A day of facilitated discussions about fracking and climate change is due to take place on Saturday 27th September at the Cowley Club, Brighton. The day is open to anyone living in the South East who cares about these issues and wants to join forces with like minded people to do something about them.
The day will be hosted by a group of people from Sussex who came together and were inspired at the anti-fracking camp Reclaim the Power this summer in Blackpool.
They wish to empower people from Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent to actively and effectively organise in response to climate change through outreach, education, sustainable living, direct action and social justice.
To this end, the aims of the day are as follows, in no particular order:
# Build on the work of Reclaim the Power and identify how it may be helpful to anti-frackers in the South East.
# Facilitate the networking of existing local groups in the South East and empower them to organise against the fracking industry.
# Encourage resistance against the causes of climate change including airport expansion and biofuels as well as fracking.
# Establish what training people feel they could benefit from (eg direct action training, legal training, public speaking, site maintenance etc).
# Debrief from RTP and develop proposals for the next RTP meeting in Birmingham.
# Identify useful upcoming events for groups to organise around.
Tea and networking from 11.00am for a prompt start of formal chats at 11.30am.
Lunch – a vegan picnic for donations – is served at 1.00pm.
The Cowley Club, situated on London Road in Brighton, has excellent public transport links. There are carparks nearby for those travelling by car.
Please email Rtpsouth@riseup.net if you are planning to attend and please help spread the word about this event!
Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JA
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The South Downs National Park Authority will be discussing Celtique’s application to drill at Fernhurst this Thursday 11th September. SDNP officers have recommended that the Planning Committee turn down the application but it will be the committee’s decision on the day. Any supporters wishing to travel to the meeting would be very welcome – see here for more information. The meeting starts at 10am but arrive before 9.30am if you can for a photoshoot. More information on fracking and national parks can also be found on Frack Free Fernhurst’s website.
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And don’t forget the Lewes Eco Open Houses trail this weekend!