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03-03-2014 12:37

Vote for the Biggest Biomass Baddie! Take part in the Biomess Awards ceremony!

On the 9th and 10th of April a conference bringing together the biggest corporate names in biomass will take place in London. Representatives from key organisations in the global biomass industry will be attending to discuss how to further increase their profits from environmental destruction and social injustice. Read more >>

25-02-2014 11:46

Biomess Awards: Vote and Alternative Awards Ceremony

On 9th/10th April, the biggest corporates in the European biomass industry will be meeting for a conference in London. On the evening of the 9th, they will be treating themselves to a gala dinner and awards ceremony. Join us in showing contempt for this celebration of the profits of a few at the expense of many, by participating in our Alternative Awards Ceremony - and vote for the Biggest Biomass Baddie beforehand. Read more >>

03-02-2014 21:31

The Dutch Weed Burger: Vegan Fast Superfood

The Dutch Weedburger
The Dutch weedburger is available in several European cities. Read more >>

13-01-2014 08:18

Plea to Make Coal a 'Special Case'

The Loose Anti Opencast Network, along with CPRE, FoE Scotland, the Scottish Opencast Communities Alliance and the London Mining Network are launching a campaign today to change the rules governing the Opencast Mining Industry in the UK. This is because Coal is being phased out of the UK's Energy Mix and we don't want to be left with a heritage of derelict opencast sites such as blight large areas of Scotland, where 35 sites lie abandoned. Read more >>

08-01-2014 17:34

Global Freezing And Baking: How To End The Extremes

44 ways to help trees reforest the earth and prevent freezing, baking, drought, famine,
etc.

06-01-2014 16:28

No loan guarantees for deforestation and pollution!

At 2pm on Wednesday 18 December representatives and supporters of Biofuelwatch, FOE, UK Without Incineration Network and the Campaign Against Climate Change gathered outside the Treasury building in Whitehall to protest at the huge subsidies the UK government is offering to hugely damaging and dangerous so-called renewable energy technology, biomass electricity and waste incineration. Read more >>

15-12-2013 14:42

Dissident Island Radio - 13 December 2013 - Episode 131 - Safe city cycling

Listen to the last D*I Radio show for 2013... Read more >>

26-11-2013 23:09

London protest at Npower over energy profits and fuel poverty

As Ofgem release figures showing that the ‘Big 6’ energy companies’ profits soared last year to 4.3% (a rise of 2.8%), with the supplier profit per household nearly doubling to £53, a number of different campaign groups brought their protest to the HQ of Npower in the City today, blocking the road for an hour and attracting a media scrum. Read more >>

10-10-2013 14:33

KFC Boycott And Chicken Disease Cause Owner Profits To Drop 70%

Disease, boycott, health inspections are some factors in the decline in KFC sales and profits. Read more >>

28-09-2013 17:32

September London Critical Mass Bike Ride - report n pics

Regent Street full of bikes
A dry September Friday saw around 600 cyclists take to the London streets for the customary end of month ‘Critical Mass’ bicycle ride. Read more >>

14-09-2013 17:35

Fracking, Coal and Planning: The Story Of Westfield

Ed Davey the Sec of State for Energy and Climate Change has argued that with a robust regulatory and planning system there will not be environmental damage from Fracking. Here, this view is challenged, by using an example of environmental damage caused by opencast mining at the Westfield site in Fife. This example demonstrates how impotent the planning system is when systems of control break down

This press release from The Loose Anti Opencast Network, about what is currently happening in Scotland, where company bankruptcies have left up to 25 un-restored opencast mines, including Westfield, the subject of a recently published LAON report Read more >>

02-09-2013 22:39

LCC ‘Space for Cycling’ protest ride attracts 1000s – report & pic

On the evening of a Commons debate on cycling, roads around Westminster were brought to standstill during the rush hour as 1000s of cyclists took part in a London Cycling Campaign protest ride. Read more >>

29-08-2013 22:57

28 Days Later: Please spread far and wide

A Rolling Blockade of the Balcombe fracking site, 1st September – 28th September Read more >>

07-08-2013 15:12

"UK Coal says "Business as Usual", Shame about the Debt

Following a news story in today's Financial Times about the collapse of UK Coal Operations and who money was owed too, the Loose Anti Opencast Network in this press release has more information on this topic, especially which local authorities have taken a hit. Read more >>

10-07-2013 13:21

The Rescue of UK Coal could be a Threat to Communities

This press release reveals why certain communities across the UK are not jumping up and down with joy over the rescue of UK Coal. They are now threatened with the prospect of more opencast mining, just when the UK Coal's consumption is due to drop significantly Read more >>

05-07-2013 10:25

Battersea Against Biofuels PUBLIC MEETING - Wednesday 10 July

Aim: to share information and build a campaign to stop a biofueled power plant in the new development at Battersea Power Station that will damage the climate, destroy rainforests, biodiversity, habitats (including the Orangutans) and POLLUTE LOCAL PEOPLE.


15-06-2013 23:26 | 1 addition

'they owe us' - canary wharf - J14 - pics and words

tripods up
on friday, as part of the london week of action prior to the G8 in northern ireland, a few hundred people protested in the belly of the capitalist beast, canary wharf. in some ways a victory, in many ways a disappointment. Read more >>

06-06-2013 22:52

vigil at EDFenergy HQ in victoria tonight - pics and report

crowd assembles
several dozen supporters held a noisy vigil at the london offices of EDF this evening after a nottingham court passed down non-custodial sentences today to 21 activists who had been involved in protesting at an EDF power station last october. Read more >>

05-06-2013 15:25

Demonstration against UK Coal at High court

Social Justice and Environmental Campaigners demonstrated at the High Court of Justice, London.

Today desperate Coal Company - UK Coal sought to over-rule the community, Durham Council and the Secretary of State’s Inspectors to be allowed to mine over half a million tonnes of coal from rural County Durham. Read more >>

09-05-2013 14:40

LAON's April Review of English Opencast Sites

This review updates information on planning developments affecting new English Opencast sites. In addition, it has information on the sites that would be affected if UK Mine Holdings / UK Coal Operations were, as recent press stories indicate, to go into administration. In addition it has news on the the land slip at Hatfield Colliery, latest developments over the Helsley Wood Tip and opencast mining on the Canobie Coalfield. Read more >>


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