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Earth First! Summer Gathering

August 04, 2010 08:30

Bradley Nook Farm, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3EL

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Earth First! Summer Gathering

August 05, 2010 08:30

Bradley Nook Farm, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3EL

OS Grid Reference for the gate: SK 226475

Earth First! Summer Gathering

August 06, 2010 08:30

Bradley Nook Farm, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3EL

OS Grid Reference for the gate: SK 226475

Earth First! Summer Gathering

August 07, 2010 08:30

Bradley Nook Farm, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3EL

OS Grid Reference for the gate: SK 226475

Earth First! Summer Gathering

August 08, 2010 08:30

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Bradley Nook Farm, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3EL

OS Grid Reference for the gate: SK 226475

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Animal RightsEvents

Read on to support Brinsley Animal Rescue - Anti-AstraZeneca demo in Macclesfield - Fur demos in Derby - Anti-Foston campaign - Peoples Kitchen in aid of anti badger cull campaign - League Against Cruel Sports - Anti Greyhound racing demo - Leicester Green Light festival - Anti Fur demos - Circus Mondao in Burton.

Unite the shite!

Derbyshire based far right kingpin, Tony Curtis, never ceases to give us a good laugh. When he’s not in his bedroom playing computer games or collecting ghost stories (usually about “the muslamic menace”), Curtis assures his handful of loyal worshippers that he’s working behind the scenes on a top secret plan to “unite the right”. Any day now, he keeps saying, he will achieve unity of the tri…

LAON's November Review ofUK Opencast Mine Sites

LAON's 7th Review has information that a decision about the George Farm site is to be made on Monday 3/12. In addition public consultation has started at two new sites, a 10m tonne site Cauldhall in Scotland and a 1.18m tonne site at Deanfield in Yorkshire. In addition the revew has information about an existing site, Blair House in Scotland which has just been left 'mothballed' as Scottish Coal f…

Objection to the George Farm Opencast Proposal

The Loose Anti Opencast Network has submitted an objection to LEM Resources plan to surface mione 400,000 tonnes of coal from the George Farm site at Denby in Derbyshire. This press release summarises the content of the objectio

Evidence to Parliamentary Committee Accepted

A submission to a House of Commons Select Committee arguing for a toughening up of rules governing the siting of future opencast mines has been accepted as written evidence. The submission was made by the Loose Anti Opencast  Network  to the Communities and Local Government's Housing, Planning and Growth InquiryA press release below summarises some of the main points as well as providing a link to…

Is so much opencast coal now needed?

Coal operators have 4.75m tonnes of surface mineable coal in their sights in Engl;and, often lying within 500m of where people live. Planning rules for them to get this coal have been relaxed. At the same time, many Power Generating companies are or plan to convert power stations to run on biomass. If this does not make sense to you then read our press release to find out more information

Badger campaign update

With the proposed slaughter of some 100,000 badgers (a.k.a Britsh Pandas!) expected to start within a week the campaign is hotting up.

The campaign against the cull is set to be the biggest animal rights protest since foxhunting was banned in 2004 and has united the country's biggest wildlife, countryside and animal welfare groups, hunt saboteurs and anti-vivisection campaigners.

Badger campaign & other Nottm AR Events

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This month our minds are focussed on the forthcoming killing of badgers, whilst dairy cows and their calves continue to suffer unnatural and abusive practices....

BBC Investigates New Threat to the Counrtyside

The 8th LAON Press release explains why the BBC's Counrtyfile Programme is investigation a Planning Decision which has national implications if it is not altered. The press release gives details of the campains that have been launched to both overturn the decision by means of a judicial review and how to sign a petition to prevent similar applications from succeeding. This decision, if upheld, mea…

New Planning Risk to the English Countryside

The 7th Press Release from the Loose Anti Opencast Network explains why a Planning Inspectors decision on an Opencast Site Planning Application in a remote part of England has implications for all mineral planning applications across the country and not just those 5 pending for opencast coal.

New Health Risks Associated with Opencast Mining

The June Review of Developments affecting Opencast Mining from the Loose Anti Opencast Network provides new evidence that Surface Mine workers in the USA contract 'Black Lung' disease. Secondly it reviews recent developments in Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK and lastly updates what the situation is on prospective and actual opencast sites in England.

English Community Opposition to Opencast Mining

This, the 1st press release from the Loose Anti Opencast Network list 12 sites in England where there has been expressions of interest about opencast for coal on the site. The press release also indicates why this will be a continuing 'itch' in the English planning system as up to 97% of the surface mineable coal in England is located within 500m of where people live. England unlike Scotland or Wa…

Shenanigans of Amber Valley BNP

There's been some queer goings on of late within Amber Valley BNP. Councillor Cliff Roper resigned the party whip in disgust at Griffin only to displace Councillor Lewis Allsebrook as party leader a week later. Is he really making a principled stand or is he just manouvering for power?

Derby Animal Rights enters 2011 strongly

Anyone wishing to make a stand against animal cruelty is very welcome to join us.

The following actions will be taking place in the next fortnight:

Wales and Scotland have it - We in England Do Not

MOPG's latest  Press Release emphasises a different aspect of the argument as to why Communities in England should benefit from a 500m Buffer Zone Law. It shows how many areas of England could be prone to opencast mining because local communities, unlike those in Scotland and Wales do not benefit from having a 500m Buffer Zone policy in operation.

There are 43 potential New English Opencast Sites

A group in Leicestershire has produced evidence about the current and possible future locations for opencast coal mining.in England. In all it identifies 23 Current sites and 43 potential sites.The evidence is in the form of a two part review and it has been produced to support the arguments for the 500 Metre Buffer Zone Bill which gets its 2nd Reading in the House of Commons on 11/2/11.

Demo against BNP Event : Surveillance Operations

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These are some of the assorted police assigned to surveillance operations, watching those protesting against the BNP Red White and Blue fun fest.

AirRobots Drone at Demo against the BNP Event

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'AirRobot' were showing off their AR100B surveillance drone at the anti-BNP protests in Codnor, Derbyshire.

Protest against BNP Event in Codnor: Police Action

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British National Party BNP held its annual `Red, White and Blue` rally at a farm just outside Codnor in Derbyshire on the weekend of August 14th - 16th 2009. About 2000 folks demonstrated against this event.

Demonstration against the BNP Event in Codnor 2

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British National Party BNP held its annual `Red, White and Blue` rally at a farm just outside Codnor in Derbyshire on the weekend of August 14th - 16th 2009

Demonstration against the BNP Event in Codnor 1

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British National Party BNP held its annual `Red, White and Blue` rally at a farm just outside Codnor in Derbyshire on the weekend of August 14th - 16th 2009

The 'welcoming Gate Crew' BNP Event at Codnor

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These are a few snaps of gate crew at the entrance to the BNP Event at Codnor, Derbyshire.