Jury finds three guilty over lorry surfing protest near Preston New Road fracking site

After a seven-day trial, three anti-fracking campaigners who took part in a lorry surfing protest near Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Preston New Road have been found guilty of public nuisance. It is the first public nuisance guilty verdict for anti-fracking movement and potentially could mean very bad news for any future direct action planning in the

NoNYIA: struggle against new airport development in Indonesia

On January 25, 2011, the Indonesian government, represented by the State Owned Enterprise PT. Angkasa Pura I agreed, in cooperation with investors, for the construction of an international airport megaproject in the coastal region of Kulon Progo. The project is known as NYIA (New Yogyakarta International Airport). According to the plan, the NYIA construction will

Too soon, victory for the ZAD led to despair

In the 1970s the French government announced its next major airport expansion in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, Nantes. The 200-hectare site, projected to become the third largest airport in the country, represented a massive threat to the environment and drew significant opposition from locals and green campaigners. Defeated at the time, the project was resurrected in 2003 by

Anti-opencast campaigners speak out at abuse by police and bailiffs

Today, members of the now evicted ‘Pont Valley Protection Camp’, have reported ‘sexist’ and ‘abusive’ behaviour, threats of violence and a ‘dangerous lack of safety awareness’ on the part of police and enforcement officers (‘bailiffs’) charged with conducting the eviction of the camp on Thursday and Friday last week. The camp was a protest against