Early in the morning of April 20th we poured concrete on the train tracks that lead out of the Port of Olympia to block any trains from using the tracks. We took precautions to notify BNSF (the train company) - we called them and we used wires to send a signal that the tracks were blocked. We did this not to avoid damaging a train, nothing would bring bigger grins to our faces, but to avoid the risk of injuring railway workers.
This week we re-think our critique of the People’s Climate March, then we go to Germany where trouble makers have been regularly shutting down Europe’s largest source of CO2. Then on to Greece, to look at a growing resistance against a gold mine and finally to the longest running blockade of oil and gas pipelines in Turtle Island. On the music break, we have Alas and Savage Fam with “Go Away.” We conclude with a special report from Ecuador, where indigenous peeps opposed to extractive industries, blockaded roads last month, paralyzing the country.
Issue 6 of UK anarchist bulletin The Acorn is now out, with news on:
* Degrowth and resistance to capitalist infrastructure
* Firsthand thoughts on Frankfurt protests
* Bristol Anarchist Bookfair
* Invisible Committee - new English texts online
* British state's war on anti-fracking movement
* General strike against neo-liberalism in France
* Spanish state's draconian repression
* Screening of film on English anarchist Herbert Read