Places Archives: Europe

Twelve UK nuclear sites in danger of flooding due to climate change

By Rob Edwards / The Guardian As many as 12 of Britain’s 19 civil nuclear sites are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion because of climate change, according to an unpublished government analysis obtained by the Guardian. Nine of the sites have been assessed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) … Continue reading Twelve UK nuclear sites in danger of flooding due to climate change

France asks EU to halt authorization for genetically-modified Monsanto corn

By Reuters France asked the European Commission on Monday to suspend  authorization to plant Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) MON810 corn, the environment ministry said, as the country seeks to keep a ban on GM crops despite losing court rulings. France banned in 2008 the growing of MON810 corn, the only GM crop approved for planting … Continue reading France asks EU to halt authorization for genetically-modified Monsanto corn

German police remove railway protestors locked down in defense of trees

By The Local Police cleared 1,000 protesters from a park at the Stuttgart 21 construction site overnight, making way for further work on the controversial rail project. Protesters set up barricades and some even encased their arms in concrete. City officials said on Wednesday morning they were pleased with how the operation in the Schlossgarten … Continue reading German police remove railway protestors locked down in defense of trees

Activists occupying planned nuclear site in the UK

By John Vidal, The Guardian Environmental activists have occupied the site of what is planned to be Britain’s first new nuclear power station since 1995, and on Friday accused EDF of “ignoring democracy” and starting work on the £10bn project without permission to build the station. Eight people have occupied the semi-derelict Langborough farmhouse on … Continue reading Activists occupying planned nuclear site in the UK

Bulgarian government imposes ban on fracking

By Mirel Bran, Guardian Weekly Shukri Hussein was only 23 when he first bought some land, with a friend, to start a farm at Praventsi, a village close to Novi Pazar, in north-east Bulgaria. Ten years later the biology graduate heads a 110-hectare organic farm with a workforce of 35. He was pleased with what … Continue reading Bulgarian government imposes ban on fracking

Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning, rules French court

By Reuters A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides. In the first such case heard in court in France, grain grower Paul Francois, 47, says he suffered neurological problems including memory loss, … Continue reading Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning, rules French court

Women Take Legal Action Against UK Police Chiefs Over Emotional Abuse

“Working Together to Traumatize London” would be more appropriate A standard tactic undercover cops use to get close to radical movements is through intimate relationships. A quote from the women bringing this case: “We believe our case highlights institutionalised sexism within the police. It is incredible that if the police want to search someone’s house … Continue reading Women Take Legal Action Against UK Police Chiefs Over Emotional Abuse

If Deep Green Resistance & the Occupy Movement Merged…

Reflections from GreeceBy panagioti, Earth First! Journal editorial collective The recent “open letter” from Deep Green Resistance to participants of the Occupy movement may have come across as vague to those unfamiliar with the recent book and online network under the Deep Green Resistance (DGR) banner. But those familiar with DGR, and its proposed strategy … Continue reading If Deep Green Resistance & the Occupy Movement Merged…