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Frank Hewetson is lying on the upper bunk of a prison cell in the Russian Arctic, waiting impatiently for the Valium tablet to kick in. He’s wearing woollen tights, two pairs of socks, three T-shirts, a pullover, a skull-gripping hat and ...
Some formed defensive positions around underground tunnels, others nervously guarded the greenhouses, and one brave squatter scaled a makeshift watchtower to catch an early glimpse of any mob-handed intruders.
Nearby, a 16-year-old girl ...
s could be outlawed on the sole grounds that they might annoy nearby residents under contentious new powers being granted to councils, campaign groups warn.
The “shockingly open-ended” orders could also be used to ban ...
What do bloody clashes on the streets of Cairo have in common with anti-fracking protest
s against the Cuadrilla exploration rig in rural West Sussex? At a stretch, what links the Battle of Balcombe, which so outrages Tory Fleet Street, with ...
Outside the site, in Balcombe, West Sussex, about 40 tents were erected as protest
s continued against the operation. More than 30 people have been arrested so far for obstructing trucks entering the site.The protest
ers fear that Cuadrilla may ...
British police arrested three environmentalists on Thursday after protest
organisers said they scaled the roof of parliament during a visit by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in an embarrassing security breach before Britain hosts a G8 ...
With a government seemingly intent on pushing through the latest road-building programme via its localism agenda campaigners are readying themselves for combined resistance using legal experts, alliance groupings and direct actionThe ...
Greenery is on the agenda, all right – but for the wrong reasons. The reshuffle-cum-relaunch of the government is preceded by murmurs about how there might after all need to be a third runway at Heathrow
, and perhaps also a builders' charter to ...
If vote blue, go green, was the throwaway slogan that epitomised the transformation of the Conservatives into an eco-friendly party, then junking a third runway at Heathrow
airport in favour of high-speed rail was the political substance behind ...
The European Union’s highest court on Wednesday endorsed the bloc’s plan to begin charging the world’s biggest airlines for their greenhouse gas emissions from Jan. 1, setting the stage for a potentially costly trade war with the United States, ...
An increasing number of groups are being set up in the UK to oppose local plans to drill for shale gas.
The process, which is often called fracking, is controversial, with claims that it harms the environment.
Several groups of ...
Sharply divergent climate
change policies on opposite sides of the Atlantic are setting off political fireworks as European environmental regulators prepare to extend their reach across the ocean. Starting Jan. 1, the European Union will require ...
After five years of camps, composting toilets, vegan curry and run-ins with the police, Climate
Camp is calling it a day.
There will be no camp for the climate
activists this year and the loose-knit organisation will be disbanded in ...
Leaked documents have shown that three large British energy companies have been paying a private security firm to gather information on climate
The Guardian quoted the leaked cables as saying that the security firm ...
Three large energy companies have been carrying out covert intelligence-gathering operations on environmental activists, the Guardian can reveal.
The energy giant E.ON, Britain's second-biggest coal producer Scottish Resources Group and ...
I knew Officer A well – or rather, I thought I knew her well – and I had met Mark Kennedy on many occasions. On a personal level I feel real sadness about the loss of someone I considered a friend. On a political level this raises some questions ...
She lived in a house in the student quarter of Leeds, showed a keen interest in protest
and had an anarchist poster of the Queen Mother with punk hair on her wall. But in fact, unbeknown to her friends, she was an undercover police ...
He turned up with long hair, tattoos and an insatiable appetite for climbing trees. Few people suspected anything odd of the man who introduced himself as Mark Stone on a dairy farm turned spiritual sanctuary in North Yorkshire.
He had ...
The climate protest
movement can regain momentum by showing it's worth getting out on the streets for the environment
One of the strange and worrying things about the past year is that even as evidence of the impact of climate
In June 2010, nine climate
change activists who had broken into Aberdeen airport in protest
against the soaring CO2 emissions caused by aviation were convicted of a breach of the peace. On 25 August, after taking our urgent message on climate
A Greenpeace ship protest
ing against deep sea drilling by a British oil firm in the Arctic has been confronted by a Danish warship, and its captain threatened with arrest.
The Danish navy has warned Greenpeace that the Esperanza will be ...
Part-nationalized Royal Bank of Scotland is to be the target of a mass protest
by thousands of environmentalists over its involvement in financing fossil fuel companies, a campaign group said Thursday.
Camp for Climate
Action said it was ...
change activists opposed to air travel are travelling to a conference in South America...by plane.
Campaigners from Climate
Camp -- who helped blockade Heathrow
at the height of the summer holidays in 2007 -- face claims of ...
Most of us enjoyed a good night's sleep last night. A warm bed, soft pillow, that sort of thing. But for the past six months, during the harshest winter in decades, protest
ers against the proposed Mainshill opencast mine in South Lanarkshire have ...
BAA has shelved plans for building a third runway at Heathrow
until after the general election, a year after the government controversially approved expanding Britain's largest airport.
BAA secured government approval for its plans a ...