Take Back the Land! // 12-18 July // Mass Action 14 July // Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire
There’s just less than a month to go before Take
Back the Land! – the Douglas Valley’s action
camp against opencast coal – and the struggle against corporate
greed, fat-cat landlords and corrupt local government is heating up.
We’ve got some good news: Scottish opencast operators are
struggling to keep going as both of the biggest miners, Scottish
Coal and ATH Resources are
delaying and scaling back plans in an effort to stay afloat.
Now is the time to hit them where it hurts!
There’s some bad news: the World Health
Organisation last week announced that diesel fumes cause cancer,
strengthening calls for a halt to mining operations because of
impacts on community health. This is obviously bad news for people
living next to mines, but further evidence that opencast coal kills
And some more information: the Take Back the Land! website
has been updated with travel directions
and information on
what to bring to the camp.
See you on the 12th July – its time to Take Back the