Camp for Climate Action a huge success
July 29, 2008
Many of us from Haringey participated in the Camp for Climate Action at Kingsnorth in Kent, 3-11 August. Following a 60 mile march/caravan from the site of last year’s camp – Heathrow Airport – land near the Kingsnorth Power Station was seized for a week long event attended by 1500-2000 people. The idea was to resist government plans to expand coal-fired energy production in the light of coal’s disastrous contribution to greenhouse gases and climate change.
It was an incredible week of discussions (over 200 workshops), collective sustainable living, fun for all ages, protests and direct action.
On Saturday August 9th, despite repressive policing, a thousand people marched to block the main gates of the power station, many others scaled fences and got round the back of the plant via canoes and boats. There were also banners hung from pylons, blockades of agro-fuels depots, and other protests and direct action at significant climate-polluting sites around the South east of England.