Coal Action Scotland are touring the UK to mobilise against Scottish
Coal’s plans for a 4 million tonne opencast coal mine at Glentaggart East.
This mine is one more of many that have ravaged the Douglas Valley over
the years, and with South Lanarkshire Council once again approving a
Scottish Coal mine despite huge objection to it the stage is set for a
showdown in South Lanarkshire.
Coal is still a massive issue in the UK – despite some victories against
opencast mines and both Scottish Coal and UK Coal being on the brink of
collapse, more and more coal is burned and mined every day. This is
disastrous for communities and ecosystems, but capitalism’s dependence on
cheap and dirty fossil fuels means that the struggle must continue!
Come to find out more and be inspired! There will hopefully be some sort
of food involved. Maybe even cake.