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Fracked Future Carnival

Fracked Future Carnival: a personal perspective, by Tim Williams (Barton Moss Protector)
Yesterday was an extraordinary day, went down to London Town to join in the victory celebrations outside the ritzy 5 star hotel in Knightsbridge where the representatives of the fracking conglomerates were due to have a strategy meeting. Many familiar faces turned up[...]

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Who’s pulling the strings of the BBC and the GMP?

Who might be pulling the strings of the BBC and the GMP? The Peel Group own the land at Barton Moss where there is an exploratory fracking site. There has been incredibly heavy-handed policing by the Greater Manchester Police, against people legally protesting against fracking on the site. The Barton Moss protectors feel that this[...]

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GMP accused of ‘Political Policing’ over aggressive tactics

“The United Nations Special Rapporteur of peaceful protest has made strong representation to the UK government in regards to police not allowing legal observers to come through and observe the police in an individual capacity,” explained solicitor Simon Pook.
“The UK government said they would consider that report, which was produced in July 2013. From[...]

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London Fashion Week, by Laura Elizabeth Parkes

Being a stylist as well as an activist, I decided it was time to take the fracking protest to London Fashion Week (LFW). I think it is time the media and the public realise that activists come from all walks of life and not just the fringes of society. It is all of our duty[...]

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Two bail arrests: 11/2/14

Silver Fox and another protector were given draconian bail conditions, so this morning decided to hand themselves in to the police, in order to appear in the Magistrates Court to have them overturned.
LATEST UPDATE 1800hrs: Both have returned to camp with unconditional bail conditions.
Livestream via Tristan Woodwards:
http://bambuser.com/channel/tristanwoodwards
First two bail arrests……0930hours DTG11022014[...]

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I’d rather be a hobbit than an orc, by Hazel

Being at the Barton Moss Protection Camp is like being at sea. There are tides, surges, waves and ripples. Calm periods and storms. There’s always the risk of losing a friend overboard. On Monday I was one of those lost to sea, lost to the GMP.
GMP = Greater Manchester Police. It was actually a[...]

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Sunday Stroll in Salford (Barton Moss)

By Hazel, OLSX occupier. First blogged at hazelhedge.wordpress.com

I thought we’d be lucky to get 50 people out to demonstrate about an environmental issue on a cold January day in Salford. About a thousand turn up. “They’re… normal people” I overhear someone mutter. Old, young, Salford families, Greens, union members, members of co-operatives, local residents,[...]

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FROM FARMYARD TO FRACKING, AND BEYOND

From the farmyard to fracking, and beyond
By Mandy Pins Perkins. Occupy Bournemouth and Balcombe Community Protection Camp Protector.
We’re blessed to be staying on an organic dairy farm at present, where wildlife and fauna seem to literally sing with joy every moment of the day. Yesterday afternoon, I felt called to go outside to[...]

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BARTON MOSS PROTECTION CAMP. SALFORD MANCHESTER

MAJOR ACTIVITY HAS BEGUN at IGas Energy’s fracking site in Salford. We will be converging for The Northern Gas Gala! TOMORROW from 9am!
Join the fight to protect this community & the North West!
For directions & info on what to bring see: http://northerngasgala.org.uk/
First Arrest at Barton Moss Protection Camp.
WHY does this ONE[...]

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