Monthly Archives: March 2011

Tim DeChristopher found guilty

The Guardian, March 4 2011 An environmental activist was on Thursday found guilty on two felony charges after he disrupted a government auction of land for oil and gas exploration. Tim DeChristopher’s sentence will be decided on 23 June but … Continue reading

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Row over RBS sponsorship of “Climate Week”

The Guardian, March 3 2011 Climate Week is coming. If that means nothing to you, how do you fancy a “supercharged national occasion that offers an annual renewal of our ambition and confidence to combat climate change”? Still not clear? … Continue reading

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Climate camp disbanded

The Guardian, March 2 2011 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 … Continue reading

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Tim DeChristopher on trial for monkeywrenching oil auction

The Guardian, February 28 2011 The trial has begun of a US activist accused of sabotaging an oil and gas land auction by bidding $1.7m (£1.05m) for land parcels that he could not pay for. Tim DeChristopher, whose case has … Continue reading

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Progress with green housing

The Guardian, February 24 2011 The UK’s largest ever off-grid housing development will have a traffic light system prompting residents to keep their energy use low, say developers awaiting planning permission. PortzED is the 67-apartment development dreamed up by Bill … Continue reading

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Police use CS spray on protesters

The Guardian, February 2 2011 When UK Uncut protesters were sprayed with CS spray on Sunday they were shocked and angry. Up to that point, the protest had been largely marked by good humour and calm – one protester had … Continue reading

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The Guardian, January 31 2011 Trade talks between Europe and Canada could leave the door open to companies suing states for losses incurred by efforts to fight climate change, campaigners claimed today. The warning, backed by an MEP and a … Continue reading

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Interesting power struggles in Europe. No really…

The Guardian, January 24 2011 Protesters blockaded the main entrance of New Scotland Yard in London this morning in a demonstration against undercover police officers having sex with members of groups they infiltrate. The protest followed claims that undercover officers … Continue reading

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Interview with Helen Browning

The Guardian, January 5 2011 Striding up the hill towards her pigs, which have been farrowing for the last couple of months, Helen Browning looks so comfortable it’s hard to imagine her in a committee room in Westminster, or hunched … Continue reading

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Animal testing ban for cosmetics delayed

The Guardian, December 31 2010 The final phase of European law designed to eradicate testing on animals of chemicals used in the cosmetics industry is set to be delayed for as long as four years because it is thought that … Continue reading

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