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From Balcombe to Lancashire: Anti-Fracking Skillshare

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.

Session 1: The Story So Far

– Resistance around the world (Australia, Canada, Poland, Argentina and more)
– 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

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

The event will be wheelchair accessible.

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When: 12 noon – 5pm, Saturday 12th October 2013
Where: The Yellow Room, University of Manchester Students Union, Oxford Road, M13 9PR

Event Details

Location University of Manchester Students Union
Manchester, M13 9PR
Start Saturday 12 Oct 2013 12:00pm
Finish Saturday 12 Oct 2013 5:00pm

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