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I am a lecturer at London Metropolitan University and a member of the university's lecturers' union (UCU) Environment Officer.
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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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