Monday, 25 June 2012

Take Back the Land!

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 communities.

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 Land!

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