Wednesday 4th September 2013
Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Earlier in the summer Environment Minister Owen Paterson publicly backed genetically modified food – neglecting evidence provided in the longest independent study on genetically modified[…]
Wednesday 4th September 2013
Shale: Govt aims to reform planning rules as Cuadrilla forced to withdraw drilling application
Government plans to end people’s right to be notified about plans to drill for gas and oil beneath their homes and land, have been slammed today (3 September 2013) by Friends of the Earth.
This Torygraph article, in the Finance section,[…]
I managed to get back to camp early enough to catch the last rays of the sun. A couple of the Community Protectors were available to give updates on their situation. The others are to appear in Crawly Magistrates Court on 4th September 2013.
Arrested for walking too slowly?
Arrested for allegedly blocking the police,[…]Read more →
Guy locked himself on to a tanker at Balcombe! BRILLIANT!
More here on twitter
On 2nd September Rob an
Anti fracking activist climbs a loaded lorry exiting the Balcombe Cuadrilla site and d-locks himself to the vehicle
blockading the road.
One Man Stop from You and I Films on Vimeo.
Email arrived today:
Disabled People against the Cuts and Black Triangle from Scotland paid a visit to BBC offices to show their anger at censorship from the state media.
Mark Thomas passing by and decided to show his solidarity.
Ciara of DPAC.
BBC Security set up barrier.
Ciara points out that new figures not reported on BBC. 75%[…]
19/08/2013 Police tactic of “not my responsibility”.
DTG19082013 0620 hours. Protectors camping in the woods encounter police. They were woken up in the early hours by police searching for weapons and materials that can supposedly be used against razor wire (illegal to use, but Cuadrilla can just pay the fine).
The police were more inclined[…]
Interview with Dan.
Police tactic of “not my responsibility”.
0620 hours. Protectors camping in the woods encounter police. They were woken up in the early hours by police searching for weapons and materials that can supposedly be used against razor wire (illegal to use, but Cuadrilla can just pay the fine).
The police were more[…]
Reclaim the Power decided to engage in direct action outside the Cuadrilla Fracking site by having a street party.
Unfortunately, the police were most put out by the peaceful civil disobedience. They may have expected people to break onto the site, but the community protection camp preferred to have a party.
Due to the[…]
The third weekend of the Balcombe Community Protection Camp and the site now has over 100 tents. They are then joined by a few hundred people everyday, but more are needed.
The camp is getting more donations of tents and sleepingbags. The Kitchen is lacto-ovo vegetarian. This is important for health and safety reasons,[…]