Reclaim Hinkley anti-nuclear action weekend - photos, press coverage, etc

Here are some links to pictures, videos, press reports, etc from another great weekend of action in Somerset:

Nuclear power set to kill off renewable energy

The government's proposed Energy Bill is set to offer a blank cheque to the nuclear sector to build more power stations - a move which renewable energy firms fear will kill off future investment in green energy

Camp, demo and mass action at EDF’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station

Following the success of two recent mass actions at Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset, the Stop New Nuclear alliance is now planning a third mass action, on the site earmarked for the Hinkley C mega power station.

In March 2012, around 1000 people took part in a 24-hour blockade of the entrance to EDF’s nuclear power station in Somerset. This was one of the largest and longest blockades of a nuclear power plant in the history of the British anti-nuclear movement.

Event Date and Time: 
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 11:59am - Tue, 09/10/2012 - 11:59am

Nuclear Grim Reapers and Liquidators join The Big Six Energy Bash

Credit: K. Tatum / Stop Nuclear Power NetworkCredit: K. Tatum / Stop Nuclear Power Network

Kick Nuclear and friends, dressed up as Nuclear Grim Reapers and Liquidators, joined hundreds of environmental and social justice activists at The Big Six Energy Bash in central London, targeting EDF and the other energy fat cat corporations at the UK Energy Summit.



The Big Six Energy Bash

The Big Six Energy BashKick Nuclear, Stop Nuclear Power Network and friends are asking anti-nuclear activists from around the country to mobilise for this and to join them as part of the 'Dirty Energy' bloc at The Big Six Energy Bash in central London on Thursday 3rd May, from 11am, to give EDF Energy and friends a right ole bashin' and expose nuclear power as the false, dirty, dangerous and undemocratic 'solution' to climate change that it is.

Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 03/05/2012 - 11:00am

Barnstormers Released

After over 24 hours in custody Theo Simon of Shepton Mallet, and David Jesse of Taunton, appeared before Taunton Deane Magistrates court. Officials were stunned by the packed courtroom as well-wishers and supporters packed into the room to follow the proceedings, one official commented that “this was the most people we’ve ever seen here”.

Reclaim Hinkley Protestors Arrested

The occupation of Langborough Barn on EDF's Hinkley Point Development site came to an end today, as over 20 Bailiffs and 10 police officers began the eviction at 6am this morning. It took around three hours for them to remove the Barnstormers. Specialist climbers were brought in after one of the Barnstormers Emily, bravely climbed onto the roof of the barn, whilst another, Theo Simon, locked himself to a window frame, high in the barn wall. Theo and a second local man were arrested.

Activists needed to defend squatted farmhouse at nuclear power plant

Activists are needed urgently to help defend a farmhouse that has been squatted to stop EDF Energy trashing land for a new nuclear power station in Somerset. Anti-nuclear campaigners have been joined by members of Seize the Day as the first residents of Edf-Off Cottage next to Hinkley Point nuclear power station.

Following an occupation of trees last week, the campaign against two new mega-reactors being built on fragile coastal land has now moved to a nearby farmhouse.

Hinkley Tree Protesters Evicted

Protesters occupying trees at Hinkley Point in Somerset were evicted today by police and a 5-man climbing team hired by the French company EDF. The mature oak woodland is due to be cleared this month so that preliminary work can begin on building 2 new nuclear reactors and a radioactive waste dump at the site.

The eviction came around 11am, after the occupiers had spent a sleepless night in sub-zero temperatures. One of the occupiers, Michael, said “Security guards and dog-handlers kept us awake all night with taunts and intimidation from barking dogs.”

Hinkley Point: Protesters take to the trees to prevent clearance for nuclear power station

Activists opposed to nuclear energy have begun an occupation of trees threatened by the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset. Police have so far declined to intervene.

Anti-nuclear campaigners are outraged that clearance work has already started on the 400-acre site earmarked by EDF Energy for the construction of two new mega-reactors even through full planning consent has not yet been granted.

Michael Hunt, one of three tree occupiers, said: