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Frackers all shaken up as tremors pause work

Frackers all shaken up as tremors pause work 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

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

Cuadrilla begins first fracking in Britain for seven years 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

Protest demands freedom for anti-fracking three 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

Tory fracking drive lies behind jailing of three activists 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

Councils inject £9 billion into fracking companies 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

Victory for anti-fracking in Derbyshire

06 February 2018
Tory controlled Derbyshire County Council’s planning committee voted nine to one to reject Ineos’s plans to build a test drill site at Bramley Moor

Reports round-up: Glasgow equal pay campaign

16 January 2018
Also, anti-fracking protest in York, Bradford children's services at risk and more

Pickering protest says no to fracking in Ryedale

05 December 2017
Families on their first ever demonstration were among the 200-strong crowd marching through the market town of Pickering in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, on Saturday against fracking.

Fracking boss calls on Tories to overrule local council

27 November 2017
Gas giant Ineos—owned by energy baron Jim Ratcliffe—called on the government to override Derbyshire County Council’s planning processes so it can start fracking.

Anti-fracking activists promise to keep fighting as high court upholds injunction

24 November 2017
The high court has decided to continue banning protests against the fracking plans of petrochemical baron Jim Ratcliffe’s company Ineos.

Protesters keep up the resistance to fracking at Preston New Road

11 November 2017
Up to 200 trade unionists and environmental campaigners joined an anti-fracking solidarity rally and march at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool, Lancashire, on Saturday.

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