Friday, July 24, 2009

Support Vestas occupation 25 April

Further to my recent post, here is a message received from the campaign to save jobs at Vestas on the Isle of Wight.

"Currently, Vestas management, together with the police, are restricting the occupiers' food supply, bringing them a limited amount of food while refusing to allow onto the site supporters with enough food to keep the occupation going.

On the second day of the occupation, a mass walk-in got food to the occupied area of the factory.

On saturday the 25th, at 2pm, we intend to stage a second mass walk in with food, this time with every activist and supporter who can make it to the island.

The primary aim is to ensure the occupiers have enough food to hold out for as long as they need to, and aren't at the mercy of the management for their next meal.

The secondary is to show the government that supporters of the Vestas occupation are willing to ACT in support of the occupation and green energy.

Transport details for the Isle of Wight can be found on the savevestas blog at

If you can't make it to the island yourself, you can still help by spreading the word - forward this email, ring your friends or contact networks involved in this sort of campaigning.

The SaveVestas group is still quite new and there will be many contacts others have that we don't.

ACT now in support of the Vestas workers' brave action - come to the Isle of Wight for 12 noon to show the government that the people of Britain will hold them to their promises of green energy".

I can't make it to the Isle of Wight tomorrow but maybe you can - or pass this on.

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