Thursday, 31 May 2012

Green Festival

2nd and 3rd June 2012 - 12-7pm Leazes Park


Greening  Wingrove 
SUNDAY 10 TH June 2012
1pm - 4pm  
Nunsmoor Park, Studley Terrace, Newcastle
* Arts and Crafts – Face Painting
* Seedling Swap Programm
* Newcastle Cycle Centre Bring along your bike for minor repair
* Bird and Bat Box Making
* Acorn Community Reuse and Recycling – bring along any old, small electrical goods to be recycled
(arrangements can be made for collection of large items)
* Bee Keeping Experts available for questions
* Healthy Eating Programme and Health Checks
* Hanging Baskets with the Time Exchange
* Herb Pots – bring your voucher from the Newsletter
* Refreshments will be available

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Tyne & Wear Metro Strike Days

7th June; DB Regio employees, (drivers etc)
11th & 12th June; Cleaners,
21st June; Drivers etc *
Resisting low pay and unfair dismissals
There is a call to leave rubbish on the Metro when the cleaners go on strike!
The Party on the Metro went well
RMT Campaign for Tyne & Wear Cleaners Facebook
Video of RMT Regional Organiser Craig Johnston explaining the case
Video from the Party on the Metro

* This strike day has been suspended following an improved pay offer (not for the cleaners) - Sunderland Echo
Direct Action gets the goods!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Blyth Alert

RES has submitted an application to build a 100MW biomass power station at Battleship Wharf in Blyth. It would burn a million tonnes of wood per year.  The planning application says very little about where the wood will come from, but the vast majority is expected to be imported.  If RES get planning permission then they will be able to burn wood from anywhere in the world, whether from destructive logging of native Canadian forests, or from monoculture tree plantations in Brazil or West Africa, where such plantations are being rapidly expanded at the expense of local communities and ecosystems.
Please support local residents opposed to the development by objecting to the application.  For more background information, links, and suggestions of how to object, please go to

Take Back the Land!

Take Back the Land!; a six-day action camp in the Douglas Valley; South Lanarkshire; will be taking place 12-18 July with a mass action on Saturday 14 July. The camp will be set up to directly oppose Scottish Coal's new opencast mine plans for the area and build on years of community struggle and direct action.
More details here: