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First arrests at Crawberry Hill Community Protection Camp

Ben’s story: “On thurs 15th may I woke up at Crawberry Hill Community Camp as part of the anti-fracking movement.
At approx 9:15am a local Ellerington crane driver from Bishop Burton arrived, to gain entry to the site in order to remove dangerous, toxic water.
The crane driver (a local lad) turned sharply around a[…]

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How the US/EU Trade Agreement (TTIP) will Impact the Environment – StopTTIP

How the US/EU Trade Agreement (TTIP) will Impact the Environment – StopTTIP
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a corporate bill of rights. Corporations want to use it to sue governments for bans on fracking. Corporations want to drill thousands of fracking wells across the UK, which will lead to pollution of local[…]

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Secrets, lies and Snowden’s email: why I was forced to shut down Lavabit

By Ladar Levison

The Guardian.com
Published in Guardian Tuesday 20 May 2014 12.30
For the first time, the founder of an encrypted email startup that was supposed to insure privacy for all reveals how the FBI and the US legal system made sure we don’t have the right to much privacy in the first place[…]

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Lewisham Defend Council Housing Local Hustings 2014

Lewisham Defend Council Housing Local Hustings 2014
Lewisham Defend Council Housing is an open group dedicated to resisting any proposals to privatise council housing. They call for a programme of house building and renovation to provide the houses London needs. There has never been a greater need for democratically-run, truly affordable social housing as the[…]

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Greenwich Association of Disabled People: Local Election Hustings 2014

Greenwich Association of Disabled People: Hustings with London’s Green MEP Jean Lambert
GAD is hosting an Election Hustings on 14 May – come and meet the candidates campaigning for your votes!
In Greenwich the Council is holding elections for 3 Councillors for each ward and there is also an election for the European Members of[…]

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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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An Open Europe for All. Migration and European Citizenship. Video.

An Open Europe for All. A debate about Migration and European Citizenship.. Live Video by Obi_Live.
I was invited to this event hosted by the European Greens in London. One of the EU Hustings for the European Elections, May 22nd-25th 2014. This is the third one I attended, but the previous two did not allow[…]

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A Day Out with Fuel Poverty Action and DPAC.

 
 

 
 
Fuel Poverty Action issued a call out for a demonstration, Bin British Gas, outside the British Gas Annual General Meeting on May 12th 2014, which coincided with the action planned by Disabled People Against the Cuts, The Independent Living Fund Fightback. They were going to visit the Department of Work and[…]

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Jubilee Debt Campaign: Life Before Debt Conference

 
PAYDAY LOANS… AUSTERITY CUTS… STUDENT DEBT… THE EUROZONE CRISIS… VULTURE FUNDS… DICTATOR DEBTS…
Six years on from the crash, the ranks of those imprisoned by debt are swelling in the UK and across the world.
For years, millions of people in the global South have been trapped in poverty by the rule of debt.[…]

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