After a solid first day of blockading fracking suppliers at Carnforth in Lancashire with swings, a second eight-person lock-on at Preston New Road is keeping up the pressure on energy industry efforts to bring the dangerous and unpopular gas extraction method into mass production.
The lock-on (pictured above) is aimed at disrupting efforts from frackers Caudrilla to build up its works in the green fields of… Continue reading
Campaigners are holding a day of protest on March 28th against controversial Cardiff event DPRTE, which they say “totally blurs the boundary between government and the arms trade.”
DPRTE (Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability) is to be held at the city’s Motorpoint Arena. Although it bills itself as “the UK’s leading defence procurement event,” opponents insist it is an arms fair. Last year six people were arrested during… Continue reading
The Axe Drax campaign, which is pushing back against energy firm’s grandiose greenwashing campaign, is planning to confront executives at their upcoming AGM.
In the face of a strong campaign to close Drax down which saw a major climate camp set up in 2006 and a series of high-profile direct actions since, bosses have gone to great lengths to portray it as a nimble company… Continue reading
Today marks nine days since PhD researcher Roger Hallam began hunger strike in protest at Kings College London’ s continued investment in fossil fuels. Last night he said:
I’m entering the second week of a hunger strike to get King’s College to enter into serious negotiations on fossil fuel divestment at which point I will end the fast.
It looks like they are considering such a move so please sign… Continue reading
March will see the first major series of events in a year-long campaign against the hidden scandal of people serving indefinite sentences in UK jails under legislation that breaks human rights law and was formally repealed five years ago.
Nearly 4,000 people are serving IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences in British prisons and Smash IPP is embarking on an info tour to raise awareness and pressure to end the… Continue reading
Over a hundred organisations from around the world, including a number of anarchist groups and British organisations, are backing the callout for a massive march in Paris to take place on March 19th against police brutality. Led by the families of people who have died at the hands of police and following on from weeks of protests and clashes in the streets, organisers say that, as the law is… Continue reading
On February 10th-11th an autonomous gym in Ghent, Belgium hosted a training weekend bringing together participants from autonomous anti-fascist gyms all over Europe. In this feature article two two people who have been involved in their local London autonomous gym for four years talk about their experiences at the event, and about how future similar ones could be improved.
Roughly 100 people from autonomous anti-fascist gyms across Europe attended, including… Continue reading
After exhausting our legal options, Riseup recently chose to comply with two sealed warrants from the FBI, rather than facing contempt of court (which would have resulted in jail time for Riseup birds and/or termination… Continue reading
In summer of 2016, Brighton SolFed was organising with a Leaders tenant who was being evicted from their flat. Following a series of pickets, that dispute ended after an offer of compensation to the tenant. You can read more about that dispute here dispute at Brighton Solfed’s website.
Here, another Leaders tenant from a nearby town, who contacted Brighton SolFed during the summer dispute, tells her story about how… Continue reading
As part of its campaign to keep shale gas deposits in the ground, campaign group Reclaim the Power will be kicking off a two-week campaign with local groups across Britain, aiming to bring together information on the industry’s latest plans and operations.
The tour, which will visit campaigns in the areas around York, Retford, Darlington, Wigan, Lytham St Annes and Northwich before finishing in the Next to Nowhere building… Continue reading