[IMC-UK-Features] Proposed Rossport feature
vg at genny.force9.co.uk
Tue Jan 25 03:11:31 PST 2011
I'd suggest a paragraph at the beginning of the main body briefly
explaining the history of the Rossport campaign to put it in context.
It also needs links to recent rossport articles on the newswire and a
link to the rossport website, I guess...
On the newswire:
Solidarity action in Bristol: http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/703013
Shell's survey work stopped: /en/2011/01/472693.html
Shell given permission to complete gas pipeline: /en/2011/01/472422.html
We can add reports of other solidarity actions to the feature as they
skippy at riseup.net wrote:
> TITLE: SHELL GET PERMISSION FOR PIPELINE, WE NEED YOU HELP
> ABSTRACT: On Thursday 20th January An Bord Pleanala announced their
> decision to approve the Shell high pressure raw gas pipeline. This is the
> last chance to resist the plan by the Irish Government,state bodies and
> Shell to force their will on communities and on the countryas a whole,
> regardless of proper process, economic sense, people’s
> safety,environmental laws and human rights. The struggle against Shell is
> astruggle for everyone in Ireland and the world. You can be part of it.
> MAIN BODY: *What are Shell’s plans? *
> The construction period is 28 months, probably starting around March 2011.
> Month 3 and 4 are the heaviest for construction traffic with 250 truck
> movements every day. However Shell could begin construction anytime from now
> by putting up fences to secure the compound in Aughoose and Glengad. The
> opportunity to prevent Shell from securing the Aughoose compound and
> delivering their tunnel boring machine to the site is now our best chance to
> stop the project. We must not let the opportunity go by, as once the tunnel
> boring machine has gone underground the work will be much harder to stop. We
> have until Thursday 17th March to put in an application for a Judicial
> Review. Even if this is successful it would not stop work immediately and so
> we need to stop it ourselves.
> *What you can do now:*
> 1. Come up to the camp! If you can only come up once this year, make plans
> to come up soon. Ideally come as soon as you get the call out that Shell are
> about to start work which will probably be within the next 2 months. Summer
> is the time loads of people come to resist Shell’s destructive work but this
> time Shell are planning to start work around March and this is the busiest
> time for traffic movements. If you are booking time off work, book time off
> in March now, there will be work to do every day in March. Ask your friends
> and all those you know have been involved in the campaign over the years to
> book time off also and make plans to come up.
> 2. We are getting ready to set up the new camp and need your help now,
> particularly with practical preparation and building work. The new camp
> requires people with carpentry and building skills. However if you don’t
> have these skills, please come because you can learn them.
> 3. Do a stall and leaflet your local town on Saturday 12th February. The
> Pipe film will be shown on television on Wednesday 9th February so lots of
> people will be interested in the campaign. We will have the new leaflet,
> stickers and posters and election questions ready for this, please email to
> be sent some.
> 4. Get in touch if you would like us to give a non-violent direct action
> workshop in your area, to prepare people to come up.
> 5. If you cannot make it up here at the moment, please get ready to come
> when you get the call out that Shell are about to start work. Solidarity
> actions at garages, government offices & subcontractors are other great ways
> of supporting the campaign, however immediately after the call out we will
> need you here in Mayo.
> Please email * rossportsolidaritycamp at gmail.com* or phone 0851141170 to let
> us know when you can come up and for latest updates.
> Please share this information as widely as you can.
> If you have ever wanted to take action, the time is now!
> PLEASE USE PHOTO FROM RECENT ARTICLE: "We need you help to stop shell in
> rossport!" with the title - "You will never have consent Shell!" [ARTICLE /en/2011/01/472691.html]
> Hope this is ok, we really want the article to stay for a while, work will
> soon start and we need to get the message out to the UK
> if you have any questions please reply to
> rossportsolidaritycamp at gmail.com
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