The Blackheath Swoop
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On Wed 26th August, the Camp for Climate Action will take back the city of London in a massive public swoop. Everyone is welcome to join us, as we converge on the secret location where the camp will rise. This summer, we are swooping together, and together we will transform a part of London into the physical manifestation of our desired worlds.
Note: You need to be at your starting point at 12 noon. Please be prepared to swoop and stay. Please don’t change your swoop group if you’ve already signed up – this arrangement of colours will boost swooping effectiveness :-)
Here are the starting points for the Summer Swoop on Wednesday 26 August. We have merged some groups for practical reasons:
White and Brown (Bike Groups North and South)
Meet under Waterloo Bridge, on the South Bank, by the National Film Theatre (where the London critical mass starts).
This meet-up point is next to Shell building in Waterloo. Shell has a long history of human rights abuses connected to its extraction of oil and gas, from Nigeria to Rossport, Ireland.
Purple and Red (West 1 & 2)
Meet outside BP head office, St James' Square, SW1Y 4PD. Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
BP is the world's third-largest oil company and trailblazer for greenwash. It is heavily involved in the rush for tar-sand exploitation in Canada.
Yellow (East 1)
Meet outside the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH. Nearest tube: Bank
The Bank of England in the symbolic heart of our failed economic system, and was the scene of police kettling and violence at April’s G20 protests, which resulted in the death of Ian Tomlinson.
Silver and Green (East 2 and Accessible)
Meet outside Stratford station. Nearest tube: Stratford
Stratford station is directly adjacent to the site of the London 2012 Olympics. We will show our solidarity with communities in East London displaced by the Olympics and fighting for a positive legacy for East London.
Meet outside Rio Tinto, Aldermanbury Square, EC2V 7HR. Nearest tube: Moorgate
Rio Tinto is one of the world's biggest mining and exploration companies, and a nexus of the global coal industry.
Meet outside Stockwell tube station. Nearest tube: Stockwell
Stockwell tube station is where Jean Charles de Menezes was shot by police gunmen in July 2005. We will show our solidarity with all those who have experienced police violence.
Choose your own adventure!