from Libcom.org A direct action group shut down roads in London’s political district Friday evening to oppose new runway construction at London’s Heathrow Airport.
The rush-hour road-block in Parliament Square was the culmination of a campaign by Vote No Heathrow, an autonomous branch of the Rising Up direct action network. It saw a 14 day hunger-strike, solidarity fasts and arrests for non-violent civil disobedience.
Around 30 activists blocked a busy intersection next to the UK parliament demanding UK Labour and the Scottish National Party vote against the runway at Monday’s crucial parliamentary vote. Some were on the final day of a two-week hunger strike. Continue reading “Mobilising for Climate Justice: Eco-anarchism in the UK”
United Kingdom: Activists Block Tunnel to Airport
from Plane Stupid
On the 26th of November, just three days before the COP21 climate conference in Paris was due to start, three Plane Stupid activists blocked the main road access tunnel to Heathrow’s terminals 1, 2 and 3. This reportedly caused a traffic tailback several miles long as police directed inbound vehicles to one lane of the outbound tunnel. Our early entry for the#ClimateGames sent a clear message to the UK government that expanding aviation is a no-go for the climate; were it to go ahead the UK would undoubtedly miss its emissions targets as set out under the 2008 Climate Change Act. Continue reading “Activists block Heathrow Tunnel: Airports to be ‘Biggest Climate Wrecker””