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Abney Orgies to Racist Government

Abney Orgies to Racist Government

Censorship, Propaganda and Political Branding

Manufacturing Your Consent

One of the main reasons why…

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Added by Russell Miller on November 23, 2014 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

Tigers seen in Hackney!

Big orange tigers with black and white stripes flying around Hackney!

If you happen to have seen a large, bright orange 'butterfly' recently you have probably seen a Jersey…

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Added by Russell Miller on August 8, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

What future for global sustainability?

We are creating an excellent local model but ....

The SH AGM was another well attended, top networking event with over 50 people from all across the Hackney spectrum. We are doing really well and the network grows steadily everyday (over 600 networking on the SH website).…

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Added by Russell Miller on August 4, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Stokey Sainsbury's in court - we win the first argument

Nick Perry of Stokey Local succeeded in persuading a High Court judge to grant leave for a judicial review (JR) of the Wilmer Place planning deicison. This is the second JR to be granted permission to proceed. It's complicated but there are two challenges (JRs) to two LBH planning decisions to allow Newmark Properties to build a Sainsbury's and block…

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Added by Russell Miller on May 23, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

Remember whoever you vote for the government always wins.

Remember whoever you vote for the government always wins.

Which means what is misrepresented to us as 'democracy' is in reality nothing of the sort. Whether the control comes from Capital,…

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Added by Russell Miller on May 18, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Spring blossoms but State abuse prevents a better future

I had a wonderful day pruning one of Hackney's orchards today. I find it hard to reconcile the beauty of these warm first days of spring, the peach blossom, the bird song, the emerging bees and the bursting hope of a new season, with the insanity and violence that secretly dominates our world.…

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Added by Russell Miller on March 8, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments

Olympic Park - Land Grab for Unaffordable Housing

Olympic Park - Land Grab for Unaffordable Housing

The London Legacy Deveolopment Corporation (the name is descriptive!) wants to steal 0.85ha of the Olympic legacy park to make money for private housing.  Hackney lost 9 ha of green space to the olympics including very biodiverse sites like Arena Field and White Hart Field.  After the £12bn party for the elite the LLDC was created to deliver a lasting legacy for…

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Added by Russell Miller on February 13, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Rare reed beetle found at Stoke Newington Reservoir

Rare reed beetle found at Stoke Newington East Reservoir

The Nationally Scarce reed beetle Demetrias imperialis.  I found this little beauty when collecting reeds to make bee/bug…

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Added by Russell Miller on February 4, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Unless YOU wake up - ALL IS LOST

A new year. It would be nice to start it with a message of hope. Alas that's not very easy in a country dominated by a secret state, rich crooks and coward politicians. To be fair to myself I did start the year with my usual hopeful NYD nature walk around Abney Nature Reserve. Remarkable nearly 40 people braved the cold, wind and rain to join me. It was surprisingly lovely.

But having foolishly glanced at Tweets on the …

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Added by Russell Miller on January 2, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Where were you when you heard about the coup in Dallas?

Funny how that's not a question that was asked very often. Even though there are fewer and fewer people alive today who can actually remember the day US democracy was assassinated 50 years ago it seems to me an event worth remembering. If you are at all unsure about how or why JFK was murdered then it's not very hard to educate yourself. In fact it can be fairly entertaining since Oliver Stone's 1993 movie is based on a pretty good balance of fact…

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Added by Russell Miller on November 23, 2013 at 0:30 — No Comments

SIGN the Petition Against a Sainsbury's in Stokey

THere is now an online petition against Sainsbury's renewed attack on Abney Nature Reserve.  Please sign it and pass it on to as many peope as possible. We CAN stop this madness but need a lot of signatures 5000+ to demonstrate public opposition.

For more information on the reasons for objecting see…

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Added by Russell Miller on July 2, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

Council threat to UK BAP habitat on Mabley Green

Nemophora fasciella - UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species - Mabley Green Redgra

As if the assaults on Abney were not enough Hackney Council are engaged in a 'consultation' to develop Mabley Green.  They want to build another full-size all weather football pitch…

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Added by Russell Miller on June 21, 2013 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

Object NOW to Sainsbury's Wilmer Place Planning Application 2013/1583

To object on line now takes only seconds but every extra objection is a vote for Abney's wildlife.

The new planning application is almost identical to the last but…

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Added by Russell Miller on June 13, 2013 at 12:56 — No Comments

Objection to Wilmer Place Planning Application 2013/1583

Objection to

Wilmer Place Planning Application 2013/1583…

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Added by Russell Miller on June 12, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

Endangered species discovered at Abney Nature Reserve

LOOKS LIKE A BUMBLEBEE?

Yes it does, it had me fooled looking thorugh Bombus pictures to identify it. But those legs are a bit thin for a bee, the eyes too big and (no mistaking) the antennae are too short and stubby.

It's a hoverfly that mimics bumble bees. But it's…

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Added by Russell Miller on June 11, 2013 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

Sainsbury's Planning Decision - Will they Appeal?

Abney Biodiversity Defeats Sainsburys - Will They Appeal?

The formal decision of the planning sub-committee which rejected the Wilmer Place Sainsbury's has been published on the…

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Added by Russell Miller on April 17, 2013 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Abney Woodland Edge Saved

Abney Woodland Edge Saved

the corporate propaganda machine fails…

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Added by Russell Miller on April 4, 2013 at 10:00 — 5 Comments

Sign the Petition Against a New Sainsburys in Stokey

STOP WILMER PLACESIGN THE PETITION NOW!

White Letter Hairstreak butterfly - UK Biodiversity Action Plan Priority…

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Added by Russell Miller on March 21, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Sainsbury's Threat to Abney - ACT NOW!

OBJECT TODAY - ON LINE NOW

The Wilmer Place Sainsbury's and…

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Added by Russell Miller on March 14, 2013 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

Sustainabaility In Action 2 - trees, earth and logistics

A busy weekend of eco activity included woodland management on Saturday and tree planting on Sunday. Having finished planting 19 new trees on Hackney Downs in January…

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Added by Russell Miller on February 5, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

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