End Coal Now: Ffos-y-fran
Protest to shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine: the next Reclaim the Power mass action camp - End Coal Now.
As part of the Groundswell year of action and international mobilisations taking on the fossil fuel industry, this May, Reclaim the Power is going to shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine – Ffos-y-fran in south Wales.
The local community in Merthyr have fought for years to resist the corporate owners of the mine, Miller Argent, who pollute the area and whose coal fuels dirty Aberthaw power station. The company are now trying to force through plans for a huge new opencast mine on common land next door at Nant Llesg - despite it being rejected by the council last year.
From Saturday 30th April to Wednesday 4th May, Reclaim the Power will be setting up camp near Merthyr Tydfil in solidarity with the community, and in support of a wave of resistance to fossil fuel extraction around the world.
Mass action will then be taken to shut down Ffos-y-fran, the UK’s largest opencast coal mine.
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Cycle to the camp with Time to Cycle!
Over the course of five days from 25th April - 2nd May, Time to Cycle volunteers will ride from London to Merthyr Tydfil in Wales stopping en route in Reading, Devizes, Bristol, and Cardiff, connecting with local communities and raising our voices to support Wales in being part of the solution to climate change.
Once in Wales the group will join the Reclaim the Power mass action camp: End Coal Now, which will run from Saturday 30 April to Wednesday 4 May near Merthyr Tydfil. It’s part of the Groundswell year of action and international mobilisations taking on the fossil fuel industry, and there will be a mass mobilisation over the weekend to shut down the mine.
It's time to switch away from the fossil fuels which damage our health and endanger our future. Visit the Time to Cycle Welsh ride page on Facebook and be part of the solution!