“If you like it then you shouldn’t put a rig on it.” – Beyoncé
This summer we’re stepping up the disruption with a BLOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, as part of our mass action camp against fracking. Come and join us as we return to Preston New Road near Blackpool to stop Cuadrilla’s dastardly fracking plans once again.
Weds 27 June to Sunday 1 July
Get the dates in your diary, more details to follow soon!
Time and again, local communities have shown the shale gas industry it has no social license to frack in the UK. But the Conservatives are continuing their plan to force this dirty drilling on communities. With a long winter behind us and fracking proposed to start soon at Preston New Road, it is now more important than ever to show the locals of Lancashire that we stand with them.
This Reclaim the Power mass action and camp is part of the United Resistance, a bold 3 months of action organised by Lancashire locals. They are calling on anti-frackers from across the country to join them and take action, with at least one action per week planned between April and June. For more information check: https://www.facebook.com/UnitedResistanceUK/
If you’re wondering why you should care about fracking, why Preston New Road is a key frontline in the resistance against dirty fossil energy, and why direct action is necessary – watch this brand new documentary http://player.lush.com/tv/power-trip-film-zoe-broughton-and-paul-oconnor
Reclaim the Power is a UK-based direct action network fighting for social, environmental and economic justice. We aim to build a broad-based movement, working in solidarity with frontline communities to effectively confront environmentally destructive industries and the social and economic forces driving climate change.
ower Trip: Fracking in the UK (63mins) takes you onto the frontlines of UK resistance in the battle to stop the controversial energy extraction process known as Fracking.
Undercurrents productions show what happens beyond the few seconds glimpsed on the mainstream TV news. We follow grandmothers who set up a campaign group (Lancashire Nanas ) and teamed up with younger activists (Reclaim the Power) to shut down the Fracking sites of Cuadrilla. Blackpool (Lancashire) and Balcombe (West Sussex) became the frontline of Fracking resistance as trucks are occupied and gates are blocked.
We also explore how social media is being used by both Fracking companies and activists. We hear from energy experts, journalists and key politicians amongst the voices of local residents and councillors.
Part of a UK tour.
An anti-fracking fundraiser to help us print a huge banner for the wall at Hagglers Corner to get more people aware and involved in stopping this toxic industry!
TICKETS HERE: http://bit.ly/2naZmBi
Come and dance, listen, talk, shake, rattle and roll,.. show your support for a frack free planet!
Extra funds will go to court costs of protectors fighting fracking on the front lines in the UK.
We have wood fired pizza from the Sunshine Pizza Oven, live music from The 20ft Squid Blues Band, Bell Hagg Orkestar and more TBC, DJs DisOrientalist, Chiv, Moonmonkey, bringing global beats and funk and more, and some brilliant inspirational speakers coming to share their learnings…
Please keep checking in for updates, and share, and invite your friends and even strangers… let’s unite to fight fracking!
After years of being pushed back by community efforts to oppose fracking, the extreme energy industry is pressing ahead with plans to extract shale oil and gas using unconventional approaches such as fracking and acidisation across England.
With commercial-scale fracking sites at Preston New Road in Lancashire and Kirby Misperton in Yorkshire becoming active, Reclaim the Power is teaming up with local campaigners to discuss strategies and tactics to oppose these destructive industries.
In North Notts, the site at Misson was recently approved for exploratory drilling and the similar decision on Tinker Lane will likely be made on February 21. Other fossil fuel extraction sites are still receiving planning permission despite government pledges to decarbonize in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
We warmly welcome anyone with an interest in stopping the shale energy industry and who is curious about ‘direct action’ – what it means and how we might use it!
Welcome to arrive for refreshments from 6.30pm, ready for a 7pm start.