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Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists

Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists Plus, Kingsmill strike, Pentonville Five celebration and boiler maintenance workers

Protesters keep up the resistance to fracking at Preston New Road

Protesters keep up the resistance to fracking at Preston New Road 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.

Kirby Misperton protesters are determined to battle the frackers’ new well

Kirby Misperton protesters are determined to battle the frackers’ new well Chants of “Theresa May, hear us say, no fracking way,” rang across North Yorkshire countryside last Saturday as a 200-plus trade union solidarity march followed the PCS union’s samba band to Third Energy’s KM8 fracking well.

Theresa May’s lukewarm plan for energy prices won’t pay the heating bill

Theresa May’s lukewarm plan for energy prices won’t pay the heating bill Some 2.3 million people are facing another winter where they don’t have enough money to heat their homes.

Activists take the fight to fracking bosses

Fracking company Cuadrilla began building its new drilling site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, Lancashire, last week—and local activists are already resisting.

Anti-fracking protection campers resist Third Energy in Kirby Misperton

Anti-fracking protection campers resist Third Energy in Kirby Misperton Protesters have set up a protection camp in a field in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, and have vowed to stay until gas company Third Energy agrees not to frack the nearby site.

Gas giants under fire for ‘hidden’ profits

15 November 2016
The main energy firms are making much bigger profits than they claim, and other stories about the Tories and the rich

Jim Ratcliffe’s fracking ships set a course for climate catastrophe

27 September 2016
One of Scotland’s most notorious bosses says jobs are in ‘safe hands’ with his fracked shale gas from the US

Theresa May delays Hinkley Point nuclear deal as Tory splits fail to heal

02 August 2016
A last-minute U-turn on a major infrastructure deal last week dashed any hopes that prime minister Theresa May’s coronation would halt the turmoil in the Tory Party.

Wave of fury offshore as work stops on rigs

26 April 2016
Anger has spread among workers employed by Wood Group which is contracted to provide workers for energy giant Shell in the North Sea.

Hundreds march against fracking in Upton

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

Five-day strike hits EDF bosses

12 January 2016
Up to 50 pickets turned away cars from EDF Energy’s head office on Monday of this week, as around 70 Unite union members began a five-day strike.

Meter readers at EDF have the power to stop cuts

08 September 2015
Around 500 EDF energy workers struck at sites in London and across southern and western England on Wednesday of last week. 

SNP under pressure over unconventional gas licences

24 February 2015
Nearly 30 organisations have written to Scottish National Party (SNP)government energy minister Fergus Ewing demanding that Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is included in Scotland’s fracking ban.

What is behind the oil price plummet?

06 January 2015
Real economic recovery remains as elusive as ever, writes Alex Callinicos

Profit drive makes low oil prices a problem

16 December 2014
Oil prices have dropped by almost 50 percent this year to $60 a barrel.

No to nuclear nonsense

04 November 2014
Leaked photos have revealed a decaying nuclear waste dump at Sellafield in Cumbria.

Construction workers down tools over pay and safety at Sullom Voe gas plant

29 July 2014
More than 900 workers at Total’s Sullom Voe gas plant in the Shetland Isles downed tools on Wednesday of last week in a dispute over pay.

EDF energy strike suspended after pay offer

01 July 2014
The Unite union suspended a strike by meter readers working for EDF energy on Friday of last week after bosses offered a 2 percent rise.

EDF energy workers show they have the power to take on the bosses

26 June 2014
Meter readers began picketing at energy giant EDF’s building in Bexley Heath, south east London, this morning, Thursday, as the Unite union stepped up selective action.

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