Why the Mass Sleep Out?
This demonstration is about solidarity between those on benefits and those lucky enough not to currently need them. Solidarity for Renters in the private sector suffering high rents due to 2 million Council housing sold off and not replaced and solidarity for Council tenants being threatened with increased rents due[...]
by Matthew Varnham
In anticipation of the nation-wide sleep-out, where thousands of campaigners are expected to turn to the streets of over 60 cities across the country, tents have been pitched on the grass of Leicester Town Hall Square. The move comes as groups across the country have decided to assemble and openly reject the[...]
By Melanie Strickland
I came to Reclaim the Power to help build a democratic movement that can challenge the vested interests that are making decisions behind closed doors which affect us all, such as on energy policy. At a time when we desperately need to transition to renewables, for the sake of the[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Balcombe village, in West Sussex, has become in the last weeks the focus for the fight back against the government’s decision to promote fracking in the UK.
The locals have been running a community protection camp outside the gates of an exploratory fracking operation just outside their village for over two weeks, and now,[...]
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,[...]
This is the live video stream of the meeting in support of Bradley Manning who might be sentenced to 90 years in prison for highlighting the war crimes of the Unites States Government.
Sounds improves before the meeting at the 7 min mark.[...]
Why are we arguing over the safety of fracking, when there is no need for fracking at all?
It has been known for some time that if global warming is to be limited to two degrees Celsius (2°C) between now and 2050, then only about a quarter of the world’s proven fossil fuel reserves[...]