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Open Letter to the Greater Manchester Police, by Colin Gong.

Breach of Bail Charges Dropped, by Colin Gong.
I just heard from Lizars Solicitors that my trial for Thursday has been cancelled … charges dropped.
As anticipated , I have mixed feelings about it – on the one hand it saves us doing a long and expensive journey …. but on the other it saves[…]

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Police were not doing their duty at Barton Moss

Cross-posted from Hazel Hedge’s blog
At Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on the morning of 9th May, PC Genge was on the stand. We watched video footage of him and other officers pushing people along Barton Moss Road. At one point Genge’s fist was in the small of a protector’s back. The day before, an[…]

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Manchester & Salford Magistrates’ Court, 8.5.14

By Em, occupier and protector: charged with obstructing highway and officer; case dismissed
Yesterday, cases were dropped and protectors were acquitted. Today in Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court, things were no less action-packed.
Kate – who had been in jail in Birmingham for breaching bail since turning up to help with Barton Moss Camp clear-up,[…]

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Upton Community Protection Camp & Other Updates.

 
 
Upton Community Protection Camp, Cheshire is looking AMAZING. The camp is set-up on the only land in the county that fracking company Dart Energy have all required permission(s) to drill.
Camp address: Duttons Lane, Upton-by-Chester CH2 2PE
See the camp’s FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/UptonProtection
Read about Dart’s plans for the region here: http://frack-off.org.uk/dart-frack-attack-multi-well-program-in-midlands/[…]

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Barton Moss up for Observer Ethical Awards.

Barton Moss up for Observer Ethical Awards. by Vanessa Vine.
On hearing a few days ago while on the road (well, on top of a cliff) in Wales that I’d been shortlisted for the Observer Ethical Campaigner of the Year award, I felt honoured by and grateful for the acknowledgment.
I’d been delighted a couple[…]

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Ministers want to change trespass law to boost fracking.

Ministers want to change trespass law to boost fracking.
The Home Office has confirmed that the trespass law will be changed to facilitate fracking… in other words, companies will be able to drill and frack under our homes and land without our permission, and will be able to install pipes to transport the gas under[…]

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Free Kate McCann Vigil, HMP Birmingham Prison

Free Kate McCann Vigil, Free All Political Prisoners.
Kate has been involved in lock-ons and peaceful direct action at Barton Moss Community Protection Camp. Now, a judge has sent Kate to jail until 29th April for breaching bail¬† – by going back to the Camp to help clean it up, after the iGas drilling rig[…]

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Fracking and the Un-Hoodwinking of America

Fracking and the Un-Hoodwinking of America
VIDEO LINK BELOW. Sandra Steingraber Ph.D, sends Europe a powerful message from the USA. BIFF hopes you will watch, share and send this to MPs, MEPs, Councillors and all your representatives.
Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized authority on the environment links to[…]

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Daneshill Rig Occupied

Waking up this morning and we find out that the Daneshill Protectors have occupied the fracking rig.
Good show.
King of the Castle Dart Energy are the Dirty Rascals
The first rig to be scaled in this ecocidal push for yet more fossil fuels.
In a dramatic dawn raid at approx 5.00 am this morning[…]

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