WDM will be campaigning against TTIP together with others from 11am-1pm in the Old Market Square on Saturday 12th July. See https://www.facebook.com/events/282122261967455/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&fref=nf for more information.
Join us for an informal day to find out the latest about WDM’s agribusiness campaign and how to take action locally.
When: Saturday 24th May, 10:45am – 3pm. (tea and coffee available from 10:15am)
Where: Friends Meeting House, 16 Queens Road, Leicester, LE2 1WP
Free event. We can also offer travel subsidies. Bring your own lunch – drinks provided.
The day will include:
• A workshop on WDM’s new campaign to stop the corporate takeover of African food
• The chance to meet WDM’s new director, Nick Dearden
• News on WDM’s relaunch
• Skillsharing and action planning
Meet other WDM group members, share experiences, and come up with ideas and solutions for effective local campaigning.
This event is open to non-WDM members in the afternoon, please join us from 1pm to chat to WDM’s director over lunch and hear about our new food campaign.
Please contact Mary Steiner on email@example.com or 0115 922 6702 to let us know you’re coming.
Nottingham WDM, together with Nottingham Friends of the Earth and Save Sherwood Forest are organising EU Hustings on 26th April;, for the forthcoming EU elections.
Details as follows:
EU Hustings, focussing on the environment, trade and development.
Date: Saturday 26th April, 2pm-4pm, (Tea and coffee available from 1:45pm)
Location: Friends Meeting House, Clarendon Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JD
All welcome. Come and hear MEP candidates talk about the environment, trade and development. and answer your questions.
***** Please note there was originally some uncertainty as to whether this was going ahead but this event has now been confirmed ****
We held a Climate Crime Scene protest outside HSBC in Nottingham city centre. We labelled the bank as a crime scene because of its role in financing fossil fuel extraction, and asked members of the public to sign action cards, to be delivered to HSBC with a piece of coal for each action card.
WDM held a successful speaker meeting at the Friends Meeting House on 21st October.
The speakers were Yasmin Romero Epiayu, Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu, Colombia and Kirsty Wright, World Development Movement climate campaigner
Banks, hedge funds and pension funds based in Britain are bankrolling the extraction of fossil fuels all over the world. These dirty energy projects are wrecking communities and fuelling climate change while doing nothing to increase energy access for local people.
Yasmin Romero Epiayu lives in the La Guajira region of northern Colombia, where the giant Cerrejón coal mine has swallowed up whole villages, forced people out of their homes and destroyed the local environment. The coal that is extracted is exported, fuelling dirty electricity production and causing climate change. Yasmin will talk about how her indigenous women’s organisation, Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu, has been working in a coalition to fight the expansion of the mine.
This event was part of the Carbon Capital speaker tour, organised by the World Development Movement with the help of Colombia Solidarity Campaign, London Mining Network and Down to Earth.
Find out more about our campaign at www.wdm.org.uk/carbon-capital
WDM East Midlands Day in Leicester
– Saturday 1st June, 11am -to 3pm (tea and coffee available from 10.30am)
This was a very successful day with activists from the all the East Midlands groups – Leicester, Northamptonshire, Derby and Nottingham, as well as from the Coventry and Milton Keynes groups, and two members of WDM staff. As well as a workshop on the new Climate Capital campaign and an update on the other campaigns, everyone valued the opportunity to talk to other activists and discuss common concerns and possibilities. We hope to make this an annual event.