Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Jeremiah18.17, Dec 22, 2016.
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Oh, cheers for posting that, I'll have a read later.
One of the main lessons of the current INEOS assault is that far too much of anti fracking movement business is conducted via open social media which is a goldmine for corporate lawyers and the security and police operations. There is an urgent need for more anonymity, secure and face to face channels of communication. This does not just apply to the anti fracking movement but the whole of the oppositional movement. Social media is a great tool for organising, but also a massive intelligence gathering source for the enemy.
INEOS announces a third drill site in its projected S Yorks, N Notts,NE Derbyshire Gasfield - near Woodsetts between Rotherham and Worksop.
INEOS announces location of third proposed shale gas site
Reclaim the Power has posted a couple of good videos in the last couple of days...
Local residents, councillors & business owners speak out...
Reclaim the Power explains why they joined & helped local residents...
INEOS injunction challenged today, but given an extension. Meanwhile, North East Derbyshire District Council seeking a draconian Public Spaces Protection Order at Danesmoor in Clay Cross in order to destroy anti fracking camp and forbid protests at Marriotts who supply frackers with large amounts of their kit. Lancashire Police continue acting as private army for Cuadrilla at Preston New Road and their North Yorks counterparts beginning to behave similarly as fracking preparation looms at Kirby Misperton:
Campaigners challenge injunction against anti-fracking protesters
NE Derbyshire PSPO "consultation" -
UN special rapporteur on toxic wastes and fracking in U.K.:
Oh, you're going to fit in well around here.
Three activists occupied rig at Kirby Misperton in Yorkshire this morning (one has since come down) Fracking company Third Energy determined to start process in next few weeks. Meanwhile, court case over INEOS injunction against protestors(or anyone so much as supporting them online) due to resume at end of month. Struggle intensifying in seismic testing areas of South Yorks, North Notts & N E Derbyshire with widespread sabotage and theft of testing equipment costing INEOS (and their "ex military" contractors Arturius) dearly.
New protest yesterday at the Kirby Misperton site, with the road blocked either side of the site entrance, by protesters 'preached' on top of bird-table style structures.
Opponents block road to Third Energy fracking site at Kirby Misperton
Cuadrilla secures new injunction against fracking protesters
And so it begins.
That makes for depressing reading, both from the increasing use of injunctions to restrict protests, to the fact that they are about to start full-on fracking again, for the first time since it was suspended in 2011 following the earthquakes.
It also smacks of deseration tbh. Mass protests have really complicated the roll-out of fracking in the UK and despite huge numbers of arrests at eg Barton Moss activists have been undeterred and convictions few and far between.
Presumably any penalties for breaching these injunctions still have to go through the courts though, and I doubt they'll stand up to much scrutiny when there's only CPS lawyers there to argue the toss on behalf of the frackers.
I have reiterated this to them many times. Why do they use Facebook ??????????? WHY ? When people have set out highly secure and constructed alternatives for organization (grass roots) .
Facebook is best for outreach because it has the most people on it. If you're planning anything remotely dodgy then that should be done using this great new app called 'real life' which is actually totally separate from the internet.
on an associated note, UKOG, the lot behind Horse Hill and others in the *gatwick gusher* area are looking to be financially fucked. the money has run out after little oil was produced and the company is scrabbling around to find new cash. A semi independent Geo report issued this week by UKOG was mealy mouthed but was unerringly negative.previous speculative lenders are being handed virtually worthless shares in lieu of their cash being repaid as per their agreement .... Every month this year, another 250k worth of debt is turned into shares and handed back to each lender- and the shares are less than a penny apiece now.
I fully expect this or simillar to happen with the fracking companies, all of which are corporate vehicles designed to be conveniently separate from their parent companies in the highly likely event of massive liabilities and zero revenue. Jim Ratcliffe is now the richest man in the country, you don't think he's actually gambling his own money on this crackpot venture do you?
Any kind of action is `dodgy`, from running a Facebook page/Handing out leaflets questioning the governments policy on disabled benefit reduction, to anti-fracking sites which openly encourage the breaking of the law and challenge some corporate cabal or other . It is obviously of great advantage to the law and corporate interests who want to infiltrate and prevent such actions.
The interweb is a powerful tool for radical action (as seen in the Arab Spring), so obviously you would want control over your tech and not use your corporate data harvester ?(as seen in the Arab Spring)
Why don't some these serial killers make better use of their time and take out a few of the top brass at fracking companies! It wouldn't take long for them to rethink their ideas.
Frankly, that’s the goal now in battling these shysters. Grind them down and down in red tape whilst they lose money. 10 years we’ve been fighting the Leith Hill one and the company involved have basically now got no money left.
expect many more to go to the wall - the amount of shoddy carpetbagger rescource vehicles on the AIM is pretty astounding - virtually all of them will cease to exist in a year or two- some are just there to extract money from suckers, not hydrocarbons from the weald
I thought they were just testing there.
They're not doing anything there yet thanks to 10 years of grinding them down. If they do manage to start it will be testing, but testing is arguably more environmentally damaging than extraction.
Yup. They wouldn't go to such lengths to stop protests if they weren't hurting. Injunctions cost a pretty penny, they wouldn't be paying all these lawyers if they didn't think stifling protest would save them more money.
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