Join us on Tuesday 15th May (7.30pm) for an evening of information sharing and discussion about radical environmental direct action in the Autonomous Centre Edinburgh. The evening will be in 3 parts:
Firstly, there will be a presentation from an editor of the US based Earth First! Journal entitled "No System but the Ecosystem!"
No System But The Ecosystem!
A History and Future of the International Earth First! Movement, from ecological resistance to revolutionary struggle. In this talk, an Earth First! agitator and editor of the movement's publication, Earth First! Journal, from the US, will briefly introduce the movement history and explore the possible future of Earth First!, and other radical ecological efforts, in contributing to the (re)emergence of a global resistance to state and capital. The presentation includes a slideshow of images from Earth First! actions and other ecological resistance efforts.
The second part of the evening will be a presentation by members of Coal Action Scotland on the history of opencast coal mining in the Douglas Valley, the resistance so far and the resistance to come.
Call for Action in South Lanakshire!
For 3 years Coal Action Scotland has been fighting against the social injustice and environmental devastation represented by over 20 years of continuous open cast coal mining in the Douglas Valley. Scottish Coal are in trouble. Profits are down 90%, diesel is costly and coal is relatively cheap. They need a new 4 million tonne mine at Glentaggart East or face collapse. Now is the time to act! Stop the total encirclement of a community by coal mines. Stop the rapid destruction of remaining intact habitats and green space. Come along to learn about the Douglas Valley, the communities we fight for and the industry and infrastructure we are against... And find out what you can do to help.
Lastly there will be chance for discussion with tea and (vegan) cakes provided. Entry is free with a suggested donation to the Autonomous Centre Edinburgh.
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