Events

Call for help to demonstrate against Michael Fallon, in Blackpool, 24 April

This is an event for individuals or  groups to come to Blackpool  on Thursday 24 April 9am for a day of action in any way you choose to express it.

Energy minister Michael Fallon is coming to the beautiful Winter Gardens, Blackpool to sort supply chains for the shale gas industry. Blackpool and the Fylde has been the epicentre for the one and only time the ‘fracking’ part of the process of shale gas extraction has taken place. This scheduled event is coming here because Lord Brown’s Cuadrilla wants to get on with fracking as soon as possible.

We NEED all the help we can get on this one. Usually we gather and act as one body in protest but this time – it would be great to have every body do exactly what they want to do – so each group and individual is encouraged to arrange whatever they feel appropriate. The point is to be creative, informative and unpredictable

Some coverage of the upcoming event is available here:
http://www.lep.co.uk/news/business/deadline-approaching-for-gas-conference-1-6533833

and from the organisers here:
http://nwenergy.org.uk/north-west-shale/

Ideas – (yellow & black are the colours used by many to say NO to fracking):
-Frocking NOT Fracking (dress it up!!)
-Get creative with knitting like ‘yarn bombing’ in advance maybe
-Banners of course are good and so is messages written all over yourself
-The Green Party are the ONLY party saying NO to fracking – share that information
-BE the rig – get creative with structures
-Use any musical or other talents
-Simply be you and be witness which is powerful – think ‘Standing Man’
-Honour the ’Protectors’ who slow the trucks at Community Protection Camps – symbolic tents/mock lock-ons etc.

…or anything else peaceful and lawful that you can think of