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Posts Tagged ‘Direct Action’

Craftivism Direct Action against the Tar Sands: an interview with artist Lucy Sparrow

'Felt Impacts of the Tar Sand' was delivered to the Canada Europe Energy Summit at Canada House on Tuesday 19th November, a stark reminder of the destruction wrought by the extraction of oil from the Tar Sands.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Image by UK Tar Sands Network, artist Lucy Sparrow, designer Daniel Sliwka

Yesterday I was alerted to an inspiring direct action designed to draw attention to the ongoing destruction involved with the extraction of oil from the Tar Sands in Canada. Together with the UK Tar Sands Network artist Lucy Sparrow created a large scale felted artwork. Lucy describes how she put her plan in action...

Image by UK Tar Sands photo by You and I Films

After nine intense days of frantic sewing and knitting, I made my way with the guys from the UK Tar Sands Network to Canada House to protest against the Canada Europe Energy Summit which brought together Canadian ministers and… read more

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UK Uncut, Green & Black Cross, Black Bloc & the March for the Alternative.

So, what does it all mean? I attempt to pick apart what happened on Saturday 26th March 2011, accompanied by loads of photos of beautiful creative banners and action.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration Launch Party: The Movie

The wonderful Sally Mumby-Croft has put together a beautiful movie reminder of the launch party for ACOFI, held on Friday 28th January 2011. With music provided by the wondrous 6 Day Riot. Thankyou!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cooperative Designs 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory Cooperative Designs A/W 2011 by Natsuki Otani. Last season I was incredibly gutted to miss the Cooperative Designs presentation – such were the […]

Happy Birthday Grow Heathrow

Transition Heathrow celebrates one year of nurturing a sustainable community in the path of the third runway at Sipson. Congratulations! Inspiring mini documentary by You and I Films. Illustrations by Rebecca Peacock and Sam Parr.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Krystof Strozyna A/W 2011 by Gabriel ‘Gaarte’ Ayala. Krystof Strozyna has been on my radar for what seems like forever in fashion… which in practice means a couple of years […]

Did PC Mark “Flash” Kennedy ensure my arrest as one of the Ratcliffe 114 ?

In April 2009 I was one of 114 activists arrested at the Iona School in Nottingham. Here's my account of what happened, and how PC Mark Kennedy came to be unmasked as an undercover police agent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Woodberry Down girl by Romain Lambert-Louis, cost after ‘Jackie 1973’ by Erica Dobbs http://www.lambartillustration.com http://www.serpentinegallery.org/2008/03/tom_hunter_a_palace_for_us8_de_1.html It’s good Tom Hunter’s film is as good as it is, because the last time […]

A Crude Awakening shuts down Coryton Oil Refinery

Our addiction to oil is a major cause of climate change and creates all sorts of climate injustice. That's why it's important that we draw attention to the problem. Here's a personal account of the Crude Awakening action on Saturday 16th October, from someone who took part.

Written by Sophia Coles-Riley

Illustration by Stéphanie Thieullent “Ari Up: John Lydon’s step-daughter dies.” The Telegraph’s headline was horribly reductive. Ari Up, information pills try who died on Wednesday at the tragically young age […]

Climate Camp 2010: Twitter Backfires… or does it?

This year the Camp for Climate Action received a grilling from the Guardian Environment Blog on the basis of a few trolls who found our hashtag feed. This is my version of what happened.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Climate Camp 2010-serving dinner All photography by Amelia Gregory unless otherwise stated. Over the past few years I have become increasingly embedded in the process of Climate Camp, web so […]

Climate Camp 2010 at the RBS HQ in Edinburgh: a Break the Banks action round up.

I've just got back from this year's Climate Camp in Edinburgh. We camped on the grounds of the global headquarters of RBS to highlight the financial links to the climate crisis, and took direct action every day. Here's my round up of the best actions I took part in.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory unless otherwise stated. Over the past few years I have become increasingly embedded in the process of Climate Camp, see so I am well aware […]

Rossport Solidarity Camp Summer Gathering 2010

The final part of our solidarity bike ride from Merthyr to Mayo culminated at Rossport Solidarity Camp on the Erris coast, where I took part in a beach action like no other...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Way back in 2007, shop Amelia’s Magazine was one of the first to recognise the raw talent of a young Johnny Flynn, decease who won us over with the delicately […]

Merthyr to Mayo Solidarity Bike Ride: Green Kite Midnight at Castlerea Prison

Irish activists Niall Harnett and Pat O'Donnell have been unjustly jailed at Castlerea Prison for daring to stand up to the might of Shell. We paid a solidarity visit en route to Rossport.

Written by Amelia Gregory

GKM Roadtrip Galway to Castlerea My touring bike, more about kindly lent by Velorution. At the start of June I went on an exciting adventure to Ireland… on a borrowed […]

Merthyr to Mayo Solidarity Bike Ride: Galway to Castlerea

The first blog in a series detailing my adventures on a bike bound for Rossport Solidarity Camp in County Mayo, Ireland. Featuring a demo against the atrocities in Gaza, a Lidl carpark and Dallas style houses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Pete the Temp On Sunday we lost a few and gained a few. Pete Lawrie called by with terrible hayfever to say he couldn’t sing for […]

Climate Camp at Glastonbury 2010: Line up information

Climate Camp returns to the Dragon Field for the second year running - and this year the Tripod Stage hosts a much expanded line up of music, poetry and comedy. A Glastonbury gem!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Can it really be a year since the last Glastonbury? In 2009, try for the first time, for sale Climate Camp was given it’s very own space in the Dragon […]

Climate9: Stopping Carbon Emissions at Source. So Who are the Real Criminals?

On the 14th June 2010 the Climate9 go to trial for their actions at Aberdeen airport in Scotland last year. Why should we give them our support? Read on...

Written by Amelia Wells

Donald Trump is behind the expansion of Aberdeen airport. Illustration by Kevin Bradshaw. When the words of the law and the actions of the Government contradict each other, viagra look […]

The Yes Men Launch the Yes Lab for Creative Activism

The Yes Men are Tired of Whinging. So they've decided to train up everyone else in their style of activism. Illustrations by NeltonMandelton.

Written by Amelia Wells

Illustration by Aniela Murphy/Nelsonmandelton. The Rag Factory, viagra order Brick Lane, pills will be playing host to The London Zine Symposium on the 29th of May, an event celebrating DIY […]

Tate is complicit in the creation of the largest oil painting in the world.

As the Tate Modern celebrates its 10th anniversary activists from Liberate Tate highlight its close relationship with the oily giant BP.

Written by Amelia Gregory

makeandmend Illustration to show the extent of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico by Abigail Daker. You know that huge oil slick? The really foul one […]

The Hung Parliament spells serious change for our government.

My views on the 2010 general election, accompanied by the clever visual opinions of a bunch of illustrators.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Democracy Village. All photography by Amelia Wells. Parliament Square is currently home to the Democracy Village; a few tents, visit this site treatment a couple of marquees and a whole […]

There’s the General Election, and then there’s Democracy Village in Parliament Square.

We may be in the throes of electoral reform, but for some change is not quick enough - they've taken action into their own hands and are now camping in Parliament Square.

Written by Amelia Wells

Illustration by June Chanpoomidole While Spring turns to Summer, check London Fashion Week AW10 may fade in our memories, but the designers that drew us in certainly won’t. One such […]

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Climate Camp goes to COP15 in Copenhagen December 2009, Part 3

Reclaim Power! Climate Justice Action outside the Bella Centre on December 16th 2009, Climate Camp sets up in Hopenhagen, and my analysis of what our actions achieved.

Written by Amelia Gregory
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The Great Climate Swoop 2009: A retrospective

Laying a power station to siege; fences, dogs, police and direct action

Written by Adam S

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is back again for another year and 2009’s hopefuls won’t disappoint. The longest running annual exhibition has been going since 1994 and is dedicated to promoting […]

Blackheath Climate Camp 2009

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Written by Adam S

Graham Carter’s joyful prints reference many of the most loved images in modern culture: the characters from Star Wars or the eerie but manageable magic of Spirited Away. The artistic […]