Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Re-posting: Greenpeace

WARNING: Some viewers may find these images upsetting or disturbing.

This footage was secretly filmed and leaked by fishermen working on the Indian Ocean.


To find out more or send a message to Princes and John West please click here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Re-posting: Scottish Premiere of Unearthed

Scottish premiere of the incredible new fracking film
Unearthed by South African director - Jolynn Minnaar

About the film

Unearthed, an independent South African feature documentary, investigates fracking in the United States – the technology’s place of origin – in order to understand what this new method of gas extraction could mean for the semi-arid Karoo and other countries who are considering its implementation.

The film covers the extensive journey that Karoo born director, Jolynn Minnaar, took – 18 months of research; over 400 interviews; traveling across South Africa, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to get to the bottom of the controversial
topic.

Unearthed challenges the assertion that hydraulic fracturing is a safe, time-tested technology and questions whether shale gas is the solution for our energy-hungry
world.

We all face the potential risks to health, from the effects of possible contamination of our water, decimation of the environment and the huge impact on climate change from pollution of land and air. This film highlights the devastating effects.

There will be a Q & A after the film with the director Jolynn, producer Stacey and respected panel guests

Supported by Friends of the Earth- Scotland. Supported by Maria Montinaro from Concerned Communities of Falkirk (CCoF) www.faug.org.uk

Maria says: "This is a must see for every inhabitant of Scotland's Central Belt facing the prospect of unconventional gas under your home or in your community. Following two years of intensive investigations, now more than ever, I am convinced this industry is incompatible with safe and healthy living. It is my firm belief that to protect communities this Industry must be banned. Thanks to your efforts Falkirk is also able to host this event! Pity more communities couldn't have the same opportunity"
See the official trailer below


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stop TTIP

Today (October 15th 2014) MEPs protested peacefully outside the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership's (known as TTIP) 'Reading Room' in the European Parliament to highlight the huge lack of transparency the current TTIP negotiations have; see photos below.  

We should be encouraged that MEPs are doing this but also terrified that those elected to represent us are not allowed to participate; that is not democracy. 

If you don't know what TTIP is please see this previous blog post with a short video.

If you haven't already please sign the self-organised European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) against TTIP and CETA petition (it is available in each EU language): www.stop-ttip.org or click here. They have 616,676 signatures so far and need 1,000,000.




Friday, October 10, 2014

Re-posting: Greenpeace

Great news to kick start the weekend! 

BREAKING: LEGO just announced it will NOT renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. PLEASE SHARE to spread the word! 

This is a massive victory for the million people globally who called on LEGO to stop helping Shell look like a caring company – rather than a driller intent on exploiting the melting Arctic for more oil.

But Shell still wants to drill in Alaska in 2015, and it's up to us to protect the Arctic. Please SHARE to grow our movement and our strength! 

For more information and to sign petition please click here