14:00 – 16:00 Coal Action
In February and March we’ll be touring the UK with the Beehive Collective’s True Cost of Coal banner to mobilise against new coal in South Lanarkshire and linking up with local struggles to strengthen our campaigns.
Coal is still a massive issue in the UK – despite some victories against opencast mines and both Scottish Coal and UK Coal being on the brink of collapse, more and more coal is burned and mined every day. This is disastrous for communities and ecosystems, but capitalism’s dependence on cheap and dirty fossil fuels means that the struggle must continue!
In the Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire, the UK’s largest opencast mining company Scottish Coal is pressing forward with new mine proposals in a desperate smash and grab of what’s left of the valley. Their puppets at South Lanarkshire Council have just approved a new massive 4 million tonne mine at Glentaggart East, close to 4 existing mines and a stones throw away from two primary schools.
16:00 – 18:00 If you liked school, you’ll love work! THINK
A critical look at formal education and our own experiences of learning. How could it have been otherwise and what are the alternatives? This workshop will run in three parts, THINK, PLAN (Week 2: How could we make these alternatives a reality? ) and ACT (week3).
18:00 – 19:00 Police Public Order Strategy 2008-2012
How has police strategy changed and what does this mean for us? Introduction followed by discussion.
19:00 – 20:30 Download, Copy, Distribute! THINK