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West Newton Camp Arrests 02/06/2014

West Newton Camp Arrests 02/06/2014
Update:DTG02062014 23:55hours.
Humberside Police are STILL refusing to tell us or even the solicitors which station they have taken Nick and Ben over 3h after arrest.
Nick and ‘Gadget’ Ben have been arrested at West Newton Protection Camp for obstruction of highway while walking in vehicles into the fracking compound![...]

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Are You Going to Crawberry Hill? – Dei Gratia

Community opposition to Rathlin Energy’s fracking site near Beverley, Walkington Heads Rd, Yorkshire, HU17 8RU.
Download Link: https://soundcloud.com/deigratiamusic…
LYRICS
Are you going to Crawberry Hill?
Where they plan to frack out its heart,
Beneath the rock lies plenty of shale,
We are there to prevent their start,
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Tell them to come and protect their[...]

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PutneyDebates2014 Planning Meeting 13 May 2014,

Putney Debates Planning Group
Minutes – Putney Debates Planning Group
13 May 2014, Friends Euston
Present: Ellena, Steve B, Tim, Dave, Carl, Julie
Apologies: Mike G, Peter C, Chris FD
4/ Time frame – Saturday 25 Oct to Sunday 19 Nov 2014 – AGREED
5/ Event locations – seek further suggestions/ links but aim start[...]

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Job Centre Demo Southend on Sea by Carl Green

 
It was a good demo at Southend Job Centre, a little short on numbers – there were two of us again but add in all the people that joined us for a chat and that number would be around 30.
I did know from a previous demo I did not attend that the staff[...]

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Fracking on private land to be permitted in Queen’s Speech.

On Wednesday, the Queen is to announce a “reform” of trespass laws, which will allow fracking companies to drill on and under private property without asking permission.
“… the technique, which has already been proven to cause small earthquakes in the US. A number of studies have also revealed water pollution, and the practice has[...]

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DAWG – 29 May 2014 – Draft notes of meeting

DAWG – 29 May 2014 – Draft notes of meeting
Present: Steve B, John S, Paul R, Sam X, Obi L, Phil E, George B. Apologies: Chris F-D. Actions in bold.
Finance
Our application to Lush fund has been submitted. Paul has also put in a pre-application to Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. It was also[...]

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Euro elections mark system failure

 
Crossposted from A World to Win. Euro elections mark system failure
The populist electoral revolt against European Union state institutions and their policies – combined with mass abstentions – is the clear signal that the old politics is not just dying but is opening the door to rabid nationalism, racism and neo-fascist parties.
UKIP’s[...]

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What’s the secret? Closed door TTIP talks put environmental and public health safeguards at risk

What’s the secret? Closed door U.S.-EU trade talks put environmental and public health safeguards at risk – Crossposted from http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-05-closed-door-us-eu-trade-talks-put-safeguards-at-risk#sthash.5tw2VjyH.dpuf
Posted May. 19, 2014 / Posted by: Kate Colwell
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States and the European Union opened the fifth round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which are[...]

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Finnish media ignores successful anti-TTIP demonstration

Finnish media ignores successful anti-TTIP demonstration – Crossposted from bilaterals.org: http://www.bilaterals.org/?finnish-media-ignores-successful#sthash.0WZo6hoi.dpuf
On Friday the 23rd of May 2014, some 1 000 people took to the streets in Helsinki (Finland) to demonstrate against the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, demanding immediate suspension of the negotiations and opening of the mandate. The demonstration was[...]

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