Lee Rigby’s family call for calm as far-right groups plan day of protest

Relatives say murdered soldier had friends of different cultures and would not want his death used as excuse for violenceThe family of Lee Rigby have urged people to “show their respect”, saying the murdered soldier would not want anyone to exploit the event to cause division.Their call came as far-right groups prepared for what could […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Hugh Muir’s Diary: Trouble behind the curtains in Green-land as members protest at EU selection

A question for parties everywhere: how Green was my election?• Cold realities afflict the Greens as critics from without and within attack the party for mooted pay cuts at its flagship Brighton council. But that isn’t the only problem for the hierarchy and the activists. Behind the scenes there has been fear and loathing over […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Chinese protest at planned chemical plant over pollution fears

Social media shows hundreds gathering in southern city of Kunming as officials deny refinery will produce carcinogen PXThousands of protesters have gathered in the southern Chinese city of Kunming for the second time this month to voice concerns over the environmental impact of a planned chemical plant, according to uncorroborated posts on Twitter and Chinese […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Oxford students and alumni to protest over Shell Earth sciences funding

Campaigners say the partnership undermines the university’s credibility and conflicts with its work on climate changeStudents and alumni of Oxford University will protest this afternoon at the opening of a new lab in its Earth sciences department that is funded with £5.9m from oil company Shell.Campaigners say the partnership – which will see the climate […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Jobcentres’ union to stage benefits protest

PCS union to protest against universal credit scheme replacing jobseeker’s allowance, income support and other tax creditsThe government will face a protest on Monday as it launches a new benefit as part of a “fundamental cultural shift” of the welfare system.Universal credit, which replaces other benefits such as jobseeker’s allowance, income support and other tax […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Anti-drone protestors march against UK flight-control centre

Organisations protest the navigation from RAF Waddington of unmanned Reaper aircraft in AfghanistanPolice have closed sections of the A15 and other roads in Lincolnshire as anti-war protestors gathered on Saturday outside an RAF base today to protest the UK’s use of armed drones in Afghanistan.Members of the Stop The War Coalition, CND, the Drone Campaign […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

No Dash for Gas plans return to West Burton power station for protest

Group says action at site of longest power station occupation to be modelled on ‘climate camp’ protests against coal-fired plantsThe government plans for a “dash for gas” are to come under renewed assault with a protest planned this summer at an EDF power station in Nottingham, the Guardian has learned.The choice of the West Burton […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Hunting chief executive faces shareholder revolt over pay

More than one in five investors vote against £2.8m package for Dennis ProctorThe shareholder revolt against excessive executive pay has escalated as more than one in five investors rebelled against a £2.8m package for the boss of the oilfield services company Hunting.In one of the biggest pay revolts of the year so far, 22% of […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Hundreds of protesters turn backs on Margaret Thatcher’s coffin

Some stand in silence while others shout ‘Tory scum’ as funeral procession passes on way to St Paul’sHundreds of protesters turned their back on Margaret Thatcher’s funeral procession on Wednesday during a highly charged but peaceful demonstration.People gathered at Ludgate Circus near the end of the route, where organisers had called for a silent protest […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!