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#Staygrounded at Heathrow – Reclaim the Power action at Heathrow

RTP action at Heathrow

Hundreds of activists took part in a day of mass action on October 1st 2016 at Heathrow and its surrounds to protest against aviation expansion and to tax frequent flyers to encourage other means of transport that is more environmentally friendly.

The mass day of action against airport expansion was organised by Reclaim the Power [RTP] – a grassroots direct action group for social and environmental… Continue reading

The greening of anarchism again!

“Nothing ever burns down by itself, every fire needs a little bit of help” chumbawamba

After a damning report published in the journal Science, titled Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate changeare the mainstream channels finally catching up, albeit to a small degree, with what anarchists have been saying for hundreds of years? Not quite, as the title gives the game away, the… Continue reading

The Heathrow 13 are victims of state repression – and a culture of passive resistance

On July 13th last year, environmental activists from Plane Stupid occupied the north runway at Heathrow – chaining themselves to a metal fence and each other to form a blockade. On January 30th all thirteen activists were convicted of aggravated trespass at Willesden Magistrates Court with implications from the judge that they should expect prison. Sentencing has been scheduled for February 24th.

The group was founded to oppose the planned… Continue reading