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Campaigners gear up for mass march against support for fracking in North Yorkshire

26 July 2016
Protesters from across Britain were set to turn out for what could be Yorkshire’s biggest ever anti-fracking demonstration in York on Saturday.

Activist refuses to bow to fracking intimidation

28 June 2016
Over 100 people gathered outside Blackpool magistrates’ court on Friday of last week as anti-fracking activist Tina Rothery faced her first hearing.

LETTERS: Redbridge teachers stand up for Leanne Mohamad

14 June 2016
One month ago Leanne Mohamad, a girl from Wanstead High School in east London, won the Redbridge Speak Out challenge with her speech Birds Not Bombs.

Fracking returns to Britain in shameful Ryedale decision

23 May 2016
An angry crowd of anti-fracking protestors from around Britain vowed to fight on today, Monday, as Tory-controlled North Yorkshire County Council accepted Barclays-backed Third Energy's application to frack at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.

1,000 protest against fracking in Yorkshire

20 May 2016
About 1,000 people demonstrated outside County Hall in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, today, Friday against fracking.

South Yorkshire Police stumble from crisis to crisis

10 May 2016
The acting chief constable of South Yorkshire Police (SYP) has called for an “independent assessment of Orgreave”.

Protest at fracking conference in Scarborough

26 April 2016
Several hundred people gathered to oppose a fracking conference in Scarborough on Monday.

How police harassed Barton Moss anti-fracking protesters

22 April 2016
 A new report formally launched at the House of Lords on Wednesday of last week exposes the police treatment of anti-fracking protesters.

Anger at austerity simmers at SNP’s Scottish election conference

15 March 2016
Celebratory party leaders failed to contain SNP delegates’ fury at cuts, reports Raymie Kiernan

Reports round-up

08 March 2016
Socialists, activists and asylum seekers in Huddersfield staged a protest vigil against the Tories’ Immigration Bill on Thursday of last week.

Reports round-up

23 February 2016
Protest against Gatwick oil drilling | Storms brewing over Met Office pay row | Network Rail stations for sale | Radical Independence Campaign conference | Shepton Mallet cider workers lobby MPs | Action for Children charity workers back pay strike | Defend Rotherham anti-Nazis | Bedroom tax worse than predicted | Firefighters' dispute hots up in South Yorkshire | West Midlands FBU launch industrial action | United Utilities workers strike

Fracking firms fight to return to Lancashire

09 February 2016
Protesters rallied outside Blackpool Football Club in Lancashire on Tuesday at the beginning of a five week inquiry that could determine the future of fracking in Britain.

Reports round-up

02 February 2016
Stoppage on Financial Times | Friends of the Earth conference backs action on climate change | Protesters take on plans for fracking | Stand with Kurds against a new war | Scottish leftists say leave the EU | Cash splashed on academy transfers | Women-haters met by protests

Behind the fake ban, SNP is fracking bosses’ good friend

02 February 2016
The Scottish National Party made ‘Frack Off’ one of its main slogans. At the same time it has cosied up to hated bosses and even paid for drilling. Raymie Kiernan digs up the dirty truth

Industrial round-up

26 January 2016
Strikes backing Fife postie |London students stage rent strike | Motherwell XPO workers’ pay fight | Protest against fracking in valley | Occupy to save 120 cider jobs

Hundreds march against fracking in Upton

19 January 2016
Around 400 people marched against fracking in Upton, near Chester, last Saturday.

SNP helps out fracking bosses and tax-dodgers as its conference begins

13 October 2015
As the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference gets underway this week, key manifesto pledges and the integrity of its MPs are firmly under the microscope.

Thousands join protests over dangerous gas plans in Scotland

13 October 2015
More than 2,000 protesters formed a human chain across the iconic Forth Road Bridge in Scotland last Sunday.

Tories ‘fast-track’ fracking

18 August 2015
David Cameron announced plans to “fast-track” fracking after the Tories’ plan to roll out fracking failed to take off.

Protesters in North Yorkshire want facts not fracking

04 August 2015
Around 400 people attended a Facts Before Fracks meeting about the appalling health impact of fracking in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, on Wednesday of last week.

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