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World Day for Animals in Laboratories 2020

Join World Day for Laboratory Animals 2020 in Liverpool, with details to be confirmed.

Each year inside British laboratories, around 4 million animals are experimented on. Every 8 seconds, one animal dies. Included are experiments on more than 600,000 animals. With over half of all animal experiments now taking place in universities it is crucial we speak out to end animal suffering and progress beyond wasteful, costly and cruel research.

Guest speakers throughout the day will be raising awareness about poor and cruel science behind animal experimentation and curiosity-driven research. There will vegan food and campaign stands, a media presence, exciting and creative stunts.

Stop the Arms Fair

The Defence & Security Equipment International arms fair (DSEI) sells everything from bullets to battleships, bringing together 1500 arms companies and representatives from over 100 countries. The results of DSEI are felt around the world as people are killed, economies are devastated, refugees are traumatised and peaceful protest is crushed.

The world’s arms industry arrives in London in September 2019, Stop the Arms Fair coalition will do all we can to stand in its way.

Veggies Food is HereVeggies will provide campaign catering at some point during the campaign. We hope you can join us. Reports from Veggies in 2013 & 2007

See events in support of the fortnight of action at https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/

The Official Animal Rights March

UNITE FOR THE ANIMALS!

The Official Animal Rights March is an annual vegan march founded by UK animal rights organisation Surge. The march began in London in 2016 with 2,500 attendees and by 2018 TOARM succeeded in a global attendance of 28,000 vegans marching in 25 cities across the world, demanding an end to all animal oppression. In 2019 The Official Animal Rights March is taking place once again, with the mission to spread the message of animal liberation across the globe.

In order to make this march succeed, we need your help. Invite your friends, tell every vegan you meet, this is the day where we unite, where we stand up, rise up and say no more, not in our name.

The future is vegan, but we must continue to speak out on behalf of the animals until the day that their suffering ends.

All details, including the route will be published closer to the time. Meeting point in central London to be confirmed shortly.

Save the date, spread the word – and let’s make history for the animals.

www.theofficialanimalrightsmarch.org
www.surgeactivism.org

The Official Animal Rights March is supported by HeartCure Collective, a Sheffield-based non-profit organisation.

www.heartcurecollective.com

McLibel Anniversary




  1. McLibel: Anniversary of 1997 High Court Victory!

The High Court ruled that McDonald’s marketing has “pretended to a positive nutritional benefit which their food did not match”; that they “exploit children”; are “culpably responsible for animal cruelty” and “pay low wages”.

The Appeal court added that it was fair comment that their employees worldwide “do badly in terms of pay and conditions”, and true that “if one eats enough McDonald’s food” this may well lead to “the very real risk of heart disease.”

Whilst McDonalds continue to strive to be responsible for the killing of more animals than anyone else on the planet, we must continue to educate the public about the ethical alternatives for the sake of all the worlds people, other animals and the global environment.

Following the European Court victory the campaign was wound up, although other groups and individuals continue campaigning independently (as has always been the case).

 

 

Some things of note since the Euro victory include:

 

 

  • BBC showing of the full-length McLibel documentary
  • Protests continue
  • McDonald’s / Rainforest / Soya feed for animals scandal (exposed by Greenpeace UK)
  • McDs trying to bully Dictionaries to alter the negative (ie accurate) definition of ‘McJob’
  • increasing pressure from all quarters to ban junk food adverts to children

 

 

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS confirms ‘McDonald’s were not able to claim damages against Veggies for further distribution of the material (What’s Wrong With Mc’Donald Factsheet)‘:

 

“On the last day of the (McLibel) trial, Mr Rampton, counsel for McDonalds, stated: ‘I would certainly accept that after the agreement, the settlement with Veggies had been reached, McDonald’s were not able to claim damages against Veggies for further distribution of the material which is the subject of this action. Plainly because there has been an accord of satisfactions…”

 

… and more … see http://www.mcspotlight.org/case/trial/verdict/Echr.html#Veggiesagreement

 

Also … from ‘Para 241 b – Some general sources:

 

“Veggies: as explained previously Veggies reprinted the London Greenpeace Factsheet and have been its main distributors from 1987. After being threatened that year with legal action by McDonald’s solicitors there were negotiations and the company dropped all further action. The agreement reached specifically accepted the continued distribution of the Factsheet with only minor amendments, in reality only affecting the ‘rainforest’ section. Veggies continue to circulate this version of the Factsheet widely. McDonald’s have accepted that their agreement with Veggies amounts to an ‘accord of satisfactions”.

National Animal Rights Day

You are invited to attend the 9th National Animal Rights Day (NARD) event in London, which will be celebrated on Sunday June 2, 2019, along with 50 other cities around the world!

* WHERE: London, TBC – Exact location coming soon!

* WHEN: Sunday June 2, 2019 (Time TBC)

* WHAT: The event will start with a moving Memorial Ceremony for the billions of animals who lost their lives this year by human hands, and will end with a Celebration of the victories we had this year towards ending the suffering of all animals.

World Day for Animals in Laboratories 2019

Join World Day for Laboratory Animals 2019!

Let’s make Saturday 27 April 2019 the biggest march for laboratory animals the UK has seen in recent years.

It will take place in Oxford – home to a university experimenting on the largest number of animals in Britain.

Each year inside British laboratories, around 4 million animals are experimented on. Every 8 seconds, one animal dies. Included are experiments on more than 600,000 animals. With over half of all animal experiments now taking place in universities it is crucial we speak out to end animal suffering and progress beyond wasteful, costly and cruel research.

Guest speakers throughout the day will be raising awareness about poor and cruel science behind animal experimentations and curiosity-driven research. There will vegan food and campaign stands, a media presence, exciting and creative stunts.

 

Stop New Nuclear – Surround Springfields

Why Here? The worlds first nuclear fuel manufacturing plant, based in a small village near Preston, carries out civil and military nuclear contracts for facilities across the UK:

  • Production of nuclear fuel
  • Storage and processing of waste (including Uranium Hexafluoride DUF6)
  • Decommissioning of plant and facilities

Through the gates of the Springfields plant pass a deadly cargo of materials which have fuelled nuclear bombs, nuclear reactors and nuclear accidents for over 70 years. These materials pose a radiological and chemical threat to human health and to the environment.

Why Now? The Government is still pressing forward with its policy of new nuclear power, despite delays, spiralling costs and even bankruptcy of the major players. Springfields would play a pivotal role in supplying these and processing the waste material. The hunt for a Geological Disposal Facility (long term radioactive waste dump) is back on nationwide, with communities in Cumbria being targetted to ‘volunteer’ their back yard for this short sighted ‘solution’ to an intractable problem.

Radioactive material is transported to and from this site nationally and internationally via road and rail. We are inviting you to take this same journey to join us in the dirty core of the UK nuclear industry for a day of protest, information sharing and solidarity. We plan to surround the site with people dressed as nuclear waste barrels – a record breaking attempt!

 

International Rebellion UK – Shut Down London!

Our leaders have failed us. It’s time to rebel – and have a damn good time doing it.

Climate breakdown and ecological collapse threaten our existence. Another world is possible, and it’s just within reach. It’s going to take everything we’ve got to get there. So we’re pulling out all the stops and rising up in a full-scale Rebellion against this twisted system to save ourselves and the natural world from extinction.

Meet at Parliament Square at 11am on Monday 15th of April. Come to London to stay – this is not a one-day march. Book two weeks off work, or go on strike. Think festival, arrange to stay with friends or bring camping gear. We will be blockading the city, engaging in civil disobedience, taking direct action, and joined by amazing acts will be performing at sites to be revealed closer to the time.

FrAcktion Action – South Yorkshire

Fracktion, a Sheffield based activist group, are organising a Spring gathering highlighting the many fracking sites that have popped up in the Yorkshire and East Midlands and to build solidarity in the fracking belt of North Notts/Derbyshire.

It will involve skill sharing, workshops and action planning in an effort to put on a creative action on Sunday and Monday.

This will be an opportunity to showcase local victories, share skills, and focus on creative solutions to the challenges facing anti-frackers in the area.

To build momentum for the event there will be a Protest & Creative Actions day on the 9th March at Harthill Village Hall,  Winney Hill, Sheffield S26 7YL 

Contact info@reclaimthepower.org.uk to find out more.

Extinction Rebellion Nottingham – Major Action

If you’re new to Extinction Rebellion and haven’t been involved yet, then please consider joining our action on March 16th 2019.

We’re looking to make a carefully-planned, low-risk, but impactful action in central Nottingham which requires almost no preparation other than turning up.

If you’re fed up of feeling powerless and stressed about the climate crisis, come along. Extinction Rebellion is a global movement and you can be a part of it.

Ask to join the group to find out a bit more!

With determination and hope for the future,

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