At 9.15PM today ClimateCamp took the site at RBS HQ
Occupy and set up the basecamp: 19th–20th August
Four days of training and direct action: 21st–24th August
Day of action against RBS and the fossil fuel industry: 23rd August
Return basecamp to nature: 25th August
The Camp for Climate Action is a grassroots movement taking direct action against the root causes of climate change. After mobilising and helping stop the proposed third runway at Heathrow and a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth, we’re growing into a mass movement reclaiming our future from government and profit-hungry corporations.
This year we’re targeting the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Last year RBS were bailed out with £50 billion of public money. This bank is one of the world’s largest investor in oil, gas and coal. From tar sands extraction in Canada to coal infrastructure here in the UK, we’re paying to trash our future. These projects are not just causing catastrophic climate change, but destroying the lives and livelihoods of people across the globe. Meanwhile, we’re told there is no money left and we should be braced for decades of public sectors cuts.
Ecological destruction is built into the mechanics of the financial system, with communities disenfranchised from their own futures. This is why, in August, people from across the UK will be converging to take back the power and Break the Bank!
Our sustainable and collectively organised basecamp will give you the chance to learn, train up, and meet like minded individuals. Exciting action plans are currently in the plotting stages, so watch this space.
We need loads of people to get involved with planning and organised. To find out how see our Get Involved pages.
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