Extended interview with Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell before he reports to jail at 4 p.m. Friday in upstate New York for taking part in a nonviolent protest against a natural gas-fired power plant. Cromwell says he’ll also launch a hunger strike. He was one of six activists arrested for blocking traffic at the sit-in outside the construction site of the 650-megawatt plant in Wawayanda, New York, in December of 2015. The activists say the plant would…Continue
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Work could start early in 2018 on Hackney's second rooftop solar farm if a joint bid to the Mayor of London's Community Energy Fund gets the go-ahead.
Dalston-based Wilton Estate Tenants and Residents Association (WETRA), supported by volunteers from Hackney Energy, wants to install 50 kilowatts of solar panels and a set of batteries to store energy for nighttime lighting for communal spaces, stairwells and the community centre.
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Hackney Stand up to Racism held a successful and widely supported solidarity evening on 2nd December that raised over £2000 for Care 4 Calais to continue their work helping refugees rendered homeless after the camp at…Continue
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This weekend was welcomed with warm mince pies, mulled wine and handy crafts galore at Hackney City Farm's annual Christmas market.
Sunday saw Do-it-yourself Christmas workshops, such as wrapping paper decoration for children and big kids. Christmas trees bustled out the shop door, as a…Continue
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