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!
If 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07709 545116. Let us know if you could help illustrate and/or design a leaflet on this issue.
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Fracking 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/.
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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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.
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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Outside BP's Annual General Meeting - 10am - April 24th
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London
Anti-nuclear protesters declared the mass blockade at Hinkley Point on 3rd October as a victory over EDF Energy. The nine-hour blockade in Somerset attracted supporters from all over the UK including Rising Tiders from London, Bristol & Plymouth. Several people came from as far afield as France, Ireland, Germany and Belgium as numbers topped 250.
Once a year, the board of directors of the world’s largest mining company meet in London.
Be there to... *CONFRONT BHP BILLITON*
*WHAT: *The Annual General Meeting of BHP Billiton
*WHERE: *Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster
*WHEN: *Thursday Oct. 20, 10am
*Plus, on Wednesday Oct. 19, there will be a public event with special guests to talk about BHPB’s operations around the world.*
What is fracking?: The process - called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - involves pumping a mixture of water, sand and drilling fluids at high pressure into the rock, to split it apart and release the natural gas it contains. This process has already, in its relatively short history, caused a great deal of controversy, due to environmental problems and risks posed to human health, including water contamination and higher rates of air pollution than that of coal production. And now fracking has recently begun in the UK starting with several sites near Blackpool.