The lesson of history is that radical social change is achieved by people working together and confronting the dominant power structures over a sustained period of time. The suffragettes, the civil rights activists, LGBT movement, to name a few, have all employed direct action to achieve recognition of their rights. The[…]
Archive for ‘Energy, Equity & Environment’
“..if you succeed in de-carbonising Europe, our crops will have no natural gas to grow from. We have to have carbon dioxide. This is madness. Absolute madness what you are suggesting and our industry – our agriculture industry – is going to suffer heavily if we attempt to bury carbon dioxide in the ground. It[…]Read more →
The climate crisis is the defining issue of our times and will take centre-stage in world politics in 2015. Our economic system puts profits before people and is destroying the natural systems that keep us alive. It has brought us to the precipice of catastrophic climate change. Because the real solutions empower people and threaten[…]Read more →
Cuadrilla’s Exploration Director freely admits they have no control over the impact of their operations. He of course has no idea what happens to the toxic, radioactive cocktail they are injecting and releasing into our subterranean geology – what effect that will have on seismic activity – or how long it will take to get[…]Read more →
The Infrastructure Bill will ensure our continued dependence on fossil fuels by Mel Strickland.
“…when people say, “The regulatory system is broken. It’s not protecting our health, safety and welfare.” And I say, “Well, maybe it’s not broken, but it’s working perfectly.” Because its goal is not necessarily to protect health, safety and welfare. The[…]
Crossposted from NoDashforGas
The Infrastructure Bill and the new legal duty to maximise emissions by Melanie Strickland.
Published 11 December 2014
“It reads like a sweetie shop for corporate lobbyists, and for all those still intent on their neo-liberal deregulatory crusade.” Jonathon Porritt in his blog sums up everything that’s wrong with the Infrastructure[…]
By Inka Stafrace
I was a camper and filmmaker at St.Pauls and whether I should or not I tend to feel a sense of pride when I see the Occupy name being used to promote campaigns and movements for the social good. I feel that I played a substantial role, along with about 200 others[…]
By Steve Rushton
Crossposted from Occupy.com (USA publication)
“The entire Scottish independence movement is firmly against nuclear weapons,” Jimmy Watson, a resident at Faslane Peace Camp, tells me.
At 32 years old, Faslane is one of the world’s longest-running peace camps and a symbol of the widespread opposition to nuclear weapons both across Scotland, and[…]Read more →
by Inka Stafrace
Monday the 18th August was yet another incredible illustration of organized activism and the willingness of people to put their bodies and time on the front-line for the greater good.Clean air and water are indisputably part of the greater good!
Fracking companies and the UK government believe that they are worth gambling[…]