The Italian government is forcing a gas project on the community with EU support and public money.
Repression has reached an unprecedented level in Melendugno, where the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is about to be built. No journalists, no citizens, no activists, no local government officials can enter the zone around the TAP construction area
The situation has been described as "war-like", "the interruption of democracy". Some people resisting the pipeline have been banned from the region for 3 years.
The Movimento NO TAP
keep courageously resisting. A general strike has been called for the 6th
December and a march along the TAP territories up to Milano will begin on the 8th
how Greek farmers are also resisting the construction of TAP on their land.
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European-wide NoTAP actions
On the 14th
November, the EIB met to discuss potential funding for TAP. This triggered a wave of NoTAP solidarity actions, demanding for public and private institutions not to fund the pipeline.
and Sweden, people have took the streets in 9 cities to do creative actions in solidarity with NoTAP!
Concrete and exciting steps have followed: a petition
was launched in Switzerland and the UK group is meeting with the EBRD’s head of Environment & Sustainability and discussion!
More to come?
On the 12th
December, the EIB will potentially vote on its funding of the TAP and TANAP pipelines. We hope to see actions and messages demanding the public banks not to finance these pipelines. Keep an eye out for the result!
In the context of TIGF's public "consultation" on the proposed French routes for the MidCat/STEP gas pipeline, December 1st marked the first strategic gathering of organisations from both sides of the French/Spanish border. The meeting - attended by Plataforma Resposta al Midcat, Alternatiba, Attac-France, Amies de la terre and local activists - discussed a combined strategy and supported the launch of a french platform to counter the project. Fossil resistance goes beyond national boundaries!