no events match your query!
no events posted in last week
France Rises Up Against the New Fascism - Vaccine Passports 23:57 Jul 21 3 comments
George Floyd: one death too many in the “land of the free” 23:58 Jun 23 0 comments
The leveraged buyout, exploitation and punishment beating of Greece as warning to others. 11:45 May 11 0 comments
Red Banner issue 60 out now 13:18 Jun 22 0 comments
Red Banner issue 59 out now 17:46 Mar 28 0 commentsmore >>
Ukraine Buys Huge Amounts of Russian Fue... Fri Jan 20, 2023 08:34 | Antonia Kotseva
Turkey Has Sent Ukraine Cluster Munition... Thu Jan 12, 2023 00:26 | Jack Detsch
New Israeli Government Promises to Talk ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 21:13 | Al Majadeen
Russia Training Iranian Pilots Ahead of ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:19 | The Times of Israel
Lukashenko Abolishes Copyright Protectio... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:05 | Nikki Main
The SakerA bird's eye view of the vineyard
Alternative Copy of thesaker.is site is available Thu May 25, 2023 14:38 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
The Saker blog is now frozen Tue Feb 28, 2023 23:55 | The Saker
What do you make of the Russia and China Partnership? Tue Feb 28, 2023 16:26 | The Saker
Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/27 ? Open Thread Mon Feb 27, 2023 19:00 | cafe-uploader
The stage is set for Hybrid World War III Mon Feb 27, 2023 15:50 | The Saker
News Round-Up Mon Jun 05, 2023 00:45 | Jonathan Barr
Net Zero ?Grocery Tax? Will Push Shopping Bills Up by £4 Billion, Tories warned Sun Jun 04, 2023 16:25 | Toby Young
Why Putin Won?t Go Nuclear Sun Jun 04, 2023 13:49 | Ian Rons
The Woke Movement is an Attempt by Young, Privileged Whites to Wrest Power from Older, Privileged Wh... Sun Jun 04, 2023 11:19 | Paul Frijters, Gigi Foster and Michael Baker
Oakland Teachers? Strike Over Reparations and Environmental Justice Sun Jun 04, 2023 09:00 | Richard Eldred
Voltaire NetworkVoltaire, international edition
The reorganization of the Russian armies, by Thierry Meyssan Sun Jun 04, 2023 06:16 | en
Thierry Meyssan, leading geopolitical analyst on the Internet worldwide Sun Jun 04, 2023 04:44 | en
United States massively violates citizens' right to private life Sun Jun 04, 2023 04:24 | en
The West refuses peace in Ukraine, by Thierry Meyssan Tue May 30, 2023 07:00 | en
Armenia cedes Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan Fri May 26, 2023 04:36 | en
Reopening of Rossport Resistance Resort welcomed by Residents
mayo | anti-capitalism | feature Wednesday March 01, 2006 01:13 by Belle, Terry, Connor, M, Tracey, Niall, EC - Rossport solidarity camp rossportsolidaritycamp at gmail dot com 097 20944
the solidarity camp is back...
Last weekend Rossport Solidarity Camp was re-opened. The origin of the camp was the Solidarity Gathering on the first weekend in June last year. This happened days after Shell were due to start work at Glengad, a beach across the estuary from Rossport, work which has yet to commence. This gathering also saw the inauguration of the national wing of Shell to Sea.
The background to these events was attempts to enter farmlands to build the Rossport part of the pipeline, and injunctions from the High Court. (There had been a NUI Galway Ecology Society visit to the area in February). The camp began as Rossport residents prevented Shell’s trucks from entering their village with a ‘park in’. Another notable event at that time, the middle of June, was a visit to the area by some shareholders, who got a bit of a shock.
With the imprisonment of Willie Corduff, Brendan Philbin, Vincent McGrath, Philip McGrath and Micheal O‘Seighin, on the 29th of June, mass picketing began on all active Shell sites in Erris, see Rossport Resistance Steps Up a Gear, Report from Rossport, Photo Report from Rossport, A Few Days of Struggle in North West Mayo.
At this time the camp got up and running, in Rossport, and with an off-shoot in Glengad, and occasional other off-shoots in various parts of the proposed pipeline route. Campers picketed the Rossport compound, which was successfully closed down, and the camp also served as a sort of info-point to where people could travel and learn about what is happening. Good reports from the camp last summer are here and here.
The camp organised the Tenth Grassroots Gathering at the end of August, as well as the solidarity week.
Last year the camp functioned in a very ad hoc manner, as it was almost spontaneous in its lack of pre-planning, sustained equipment wise in a very haphazard manner, with a mix of donations from sympathisers, and some campers’ personal property.
Thirty people travelled to Rossport Co. Mayo this weekend to help campers and locals in the re-erection of Rossport Solidarity Camp. Supporters and campaigners came from all over Ireland as well as New Zealand, Sweden, Holland and England for the reopening of the camp, which will act as a physical and symbolic block to Shell’ s pipeline and inland gas refinery due for construction last year, and so far halted due to a campaign of non-violent direct action.
View Comments Titles Only
Comments (17 of 17)Jump To Comment: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
keep her lit!
the camp is here in mayo .very nice .
special place , if the local people do not want this gas pipe here , why should they have to have it?simple they shouldnt. so come visit ,enjoy it , support it. shell to sea, to hell , they are already there.
so i visited for the opening of the camp , first time to this part of ireland , very nice,i would have liked to stay longer , the purpose of this article is realy to send the photos ,
.it was a nice place to be the camp, i hope to go back .
VISIT THE CAMP.
So all the best to all of you .
this is the land
the cow is on the beach
floor going in
Well done all. Skies look blue but weather is cold. Hope to get up there soon. Love, warmth y solidoridad. Beanacht de libh. M.
Well done to everybody involved. I'll have to get myself up there soon.
We're hoping to organise a bus up to the camp at the end of next week. Full details have yet to be finalised, but if anyone is interested please send us a mail to the gmail address, and we'll let you know the story as soon as possible.
Well done people
Can't wait to get back there, good stuff,
see yas next week!!!
Glengad was today turned into a even more beautiful place today with a heavy snow covering.
From tomorrow onwards we are receiving a lot more people, with a contingent from Wales coming over tomorrow, and American and British visitors next week.
Going to the camp
Rossport House, now derelict abode of the last people who tried to run the place. Shell take note.
Building box for solar panels
Dooncarton mountain in the snow
the camp under snow
view of the camp from the beach
Alan in the marque
making the bitchin' kitchin in the marque
Terry and Bob construct a toilet
the sun sets over Dooncarton
Photos from Friday March 3rd
Part of the Grey Water System which filters waste water so it can be put into the soil without causing harm
Aron and Andy install the invertor and batteries for the solar panels.
Do not confuse the Solidarity Camp with one of Ireland's many summer festivals. This is a serious place with a serious objective. It can also be a fun place, a place to have the craic, meet your mates and swap stories, and a lovely place to hang out, but don't forget, there is work to be done. The camp was not beamed in from outer space one night but has evolved ( and is still evolving) as the consequence of a lot of hard graft by a dedicated few. If you plan to visit, I'm sure you will be most welcome, even if you only want to drink tea and talk about past campaigns ( yawn). But if you really want to help, come prepared. Wear the right clothes for outdoor work and have good footwear for protection against the VERY muddy walk down to the camp. Waterproofs are essential; this is Ireland remember, whatever about the beautiful pics of the camp in the snow! It does rain! On the Mayo coast, the rain is often of the horizontal variety.
Aim to be as self sufficient as possible. If the camp has to physically support or look after you during your visit, that means less resources to devote to developing the camp infrastructure. Ask yourself are you a 'dependent,' or a 'contributor'? If the former, perhaps you should ask the camp how many 'dependents' they are able to support before all work grinds to a halt. When I'm in my dotage, I hope I will still be able to visit protest camps like the one in North Mayo and bore the young ones with tales from my youth. But I also hope that I might still be able to be able to do something more useful than simply take up space.
construction work at the camp is still ongoing. at the moment our main building project is a communal area/ sitting room. were building it out of timber and ply and hopefully with a nice truck tarp roof if we can find one (anyone?). we got the idea for this type of structure at a protest camp in england called camp bling at south end on sea.
we are building a communal living room to left of marquee
building the joists to support the floor
mid construction chat
sharing the varnishing job
Great Pics of the solidarity camp which continues to go from strength to strenghth. Should get plenty of visitors and supporters staying in beautifull Rossport over the summer. The Sun-sets alone are worth the visit!!