Getting real about regulation – why it won’t make fracking safe

The British government has acknowledged the potential harms of fracking for unconventional gas - yet claimed that regulation in Britain is more stringent than in other countries and that it is therefore possible to prevent negative impacts. However in this article Brian Davey argues that in the light of all the evidence the only safe way of managing this issue is to ban fracking altogether as has happened in a number of other countries.

Feasta newsletter October 15 2013

Dear Feasta members and newslist subscribers

Welcome to the Feasta Autumn newsletter.

We hope you’ll find lots of interest and we encourage you to give feedback or respond to the various possibilities for getting involved. If you haven’t already it would be great if you would consider joining Feasta – members are our bedrock, providing us with much-needed funds whilst also shaping the work and direction of the organisation.

Please contact [email protected] for information on this or if you have any other queries.

Table of Contents

  • Feasta Interns
    1. Feasta welcomes Erik Van Oosten to Cloughjordan!
    2. Feasta’s David Korowicz is seeking
  • Feasta newsletter January 22 2014

    Dear Feasta Members and Newslist Subscribers

    A belated Happy New Year to you all! We hope you enjoy the latest Feasta newsletter, below, which has news of a number of upcoming events, our fundraising efforts, news of 3 new members and a summary of the most recent activity on our well-stocked website.

    Table of Contents

  • Invitation to Feasta Members’ Weekend, February 22nd and 23rd, 2014, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary
  • Fundraising and Charity Governance in Difficult Times
  • Greetings from new Feasta members in Romania and the Netherlands!
    1. Adela and Dan Fofiu-Sanpetreanu: Our hope for a community across Europe
    2. Erik Van Oosten –
  • From Our Archives: The Problem with Economic Growth

    This article, written by Richard Douthwaite in May 1997, outlines some of the basic ideas that led to the founding of Feasta. It's interesting to note how ahead of his time he was in his criticisms of growth as a measure of progress, many of which are now quite well known. Sadly, the widening inequality he describes and the many problems related to that have only worsened over time.

    European Health Future Forum webinar: the transformations of self care and self learning

    Feasta trustee Séan Conlan is the EHFF Director for external relations and has helped to organise this webinar. It’s the first in a series whose objective is to explore the current and future transformation of education and healthcare. It is based on conversations by practitioners who are exploring new approaches in their own domains. It is hoped that the Webinars will encourage an emerging cross-fertilised community.

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    Our hope for a community across Europe

    Romanian Feasta members Adela and Dan Fofiu-Sanpetreanu explain how they have migrated from a world of reactionary activism to 'a world of creative reconstruction, in small pieces, with dear new friends and kind people that prefer a home made jam to a cheap jar that counts thousands of food miles'.