Court solidarity this December 2015 and January 2016
Direct action works! That's why we do it. Our disruptive direct actions this year, combined with more conventional campaigning by other groups, have scored a big win against the pro-aviation expansion lobby , with the recent government announcement that the decision on aviation expansion is to be delayed another 6 months.
But after direct actions comes the court case, a tedious, sometimes costly and often lengthy process. Please support the Plane Stupid activists and community defenders at their court appearances, court solidarity means a lot when people are up against the unjust legal system, which penalises climate defenders as 'criminals' whilst protecting the interests of the rich and those who destroy nature and, in this case, inflict misery on the communities around Heathrow Airport.
The court dates for your diary are:
Wednesday 23 December 2015 – 1.30pm Uxbridge Magistrates' Court
Heathrow tunnel blockaders and local residents have their first court appearance, see details of their action in November 2015.
Monday 18 January 2016 – 9am Willesden Magistrates' Court
13 activists who occupied Heathrow Airport in July 2015 have their trial. The trial will last 2 weeks. All 13 activists are asserting their right to defend the climate and the communities negatively impacted by Heathrow, and are pleading not guilty. See details of their action in July 2015. The nearest Tube station is Neasden, get directions.
Bring cake and banners, or just yourselves!