Activism

June 10, 2014

COIN Flooding Workshops in Totnes and Taunton

The Climate Outreach and Information Network has a mission and a vision. COIN is:

A ‘think and do’ tank focused on connecting people to climate change and climate change to people.

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November 26, 2012

Teignbridge DC Refuse Second Application For Fulford Solar Kettle

After diverting around a flood or three I've just returned home from Newton Abbot, where I put on something of a performance before the Teignbridge District Council planning committee as they debated Inazin Solar's application for a 13.5 Ha solar photovoltaic "farm" on land owned by the Fulford Estate near Gold's Cross Hill, between Tedburn St. Mary and Cheriton Bishop.  Due to Inazin's apparent difficulty comprehending the subtle difference between MW, MWh and MWh/year I have somewhat impudently christened the project "The Fulford Solar Kettle". I was up first, and this is the approximate text of the impassioned speech I then delivered.  I say approximately because I did get a bit excited and thus diverted slightly from my hastily scribbled script on one or two occasions:

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July 11, 2012

3000 Dairy Farmers Protest in Westminster

Earlier today a total of around 3000 dairy farmers from around the country got onto a variety of trains and buses for a day trip to London.

According to the Manchester Guardian:

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June 27, 2012

Bob Geldof with EcoIsland at the Isle of Wight Festival

Hot from the editing suite at The Hub, here's the promotional video the EcoIsland team were displaying on the big screens at the Isle of Wight festival at the weekend:

IOW Festival 2012 Video from David Green on Vimeo.

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June 25, 2012

STOP ODPADOM Protesters Paddle to Protect Their Environment

David Hunt has a degree in Archaeology, but couldn't find a job here in the UK. Now he lives and works in the city of Lódz in central Poland. There he teaches English as a foreign language! Here he writes a guest blog post for econnexus.org, all about a recent canoeing expedition he took part in along the river Pilica:

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December 17, 2011

Chris and Stress Occupy the Streets of Exeter

Chris Rogue and Stress Together on the Streets of Exeter

Chris Rogue and Stress Together on the Streets of Exeter

I first bumped into Chris Rogue in cyberspace, when we were both "tweeting" simultaneously using the #OccupyExeter hashtag. Here's an extract from that conversation:

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December 7, 2011

Exeter Quakers Support Occupy Exeter

Exeter Quakers by Jem Southam

Exeter Quakers by Jem Southam

On Monday December 5th Exeter Quakers issued a press release. Here it is in full:

Exeter Quakers express their support for the occupation on Cathedral Green

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December 4, 2011

Andy from Occupy Exeter Advocates Social Justice

Watch a video in which Andy Marlow of Occupy Exeter advocates social justice, and deplores inequality

Andy and Jim discuss social justice and inequality

We here at econnexus.org rather fortuitously found ourselves filming events on Exeter Cathedral Green on the afternoon of Sunday 27th November 2011. After filming a conversation with photographer "Stone" Naylor we then listened to Nicci Wonnacott from the International Women's Arts Group explain why she had helped organise the Women Occupy Exeter "happening".

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November 30, 2011

Nicci from "Women Occupy Exeter" Advocates Peaceful Multiculturalism

Nicci from the International Women's Arts group at "Women Occupy Exeter"

Nicci from the IWA group at "Women Occupy Exeter"

Yesterday's post about photographer "Stone" Naylor explains how econnexus.org happened to be filming events on Exeter Cathedral Green on the afternoon of Sunday 27th November 2011.  After talking with Stone we also listened to Nicci Wonnacott from the International Women's Arts Group explain why she had helped organise the Women Occupy Exeter "happening".

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November 29, 2011

Stone Snaps "Women Occupy Exeter" on Sunday

Watch a video of "Stone" Naylor talking to econnexus.org about his reasons for joining Occupy Exeter

"Stone" Naylor talks to econnexus.org

To cut a rather long story short my partner Kasia is a member of the Exeter based International Women's Arts Group. The group recently created a Facebook page entitled "Women Occupy Exeter", and expressed their desire to "support the 99%" by:

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