Posted by: vickim57 | 9 August 2009

Another two on the roof at East Cowes?

We’ve heard that another two people have joined the rooftop protest at the Vestas factory in East Cowes, Isle of Wight. These pictures rather seem to confirm that!

Urgent request: If anyone will be in the area today, the rooftop protestors would be happy to see issues of recent papers: “Saturday’s Guardian, and any spare old pages from anything showing coverage of both Newport and Cowes occupations.”

<strong>Chatting to locals from rooftop, awaiting delivery of donated chinese takeaway while discussing issues of wind power.</strong> (Image: Jax Copyright; Ryde TUC CCSharealike_Non-commercial_No-derivatives)

Chatting to locals from rooftop, awaiting delivery of donated chinese takeaway while discussing issues of wind power (Image: Jax Copyright; Ryde TUC CCSharealike_Non-commercial_No-derivatives)

<strong>Rooftop climbing workshop.</strong> (Image: Jax Copyright; Ryde TUC CCSharealike_Non-commercial_No-derivatives)

Rooftop climbing workshop (Image: Jax Copyright; Ryde TUC CCSharealike_Non-commercial_No-derivatives)

The protestors have given an interview to Wikinews. There one of them says that the central message of the rooftop protest is opposition to NIMBYism, and they say they will unfurl a banner saying “Save the environment, scuttle a NIMBY”. They could be having a laugh.

(Image: Jax Copyright; Ryde TUC CCSharealike_Non-commercial_No-derivatives)

Vestas Cowes rooftop occupiers enjoy a breakfast of donated curry while reading the Financial Times (Image: Jax Copyright; Ryde TUC CCSharealike_Non-commercial_No-derivatives)

It’d be interesting to discuss NIMBYism further… is a NIMBY always just a threat to the planet or someone who, in another context, might be thought of as wanting more control over what happens to their immediate environment, a bit of a rebel? Just thought I’d try and stir up some controversy.


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  1. […] Another Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight has been hit with a sit-in. Late last week three activists appeared on the roof and unfurled a banner that read: “Vestas Workers – Solidarity in Occupation. Save Green Jobs.” Since then three more have joined the protest. […]


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