From Balcombe to Lancashire: Anti-Fracking Skillshare

Saturday 12th October 2013

12 noon – 5pm

The Yellow Room, University of Manchester Students Union, Oxford Road
https://www.facebook.com/events/163353390530608/
This summer, thousands of people mobilised against the fracking industry in Balcombe, Sussex.  The community resistance drew people from all over the country who camped out, met new people, attended demonstrations, blockaded trucks and occupied industry headquarters.
This skillshare and meeting is for all those who were inspired by events in Balcombe and the Reclaim the Power camp to reflect and organise for the future, with a particular focus on supporting community resistance to the industry’s fracking plans for the North of England.

Anti-fracking Skillshare - flyer
Agenda:

Session 1: The Story So Far
– Resistance around the world (Australia, Canada, Poland, Argentina)
– The Road to Balcombe (resistance to fracking in the UK)
– Lessons that can learned from Balcombe

Session 2: The Frack Industry’s Plans In The North West
IGas plans in Salford, Cuadrilla’s plans in Lancashire and other threats to the North West from Dart, Aurora and Underground Coal Gasification.

Session 3: Supporting Community Resistance
Getting organised and supporting community group formation.

With speakers from Residents Against Fylde Fracking (RAFF) and No Dash for Gas

RAFF – http://stopfyldefracking.org.uk/
Frack Free Fylde – http://www.frackfreefylde.com/
Frack Off – http://frack-off.org.uk/

The event will be wheelchair accessible.

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