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Posts Tagged ‘coal’

Did PC Mark “Flash” Kennedy ensure my arrest as one of the Ratcliffe 114 ?

In April 2009 I was one of 114 activists arrested at the Iona School in Nottingham. Here's my account of what happened, and how PC Mark Kennedy came to be unmasked as an undercover police agent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Woodberry Down girl by Romain Lambert-Louis, cost after ‘Jackie 1973’ by Erica Dobbs http://www.lambartillustration.com
http://www.serpentinegallery.org/2008/03/tom_hunter_a_palace_for_us8_de_1.html

It’s good Tom Hunter’s film is as good as it is, because the last time I queued this long there was a saint at the end of it. Pilgrims wait for hours outside the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela to hug the statue above the saintly remnants – last Saturday the patient patrons of a crammed Serpentine Gallery were rewarded not so much with a divine cuddle, but with a screening of Tom Hunter’s gem of a documentary.

‘A palace for us’ is set at Woodberry Down, a 2,500-flat council estate complex in North Hackney, up by Tottenham. Going back 50 years, Tom Hunter’s film uses current day narratives and recreated scenes to tell the stories of three people who have spent their lives at the estate. ‘When we came here we realised how lucky we were,’ says one woman. ‘There was central heating and a bath with hot and cold. It was like a palace for us.’ As the woman talks, we see reenactments of when her husband-to-be asked her to dance for the first time. ‘I’d never seen eyes like his,’ she says, smiling at the memory. ‘We have a very good marriage right to the end.’

Woodberry Down dancers by Willa Gebbie http://www.w-illustration.blogspot.com

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Climate Camp 2010 at the RBS HQ in Edinburgh: a Break the Banks action round up.

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Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory unless otherwise stated. Over the past few years I have become increasingly embedded in the process of Climate Camp, see so I am well aware […]

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Smash the Piggy Piñata at the Annual International Banking Conference

This morning I paid an early morning visit to the Annual International Banking Conference, attended by head honchos from RBS... and activists from UK Tar Sands Network and Climate Camp London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Amelia Gregory. This morning I made an especially early start so that I could take a whack at a ‘piggy piñata’ outside the Annual International Banking Conference held […]

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Dirty Oil: Marina Pepper reviews the new film about the horror of the Canadian Tar Sands

The Co-Operative are sponsoring screenings of the new film Dirty Oil, which follows the troubles of the Cree Indians as they fight the corporations who exploit the Canadian Tar Sands. Illustrations by Daniel Almeroth.

Written by Marina Pepper

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth. Back in the days when climate change was a vague notion – something for the 22nd century, order a problematical J curve for academics to ponder […]

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Shutting down Didcot Power Station

The post-protest reaction

Written by Eleanor Matthews

Zoe Paul graduated from Camberwell BA Sculpture earlier this summer. Whilst there Zoe participated in numerous shows from the group exhibition Factory at the James Taylor Gallery organised by Royal […]

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350 International Day of Climate Action!

A massive global spectacle, but is that all it amounts to?

Written by Adam S

“The clothes act as an antithesis to the way of the disposable modern world, ask making something new out of something old, approved reducing waste and consuming less” Lu Flux […]

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London's streets, June 1st 2009

Written by Amelia

This Saturday, information pills pill The Land Is Ours collective will occupy some disused land near Hammersmith. An eco-village will take root, viagra sale peacefully reclaiming land for a sustainable […]

Climate Rush Bike Rush

Monday 1st June, A bike ride like no other...

Written by Amelia

On Thursday the bath-time lovelies at Lush supported one of my great loves, case troche by staging Climate Rush themed picnics outside all 89 of their UK stores. As was […]

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Santa Claus is coming to Te-on!

Written by Lucy Jones

Pop-Up Shop 14 Bacon Street, erectile E1 6LF, page 11th-18th December The pop-up shop does what it says on the tin, buy appears in a different location for a limited […]

E.ON’s early christmas surprise

E.On head offices, 1st Dec 2008

Written by Amelia

If you try to describe this to someone (which you shouldn’t, this web sales don’t give anything away), doctor medications you will sound like you are conjuring from memory a […]