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Fracking to protect beauty spots – or Tory marginals?

MPs are great at either saying nothing using lots of words, or saying plenty and over-complicating things in the hope we miss the prominent information…. but nothing gets past clever, dedicated, intelligent campaigners
http://www.channel4.com/news/fracking-in-parks-in-exceptional-circumstances-says-mp[...]

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All Fracked Out Before We’ve Begun

As more individuals find out about the impacts of fracking, more communities are becoming mobilised and the resistance is growing, hour by hour, day by day. The government talks about ‘gold standard’ regulation here in the UK making fracking safe, but we know this is fools’ gold… no amount of regulation can make fracking SAFE.[...]

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Defend our right to save people and planet.

Defend our right to save people and planet. Crossposted from John Sinha’s Blog.
Today marks the twentieth anniversary of one of the largest marches in defence of the right to protest and assemble freely in this country. The Criminal Justice Act was introduced by the Major government in order to clamp down on a fast[...]

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Stand with the people of Gaza: #OccupyTheOccupation. Parliament Square

 

In solidarity with the people of Gaza, London activists call for urgent Parliament Square occupation
“It’s time to stand with the people of Gaza and refuse to leave – #OccupyTheOccupation”
Twitter: hashtag #OccupyTheOccupation, follow @occupylondon; Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444554505830086/

 
In solidarity with the people of Gaza, activists in London have issued a call-out for[...]

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West Sussex County Council Refuses Planning Permission to Frackers.

+++BREAKING NEWS+++ The planning application for exploratory drilling between the villages of Kirdford and Wisborough Green, West Sussex has just been unanimously REFUSED by WSCC planning committee.
LINKS:
Frack Free Sussex
https://www.facebook.com/FrackFreeSussex?fref=photo
Local MP for Kirdford / Wisborough Green, Nick Herbert, has spoken out against the planning application for exploratory drilling on the outskirts of[...]

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Barton Moss by Tina Louise.

Barton Moss by Tina Louise.
Each of those police faces is etched in my mind… I took the time to know each face in succession and there was certainly the time to do it for the length of the path at the Moss.
Supported by Protectors either side – I prefer to walk backwards so[...]

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Putney Debates 8th Planning Meeting: Wed 16th July

Minutes Putney Debates 8th Planning Meeting:
Wed 16th July 6.45pm
Present: Obi, Dave, Mike G, Julie, Pete D Apologies: Carl, Elenna

Maybe it’s the heat but bits of the potential programme seem to be ballooning beyond my mental grasp. So please check & find/suggest a place for your event (or the one you want that’s[...]

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Why are the Fracking Industry and Government so afraid?

What are the industry and government so afraid of? Despite being invited, nobody from the industry trade group UKOOG nor government was prepared to be on the panel for the recent #talkfracking events around the country. On Tuesday, the same was the case in West Sussex when BBC Radio Sussex, Surrey and Kent held a[...]

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Democracy Action WG Minutes 10th July 2014

Finance
OLGA (Occupy London General Assembly) has granted the DAWG £840 towards the groups main action
The following outline budget was agreed:
£50 already spent for printing of 2000 A5 leaflets leaving total of £790 available
£300 towards p&p
£200 towards production of a viral video
£290 remainder is set aside for contingency and website[...]

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