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The free weekly direct action newsheet published in Brighton since 1994 - Copyleft - Information for Action
Showing recent stories tagged with keyword 'ENVIRONMENT / CLIMATE CHANGE'
WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT

A local meeting of Worthing Planning Committee ended in shock and anger last Thursday (20th) as councillors controversially re-approved the building of 700 homes on land currently occupied by ancient forest, Titnore Woods.

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CUADRILLA THRILLER

The anti-fracking campaign is continues to gain momentum after the succesful Camp Frack back in September and recent earthquakes in Lancashire caused by Cuadrilla’s shale gas extraction.

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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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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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CORE VALUES

A quiet country road in Somerset was the setting for a 250 strong blockade this week as activists gathered to oppose the construction of Hinkley C - the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for over twenty years, part of government plans for up to ten in total. The project is backed by French energy corporation EDF.

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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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DYER WARNINGS
SchNEWS interviews Canadian journalist and military historian Gwynne Dyer about the dire warnings for a post-climate change world in his book 'The Climate Wars'

The year is 2027 and America is in turmoil as the US army guns down refugees trying to cross the border and escape a Mexico collapsing under the strain of climatic change... It is 2036 and Pakistan and India have been reduced to a radioactive wasteland after a nuclear water war... It is 2039, and countries in the Majority World are defying the West and pumping sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere in a desperate attempt to reduce global temperatures and halt the catastrophic climatic change ravaging their countries. The Toba super-volcano erupts and temperatures plummet...

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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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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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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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TAR-RA FOR NOW

Tar Sands activists in Canada are celebrating a victory this week as the controversial (and snappily titled) Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline Approval Process was delayed until at least the end of 2013.

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TURNED UP TO 11... 2011

SchNEWS muses on the crazy year that was 2011 and prepares for impending doom in 2012

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PLANE SAILING

Sea Shepherd activists kit themselves out with a spy drone

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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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NOT IN MY FRACK YARD
Caudrilla execs left quaking in their boots after angry fracking meeing

Sleepy Sussex village becomes front line in UK fracking ban fight

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HEAVY WEATHER
as schnews ponders the climate of activism against extreme energy

A depressive front-page settles as SchNEWS looks at the state of climate change

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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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Gone to Ground
Profile of Simon Greenwood - Foxhunter and Fracker

Crossover episode fun as Crawley and Horsham hunt joint master allows fracking on his land in Balcombe Sussex

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Bulgarians shut the Frack up

Bulgaria: Wave of eco-activism stops fracking in its tracks

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TROUBLED OVER BRIDGWATER

UPDATE: Tree sitters evicted this morning (Weds 8th Feb)

 

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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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ABORT MISSION
the disturbing rise of fundamentalist anti-abortion activism in the uk

 

Around the country, even in supposedly right-on Brighton, fundamentalist Christians have been harassing women outside abortion clinics.

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HOWLING BLUNDER

The sustained insanity that is the Canadian tar sands exploitation has been turned up another notch this week – with a huge projected wolf cull.

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What the Fukushima?

Activists blockade new-build nuclear

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Call of the Wilderness
activists squat outdoor centre in forest of dean

The Wilderness centre in Mitcheldean in the Forest of Dean was taken by activists back in January after budget cuts forced it to close in August last year.

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FLOUR TO THE PEOPLE

Day of Mass Action against genItically modified wheat in Harpenden

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AMAZON DAMNED?
protests against brazil's hydro power dam project

Indigenous and environmental groups are fighting Brazil's Belo Monte dam. Built in the heart of the Amazon, the project threatens to destroy rich ecosystems and displace indigenous cultures

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Summits Up!

Climate Justice target UK Energy Summit

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Bill posters will not be prosecuted

Greenpeace action against fuel rip-off merchants Centrica

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ROADS TO HELL
Will coaliition plans drive us all round the bend?

 SchNEWS examines the the Con-Dems' foreboding plans for an all out attack on Britain's few remaining green and pleasant lands. Will the protest scene dust off its tin whistles and timewarp us back to the nineties?

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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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SEDGE OF DARKNESS
Kent's Romney Marsh proposed as nuclear dumping ground.

Mutant wasteland

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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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Fossil Fools

Almost 20 years to the day since the Rio Earth Summit in Brazil and the world is no closer to tackling climate change.

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FOLLY TUNNELS

Anti- Third Runway Land Occupation in Court

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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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Rio Carnival

Green economy? Fat chance at the Rio+20 Summit

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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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LEVELLER PLAYING FIELD
Digger group seize eco-village site in Surrey.

Activists began a project of land reclamation in Runnymeade

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Not Over Reacting

Anti-nuclear protests in Japan as plants fired up again

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SHAFTED!!

Anti-fracking activists found guilty in Lancashire oil rig trial

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PUMP OFF THE VOLUME

Greenpeace activists disrupt business at 90 Shell petrol stations in protest over the corporate giant's explotation of climate change.

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Mass-ive Twat
Driver found guilty of assaulting two women during a Critical Mass bike ride last year

At least there's been some good news for cyclists this week as Merc-driving berk Christikas Zantis is busted by Brighton Mags

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Jungle Bust
Update on resistance to the Amazon's Belo Monte mega-dam

Indigenous resistance to Brazil’s mega Amazon dam project, Belo Monte, stepped up several notches recently following the arrest by tribal authorities of three engineers from Norte Energia, the corporation behind the dam’s construction.

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AMAZON GRACE

A rare victory was achieved last Tuesday for the indigenous cause, with a high-level court ruling the suspension of the construction of the Belo Monte dam on the Amazon’s Xingu River.

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Coming Apart at the Seams
Fractivists oppose extreme energy in the West Country

It's West Country extreme action time! Unfortunately not shotgunning jugs of scrumpy while listening to the Wurzels though. Soon Somerset may may be infamous for an even more dangerous activity. Yep, that's right- The West Country is about to get fracked.

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Rigged Trial

Fracking activists' court victory

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DOING A RUNNYMEDE
Legal victory for Diggers Camp at Runnymede

Protest camp celebrates injunction fail

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BYPASS OPERATION

Locals organise a camp against the renewed threat of a Hastings-Bexhill link road.

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GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY

October 2nd to 16th is Seed Freedom Fortnight. Starting on the anniversary of Ghandi's birth and ending appropriately on World Food Day, there are two weeks to get out and partake in a wide range of seed related actions. But why should you dig it?

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HEAVY WATERS
Anti-Nuclear Fishermen

Villagers and fishermen go to sea to blockade new nuclear plant in India.

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What's your Hinkley Point?

Activists gear up for weekend of action against EDF plans for new nuclear at Hinkley Point, Somerset.

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The Battle of the Bypass Begins
Bexhill camp opposes 120m disaster project

While the government bucks austerity to finance environmentally devastating roads programme, protesters kick off a new anti-roads front.

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Don't Stop Til You've ZAD Enough
ZAD FIGHTS EVICTION

Land occupiers fight back as cops try to evict for airport development in France

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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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OUT OF THEIR FRACKING MINDS
get ready for the 1st of December's Big Rig Revolt

With the dark clouds of unconventional gas extraction looming over the British Isles, the anti-fracking resistance is responding by cranking it up a gear. Community groups across the country are organising for a day of action on Saturday 1st December...

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Interview with a ZAD resister
As the cops close in, SchNEWS talks to a ZAD occupier about building resistance, burning barricades, and fighting for the countryside 'til the bitter end.

UPDATE: The sh*t's well and truly hit the fan since we published this interview last week... Stay tuned for more SchNEWS from the front...

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Nuke on my watch
EDF-owned nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point and Sizewell, Suffolk, targeted (again).

 

Anti-Nuclear activists blockade UK plants to protest the extent of destruction upcoming expansion will cause.

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Doha Hoo-Ha
UN climate farce draws to inconclusion

Activists gather outside UN talks at Doha, Qatar as negotiators pretend to debate climate change.

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Well Angry
widespread fracking outrage

Restart of fracking after year and half delay set to amp up resistance

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ELF IS HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Environmental activist is released after seven years imprisonment.

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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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HINKLEY UPDATE: PROTESTERS FINED IN COURT

Anti-nuclear protesters fined for obstructing the highway outside Hinkley Nuclear power plant.

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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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BEXHILL STREET BLUES
contractors back at work at Combe Haven

The real battle of Bexhill begins as activists and contractors face off over tree felling near Adam's Farm.

 

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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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ZAD TO SEE YOU GO

Since October, Europe's longest, largest 'Postcapitalist land occupation', la ZAD (Zone A Defendre) has been under attack from French authorities who want to clear it and build an airport. Here's another update from 'le frontline'...

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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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Combe Haven Update: The real Decoy?

Two camps down at Bexhill - but the best is yet to come!!

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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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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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THE LAW IS A GAS
Twenty-one climate activists hit with 5 million law suit.

Energy giant EDF seeks to bankrupt chimney climbers

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THERE'LL BE ELM TO PAY
Brighton activists occupy tree to save it from felling

Campaigners have occupied a 150-year-old elm tree in Brighton. The tree was scheduled for felling as part of road works in the Seven Dials area.

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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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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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LEVEL PLAYING FIELD?

 

It's Hove vs Gove as the education secretary aims to concrete over recreation ground in the name of God.

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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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LAUGHING GAS
No Dash For Gas protesters walk free

Twenty one climate activists escape jail at sentencing after shuttng down coal fired power station for seven days

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Now UCG it...
extreme energy companies plan to turn the UK into a massive Underground Coal Gasification site

Just when we were all getting to grips with fracking, another mind-blowingly stupid and dangerous form of extreme energy extraction gains momentum.

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Bexhill Revisited

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

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Balcombe one, Balcombe all
Sussex village fights off the fracking invader

Less than 24 hours after fracking company Cuadrilla received a licence from the environment agency to start drilling near the Sussex village of Balcombe they began trying to move equipment onto site.

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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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28 DAYS LATER

Anti-fracking campaigners plan a 28 day blockade at Balcombe.

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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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Balcombe in the Middle
Update from Balcombe as the end of the drilling approaches

Update from Balcombe as the end of the drilling approaches.

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Still Fighting Osborne's Road to Nowhere
Update from the Combe Haven road protesters trial

The more video footage I see of the beauty of the landscape in Combe Haven and the principled stand taken by the protesters in freezing conditions, to protest against a destructive, unnecessary and costly scheme, the more I think they’ve got the wrong people in court” – defendant Tom Druitt.

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A BIT ON THE CYANIDE

SchNEWS digs a little deeper and has a look at the SAVE ROSIA MONTANA campaign that is trying to protect Romania's landscape and places beyond from the gold mining project that is sucking the earth dry.

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Northern Frack

Resistance begins at Barton Moss fracking site.

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Psychotic Fracturing In Barton Moss?

Police try to break the Barton Moss anti-fracking blockade.

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HSBC DIRTY? YOU CAN BANK ON IT

WDM Santas on a dirty mission to highlight HSBC financing fossil fuels as the bank makes it on the naughty list.

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Give it some Broomstick!

Having tried planning objections, national campaigning and an occupation of the site to no avail, campaigners against EDFs new nuclear power station in Hinkley Point, Somerset have turned to the higher powers of magick.

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RAINING ON THEIR PARADE

Combe Haven protestors invoke the rain gods.

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MOSS DEF
Front line report from Barton Moss anti-fracking camp.

Over 100 arrests so far as Manchester's infamous Tactical Action Unit police take their role as corporate foot soldiers very seriously.

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FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK FOOTPATH

Salford fracking camp legally ruled as a footpath.

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MULTIPLE COMPOUND FRACKTURES
Round-up of anti-fracking campaigns in the U.K

As fracking companies dig in - communities around the country rise in resistance.

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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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High Speed 2 Disaster?

As politicians get ready to debate the HS2 rail project for the second time, campaigners fight for secret documents to be released - and the environmentally devastating project to be shelved.

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