Pix-&-Vidz of FA E.ON F.OFF Protest - 28 Nov 0

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London Rising Tide's first eleven demonstrate their balls skills outside the Football Association's Headquarters in Soho Square, in protest against our national game being sullied by sponsorship from filthy climate criminal corporation E.ON – as part of the wider '48 Hours of Action against E.ON and New Coal' over Fri 28 and Sat 29 Nov 08.


E.ON F.OFF Football Protest, London - 28 Nov 08

A knock about game of footie outside the Football Association's HQ – who says protest can't be fun too?


Climate Camp: How to make an E.ON F.OFF placard

Very useful and generally applicable method for placard & banner production using a projected image


Telling E.ON to Take its FA Cup Sponsorship Dirty Money & F.OFF

At a time when the global climate crisis demands clean, renewable, energy generation solutions, a German energy transnational corporation called E.ON want to build a new filthy big coal powered electricity generating station [1] at Kingsnorth in north Kent [2]. All indications are that the UK 'New' Labour government will give them the go ahead, despite the fact that their own Environmental Audit Committee has recently called coal a ‘last resort, even with CCS’; where CCS = Carbon Capture & Storage, an unproven pipedream technology that won’t be available for 20 years at the earliest (or so says Alistair Darling, the industry itself and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).

So building on the recent Mass Action Victory which scuppered E.ON's UK graduate recruitment plan [3], London Rising Tide [4] fielded a premier division team of climate crisis protesters, targeting the Football Association Headquarters in Soho Square [5]. Inspired by the success of Art Not Oil [6] in persuading the Natural History Museum to dump dirty sponsorship deal dollars from oil corporation Shell [7], we dressed in 'Climate FU Cup' shirts that displayed the names of UK locations for proposed filthy new coal powered electricity generating stations. And we cheered up the Friday evening of numerous passers-by and exiting FA HQ workers with a kick about game of footie using a coal football, while distributing 'Yellow Card' and 'Red Card' leaflets denouncing the association of the beautiful game with a planet despoiling climate criminal corporation. See also:

Targeteon - London Rising Tide visit the Football Association's Headquarters

To paraphrase Bill Shankly, "Some people believe climate change is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."

This is one of a number of decentralised protest actions arising from a call to 'Take Back the Power' through '48 Hours of Action against E.ON and New Coal' over Fri 28 and Sat 29 Nov 08 by:

Up the Revolution,

Tim Dalinian Jones


[1]  E.ON's proposed new filthy big coal powered electricity generating station – it will emit between 6 and 8 million tons of CO2 every year (equivalent to the annual emissions of Malawi's 13 million people or more CO2 than Heathrow's third runway would burn) source – http://www.e-onf-off.org.uk/why.html

[2]  Kingsnorth in north Kent – http://tinyurl.com/KingsnorthCoal-map

[3]  See 'Mass Action Victory Scuppers E.ON's UK Recruitment Plan' –  http://tinyurl.com/MAV-13-Nov-08

[4]  London Rising Tide – http://www.londonrisingtide.org.uk

[5]  The Football Association Headquarters in Soho Square – http://tinyurl.com/FA-LDN-map

[6]  Art Not Oil – http://www.artnotoil.org.uk

[7]  The Natural History Museum dumps dirty sponsorship deal dollars from oil corporation Shell – http://www.shelloiledwildlife.org.uk/news5.html

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Links To Related Action Reports

Here are links to DIY citizen reporter media Action Reports on the decentralised Anti-E.ON Protests during our '48 Hours of Action Against E.ON and New Coal' on Fri 28 and Sat 29 Nov 08.

Brilliant banners & coal scrubbers, right in front of local RBS branch
• 48 pix – http://www.new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=64845&id=570796765&ref=nf

E.ON Shenanigans and Street Party in Bristol
• Report & 3 pix – http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/11/413831.html

Die-in, Serenades, & ‘Carbon Capture British Bull Dog’ at E.ON UK's HQ 
• 7 pix – http://www.flickr.com/photos/cassias/

E.ON F.OFF Protest at E.ON UK's London Office at 100 Pall Mall
• Report & 10 pix – http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/302
• Vidz, 9.42 – http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3-VazZYHuos
• Map –  http://tinyurl.com/EON-LDN-map

E.ON F.OFF Protest at Football Association's London Headquarters at 25 Soho Square
• Report & 9 pix – http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/306
• Vidz, 5.55 – http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zml-U-0L5y0
• Map –  http://tinyurl.com/FA-LDN-map

• Pics from the Norwich E.ON Spoof
• 5 pix – http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/11/413879.html

Nottingham's part of 48 hours of nationwide action against E.ON
• Report & 20 pix – http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2008/11/413951.html

• Report & pic – http://risingtide.org.uk/node/309

Congrats, kudos & props to all you wonderful folk who Took Back The Power by showing up and expressing outrage at the filthy dirty climate criminals, their nefarious plans and foul financiers, in so many creative and imaginative ways.