LONDON RISING TIDE (LRT)
takes creative action on the root causes of climate chaos, and promotes socially just, ecological alternatives to the fossil fuel madness that we’re living through. It is part of the wider Rising Tide UK network, and seeks to be part of a growing European and worldwide movement of groups working to dismantle the oil industry. (You can find out more about what we stand for here: http://risingtide.org.uk/about/political)
London Rising Tide meets every Thursday night – more or less – at the London Action Resource Centre (LARC), which is at 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1, Whitechapel tube, on the corner of Fieldgate Street and Parfett Street. We usually kick off at 7.30.
The last Thursday of each month is set aside as a meeting to welcome new people, so try to make that your first meeting if you can, so you can get an introduction to the various issues and plans that we’re working on, and we can make absolutely sure thereâs cake on the table and tea in the pot. There’s plenty to do, including helping run the office, making banners, doing talks & stalls, helping with actions, designing websites & leaflets etc. Some people in the group stick with just one of these tasks, while others work on several. We’d love to hear from you, whether you’ve only got half an hour a fortnight to spare, or entire days to put in.
London Rising Tide
c/o LARC, 62 Fieldgate St (corner of Parfett Street, Whitechapel tube) London E1 1ES
Some upcoming campaigns:
Camp for Climate Action, August 26th-September 4th;
Climate chaos is set to have a catastrophic effect on all of us, while hitting the poorest hardest. Oil is a curse that also fuels war, poverty and environmental destruction. Yet the companies most responsible are profiting handsomely, and they are still welcome it seems in many of our most prestigious public galleries and museums. Why?
Art Not Oil is an exhibition and a campaign, committed to showing powerful political/ecological art, to seeing an end to oil sponsorship of the arts, and to helping build movements for climate justice both here and throughout the world. As well as work that looks at the negative impacts of fossil fuels, we welcome work that looks at positive alternatives and solutions.
Send us your art – turn your visions, nightmares, anger and hope into creative resistance!
Shell is the new sponsor of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award: are they taking the piss, or what? www.nationalpetroleumgallery.org.uk/shell
Synergy Project Feedback
We had a great time last Friday , and left with a huge list of email
addresses. Fantastic, power to you. It was a first for our party and our
eyes were opened.