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Fighting back against Fracking - Film Screening - the Bentley Effect - 8th June

Frack Off London are organising a London screening of The Bentley Effect, a film documenting how a community in Australia organised against unconventional gas extraction, building up to an iconic blockade. With the fracking industry pushing to start production in the UK this year, this is a really timely film to build up a strong opposition wherever they drill.The screening is at the Hive Dalston on Thursday 8th June at 7pm, and it's followed by a discussion. Here's the FB event page:…See More
Apr 17
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Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary says climate change is ‘complete and utter rubbish’ – not related to burning carbon

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary says climate change is ‘complete and utter rubbish’ – not related to burning carbonDate added: April 8, 2017Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary has dismissed climate change concerns as “complete and utter rubbish”.  Speaking on an Irish radio programme, he said he believes that people’s fears about global warming are unfounded.  He said:  “This kind of nonsense that we all need to cut back on beef production or that we all need to eat vegetables or go vegan and all start…See More
Apr 11
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East London teenager to be deported by Tories' racist rules speaks out

East London teenager to be deported by Tories' racist rules speaks outby Tomáš Tengely-EvansAbdul (front, second from left) after speaking at event at his old school earlier this month (Pic: Abdul Hassan)A teenager from Hackney in east London is facing deportation to Bangladesh because of Britain's racist immigration rules.Abdul Hassan, who turned 19 today, Sunday, spoke to Socialist Worker…See More
Apr 10
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Oppose the climate change deniers, April 22nd - March for Science & April 29th - People's Climate March at Westminster Bridge

April 22, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Drought and famine fuelled by climate change is causing a humanitarian disaster in east Africa, yet Trump's administration refutes climate change and May's actively undermines carbon reduction. In the US, Trump is slashing funding for climate science and preparing to force through disastrous projects such as the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. In the UK, May's government are continuing a programme of climate action cut-backs, while pushing through damaging infrastructure such as…See More
Mar 15
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Small businesses in Hackney - better to nurture than annihilate

Many already struggling small businesses in Hackney are uniting to oppose new changes proposed by the government to business rates that threaten their very existence. The growth of Hackney’s small businesses in the last decade and a half has given the borough a distinctiveness and individuality as well as providing some much needed employment. Between 2004 -2012, the growth rate for businesses in Hackney was 40%, a rate 17% higher than London as a whole. Hackney’s economy is made up of a large…See More
Mar 5
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Close down the LD50 gallery in Dalston. No passeran.

https://shutdownld50.tumblr.com/ The LD50 Gallery in Dalston, Hackney, has been exposed by concerned artists and anti-racists as providing “one of the most extensive programmes of racist hate speech to take place in London over the past 10 year" (see Tumblr link). LD50 has given a platform to anti-immigrant, Islamophobic and “alt-right” figures. LD50 has given a platform to activists who praise the action of neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Breivik.…See More
Feb 24
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Hackney against climate change and fracking - What we want for Christmas: For the government to treat climate change as an emergency. at Town Hall square

December 10, 2016 from 2pm to 4:30pm
NO CLIMATE CHANGE U-TURNS, N0 FRACKING, NO FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENT JOIN US – for information & debate  Hackney Town Hall Square from 2.00-4.30 Sat, Dec 10th Xmas is coming and Santa’s arctic retreat is melting due to climate change. Polar temperatures are rising faster than elsewhere and this month are an unheard of 20°C (30-35°F) above average.  A year ago Britain signed the Paris climate deal, the first international step to tackling the climate emergency. But the Tories have chucked out…See More
Dec 5, 2016
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Hackney against climate change and fracking - What we want for Christmas: For the government to treat climate change as an emergency. at Town Hall square

December 10, 2016 from 2pm to 4:30pm
NO CLIMATE CHANGE U-TURNS, N0 FRACKING, NO FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENT JOIN US – for information & debate  Hackney Town Hall Square from 2.00-4.30 Sat, Dec 10th Xmas is coming and Santa’s arctic retreat is melting due to climate change. Polar temperatures are rising faster than elsewhere and this month are an unheard of 20°C (30-35°F) above average.  A year ago Britain signed the Paris climate deal, the first international step to tackling the climate emergency. But the Tories have chucked out…See More
Dec 1, 2016
Sustainable Hackney commented on Richard Payne's event 'Hackney against climate change and fracking - What we want for Christmas: For the government to treat climate change as an emergency.'
"Now you can share tihs event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1711534419174489/"
Dec 1, 2016
Sustainable Hackney commented on Richard Payne's event 'Hackney against climate change and fracking - What we want for Christmas: For the government to treat climate change as an emergency.'
"Groups now supporting this action: Sustainable Hackney CACC, The Campaign Against Climate Change Frack Off London Hackney Green Party TH and Hackney FoE Campaign Against the Arms Trade, London Labour Party (Lea Bridge) HPA Hackney People's…"
Dec 1, 2016
Kathryn Johnson commented on Richard Payne's event 'Hackney against climate change and fracking - What we want for Christmas: For the government to treat climate change as an emergency.'
"Hi everybody,  I like the attitude in this Josh Fox interview on fighting the pipelines in the US:  'Silence means you're with the oil companies' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz-utcgekQs   “First…"
Nov 29, 2016
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Hackney against climate change and fracking - What we want for Christmas: For the government to treat climate change as an emergency. at Town Hall square

December 10, 2016 from 2pm to 4:30pm
NO CLIMATE CHANGE U-TURNS, N0 FRACKING, NO FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENT JOIN US – for information & debate  Hackney Town Hall Square from 2.00-4.30 Sat, Dec 10th Xmas is coming and Santa’s arctic retreat is melting due to climate change. Polar temperatures are rising faster than elsewhere and this month are an unheard of 20°C (30-35°F) above average.  A year ago Britain signed the Paris climate deal, the first international step to tackling the climate emergency. But the Tories have chucked out…See More
Nov 23, 2016
Richard Payne posted an event

Public rally in Hackney: Confronting the Rise in Racism at Newington Green Unity Church, London N16 9PR

November 23, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9pm
This is an invitation to all Sustainable Hackney members and supporters to come and hear the platform speakers and join in the debate on this crucial issue.  Racism appears on the rise but we cannot allow it to divide our communities and undermine opposition to austerity, cuts in public services and the fight for environmental and climate justice.  With a toxic and racist Brexit referendum followed by the election of Trump, a racist, misogynist, climate-change denier the need to organise…See More
Nov 17, 2016
Sandra McLeod commented on Richard Payne's blog post 'Trump might be trumped'
"A glimmer of hope then!  "
Nov 13, 2016
Richard Payne posted a blog post

Trump might be trumped

Feeling bleak and despondent at the election of Trump? Yes, you have got good reason to be, but this article shows that wish as he may, he and the rampant right cannot easily unpick the Paris climate deal or hold back a powerful, growing movement for renewables and against fossil fuel interests and climate change.  …See More
Nov 10, 2016
Richard Payne posted a blog post

Video of the Marxism and Nature conference

Video of the Marxism and Nature conferencehttp://isj.org.uk/marxism-and-nature/Marxism has for too long been characterised as having a singular preoccupation with the exploitation of labour and the class struggle. However, the works of Marx and Engels always had at their core a deep awareness that the process of capital accumulation also involved the parallel exploitation of nature and consequent environmental destruction. The conference…See More
Oct 22, 2016

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Fighting back against Fracking - Film Screening - the Bentley Effect - 8th June

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 22:12 0 Comments

Frack Off London are organising a London screening of The Bentley Effect, a film documenting how a community in Australia organised against unconventional gas extraction, building up to an iconic blockade. 



With the fracking industry pushing to start production in the UK this year, this is a really timely film to build up a strong opposition wherever they drill.
The screening is at the Hive Dalston on Thursday 8th June at 7pm, and it's…
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Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary says climate change is ‘complete and utter rubbish’ – not related to burning carbon

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 19:34 0 Comments

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary says climate change is ‘complete and utter rubbish’ – not related to burning carbon

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary has dismissed climate change concerns as “complete and utter rubbish”.  Speaking on an Irish radio programme, he said he believes that people’s fears about global warming are unfounded.  He said:  “This kind of nonsense…

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East London teenager to be deported by Tories' racist rules speaks out

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 8:35 0 Comments

East London teenager to be deported by Tories' racist rules speaks out



by Tomáš Tengely-Evans…


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Small businesses in Hackney - better to nurture than annihilate

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 21:44 0 Comments

Many already struggling small businesses in Hackney are uniting to oppose new changes proposed by the government to business rates that threaten their very existence. 

The growth of Hackney’s small businesses in the last decade and a half has given the borough a distinctiveness and individuality as well as providing some much needed employment. Between 2004 -2012, the growth rate for businesses in Hackney was 40%, a rate 17% higher than London as a whole.…

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