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4th Anniversary General Assembly!

SATURDAY 17th 2pm @ St. Paul’s Churchyard
Climate change: if not now, when? If not us, who?
Confirmed speakers so far from:
Operation Noah
Reclaim the Power
Global Justice Now
Campaign against Climate Change
Anti-fracking Nanas
HACAN/No 3rd runway
Plane Stupid
Provisional programme:
2-3pm Intro & welcome. Speakers have five minutes each to explain[…]

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Confronting the Fossil Fuel Industry by Mel Strickland

By Melanie
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[…]

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Stuart Agnew UKIP MEP Fears Death by Lack of Carbon Dioxide

“..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[…]

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This Changes Everything 2015 Livestream

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[…]

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Cuadrilla Exploration Director admits they have no control over the impact of explorations

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[…]

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The Infrastructure Bill will ensure our continued dependence on fossil fuels

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[…]

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The Infrastructure Bill and the new legal duty to maximise emissions

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[…]

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Global Warming & Climate Change Myths

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[…]

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How A Scotland “Yes” Vote Could Challenge the U.K. Nuclear Weapons Program

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[…]

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