Labels: climate camp
posted by Calvin Jones @ 1:12 AM
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The Camps for Climate Action are campaign gatherings (similar to peace camps) that take place to draw attention to, and to act as a base for direct action against major carbon emitters, and to develop ways to create a carbon-neutral society. Camps are run on broadly anarchist principles - free to attend, supported by donations and with input from everyone in the community for the day-to-day operation of the camp.In 2006 a camp took place near Drax power station, in 2007 near Heathrow Airport, and in 2008 near Kingsnorth power station in Medway, Kent.Preceding the 2007 camp, airport operator BAA sought "the mother of all injunctions" to ban an estimated 5 million people from attending, but succeeded in injunctions against just 3 men and the direct action group Plane Stupid, preventing them entry to the airport.The camp in August 2008 began with a one day event at Heathrow, followed by a march across London to Kingsnorth power station, in common with seven other camps globally that will be targeting coal.Last year large numbers of people from across the country turned up and helped out at the camp. The camp provided facilities that many of the people needed such as showers, cheap food, internet access, entertainment and medical services.
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