Family on trial over Lancashire anti-frack protests

Seven people, including three generations of the same family, are in court today charged with “obstructing the highway”  during anti-fracking protests near Blackpool last year. As the trial got underway supporting campaign Reclaim The Power reported a strong showing of solidarity at Preston Magistrates Court. The seven were part of last July’s Rolling Resistance month

Notes From the US: A gulf in green expectations

Louis Further rounds up the latest happenings in US politics from an anarchist perspective. Environment: The oncoming Gulf storm In early December the Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal ‘notice of intent’ to sue the Trump gang for its plans to further wreck the ecology of (marine) life in waters in the Gulf Coast

Argentina: An open letter against repression of the Mapuche

The below statement sees progressive groups explain how Argentine security services, which recently set up taskforce to tackle what they call the Mapuche Ancestral Resistance are deliberately conflating many different campaigns to justify political repression. On December 27th a 180-page report entitled RAM, prepared by the Ministry of Security of the Nation in conjunction with

Protectors occupy Surrey oil drill site

Environmental activists are calling for supporters to join them and bring useful tools to help bed in at a UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) drill site in Horse Hill, which they occupied at 4.30am yesterday. Update: The camp was cleared out on December 2nd After 24 (very cold) hours in the woods, which included holding

Frack firms tout plans for 2018 mining surge

With permanent protest sites becoming more difficult to maintain as winter draws in, gas fracking company bosses in England have announced in a puff piece today that they intend to throw yet more money at the crisis-hit industry — but appear to be struggling in the face of multiple threats and setbacks. Cuadrilla, which has been

An open letter to Plan C on Corbyn’s Labour

Plan C recently ran a series of articles about the libertarian left and the Labour Party under Corbyn, including three which were very pro engagement. In this rebuttal piece from longstanding Anarchist Federation members Nick Heath and Bonnie VandeSteeg they make the counter-argument that Corbyn offers nothing new to revolutionaries, and indeed presents a threat to living

Earth First! Summer Gathering starts this week

Environmental direct action movement Earth First! is celebrating 25 years since its first gathering in 1992 this week, as the Summer Moot begins setting up on Wednesday. After a period of slow going in the early 2010s EF! has experienced something of an upsurge in interest over the last three years, with its sunny season