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The free weekly direct action newsheet published in Brighton since 1994 - Copyleft - Information for Action
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Nov 9 Summed Up
AS ‘TOTAL’ POLICING ENTERS STUDENT ANTI-CUTS DEMO EQUATION...

Wednesday (9th) saw yet another demonstration against cuts to education and public services, this time organised by the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts (NCAFC). So SchNEWS donned its best black hoody and attempted to infiltrate the ‘violent minority’. Much to our disappointment, by the end of the day, it was clear that the monopoly of violence was still very much in the hands of the state.

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QUAKE UP CALL

Wednesday anti-fracking protesters held a “frack mob” outside the Shale Gas Environmental Summit’, whilst two of the more intrepid anti-frackers scaled a fracking shale gas rig in Lancashire, shutting it down.

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DALE FARM EVICTED
AS IRISH TRAVELLERS ETHNICALLY CLEANSED FROM ESSEX

At 7am on Wednesday (19th) morning hundreds of riot police stormed the rear of Dale Farm. They met with stiff resistance on the barricades, resorting to Tasering at least one person as they ran away from them. Eventually breaching the outer wall of the site, police then had to fight their way through several more roving barricades (some aflame) as they made their way to the main gate under a hail of half-bricks.

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BLACKPOOL ROCKED

It was officially confirmed this week, as if we needed any more evidence, that the two freak minor earthquakes that occurred near the site of Caudrilla’s fracking exploration near Blackpool were the fault of...the fracking exploration.

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A HEALTHY TURNOUT
'Block The Bridge' demo to defend the NHS

Somewhere between 3,000-5,000 people came to “Block the Bridge, Block the Bill” – the UK Uncut-organised demo to defend the NHS from axe-wielding Tory maniacs

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DALE FARM UPDATE

The Dale Farm eviction may be back on any time soon, as the residents’ application for a High Court judicial review has been rejected.

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FIGHTING FRACK ADDICTION

Over the weekend of 17-18 September local protesters from Lancashire joined forces with activists from across the country to attend Camp Frack- a two day camp focussed on networking, planning and skill-sharing at a site only a couple of miles away from the cabbage field where Cuadrilla Resources (the company currently leading the field in UK fracking) are conducting test drilling operations in preparation for an onslaught that could see 800 wells drilled in Lancashire alone.

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SMASH EDO ON TOUR

Smash EDO, Brighton's long-running anti-militarist campaign (see nearly every SchNEWS since 2004), will be hitting the road this winter. The aim of the tour is to raise awareness of the campaign and get more people involved – building towards next year's 'Summer of Resistance'.

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Tarsand and Shame

Imports of oil from tar sands - the dirtiest, most expensive and most bat-shit crazy form of oil extraction around - looks like it may face a possible EU ban soon. That is unless unless Lewes MP Norman Baker can scupper it.

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Occupation Nation

Occupy LSX took a third space in London last week as a group from the camp liberated an abandoned three storey complex of four interlinked office blocks in Hackney.

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BACK ON THE FRACK

For the second time in a month, anti-fracking campaigners have targeted the proposed fracking site in Hesketh Bank, Lancashire. Rising Tide activists from Bristol made the long journey up north with their bikes and have stormed the rig, climbing on to drilling equipment and halting works.

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ONE STRIKE AND YOU'RE OUT?

Wednesday's N30 strikes saw 2 million public sector workers striking and hundreds of thousands marching in Britain's streets all over the country, marking the biggest strike in a generation.

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THOU SHALT NOTTS SQUAT

The Bigger Society Social Club opened its doors to the public of Lenton, Nottingham on Monday (28th) morning only to have them kicked in and closed a few hours later.

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GREENPEACE OF THE ACTION

The Department for Transport was blockaded by fifty Greenpeace activists and two immobilised cars on Monday (28th) to protest the UK government's determination to stick a spanner in the upcoming EU vote on tar sands

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ROGUE'S GALLERY

After Brighton University students waited until the coast was clear the N30 campus lockdown to occupy in protest in solidarity with the public sector workers, against the increase in fees and the fact that the VC made noises in opposition to the White Paper to please students and staff - and then signed a public letter to the government in support of fee increases. The uni is also targeted for their lack of transparency regarding links to dodgy private companies.

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Sab Land Rover Seized

Forty hunt sabs from around the south-east headed up to get on the case of the notorious Old Surrey and Burstow hunt near Tandridge in Surrey this Saturday (3rd). They were met with a heavy-handed police response – two arrests and the seizure of the South Down's groups vehicle.

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REMEMBER ALEXIS GRIGOROPOULOS
3 years after the 15 year-old's murder by police, Greece still burns

Greece roundup- Protests mark the 3rd anniversary of Alexis Grigoropoulos's death, yet another austerity package, 400 steel workers strike over unfair treatment.

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OFF THE SHELF

Greek anarchists re-appropriate supermarket goods off the shelves into the hands of pensioners.

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OPERATION DIVINE WIND
Sea Shepherd on kamkaze mission

The Sea Shepherd Crew set sail for the Southern Whale Sanctuary in the Antarctic. They are making a beeline for the Japanese whaling fleet which this year were given cash appropriated from Tsunami relief funding to help them, er, kill more whales.

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DALE FARM: NOMADS LAND

Last Thursday (20th) after a month long struggle of battles and barricades, the Dale Farm residents and Camp Constant supporters walked off the site, leaving their homes to the bailiffs’ tools of destruction.

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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE END IS NYE...

Occupy Wall Street takes back Zuccotti Park to see in 2012

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NO OIL TAINTING

Shell to Sea keep on the pressure as woodland is cleared for gas pipeline.

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Sea Shepherd
dancing on ice

 Sea Shepherd and the Japanese fleet are in the Southern Ocean in their 8th annual showdown. Three Australian protesters are transferred to the Australian customs ACV Ocean Protector after gatecrashing the Shonan Maru 2.

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Back in the Faslane

Faslane celebrates it's 30th birthday with a month of action

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WILLING AND DISABLED

Affected by the Welfare Reform Bill? Take to the streets on the 28th for civil disobedience!

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A BRIDGWATER TOO FAR

Anti-nuclear tree protestors evicted

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BARNSTORMING
As Anti-Nuclear Protesters Drive the (Hinkley) Point Home

Activists squat a derelict farmhouse in protest against new nuclear.

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manure gonna love this

Guerilla Gardening callout

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Foxy News

The end of season round up from our hunt saboteurs.

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Occupy The Farm

A new strategy inspired by South American peasant movements has emerged in San Francisco. 'Occupy The Farm' intends to break the corporations' control over the food industry and replace it by community-managed food production.

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Bill posters will not be prosecuted

Greenpeace action against fuel rip-off merchants Centrica

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Oporto-Unity Knocks
For squatted school in Portugal...

While fighting closure, the Portuguese Es.Col.A movement has been inspiring the whole country to engage on self-management of abandoned spaces...

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NO MORE FISH IN THE SEA

A microscopic view on Marine Wildlife Conservation, concentrating in the Mediterrean Sea and the upcoming campaign of the Black Fish this summer.

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Large one with Mayo
Rossport Solidarity Gathering

The seventh annual Rossport Solidarity Camp gathering is taking place in Erris, Co.Mayo, Ireland from the 1st to the 4th of June.

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IF I STAY THERE WILL BE STUBBLE
One man assault on GM crop trial in Hertfordshire

One man at least wasn't waiting for the public protest against genetically modified wheat in Rothamsted. According to mainstream news sources Hector Christie scaled the fence on Sunday morning and caused 'significant random damage'.

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Ramping up the pressure
Disability Action outside Parliament

Traffic was brought to a standstill for over two hours outside the Houses of Parliament by disability rights protesters last Wednesday

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The Frack Block
Lock-on stops fracking drill

Frack Off campaigners successfully disrupted fracking operations early morning on Monday (18th June) in Derbyshire, when a group of protesters locked on to the gates of Cuadrilla's drilling contractor, PR Marriot.

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A FINE KETTLE OF FISH
Sea Shepherd are victorious in court battle against Fish and Fish

Judge rules in favour of Sea Shepherd, the international non-profit Marine Wildlife Conservation Organisation, during a trial in a UK court after a lawsuit filed by Fish and Fish, a Maltese tuna company.

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Police Siren?
as the CACC sticks to the gates of Buckingham Palace

Climate Siren – a previously unheard of organisation connected to the Campaign Against Climate Change (CACC), stage one of the oddest actions SchNEWS has heard of for a while:a pro-monarchist anti-climate change lock-on

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Anti-Fra Hooligans

Anti-Fracking Protesters on Trial in Preston

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OPPOR-TUNA-TY

The Black Fish release hundreds of captive bluefin tuna into the Adriatic Sea.

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HEPHAESTUS RISING

The workers of Viomihaniki Metalleytiki (a facility making parts for the Mining Industry) have taken over the running of the factory in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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BRISTOL FASHION
EDL outnumbered in the Wild South West

 Dismal turn-out of around 300 to what had been billed by the League as a national demo...

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Let the Games Begin

“Whose Games? Whose City?" peaceful demonstration calling on the Olympic bogus scheduled for this Saturday in Mile End Park in East London at midday

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NUN-CLEAR REACTION
three anti-nuclear activists charged after breaking in to top us nuclear weapons facility

Three anti-nuclear peace protesters (including a nun) cause major security breach at US nuclear weapons plant

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STICKY BUSINESS
Smash EDO protesters come unstuck at court

Smash EDO campaigners found guilty after glue-on

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Building Resistance
organising opposition to new anti-squat law

Squatters prepare to resist new anti-squatting law as it comes into force on September 1st. Meanwhile renters show they can be radical too...

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Rigged Trial

Fracking activists' court victory

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BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE

Badger cull activists may have delayed start of the wildlife massacre.

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South Down but not out!!

Vicious hunt attack fails to deter sabs.

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Gone For a Burton

As fifteen intrepid No Dash for Gas activists occupy a West Burton power station for the fourth day...

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NO LULZ IN THE ACTION

Anonymous hit the streets on bonfire night.

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Battle of Bexhill
Update! A week of direct action against Bexhill link road.

Anti-road protestors in Bexhill were ambushed by an early start to the tree-felling on the controversial Bexhill-Hastings link road this week, but they rallied and using direct action have put a spanner in the works.

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ICE TO SEE YOU

Things are heating up in Antarctica as Sea Shepherd and the Japanese whaling fleet are about to come head to head for the 9th season.

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BEXHILL CAMP NEEDS YOU!

Derail the first and the worst of the new road schemes for the UK.

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Combe and have a go...
...if you fink you're 'ard enuff

Bexhill Bypass Update from a Combe Haven defender

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Bexhill Camp Resists
In tunnels and in trees - Combe Haven defended.

The main camp at Bexhill took to the trees and tunnels as bailiffs and police arrived on mass this Wednesday (16th).

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NOT A COMBE OVER

The year is 2013 A.D Bexhill is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely...One small village of indomitable tree-sitters still holds out against the invaders.

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DECOY POLLOI!

Update : Camp Decoy on the route of the Bexhill Bypass successfully survives the second day of siege.

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COMBE HAVEN EVICTION

The last camp on the Bexhill bypass route was evicted as Tory government barks up the wrong tree.

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PARKING UP THE WRONG TREE
Protesters take to the trees in Manchester to protect the natural habitats of Alexandra Park from development destruction.

The Combe Haven lot aren't the only ones getting in the way of diggers. A small but determined protest camp has pitched up in a more urban setting: Manchester's Alexandra Park.

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WELL RED!

Friern Barnet library saved by direct action and community campaigning. Put that in yer Big Society and smoke it.

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TRUNK CALL
Combe Haven Defenders deliver tree to East Sussex County Council offices

Not deterred by the eviction of the camps on the route, over thirty opponents of the £100 million Bexhill-Hastings link road visited East Sussex County Council in Lewes this week.

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SHOOTS OF RESISTANCE
Camp Ivy - new encampment set up on Bexhill Bypass

Protesters set up new camp and plan Weekend of Action after being ousted from the trees last month.

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ANTI-CAMERA CREW
German militants make an online game out of CCTV camera destruction

Civil liberties activists in Germany and elsewhere are taking a novel, and militant, approach to CCTV culture.

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STRIKE A POSEIDON
Sea Shepherd's "Whale Navy" vs whalers in the Southern Ocean

Whaling ship Nisshin Maru collides with Sea Shepherd vessels in an all out desperate initiative to take the Whale Navy out of action causing Japan to suspend its annual whaling hunt.

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Summit to look forward to!
Resistance being planned in London, Dublin and Fermanagh as G8 draws nearer

If the “world leaders” heading to Enniskillen in June were hoping for an easy protest-free ride they were sadly mistaken

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EDF getting the Point?
Environment Agency Sells out to E.D.F and the Nuclear Industry

Recent announcement by Environmental Agency grants permits to EDF aiding the production of nuclear energy at Hinkley Point C.

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Bexhill Bypass: Round Two
Updates from the Stop the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road Campaign

With protestors gearing up for a second round of resistance there could be 'diversions ahead' for the East Sussex County Council and the road backing scum Trinity College in the University of Cambridge.

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MOBS AND COPPERS
..an anti-fascist day out by the seaside.

Brighton turns out thousands to oppose the March for England's message of hate.

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FULL DISCLOSURE?
Combe haven update - the struggles continues... In London.

UPDATE: They finally coughed up. After two days of consistent hassling by activists at the Department for Transport earlier last month, during which one person got nicked, the DfT sheepishly released the previously top secret (read: problematic and embarrassing) documents about the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.

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FULL DISCLOSURE?
Combe haven update - the struggles continues... In London.

UPDATE: They finally coughed up. After two days of consistent hassling by activists at the Department for Transport earlier last month, during which one person got nicked, the DfT sheepishly released the previously top secret (read: problematic and embarrassing) documents about the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.

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The Balcombe's in Your Court
Sleepy Sussex Village Fights Frack Well

Residents of Balcombe, West Sussex, warn the frackers they're ready for direct action to prevent the first exploratory well from being drilled just south of their village

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LENNON'S TOMB?

EDL Leader Steve Yaxley-Lennon reckons he's gonna take his dog and pony show past the East London mosque.

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Bexhill Revisited

Rally against roadbuilding - Enjoying the countryside in the name of stopping roads.

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NO NAMES, NO FRACK DRILL!
Day 14 of Balcombe's struggle against Frack attack.

The camp's on the increase and the direct action hasn't stopped.

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Old Bill Bail Out
Protesters beat the cops and the Balcombe Parish Boundaries.

Sussex Police's Operation Mansell is going almost as badly for them as the Tories' failing efforts to sell shale gas to the UK.

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FRACK'S AGAINST THE WALL?
The Great Gas Gala and Reclaim the Power join forces in opposition to Balcombe fracking.

Day 23 of the Balcombe Blockade and Day 1 of the Reclaim the Power camp.

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BALCOMBE ROCK

Marches, blockades, arrested MPs and one helluva lot of cops...The campaign against the Balcombe fracketeers stepped up this weekend with the arrival of Reclaim the Power.

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Sabotaging the Badger Cull
Activists flood the Somerset cull zone as guns start firing

One week into the badger cull in Somerset, resistance is strong.

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NO BORDERS CAMP ROTTERDAM 2013

A week of action and workshops for activists campaigning for freedom of movement and an end to migration controls, ending with a 500 people strong demonstration through the city of Rotterdam.

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SALFORD : NEXT ON FRACKING HITLIST?

From the Battle of Balcombe to the Battle of Barton Moss, IGas announce plans to begin drilling next month.

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BACK IN BLACK?
badger cull latest

Front line report from successful badger cull saboteurs, as the killing lurches towards a confused end.

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RAINING ON THEIR PARADE

Combe Haven protestors invoke the rain gods.

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BODGER & BADGER
Accident prone Owen Paterson takes on Britain's favourite mammal.

The badgers aren't out of the woods yet, as the decision whether to roll out culling hangs in the balance.

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HAM-BACH TO THE FOREST AGAIN

Re-occupation of the Hambach Forest, near Cologne in Germany, where activists occupy and fight the expansion of opencast mining.

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Bad June Rising
Climate Games, Anarcho-festivals and the resurgence of UK Uncut - looks like June's going to be a busy one.

We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.

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JUSTICE FOR SHALE?

Anti fracking campaigners have got their hands on a Sussex Police report that details an 'emerging' nationwide strategy on protests against the controversial drilling technique. The report has been exposed in a report about the policing of the protests at Balcombe, West Sussex, last summer.

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