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Climate Camp – England Aug 2009

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The Camp for Climate Action 2009 was set up on Wednesday by over a thousand activists converging on the site from half a dozen locations around London. A contingent of SLACCers arriving in the evening found marquees, tents, kitchens, loos and solar, wind and bike generators were set up, with fences surrounding the several hectare site.

Entrance to the camp

The police were keeping their distance, with the tactics of violence, sleep deprivation, kettling and frequent searches so far not seen at the camp.

Blackheath was the location chosen for this years camp, with the location kept secret until Wednesday when campers were informed by text message. The heath, with views direct to Canary Wharf, London’s centre of banking, was the scene for historic struggles such as the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381.

The four major aims of the camp are Action, Sustainable Living, Education and Movement Building. More on this and photos from Sonny later