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10-01-2016 17:55

Spring Break Delegation to Bolivia, Food Sovereignty, and Indigenous Resistance!

The Plurinational State of Bolivia is the first country in the hemisphere governed by a progressive indigenous leader. Learn about indigenous struggles for sovereignty over food, land, and water. Gain an understanding of the spiritual and philosophical foundations of Pachamama. And discover the traditional ecological knowledge of the country’s indigenous peoples. Meet with farmers, community leaders, government officials, and others. Experience the rich culture of the Andes and soak in the sights, sounds, people, and politics at this historic moment in Bolivia. Read more >>

10-03-2015 07:09

#TIMETOACT2015 Climate Change March 7/3

Polar Bears on Parliament Square
7th March, 2015 was the day of the first big march of the year in London. It started in Lincoln’s Inn Field. The sun was with us and so was the party atmosphere. A band was playing some cracking music, food was being served and it felt like it was already summer. Despite the hot weather a group of Polar Bears had decided to join the march. An immediate hit with the crowd they had travelled over from Heathrow Airport having completed a direct action against the third runway. (Video of Heathrow Action - ) Read more >>

30-01-2015 12:10

The £469m Cost of Restoring Opencast Coal Sites:

Yesterday the House of commons debated the issue of Un-restored Opencast Sites in the UK. Totting up all the figures used in the debate means that the cost of restoring these sites has reached £469m. LAON's press release below goes on to warn that unless steps are taken to prevent new site approvals under the present regime, more sites could be left un-restored. Read more >>

20-10-2014 15:37

Protest at Green Investment Bank 2nd Birthday

Biofuelwatch, the London Biomassive and UKWIN will be protesting outside the Green Investment Bank's 2nd Birthday Celebrations at 5pm on Tuesday 29 October at 2 King Edward St, nr St Paul's, EC2A 1HQ. We will be targetting GIB's wilful, ongoing, investment in Big Biomass and Waste Incineration. See for more details and event info. Join There will be cake and music! Read more >>

05-10-2014 13:05

The Coal Question and the Bradley Public Inquiry

Investors since may 2013 have been receiving warnings about not investing in Fossil Fuel Utility Companies. This press release recounts these warnings and explains why it may influence the outcome of the Bradley Public Inquiry into UK Coal's appeal over Durham County Council's rejection of an opencast mine application Read more >>

03-10-2014 16:15

The Financial Risks and the Bradley Public Inquiry

People living around the Bradley site fear that if planning approval is given for mining the 550,000 tonnes of coal on the site is that all they will be left with is a big waterfilled hole. This press release gives reasons why this fear exists Read more >>

02-10-2014 14:19

The Bradley Public Inquiry And Air Pollution

There is only one use for the coal to be mined at Bradley and that is to burn it. This press release details why doing so is going to lead to more premature deaths, more expensive health care, which we all have to pay for, and to the UK continuing to be in breach of European Law. These are additional reasons why UK Coal's application to opencast this coal should be rejected. Read more >>

26-09-2014 12:00

The Bradley Opencast Decision : the 1,600,000 CO2 Question

After the recent marches against Climate Change comes the start of a Public Inquiry into whether UK Coal should be allowed to dig up 500,000+ tonnes of coal which will be burnt to produce c 1,600,000 tonnes of CO2. This press release explains why the Inspector should take account of this when judging whether to grant the Appeal. Read more >>

22-08-2014 20:40

Docs aquired from Blackpool Chamber of Commerce Occupation

Documents acquired in an occupation of a Chaber of Commerce which may be of interest to environmental campaigners. Read more >>

09-07-2014 01:56 | 2 additions

'Grasp The Nettle' Documentary Available for Download, Screenings, Sharing

Following the critically acclaimed 'The Crisis of Civilization' comes filmmaker Dean Puckett's newest film: 'Grasp The Nettle' Read more >>

21-05-2014 18:06

Putin-Xi Huge Gas Deal Could End US Dollar's Domination

Russian SPIMEX Indices for Oil Products (soon to be joined by crude oil)
The historic May 21, 2014, agreement marks the first time a huge gas or oil deal in a currency other than dollars is agreed upon. "Normally," the US launches a military attack against any country that tries to abandon the dollar (Iraq, Libya, etc.). The trade in dollars is that big a deal. Read more >>

05-05-2014 23:49

50 Years to Destruction

Gathering of people to call for serious investment into and research of renewable energies and sources in light of the UN climate report giving just 50 years for world co2 emissions to be reduced by 40% and the call for the end to all fossil fuel use. Read more >>

30-04-2014 09:24

Council Asked to Act over Breach of Contract

Leicestershire County Council (LCC) has been asked to take action over the late payment of £266,000 by UK Coal. Coal extraction at the Minorca site is continuing despite UK Coal being late in making payments due under a Section 106 Agreement. LCC is being asked to take action either to get the money owed or to stop coal from being extracted and shipped out from the site Read more >>

14-04-2014 14:10

Mr Putin,Ukraines leaders&war gamblers,the worlds Watching!,lets join Eurasia

Superpowers&factions must stop risking billions of lives vying for power in the Ukraine&Syria,
The situ in Ukraine is especially silly, help this country&region thrive peacefully via a fair direct democracy, which can happen if we stop messing around.Ukraine can help bridge eurasia& the world, not split it.
Does Putin&his clan want to be as reviled as Hitler& Stalin?, dying early& or twisted in a bunker. Billions of nice people&good programmers want peace, not world war3,
no one ultimately profits from war!

07-04-2014 12:43

Anti Fracking Video Fracking Livid In Fracking Town Evidently

Here is a great Anti Fracking video/music resource. Read more >>

04-04-2014 04:56

Are We Heading for an Environmental Crisis if UK Coal go Bust?

If UK Coal go bust, the following six surface mine sites may be mothballed or abandoned, leaving them as un-restored and environmental scares on the local landscape: Butterwell, (Nr Morpeth, Northumberland) Huntington Lane, (Telford) Park Wall North,(Nr Crook, Co Durham) Potland Burn,(Nr Ashington , Norhtumberland) Lodgre House (Nr Ilkeston, Derbyshire) and Minorca (Nr Measham Leicestershire) Read more >>

14-03-2014 17:45

Rising Tide blockaded Shell garage last night in memory of fellow activist

London Rising Tide blockaded and shut down the Old Street Shell garage last night in memory of oil activist and sambaista Val Dazzle who lost her battle with Motor Neurone Disease in early 2010.
They were joined by Rhythms of Resistance samba band, with whom Val played for many years, even in a wheelchair just a few months before she passed away. Read more >>

09-03-2014 10:28

Wave of UK protests to mark anniversary of Fukuhima disaster

Protester calling for an end to nuclear power
Opponents of nuclear power will be converging all over the UK to mark the third anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima disaster - and to highlight the precarious state of Britain’s own nuclear reactors. Read more >>


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