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Activists celebrate Tory U-turn on fracking—and call for total ban

Activists celebrate Tory U-turn on fracking—and call for total ban Climate campaigners were celebrating after the Tories announced an immediate halt to fracking in England on Saturday.

Cuadrilla causes a series of record breaking earthquakes

Cuadrilla causes a series of record breaking earthquakes Energy giant Cuadrilla has caused the biggest fracking-induced earthquake in Britain to date

Step up the fracking fight

Step up the fracking fight Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reiterated his call for an end to fracking when he visited Lancashire’s Preston New Road anti-fracking protest camp on Tuesday.

Extinction Rebellion activists organise across Britain

Extinction Rebellion activists organise across Britain Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists across Britain continued their campaigning last weekend.

Campaigners win a victory over fracking fiasco

Campaigners win a victory over fracking fiasco Anti-fracking campaigners see the removal of fracking equipment from a site in Lancashire as a significant step forward.

As anger at climate change boils over - how can we save the planet?

As anger at climate change boils over - how can we save the planet? A renewed wave of rebellion is taking place worldwide to take on the threat of catastrophic climate change

Frackers all shaken up as tremors pause work

30 October 2018
Bosses’ claims that fracking is safe have been rumbled by activists and small earthquakes, says Sarah Bates

Anti-frackers freed from prison, and call for mass demonstration

18 October 2018
After three jailed protesters were released on appeal, they urged everyone to be part of the fight against fracking and join a mass demonstration. 

Cuadrilla begins first fracking in Britain for seven years

15 October 2018
Fracking has once again started in Britain, another sign of how the government and big business are endangering the environment.

Protest demands freedom for anti-fracking three

09 October 2018
Hundreds of anti-fracking campaigners marched on a prison in Preston, Lancashire, last Saturday to demand the release of three activists.

Tory fracking drive lies behind jailing of three activists

27 September 2018
Preston Crown Court saw dramatic scenes as three anti-fracking activists were given lengthy jail sentences on Wednesday. 

Councils inject £9 billion into fracking companies

07 September 2018
A new report has uncovered how council bosses are investing workers’ money into dirty drilling. Sarah Bates looks at who’s funding the fossil fuel giants

LETTERS—Trade union leaders should stand up for the Palestinians

20 August 2018
Some Trade union leaders have said that Jeremy Corbyn should accept the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism with all of its examples (Socialist Worker, 15 August).

Ready for fraction - the Tory love-in with frackers and the resistance

29 July 2018
On the last day of parliament before their summer holidays, the government snuck out final approval for fracking to go ahead in Lancashire. Activists tell Sarah Bates they are determined to keep resisting

Reports round-up: No welcome for the Ineos fracking plan in Derbyshire

26 June 2018
Over 100 anti-fracking campaigners from North Derbyshire and beyond gathered outside Chesterfield Assembly Rooms last week.

Reports round up: Big march for NHS in Oxford

12 June 2018
Workers at TGI Fridays delivered a letter to the business minister Greg Clark on Tuesday.

Reports round up: ‘Fracking ban is priority’, Labour says to activists

13 March 2018
Over 200 campaigners gathered at the Jobs and Climate conference in central London last Saturday.

Don’t trust landowners to fight the fracking bosses

06 March 2018
Fracking companies are going on the offensive and taking the National Trust to court. We need a national fight to beat them back, writes Sarah Bates

Fracking revolt grows stronger in Derbyshire

27 February 2018
Hundreds of people marched on a noisy and colourful Not for Shale anti-fracking protest through the North Derbyshire countryside last Saturday.

Have energy companies been forced onto the frack foot?

12 February 2018
Councils have blocked frackers’ plans and investors are losing interest. With resistance from environmental campaigners, Sarah Bates asks if this could this be a turning point in the fight

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