Crude Awakening – 16th October 2010
In 2009, indigenous peoples throughout the world called for a globalmobilisation ‘in defence of mother earth’ on October 12, reclaiming theday that used to be imposed as ‘Columbus Day’.
Responding to this call, and the demand for a day of action for ‘systemchange, not climate change’ issued by the global movements gathered inCopenhagen last year, Climate Justice Action proposed a week of action for climate justice from Oct 12th – 16th.
On Saturday 16th October 2010, Manchester Climate Action took part in the successful blockade of Corynton Oil Refinery in Essex with over 600 people as part of thenational Crude Awakening action. No tankers went in or out for the day.