Author Archives: amyrhall

Platform campaigner detained in Azerbaijan on her way to ‘Oil Games’

As Baku prepares to host the 2015 European Games, those who oppose the country’s leading family, and its oil wealth, are facing a crack down. In this post, Amy Hall explains why British oil and gas company BP is accused … Continue reading

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Real Media conference celebrates independent journalism

Transition Free Press has been one of many publications, telling the stories that are seldom heard in mainstream media. This weekend a new campaign is being launched that brings grassroots and progressive media platforms together – to highlight media distortion … Continue reading

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Accelerating transition, city by city

A European research project hopes to find out what makes Transition Initiatives thrive and, in turn, support the change towards sustainable low-carbon societies In communities across Europe there are people getting together to build stronger, greener local communities and economies. … Continue reading

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ENERGY: exploring biogas for communities

Suffolk-based group Transition Lavenham is considering launching its own energy project: making biogas from food waste, reports Transition Free Press energy editor Gareth Simkins Late last year Transition Lavenham won a government grant to investigate the viability of building an … Continue reading

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POLITICS: Citizens lobby for the climate

Our Autumn issue featured many stories of inspiring climate activism. In this post Hugh Chapman explains why he is behind another campaign calling for carbon pricing as a way to mobilize the transition to clean energy.  We urgently need to … Continue reading

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Practical action on housing

From the Focus E15 mums to tenants unions and co-operatives, the housing crisis has triggered a wave of activism and people exploring their own solutions to its problems. Today in Hoxton, East London the residents of the New Era Estate marched … Continue reading

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Questions over ‘secret’ trade talks

Saturday 11 October is a busy day. As well as the Global Frack Down for a ban on fracking, there will be an international day of action, including many events in the UK, in protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade … Continue reading

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