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Blogs & articles

  • Anti-fracking activists released on appeal – but criminalisation of nonviolent protest is new norm +

    The harsh treatment of these activists fits into a larger pattern through which non-violent protest has been criminalised in the UK writes Nathan Stephens-Griffin. Read More
  • Why are counter terrorism police still spying on the anti-fracking movement? +

    The Home Office declared nearly 2 years ago that communities and campaigners protesting against fracking were not considered potential ‘domestic extremists’ under the government’s secretive Prevent strategy. Yet documents published since then by counter terrorism police units in the Midlands and Scotland, among others, reveal Read More
  • Book review: Disrupt and Deny, by Rory Cormac +

    Tom Griffin reviews Rory Cormac's new book Disrupt and deny: Spies, special forces and the secret pursuit of British foreign policy (Oxford University Press).

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  • Connecting the dots: a firsthand account of how the UKIP surge drove the Tories to sabotage the renewables industry +

    Alison Fogg digs deep into the political and economic backlash against renewables in Britain in recent years. Read More
  • Why did the Guardian take down the sociologist Brian Taylor's online obituary? +

    The Guardian chose to delete a celebratory online obituary to the sociologist Brian Taylor rather than add missing information about his past involvement in the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) lobbying group, writes Niall Meehan. Read More
  • Third Energy discuss new fracking well with North Yorkshire Police, but not the community +

    New freedom of information documents reveal that frack firm Third Energy told North Yorkshire Police in February 2018 about plans for another shale gas well at its controversial Kirby Misperton site. Read More
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