New Animal Rights group in Cornwall

23 August, 2010

Great to hear that there is a new Animal Rights group starting up in Cornwall.

Their first meeting is on Tuesday, 24 August 2010 in Truro at Wetherspoons (time tbc).  They will be discussing possible future activity and planning a vegan fayre in November in Truro with food and info stalls.

Their facebook is http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/group.php?gid=355201946909&ref=ts
and myspace is www.myspace.com/cornwallanimalrights

Their email address is:  cornwallanimalrights@hotmail.co.uk


Food growing for renters – freeskilling workshop

18 May, 2010

food growing flyer

This will be run near Porthtowan (tbc)

A list of other freeskilling workshops throughout May, June and July can be found here.


Know your rights workshop

8 May, 2010

Know your rights - workshop flyer

A list of other freeskilling workshops throughout May, June and July can be found here.


Target Barclays – May 1st

20 April, 2010

We will be demonstrating outside Barclays in Penzance on Mayday from 11am – 12 before the Freeshop. Come and join us.

Barclays Banks are the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) market maker for ITT Corporation. ITT Corporation own arms manufacturer, EDO MBM/ITT in Brighton. EDO manufacture equipment to interface between fighter aircraft and the bombs that were dropped in Gaza. In January 2009 Amnesty International found fragments of a MK-82 bomb, EDO MBM/ITT make components for use with this bomb and supply them to US arms companies.

By performing marker services for ITT Barclays Bank are profiting from EDO’s complicity in civilian deaths in Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq. Barclays are the largest UK investor in the global arms trade. Bankers and institutional investors are the glue that finances the state terror wreaked by the arms trade. Companies like EDO do not operate in a vacuum but are propped up by the networks of corporations and investors which constitute the global capitalist system which puts profit before peace, greed before people.

Smash EDO


BP shut down in Plymouth over Tar Sands oil

9 April, 2010

On Thursday 8 April, Plymouth Rising Tide and Kernow Anarchist Network blockaded the BP garage in Ridgeway, Plymouth, to highlight the environmental destruction caused by the Tar Sands project. The garage was closed for an hour and two activists who were locked onto petrol pumps were arrested.

The Tar Sands are a vast reserve of oil in the Canadian wilderness. Extracting oil from it produces 3 to 5 times as much greenhouse gases as from conventional oil. (1)  The development covers an area the size of England, with toxic ponds so huge they are visible from space, leaking poisons into the local water supply. Indigenous communities, on whose land the extraction has been imposed, are seeing high rates of rare forms of cancer and respiratory disease. (2)

Michelle Roberts from Kernow Anarchist Network said: “The Tar Sands are the most destructive project on earth, fuelling climate chaos and mass deforestation, and trampling on indigenous rights. It would be criminal of BP to go ahead with it.”

This action is part of the BP Tar Sands Fortnight of Shame, a national fortnight of action leading up to BP’s annual general meeting on 15th April, when they will make a final decision as to whether to go into their first Tar Sands extraction project, ‘Sunrise.’ (3)

For further information please contact:

plymouth@risingtide.org.uk

kernowaction@gmail.com

Or go to:

http://risingtide.org.uk/plymouth

https://kernowaction.wordpress.com

Notes for editors:

1 http://stoptarsands.wordpress.com/threats/#a

2 http://tarsandsinfocus.wordpress.com/about/

3 http://tarsandsinfocus.wordpress.com/bp-fortnight-of-shame/


BP Fortnight of Shame

8 April, 2010

KAN and Plymouth Rising Tide are currently shutting down a Plymouth BP station as part of the Fortnight of Shame.

Say no to Tar Sands.

More info to come…


Don’t Just Vote – Get Active!

6 April, 2010