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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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UK OIL COMPANY SOCO, LEAVES VIRUNGA THANKS TO WWF

Crossposted from the World Wildlife Fund

Thank you!
Hundreds of thousands of you drew the line, and told UK oil company Soco to leave Virunga  and it worked! Theyve committed to end their operations in Virunga, Africas oldest national park and remain out of all World Heritage Sites.
Each and every one of the[...]

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The Importance Of Compost

This short video was made by some of my favorite eco warriors from the island of Malta. Although just a mere dot in the Mediterranean Malta is making its mark on the global stage in permaculture and innovative ways of growing food organically and sustainably not least because of is rocky landscape and its people’s[...]

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The Breaking the Frame, by Pete Deane.

The Breaking the Frame gathering, which took place on 2-5th May 2014 is a step towards creating a new politics of technology. The gathering brought together campaigns on the technology politics of food, energy/climate/ environment, work/economics/austerity, the military, the internet, surveillance health and gender, as well as trade unionists, radical scientists, artists and developers of[...]

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Global Power Shift, Powershift UK 2014 Conference

I was asked to livestream the Powershift 2014 conference learning more about other groups working on the threat of Climate Change. I am encouraged that various groups are continuing to link up, to fight against the corporate propaganda. One good lesson reiterated today. Instead of concentrating on convincing sceptics of the fight against Ecocide, attention[...]

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Energy, Equity & Environment: update & resources

The Occupy London Energy, Equity & Environment working group (EEE) decided towards the beginning of this year to focus on fracking and food.
 
On April 5th, discussion moved to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and how this proposed deal to hand further power to corporations will affect fracking, food, and so much[...]

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Shelling out for NERC?

The question was asked about this new collaboration between Shell and Nerc. Good or bad?
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/press/releases/2014/03-shell.asp?cookieConsent=A
Shelling out for NERC? Comments from a couple of the Economics WG members.
From Clive Menzies.
It’s not an area I’ve researched in depth but Shell has a pretty appalling environmental track record.
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/nov/07/shell-oil-niger-delta-pollution-amnesty
The positive spin is to[...]

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Fossil Free Nativity celebrates C of E disinvestment in 2014.

Fossil Free Nativity celebrates C of E disinvestment in 2014.
by Westley Ingram.
In 2014 the Church of England is considering disinvestment from fossil fuels. This is part of a campaign to get Churches and other great institutions to withdraw their support from businesses whose business is ecocide.
This is good news! Despite a disappointing[...]

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FROM FARMYARD TO FRACKING, AND BEYOND

From the farmyard to fracking, and beyond
By Mandy Pins Perkins. Occupy Bournemouth and Balcombe Community Protection Camp Protector.
We’re blessed to be staying on an organic dairy farm at present, where wildlife and fauna seem to literally sing with joy every moment of the day. Yesterday afternoon, I felt called to go outside to[...]

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