Friday, July 25, 2008

ECO FILM HITS BACK AT ACTION OVER PROTESTERS

This story appeared in the Evening Post this week about me and typical hacks, they managed to get most of the info wrong

ECO FILM HITS BACK AT ACTION OVER PROTESTERS
09:00 - 17 July 2008

A Documentary maker has criticised police for treating environmental protestors like terrorists.Paul O'Connor the founder of Swansea film-makers Undercurrents, says his new film Melting Point [I APPEARED IN THE FILM, NOT MAKE IT] exposes heavy-handed tactics used against people protesting against a new opencast mine, near Merthyr Tydfil.[WRONG AGAIN-THE FILM IS ABOUT POLICE IN LONDON]

The film shows environmental protesters being arrested, as well as campaigners receiving threats of legal action.

Mr O'Connor said: "All top scientists tell us climate change is more dangerous than terrorism.

"Yet, the people who take action to stop more CO2 being pumped into the atmosphere are branded as militants.

"This film is a shocking insight into the steps big business and police are taking to stop people protecting our environment."

The film, produced by The Ecologist magazine, is part of a series of investigative films about the environment, and is about campaigners' fight against the Ffos-y-Fran opencast mine.[ONLY PARTLY ABOUT FFOS Y FRAN]

Mr O'Connor added: "It exposes the extraordinary tactics being used to re-frame concerned citizens, engaging in their right to protest, as dangerous terrorists."

Watch the film here
www.theecologist.org/etv

Read the story here
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=161389&command=displayContent&sourceNode=161372&contentPK=21098157&moduleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch

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