezer),Minister of Defense, How Many Children HaveYou Killed?"
 Anti-capitalism rides again…
Anarchist Travelling Circus: a UK-wide series of actions, projects and events, and amobilisation against the G8 Summit taking place in Evian (Lake Geneva, on the French-Swissborder), June 1
st
-3
rd
2003.Recent summit-hopping protests have built and revitalised the anti-capitalist movement,strengthened international solidarity, created new links, and mobilised people and ideas. Thisprocess is important, but mobilising around one-off events isn’t enough. The AnarchistTravelling Circus attempts to reconcile mass mobilisations with local projects and actions;create links between anti-capitalist and daily struggles in our communities and workplaces;involve those who cannot/do not want to travel around getting tear-gassed; and emphasisethat our multiple struggles against war and militarism, the destruction of the earth, debt andlack of housing, the treatment of asylum seekers,the mind-numbing, soul-destroying monotony ofwage labour and many other issues cannot be wonuntil the fight against capitalism is won, daily,constantly, everywhere. The idea is a 5-6 week tourof the country, perhaps beginning on Mayday, andculminating in Evian on June 1st at the G8, with apossible ‘No Border’ Camp en-route. As the Circusprogresses around the UK, people could join andleave at will, staying on till Evian or never leavingtheir home town. At each city, town or village peoplewould organise actions, open social centres, orstage cultural events. The idea is for anybodyinterested to set up local groups to organise eventsand transport and network the idea locally. Aninternet discussion list has been set up, tosubscribe, send a blank email to:anarchisttravellingcircus-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. If you are setting upa group in your area and would like a speaker,please email anarchisttravellingcircus@yahoo.co.ukand let us know. The web address iswww.g8circus.org.uk.
Local updates
Nazis out!
Anti-fascists have attacked a shop in central Burnley owned by Steve Smith, BNP organiser forBurnley. The ‘shop’ sells little beyond a bit of Nazi memorabilia and is instead mainly used asa base for BNP organising in Burnley, and as a distribution point for BNP and CountrysideAlliance propaganda. Anti-fascists smashed windows and graffiti’d the front of the shop.
Happy Meal
A new McDeath in Reddish has proved unpopular with locals. Since opening it has been robbedonce, broken into several times with the burgers thrown about and friers opened (meaning theymight be contaminated and it can't open next morning) and the doors and windows are kicked inon a weekly basis...! It's hardly surprising considering the outlet was built despite localopposition and with planning permission gained on the sly (by applying under the name ofWarburton’s), not to mention McDonalds’ reputation for worker and animal exploitation.
 At the palace
The fence enclosing the top of Crystal Palace Park has been torn down. At a candle-lit vigilprotesting Bromley Council's enclosure of part of the park people pulled off the plywoodhoardings and entered the park. Around 50 people, mostly local residents, joined in, and beforelong a long stretch of the fence lay on the ground. For info see: http://uk.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=40531
Teeing off
Victory – for the local campaign against Reddish Golf Club's plans to tip waste in Reddish Vale.The club had planning permission dating from 1965, and stood to make £15-30,000contracting the tipping out. Local campaigners made it very clear to the Club that they would bereporting it to the Environment Agency for not declaring earlier dumping of toxic substances,and suggested that there might be other serious repercussions should they go ahead with thescheme, which would send 5,000 waste lorries to the Stockport beauty spot, past schools andother community sites, over two years.
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Virtual News
www.ainfos.ca a muliti-lingual news service by, for and aboutanarchistsBeyond TV - Activist andcampaigns resource sitewww.beyondtv.orgAllsorts - UK based e-news foractivists allsorts@gn.apc.orgwww.uk.indymedia.org
Video
i-Contact video network76 Mina Road, Bristol BS29TX01179140188i-contact@videonetwork.orgRadiX-video archive for directaction radix@enviroweb.orgwww.enviroweb.org/radix
Other Contacts
Advisory Service for Squatters2 Saint Pauls Road, LondonN1 2QN 020 7359 8814advice@squat.freeserve.co.ukALF Supporters GroupBCM Box 1160, London WC1N3XX1003021616@compuserve.co.ukAnarchist Federationc/o 84b Whitechapel High St.,London E1 7QXChiapasLinkBox 79, 82 Colston St, Bristol chiapaslink@yahoo.com
Contacts list - November 2002
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Action Groups
Local EF! contacts, someare active groups, othersneed more people to get intouch
Bath EF!c/o PO Box 426, Bath,Somerset, BA1 2ZDDartmoor EF!c/o PO Box 77, Totnes,Devon TQ9 5ZJGrampian EF!PO Box 248, Aberdeen AB251JEgrampianearthfirst@hotmail.comGwynedd & Mon EF!The Greenhouse, 1 TrevelyanTerrrace, Bangor, GwyneddLL57 1AX 01248 255 821bangor-werdd@yahoogroups.comLeeds EF!c/o CRC, 16 Sholebroke AvLeeds LS73HB O113 262 9365leedsef@leedsef.org.ukLondon Reclaim The StreetsPO Box 9656, London N4 4JY02072814621 rts@gn.apc.orgManchester EF!Dept 29, 22a Beswick St,Manchester, M4 7HS0161 2266 814
mancef@nematode.freeserve.co.uk
(Newcastle) TAPPPO Box ITA, Newcastle NE991TA ne991ta@yahoo.comNorfolk and Waveney EF!c/o PO Box 487, Norwich NR23AL 07944 874 393norfolk-earth-first@email.comNottingham EF!c/o 245 Gladstone StreetNottingham, NG7 6HX0845 458 9595nottsef@veggies.org.ukReading RoadbustersR.I.S. Centre 35-39 LondonStreet, Reading, Berkshire RG14PS 0118 954 6430roadbusters@gn.apc.orgSheffield EF!c/o Brambles Resource Centre,82 Andover St, Sheffield S39EH 0114 279 7164 jimthackery@yahoo.co.ukSouth Devon EF!c/o PO Box 77, Totnes, DevonTQ9 5ZJSWAN NetworkPO Box 70, Newport NP10YDSwangroup@yahoo.co.ukWarwickshire Action Groupc/o Gaia, 7 Regent Place,Leamington Spa CV31 1EHwag@hushmail.com,07771547576York LEAF c/o SU Centre, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD
Support Groups &InformationNetworks
Activists’ Legal Project16b Cherwell StreetOxford, OX4 1BG01865 243 772activistslegal@gn.apc.orgAnarchist TeapotMobile Kitchen Project6 Tilbury Place, Brighton BN22GY atchoo22@gurlmail.comBlatant Incitement Project(outreach & small groupsupport), c/o Manchester EF!doinit@nematode.freeserve.co.ukCAGE Network(against the prison system)c/o 245 Gladstone Street,Nottingham, NG7 6HX0845 458 9595Corporate Watch16b Cherwell St, Oxford OX41BG 01865 791391mail@corporatewatch.orgEarth Liberation PrisonersSupport NetworkBM Box 2407London, WC1N 3XXearthlibprisoner@mail.comGenetic Engineering NetworkGEN, Archway Resource C’tr, 1aWaterlow Road, Archway,London, N19 5NJ020 7272 1586genetics@gn.apc.orgHuman Genetics AlertUnit AH112, Aberdeen House22-24 Highbury GroveLondon N5 2EA020-7704 6100www.hgalert.orgPeat Alert,c/o crc, 16 SholebrokeAvenue, Leeds, LS7 3HB 0778778 2259www.peatalert.org.ukPrimal Seedswww.primalseeds.orgmail@primalseeds.orgRising Tide networkGroups throughout countrysee www.risingtide.org.uk orring 01865 241 097URGENT (green field housingnetwork), Box HN, 16bCherwell St,Oxford,OX4 1BG 01865 794 800info@urgent.org.uk
Publications
Counter InformationAutonomous Centre E’burgh17 West Montgomery PlaceEdinburgh EW7 5HA0131 557 6242Disabled Action Network3 Crawley Road, Wood Green,London N22 6AN020 88891361DELTABox Z, 13 Biddulph St,Leicester LE2 1BH0116 210 9652lynx@gn.apc.orgwww.oneworld.org/deltaFriends of People Close toNature (FPCN UK)33 Gould Close, Welham Green,Hatfield, AL9 7EB01707 885 994rains@fpcn-global.orgGenetiX Snowball Box 13, 43 Gardner StBrighton BN1 1UNsnowball@onet.co.ukHaringey Solidarity GroupPO Box 2474, London N8Hunt Saboteurs Assoc.PO Box 2786, Brighton BN22AX 01273 622827hsa@gn.apc.orgIndustrial Workers of the World75 Humberstone Gate,Leicester LE1 1WBThe Land is Ours (TLIO)16b Cherwell St, Oxford OX41BG 01460 249204office@tlio.demon.co.ukLegal Defence & MonitoringGroupBM Haven, London WC1N 3XXldmgmail@yahoo.co.uk020 8245 2930London GreenPeace & McLibel Campaign5 Caledonian Road, LondonN1 9DX 020 7713 1269info@mcspotlight.orgMaking WavesPO Box 1377, Sheffield S364BZ 01226 764279pp3office@aol.comNo Platform anti-fascistnetworkPO Box 127, Leeds LS3 1TSReclaim the Satyagraha!c/o 5 Caledonian Road,London N1 9DX07973 539 390enquiries@satyagraha.orgSolidarity FederationPO Box 29, SW PDO,Manchester M15 5HW0161 232 7889Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty Campaign (SHAC)PO Box 38, Cheltenham,Gloucs GL50 1YN0845 458 0630Trident Ploughshares 200042-46 Bethel St, Norwich NR21NR0845 458 8366tp2000@gn.apc.orgWomen Speak Outwsoall@hotmail.com
Protest Camps
Aldermaston Women’s PeaceCamp, 33 Heron Rd, Bristol BS5 0LT0117 939 3746Elvaston Park Campdot@theadora.screaming.net07769 534725Faslane Peace CampShandon, Helensburgh,Dunbartonshire G84 8HTScotland 01436 820 9019 Ladies Anti-Quarry Camp LeesCross, Lees Rd, Stanton Lees,Matlock, Derbyshire 07876311709Sellafield Women’s PeaceCamp, Box Z (as Leeds EF!)0113 262 1534Vallee d’Aspe CampMobile+336 72634905
..and beyond
active campaigns that have had  protest camps in the past 
Action Against the Toll Motorway (AtoM)0121 643 9117actionagainstthetollmotorway@hotmail.comGolden Cross Road ActionGroup (Essex)01702 541 26707957 915 977Hockley Housing01702 206 181Third Battle of NewburyPO Box 5642, Newbury RG145WG07000 785 201
International
For international contacts werecommend the list in Do orDie 9 or ...Peoples Global Action (PGA)against the WTO and neo-liberalisation, www.apg.orgEarth First! Journal POB 3023, TucsonAZ 85702 USATel: (520) 620-6900collective@earthfirstjournal.orgwww.earthfirstjournal.org

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