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
Following a recent direct action campaign against Aberthaw coal-fired power station, Europe’s most heavily-polluting utility, campaigners are heading back again this weekend for a major demonstration calling for its closure.
The protest is being backed by Reclaim the Power, United Valleys Action Group, Bristol Rising Tide and the Coal Action Network, which are calling for the government to commit to substantially more ambitious targets on renewable energy… Continue reading
Aberthaw coal-fired power station near Barry, South Wales was blockaded today by Reclaim The Power campaigners, who set up tripods on the road leading to the site.
The plant is Europe’s dirtiest, and was fined earlier this year by the European Courts of Justice (ECJ) for breaching emissions limits after it put out more than double allowed levels of nitrogen dioxide from 2008-11. Nitrogen oxides have been linked to… Continue reading
Hundreds of activists took part in a day of mass action on October 1st 2016 at Heathrow and its surrounds to protest against aviation expansion and to tax frequent flyers to encourage other means of transport that is more environmentally friendly.
The mass day of action against airport expansion was organised by Reclaim the Power [RTP] – a grassroots direct action group for social and environmental… Continue reading
“Nothing ever burns down by itself, every fire needs a little bit of help” chumbawamba
After a damning report published in the journal Science, titled Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, are the mainstream channels finally catching up, albeit to a small degree, with what anarchists have been saying for hundreds of years? Not quite, as the title gives the game away, the… Continue reading
As we endure the first few weeks of the newly instated Teresa May regime an opportunity for anti authoritarians presents itself in after the abolition of the Department for Climate Change.
The post will now be included in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This approach… Continue reading
With an ecological crisis currently at hand, there is no time to waste to fight for a health inhabitable planet. Climate scientists are warning governments that the tipping point may have past and the climate could become more volatile in decades, not centuries. James E Hansen, a retired Nasa climate scientist and director at Columbia University, said “we’re in the danger of handing young people… Continue reading
With critical support, we went to the COP21 counter summit and found State repression, coercive pacifists and a lack of revolt.
State of Repression
The build-up to the COP21 set the tone for the entirety of the counter-summit. Although the recent mobilisations against global summits have been met with ever increasing repression, the increased powers provided by the state of emergency allowed the French State to exercise its full… Continue reading