Posts filed under ‘activism’
Monday 04/08/2008 broadcast
Interview led radio broadcast from the Camp for Climate Action 2008 at Kingsnorth
- Overview of the plans of the plans for a Kingsnorth Power Station for Coal Fired Power Station, report from Arthur Scargill (NUM) coming to Climate Camp
- Interviews with climate campers talking about related actions in the past
- Interview on Food in camp
- life report from police attempt to gain access to camp, through back entrance. Scuffles, attempts to tow way vehicles, smashed car windows, truncheons, civil disobedience, hurt protestors, stand-off, anti-greenwash, anti-greed speeches, nobody knows what the police actually wants…
- interview with pedalling pirate and other Climate Caravan arrivees
- Carbon Town Crier Live (music)
- Simon, poet and singer Live (music)
- Outro by the Climate Camp Radio
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link to other formats:
The Tenant Oral History Project
The Tenant Oral History Project is an initiative aiming to document experiences of people living in rented accommodation, using audio recordings and making it available to the public via the internet and the British Library. The project will be conducted in the most open way, publishing all our materials and themes we aim to cover. Anybody can download our guidelines and conduct their own interviews. Via the internet teams across the UK can contribute and upload their own interviews.
Interviewees will talk chronologically about their experiences, starting with the time when they got their first own place, through to today or until they left rented accommodation.
Interviews will be conducted as a conversation between one interviewer and the interviewee. The interviewer will ask occasional questions, trying to keep the interview on track and on topic.
Themes aiming to be covered:
finding a place
making a decision/choosing a place
estate agents before the contract
being interviewed as a tenant
the tenancy contract
paying the deposit
making it your own
estate agents after signing the contract
initial snags/promises made
management of the property
paying the rent
interacting with the landlord
getting the deposit back
All interviews will be uploaded to the internet unedited. At regular intervals the interviews will be recorded on CD and submitted to the British Library’s Life Story collection. All interviews will be released on a Creative Commons license. All contributors have to complete a release form. Contributions without release form can not be considered.
Interview Deposit: www.archive.org
We were at the Climate Camp from August 14-21 at Heathrow in 2007.
There were 8 days of inspiring workshops, information and skill-sharing, debates and a real example of a functioning low impact living village for just over 1,000 people at its largest capacity.
Residents set up their tents in neighbourhoods which also automatically meant they were part of that community and were able to attend neighbourhood meetings which were held everyday to organise the camp and the direct actions were could do as a neighbourhood.
In this podcast we focus in on one direct action which took place at the BAA offices at Bath Road in Heathrow. We were there for 24 hours. We interviewed several people some of whom who were penned in at other actions and this podcast gives a flavour of how the day went on Sunday 19th August 2007, the Day of Action.
I set up for the climate camp on friday night with a friend. While waiting for the train to Hayes and Harlington at Paddington station I saw a familiar face, a girl with dread locks and camping gear. we smiled and said hello to each other. she was taking the Oxford train that was leaving earlier, we followed her.
Big Green Gathering 1st August 07 – 05th August 07
Flash Radio podcast from the Big Green Gathering in Somerset, 2007
Feature podcast, mainly interviews on the changes of the BGG, social enterprises, grassroots movements and money.
We’re currently discussing what the best way of operation is for us, but there is no doubt that Flash radio Podcasts will keep coming. Check “Become Flashradio” in the top menu for details.
The next dates in the Flashradio calendar are a series of workshops and discussions while producing two podcasts during the Big Green Gathering. Come and check us out at the Alternative Media Tent.
Big Green Gathering 1st August 07 – 05th August 07
Just a week later there will be the first Camp for Climate Action for this year, near Heathrow. We want to cover the week of actions, workshops and campaigns. We’re looking for more citizen journalists. Get in touch if you’re interested.
The Camp for Climate Action 14th August -21st August
A few weeks later will be the first No Borders Camp in the UK. It will take place near Gatwick Airport from the 9th to 24th September 07. More info here:
No Borders Camp 9th-24th september
If you are going to any of the other No Border camps, i.e. in the Ukraine, please let us know.
Early October will see a world-wide week of action on Housing issues, watch this space for more information.
last but not least, one of the worlds biggest arms fairs is in tow, where warmongers of the world get together, getting all excited about how good business is going.
Disarm DSEi 2007 11th september 2007
Today was a day of climate change actions, an alternative summit to the official g8, and a demonstration in Solidarity with Rossport Camp, also a Naked Action and a press conference by the Rebel Clown Army, with a surprise for a visiting National State Television team.
This 7th podcast reports from the second day of the blockades around Heiligendamm. There are more then 10.000 protesters blocking the roads and occupying the fences in all sorts of creative ways. Today was also the last day of the Alternative G8 summit where a Flashradio reporter have been interviewing an enviromental activist speaker from India on her views to alternative politics. Finally the report sums up some facts from the past days repression battle between police and protesters.
Our 6th podcast is about events in todays blockades and the surrounding repression. We have details from the legal teams press conference.
Today’s podcast centers on the Rostock demonstrations on Anti-Militarisation. The accounts from our reporters captured the atmosphere at the alternative summmit following the action against Caterpillar, an important agent with comercial ties in the Israeli occupations. The German police have once again prevented planned demonstrations and stopped an activist demo against the occupations in the West bank.
In our fourth podcast we present an overview of Migration Action Day in the wider area of Rostock. A series of interviews offer an account of today’s events, amongst others the Sonnenblumen House demonstration, commemorating the 1992 attack on the refugee house and an interview from the Detention centre demo. On several occasions today police prevented hundreds of demonstrators from arriving at the area of Rostock.
In our second podcast we cover upcoming events and background information on the G8, the opposition to it and the alternative summit. The Flash Radio repression forecast informs on the current political climate.
This is our first podcast in the gear up for the G8 in June. The Indymedia workshop covered what, where, why, how’s, of Indymedia and brought up some interesting comments regarding citizen reporting and activism.
We’ve sliced the thing down to less than 10 minutes so give it a listen and leave your comments below if you feel like it.
Welcome to Flash Radio, the G8 2007 podcast
Flash Radio interview teams will cover the alternative summit, blockades, actions and workshops, but will also deliver audible portraits of groups and individuals who have come to campaign and work for change.
Read more about Flash radio on the “About Us” page. Find out how to subscribe to a podcast and to our announce email list on the “How to subscribe” page.