The Council of Canadians extends its solidarity to the ‘No Dash for Gas’ activists who are occupying (inside and on top of) a power station’s 90-metre-high chimneys in Nottinghamshire in England. BBC reports, “The group is opposed to the gas-powered plant on environmental grounds…” Eight activists climbed down yesterday (and were arrested) to reduce “their numbers to preserve food supplies so the protest could go on longer. …One of the protesters, Danny Chivers, said they would remain at the power station until they felt their point had been made in the ’strongest possible way’. …Six activists remain camped on the chimneys.”

The BBC report is at To read a first-hand account of the occupation, please see To read why the power station is not needed, see

Photo: “No Dash for Gas campaigners installed a makeshift zip-line between the 90m (300ft) chimneys to transport supplies between the two camps and to enable two people to travel along it to join members in the other camp.” Photo by BBC.

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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist, writer and the executive director of Peace Brigades International-Canada. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin...