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Climate Camp 2010 sets up in back garden of RBS HQ – Joe’s Blog

Posted: August 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Raising a Ruckuss

Last Wednesday night at 9.15pm I swooped with 100 other activists onto this years climate camp site. The site is a stone throw away from the RBS Headquarters at there Gogarburn site just outside Edinburgh.

Initially I was doubtful of the over ambitious plans to camp so close to this years target but 24 hours later I was proven wrong. By camping on the grounds of the headquarters the camp has become a piece of direct action in itself. Everyday the big bosses who are responsible for the massive climate wrecking plans that RBS have funded can see out of their shiny windows camp life in process.

So far the policing has been very relaxed with them even allowing 150 activists to take a tour round the building on Friday lunchtime. Speeches, music and lots of dancing was the theme of the day however one activist did manage to get through and super glue herself to the front desk.

This is just the beginning as on Monday at least 500 climate campers have vowed to shut the place down. And they deserve it! We, the people, own 83% of RBS and they are using our money to fund dirty coal, oil and gas projects all over the world including some of the most dirtiest projects such as the tar sands in Canada.

For more information or for directions to the 5 day camp check out the climate camp website:


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