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Last year the event took place on a field in Yorkshire for 10 days, but the 2007 event, running from August 14th to the 21st, will be held at London's Heathrow Airport. The location of the 2007 camp is a direct response to aviation's direct impact on global warming. Although this year's event will continue to utilize direct action en mass in an attempt to "disrupt the activities of the airport and the aviation industry, in the interests of public safety, there will be no attempt to blockade runways."
Organizers (or, citing their somewhat anarchist bent, perhaps just the person updating the website) recommend bringing the usual camping items - tent, sleeping bag, personal hygiene items, recycled toiletpaper, bottle opener, bug repellent, solar lights - and leaving your vehicle (and, sadly, your dog) at home.
For those North Americans interested in participating but unwilling (it would sort of defeat the purpose, especially this year) to fly to Europe, there will be two camps in the United States during the same dates, one west of Portland, Oregon, at the mouth of the Columbia River, and the other in the progressive Appalachian college town of Asheville, North Carolina. SEE ALSO: www.climatecamp.org.uk
Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.
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