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There’s just days to go until a week of action against opencast coal in the Douglas Valley – a place where the ruling class is crushing communities for their own financial gain, where ecological destruction is taking place on a massive scale for the profits of big energy companies and where absentee fat-cat land-lords make […]

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In two weeks we’ll be setting up for 6 days of resistance to corporate rule in the Douglas Valley. We’ll be taking on the UK’s largest opencast coal mining company, landlord-aristocrat-banker Lord Home and South Lanarkshire Council – together they conspire to make a few people very wealthy, whilst communities are left disempowered, disenfranchised and […]

There’s just less than a month to go before Take Back the Land! – the Douglas Valley’s action camp against opencast coal – and the struggle against corporate greed, fat-cat landlords and corrupt local government is heating up. We’ve got some good news: Scottish opencast operators are struggling to keep going as both of the […]

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  Throughout the past few weeks coal miners in northern Spain have been on strike demanding a halt to austerity measures imposed by the right wing government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The cuts are targeting subsidies for Spanish coal which miners say will destroy their entire industry effecting 8,000 workers in over 40 operational […]

In February and March of this year, Coal Action Scotland toured the UK with the Beehive Collective’s True Cost of Coal banner. The aims of the tour were several – to make links with other local groups by visiting them in different places around the UK, to raise greater awareness of the disastrous impacts of […]

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Opencast coal mining in the Douglas Valley is about the ruling class destroying communities for their own financial gain. Its about ecological destruction on a massive scale for capitalism’s unquenchable thirst for cheap energy. Its about absentee fat-cat land-lords making millions off land that shouldn’t be theirs. Its about morally corrupt local (and national) government […]

On Saturday the 14th of April, part of the Hambach forest near Cologne, Germany was squatted by a group of activists in opposition to the planned open cast coal mine by RWE. People are more than welcome to join in the campaign. For more information see http://hambachforest.blogsport.de They released their first declaration which you can […]

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On 22nd December, two Bristol Rising Tide activists appeared at Lanark Sheriff’s Court to be sentenced following an action to stop work at the Mainshill open cast mine back in March 2011. The two were fined £400 each for aggravated trespass by Sheriff Stewart. They were part of a group who entered Scottish Coal’s Mainshill […]

Julio Cesar Gomez, President of FECODEMIGUA, the Federation of Communities Displaced by Mining in La Guajira, recently visited Scotland to exchange stories of resisting coal extraction, and to rally support for his communities efforts to stop the expansion of the world’s largest open cast coal mine, El Cerrejón, in Colombia. Longannet Coal Fired Power Station, […]

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Huntington Lane has just released information that it is currently being evicted by the National Eviction team. People are resisting the eviction and occupying tunnels and a tower. The protest site’s communique reads: The national eviction team came onto site this morning and escorted support crew off and are busily taking down ground structures. Unfortunately […]


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