UK Rossport Solidarity Gathering
Event date: February 13, 2010 10:00
245 Gladstone Street,
UK Rossport Solidarity Gathering Feb 12-14th,
Find out more about the Rossport Solidarity Camp in Co.Mayo, Ireland & how
to support the community struggle against Shell in 2010.
UK supporters of the Rossport Solidarity Camp are holding a gathering at
the Sumac Centre in Nottingham from the 12th-14th February. Anyone who has
been active in the campaign or who would like to find out more is welcome
to join us for the weekend. There will be food by donations &
accomodation. We will be discussing how to support the struggle in
Rossport over the next year as the project moves to the on-shore pipeline
The project has recently been further delayed, with half of the proposed
on-shore pipeline route deemed as posing an unnacceptable risk to the
local community. Shell have been asked by the planning board to go away &
design a new route by February. This will probably go through the bay
which they had previously ruled out on environmental & technical grounds.
There is still a lot of fight left in this campaign & works on a new
route; if given permission probably won't start till June. That gives us
lots of time to plan & prepare a solid resistance. The local community
need our help as much as ever so please come along to the gathering; meet
people involved in the struggle & plot how to take on one of the biggest
multinationals in the world!!
Fri 12th: 12-5pm. Cycle caravan meeting. For those people interested in
helping to organise a spring ride to Mayo around communities in Ireland.
6pm: Introduction to Shell to Sea & the Rossport Solidarity Camp.
Sat 13th: 10-6pm. Main meeting to discuss supporting the campaign both in
the UK and the camp.
8pm -1am: Benefit night at the Sumac Centre
Sun 14th: 10am onward. Brunch & space for informal chats/more meetings
Vegan food will be available for donations. Sleeping space also provided.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org