“Fracking companies are using social media surveillance carried out by a private firm to strengthen their cases in court by discrediting activists using personal information to justify banning their protests. …
By applying for injunctions against “persons unknown,” the fracking companies prevent individual protesters from being able to defend their case in court as individuals. This potentially gives the companies a litigious advantage.” https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbj4qb/how-fracking-companies-use-facebook-surveillance-to-ban-protest

Fracking companies tried to infiltrate the groups with a high pressure mix of water, sand and corrosive chemicals, but didn’t even succeed in creating any splinter groups.


“Put in touch with Greenpeace by Klein, Fonda last week called Joanna Kerr, the organisation’s executive director in Canada, and asked what she could do to help in the battle against climate change. Kerr told her there was an event planned in British Columbia at the weekend, and Fonda replied, ‘I’ll book a flight.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/15/jane-fonda-shell-arctic-oil-drilling-obama)

A bicycle might have been more in the spirit.


“The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, gave conditional approval in May to Shell’s resumption of fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic. …
The decision was met with approval by some Alaska lawmakers, who believe it will bring money and jobs to the state, as well as protests from environmentalists.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/02/us-shell-alaska-lawsuit-idUKKBN0OI2IH20150602)

Alaska lawmakers welcome protests as these also bring in revenue and much needed social contact.


“Twelve supporters from the Reclaim the Power group bared their bottoms on the steps of the Department of Energy and Climate Change in Whitehall, in protest at new climate secretary Amber Rudd supporting gas power and capping on onshore wind power subsidies. The group’s message read ‘wind not gas’.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/01/seven-activists-arrested-during-protests-against-fossil-fuels-across-the-uk)

You have to admire their cheek.


Greenpeace protests Russia's arrest of activists: Stop Gazprom; Save the Artic [sic]

Greenpeace protests Russia’s arrest of activists

“Russia has opened a criminal case against Greenpeace activists who boarded an Arctic oil rig belonging to energy giant Gazprom” in protest at its drilling offshore in the Arctic. Greenpeace protested at Gazprom’s Berlin headquarters demanding the release of the activists. (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/russia-greenpeace-piracy-oil-rig-protest)

I hope fellow pedants will join me to Save the Articulate.


“The National Farmers’ Union won a high court injunction restricting people from protesting against the [badger] cull. … However, lawful protest will still be allowed. … ‘Many people say they will be walking their dogs nearby on Monday night and afterwards.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/global/2013/aug/24/badger-cull-brian-may-rspca)

‘Walking their dogs’ must be code, but extrapolating from the mayhem that ensues when just two ‘walking dogs’ meet, it’s an ingenious diversionary tactic. ‘Mon the badgers!