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BANK HOLIDAY AT THE BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP

Reasons for visiting Balcombe village, not just for the Community Protection Camp.

BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/balcombecommunityprotectioncam/?fref=ts
BALCOMBE COMMUNITY WISHLIST: For those who are visiting the camp and would like to bring in supplies.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/195401597296428/?fref=ts
FRACK FREE SUSSEX FACEBOOK PAGE.
https://www.facebook.com/FrackFreeSussex?fref=ts[...]

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WOODLAND CAMP EVICTION. BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP 21082013

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[...]

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PROTECTORS ENCOUNTERING POLICE AND THEIR IDEAS ABOUT THE LAW

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[...]

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RECLAIM THE POWER DIRECT ACTION WITH BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP

 
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[...]

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BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP

 

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,[...]

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BALCOMBE PROTECTION CAMP. DAY 11

 
Update at 0700hours Sunday Morning.

West Kent Green Party showing solidarity.

Various interviews throughout the day.[...]

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#GREATGASGALA.FIRST WEEKEND IN BALCOMBE, SUSSEX

 

The Anti-Frack Camp is about 10 minutes walk from Balcombe Train Station. From Blackfriars, Victoria, East Croydon or Brighton.
At the exit, just turn to your right and walk down the road and you will hit the camp.
For the last 4 days the community in Balcombe, supported by people from across Sussex and[...]

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Power: how we reclaim it

By Melanie Strickland
Many people, probably the majority of citizens, would agree with Occupy, that the economic system we live under is unjust, undemocratic and unsustainable. What is actually stopping us from coming together and collectively demanding that the status quo is changed in favour of the 99% and long term planetary wellbeing? Alice Walker,[...]

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The climate change threat and one million climate jobs: Marquee 2.

Despite the government’s rhetoric on climate change, our emissions continue to increase. The speakers will suggest that investment in climate jobs, renewables and associated research is not only essential in itself but offers a way out of the recession too. The discussion will move on to ways to strengthen links between the environmental and the[...]

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