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Between 5th-9th October there will be a weekend of camp-based action against the proposed new EDF nuclear power station in the eco-battleground of Hinkley Point, Somerset (see SchNEWS 'Barnstorming' and 'Troubled over Bridgewater' for a taster). A mass march and rally are planned for the Saturday (6th) in Bridgewater. More militant action is set for the Monday, when there'll be a mass trespass on Hinkley Point.
EDF Energy wants a government subsidy of £2.8 billion a year for the next 25 years to build two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset which are currently gonna cost a whopping £14 billion. The estimated cost has risen by 40% in the space of just one year. This means that over 25 years they will pocket a profit of £56 billion, and that's before the added taxpayer liability of the unmanageable waste, major accidents and before the human and non-human communities bear the environmental, and genetic and social costs of their operation.
The final decisions on whether to back the projects of EDF and other energy giants Centrica aren't due 'til the end of the year. One anti-nuke activist urged readers: “Let's show them our determination to make sure that it costs them on every level... Let's spell it out that they will not be building new nuclear, especially when old nukiller is an industry that already underpins all of the other extreme energy sources such as fracking and extracting oil from tar sands as well as being at the heart of the military industrial complex!”.
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.
They've stolen our postal service, and are currently giving away the health service, education and prisons to their mates, what's next for this Government? Perhaps the most audacious theft yet - potentially all of our public land.
Artivists take on BPs sponsorship of the British Museum's Viking exhibition.
We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.
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.
Re-occupation of the Hambach Forest, near Cologne in Germany, where activists occupy and fight the expansion of opencast mining.
As fracking companies dig in - communities around the country rise in resistance.