No Faith in Fracking week at PNR Mon to Sat (April 23 Preston New Road UK)
Apr
23
to Apr 28

No Faith in Fracking week at PNR Mon to Sat (April 23 Preston New Road UK)

  • Preston New Road, PR4 3PF (map)
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What has been a monthly No Faith in Fracking gathering on the
last Friday of every month is blossoming into a week of peaceful
protest and shared witness to the sacredness of all of life - calling
to keep all fossil fuels in the ground everywhere. People of all
faiths, backgrounds and spiritualities are welcome to join these
peaceful, life-affirming gatherings at any time during the week. 
A space and welcome for people moved by faith and spirit to express in their various and distinctive ways, our shared resistance to fracking and our care for Earth. We encourage faith groups and individuals to join us.
Outline Programme
Monday
Buddhist chanting and guided meditation, Christian Celtic care of Creation and Earth care ritual.
Tuesday
A quiet day, with walking and guided meditation by the gates, a silent vigil and Earth care ritual in the afternoon.
Wednesday
Women’s call and interfaith day with Catholic liturgy, a talk about the effects of climate change and walking meditation led by the Community of Interbeing.
Thursday
Earth Day, with walking and guided meditations, readings and silent vigil in the afternoon. Evening workshop with Christian Climate Action.
Friday
A morning of meditative activities led by the Dharma Network, Christian Climate Action liturgy, Quaker-led vigil, Earth and spirit poetry and readings, Songs of Hope
Saturday
Wiccan Wellbeing Day Celebrates Beltane Full Moon

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Fracking Fiasco at DINA (April 27 Sheffield UK)
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Fracking Fiasco at DINA (April 27 Sheffield UK)

⭐️ A night of food, live music, art, DJs, talks and ANTI-FRACKING! ⭐️

⭐️ Get your ticket now at: https://tickets.partyforthepeople.org/events/3922-fracking-fiasco-at-dina ⭐️

Our Fracking Shambles at Hagglers was a huge success, and we're moving to DINA in town for the next installment... come along and help us raise protest funds and find out more about the fight against fracking locally, nationally and globally. We’ll host a line-up of our favourite foot-stomping, hip-shaking live bands and DJs - so far we have the Dusty Bees playing swing music, and global beats with lots of bass from Nes, Kom Kom and Chiv.

This year they're hoping to begin commercial fracking in the UK, meanwhile the industry is colluding with the government to erode our rights to free speech. Don't let them frack our "Desolate North"! Not here, not anywhere!

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Fracking in the Dearne? (April 27 Mexborough UK)
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Fracking in the Dearne? (April 27 Mexborough UK)

Licences to test frack in the Dearne have been issued by the Government. Come and find out how fracking will affect you and your families. Will it create jobs? Is it harmful to our health? Can it affect our water supplies? And how will it impact on the area we live in? 
Fracking companies are active as close as Harthill, Eckington, Misson and Clumber Park. 
There will be a talk followed by the opportunity to ask questions and express you own views. 
This is an opportunity to find out more about fracking from a speaker who has a tremendous knowledge of the subject.
Free to attend. Bar available.

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Frack-Free Burgers at the Cowley Club (April 22 Brighton UK)
Apr
22
12:30 PM12:30

Frack-Free Burgers at the Cowley Club (April 22 Brighton UK)

Lets come together and eat some tasty vegan burgers (only £5) to help raise some cash for activists from Sussex that are paying off court costs for taking direct action against the fracking industry. 

From Sussex to Lancashire, there is widespread resistance up and down the country to the attempts by business and Government to promote a fledgling domestic fracking industry. Continued fossil fuel extraction will only spell disaster in the fight against climate change and must be opposed everywhere.

Get down to the Cowley Club on London Road at 12.30 on Sunday the 22nd April.

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Film screening of the Bentley Effect in Rotherham (April 5 Rotherham UK)
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Film screening of the Bentley Effect in Rotherham (April 5 Rotherham UK)

Rotherham Against Fracking and Frack Free South Yorkshire present an evening at the Trades Club, Rotherham where we will be screening the feature-length documentary 'The Bentley Effect' showing how an Australian community beat the frackers!

This film is a timely story of a community’s heroic stand against unconventional gas, which shows how strategic direct action and peaceful protest from a committed community can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness.

When the coal seam gas industry staked a claim on the Northern Rivers shire of Australia, alarm bells rang out. A critical mass of people from all walks of life – farmers, landowners, parents, activists, scientists – organised themselves to rally against the unconventional gas invasion. Despite the enormous public opposition, the gas industry and the State Government were determined to see their gas plan through. A series of dramatic blockades ensued, before the final battle lines were drawn in the peaceful farming valley of Bentley. Thousands of people flocked to the site to stare down the threat of 850 riot police, ordered in to break up the protest. What happened next set an historic precedent.

Filmed over five years, The Bentley Effect documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia gasfield-free.

Please come along and show your support for our local communities fight against fracking and to learn more about what is happening locally. A short presentation will be given at 8pm followed by the film screening and time for questions at the end. If you cannot attend then please send someone else you know and help us get the word out to stop fracking in South Yorkshire and the rest of the UK.
#fracking #rotherham #rotherhamtrades #banfracking

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London/South East fracking meeting (Jan 27 London UK)
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

London/South East fracking meeting (Jan 27 London UK)

As fracking in the South East of England is starting to hot up, we want to invite you to join fellow activists in London and the South East to discuss how we can best support local communities in opposing the fracking threat throughout 2018 and beyond.

Following a brief update on the state of play from each site, we'll provide an opportunity to discuss how people in cities and towns within the region can provide support to communities on the front line of the struggle, and how we can best communicate urgent call outs for people to help. 

We'll be able to provide a more detailed agenda closer to the time of the gathering, but they'll also be plenty of time for people to break off into smaller groups to make plans for the year to come. 

Following the national gathering on the 13th-14th, this will provide a great opportunity to help promote break the chain and discuss our future plans more generally.

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Quakers against Fracking January - #NoFaithInFracking (Jan 26 Preston New Road UK)
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Quakers against Fracking January - #NoFaithInFracking (Jan 26 Preston New Road UK)

Quaker Meeting for Witness to be held at the gates of Cuadrilla's fracking site as part of the 'No faith in fracking' day of action. ALL WELCOME - open to people of all faiths and none.

"We have faith that we can tackle climate change and build a more sustainable future, but we know this is only possible if fossil fuels remain underground."

Meeting for Sufferings, February 2017.

Under the 2015 UN Paris climate agreement, the UK committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with a 2°C temperature rise above pre-industrial levels, and to attempt to limit this to 1.5°C. According to climate scientists, to achieve this target, we must keep approximately 80 per cent of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground.

Quakers in Britain call for a ban on all intensive forms of fossil fuel extraction, including fracking, because extracting and burning these fuels is harmful to people and our planet.

Getting there
The nearest station is Kirkham-and-Wesham, cross over the road outside the station and catch the #61 bus, which takes about 15 minutes. There is a bus stop very close to the fracking site. Or you could take a bike and cycle from Kirkham-and-Wesham station which also takes about 15 minutes.
Free car parking is available at: Maple Farm Nursery Garden, Moss House Lane (off Preston New Road), PR4 3PE.

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Anti-fracking Benefit - A Burns Night and Ceilidh (Jan 20 Sheffield UK)
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Anti-fracking Benefit - A Burns Night and Ceilidh (Jan 20 Sheffield UK)

An evening that includes a three course meal (with traditional or veggie haggis, neeps and tatties), speeches and poetry, plus “Outlandish Knights” invites you to dance to their music!

At St. Andrews U.R.C., Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield S3 7RQ
On 20th January 2018
Starting promptly at 7pm and finishing at 11pm

This evening of entertainment is being held to raise funds for anti-fracking community groups in and around Sheffield threatened by big fracking corporations such as Ineos. Stop the industrialisation of our countryside. Stop fracked water coming into our city.

Full Price £18. Please state your meal option: Traditional Haggis or Veggie Haggis

If you wish to volunteer to help on the day the price is £12. Please contact Richard Souter on 07741104735 if you wish to volunteer. Email him on souter_r@hotmail.com

Or book on eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sheffield-friends-of-the-earth-burns-night-and-ceilidh-tickets-39835341579
An additional Booking Fee will apply.

For the latest information see www.sheffieldfoe.co.uk andwww.facebook.com\sheffieldfoe

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No fracking in Notts : January 2018 action planning meeting (Jan 15 Nottingham UK)
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

No fracking in Notts : January 2018 action planning meeting (Jan 15 Nottingham UK)

Two exploratory shale gas applications at Misson and Tinker Lane (Blyth) have started construction. Trucks have already started arriving at both sites and construction will continue for the next few months.

INEOS are delayed however progressing with their seismic surveys between North Mansfield and North Worksop aiming to finish by the end of January. 
INEOS are threatening the National Trust whilst also implementing an injunction against anti-fracking protectors.

It's a New Year. Renewed energy. Take a pledge to fight fracking in 2018.

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No fracking in Notts : December action planning meeting (Dec 11- Nottingham UK)
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

No fracking in Notts : December action planning meeting (Dec 11- Nottingham UK)

Two exploratory applications at Misson and Tinker Lane have been now been given legal sign-off in Bassetlaw meaning work can now start, and will start in January.

INEOS are well underway with their seismic surveys between North Mansfield and North Worksop. INEOS are threatening the National Trust whilst also implementing an injunction against anti-fracking protectors.

We must all stand together, whatever political badge you wear, in the fight against fracking. Come along and discuss actions we can all take to fight this.

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Fundraiser roast for anti-fracking activists (Dec 10 Brighton UK)
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Fundraiser roast for anti-fracking activists (Dec 10 Brighton UK)

Come along to the Cowley Club for luscious vegan roast dinner to raise the funds for anti-fracking activists' fines. Serving from midday til 4pm on the 10th December.. Yum.

The plucky five were arrested at #BroadfordBridge oil site, near Billingshurst, West Sussex in the summer in two different actions blockading the site and preventing the climate crime that day. 

If you can't come but are able to contribute(thanks!) or help promote the fund, here's the link https://chuffed.org/project/help-pay-1690-penalty-for-broadford-bridge-protectors#/comments

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BACKGROUND INFO TO THE ACTIONS
The company at this site who are planning to roll out unconventional oil extraction, which may require acidisation**, across the Weald with "back to back" wells are #UKOG. Here's a little video of their slimey CEO slathering over his plans (top quote from him "I love the smell of oil in the morning, it reminds me of money") https://youtu.be/5zBAD-EJHyk

Current 'live' unconventional oil sites in Sussex - Broadford Bridge & Lidsey,
Coming back soon - Balcombe
Also Brockham, Horse Hill, Horley and Leith Hill all in Surrey. 

**What is acidisation - https://drillordrop.com/everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-acidising-detailed-study-by-kathryn-mcwhirter/

Get informed, keep informed http://frack-off.org.uk/

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 Fracking Update - Public Meeting (Dec 7 Hebden UK)
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Fracking Update - Public Meeting (Dec 7 Hebden UK)

Following the AGM of Pennine Community Power, we are opening up our meeting to the public, to allow two local anti-fracking campaigners to update us about the "progress" of fracking in the UK and particularly in the North of England. As the beginning of fracking in Yorkshire is imminent, they will also feed back on the grass roots protest that is holding up fracking on the ground.

Speakers:

Jenny Shepherd - Frack Free Calderdale
Helen Chuntso - Anti-fracking Activist

This event is free to attend, but please do indicate if you are planning to come.

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March against fracking! (Dec 2 Pickering UK)
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

March against fracking! (Dec 2 Pickering UK)

Frack Free Pickering has unanimously voted to demonstrate in Pickering on Saturday, 2nd of December to show our disgust at fracking firm Third Energy, and their backers Barclays and the Tory Party. Further details to follow, but please start sharing the event and inviting friends and colleagues. (The event page will be updated regularly.) The KM8 Solidarity Day march lifted spirits. Let's keep them up! Make it big!

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Fracking, land rights & the Charter of the Forest (Nov 5 Sherwood Forest UK)
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Fracking, land rights & the Charter of the Forest (Nov 5 Sherwood Forest UK)

A walk with talks and singing in Sherwood Forest, with the amazing Three Acres and A Cow. 

Organised by Frack Free Sherwood & Edwinstowe, Frack Free Nottinghamshire, Friends of the Earth and New Putney Debates.

Meet at the Major Oak, 12 noon. If you’d like to walk to the Major Oak with the performers, please meet at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre café at 11.30am.

Afterwards, there will be talks & discussions at the nearby South Forest Centre in Edwinstowe, 2-5pm - book tickets for this here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/800-years-of-the-charter-of-the-forest-1217-2017-why-fracking-matters-tickets-38321469547

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United Against Fracking II (Oct 28 Leeds UK)
Oct
28
9:30 AM09:30

United Against Fracking II (Oct 28 Leeds UK)

Register for your free ticket to United Against Fracking II

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/united-against-fracking-ii-tickets-37837882124 

For the past six years strong local communities have been tirelessly resisting fracking, supported by environmental and social justice organisations. 

Together we have prevented the take-off of fracking across England, won suspensions of fracking in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, and supported struggles against fracking around the world. 

As the fight against fracking intensifies, it is more important than ever to make space for people in our movement to share experiences, skills, stories to stop this planet-wrecking industry. 

Join us in Leeds on Saturday 28th October for a free gathering and training day for community groups, national anti-fracking groups and activists. Expect workshops, inspirational speakers, and updates from the fracking frontlines. 

Last year, Friends of the Earth, together with Frack Free Greater Manchester, organised United Against Fracking in Manchester – a day of training and networking for anti-fracking communities. This year, United Against Fracking returns with Frack Free Leeds, and we will build on the experience of last year’s event as well as the latest developments in the fight against fracking. 

Sessions throughout the day will cover topics such as: 
- Media training
- Fighting fracking through the planning system
- Designing creative actions
- Brainstorm - National strategy against fracking
- Avoiding burnout
- Taking on Ineos
- Learning from experiences of Northern Ireland, Scotland, and beyond
- And many more! 

There will be speakers coming from all parts of the UK and beyond to share their knowledge and their experiences, giving the opportunity to learn from each successes in stopping fracking from across the world, struggle, and to share solidarity with each other. 
There will also be lots of space for more informal networking, for updates from anti-fracking battlegrounds in the UK, and for sharing your story, your experience, your skills. This is a chance to enhance your skills, but also to build and strengthen links between anti-fracking struggles. Because we are stronger together, and we can stop this industry. 

Register for your free ticket and join us for the day.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/united-against-fracking-ii-tickets-37837882124 

Co-hosted by Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Leeds!

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Quakers against Fracking October #NoFaithinFracking (Oct 27 Blackpool UK)
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Quakers against Fracking October #NoFaithinFracking (Oct 27 Blackpool UK)

Quaker Meeting for Witness to be held at the gates of Cuadrilla's fracking site as part of the #NoFaithinFracking day of action.

"We have faith that we can tackle climate change and build a more sustainable future, but we know this is only possible if fossil fuels remain underground."

Meeting for Sufferings, February 2017.

Under the 2015 UN Paris climate agreement, the UK committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with a 2°C temperature rise above pre-industrial levels, and to attempt to limit this to 1.5°C. According to climate scientists, to achieve this target, we must keep approximately 80 per cent of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground.

Quakers in Britain call for a ban on all intensive forms of fossil fuel extraction, including fracking, because extracting and burning these fuels is harmful to people and our planet.

Getting there
The nearest station is Kirkham-and-Wesham, cross over the road outside the station and catch the #61 bus, which takes about 15 minutes. There is a bus stop very close to the fracking site. Or you could take a bike and cycle from Kirkham-and-Wesham station which also takes about 15 minutes.
Free car parking is available at: Maple Farm Nursery Garden, Moss House Lane (off Preston New Road), PR4 3PE.

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Family Friendly Anti-Fracking Halloween Walk (Oct 27 Kirby Misperton UK)
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Family Friendly Anti-Fracking Halloween Walk (Oct 27 Kirby Misperton UK)

As parents we want to do something to show solidarity against fracking. Our children will ultimately be the ones most affected by this toxic and unnecessary industry and they will have to deal with its aftermath. On Friday the 27th, 10.00-12.00, we would like to do a parent and child walk from Kirky Misperton village to the gates, in a call for calm. Please take a pumpkin 🎃🎃 to leave at the gates. Fancy dresss is optional but would inject some humour and make it extra fun for the children. So many of us support the protest against fracking but are not able to be involved in direct action at the gates. This will be a gentle walk and will not obstruct any vehicles nor be confrontational. The walk is during Ryedale school half term, though we are aware half terms differ elsewhere. Please come along and show your support.

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Join the Anti-Fracking Movement with Tina Rothery (Oct 25 Liverpool UK)
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Join the Anti-Fracking Movement with Tina Rothery (Oct 25 Liverpool UK)

Liverpool Green Party is honoured and delighted to welcome Tina Rothery to Friend's Meeting House on School Lane to discuss her anti-fracking activism and explain how we can all get involved in the movement to stop Cuadrilla in their tracks! This is a public event and open to members and non-members. Please share widely!

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Phat Bollard LIVE at Leith Hill Solidarity against fracking (Oct 21 Dorking UK)
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Phat Bollard LIVE at Leith Hill Solidarity against fracking (Oct 21 Dorking UK)

  • Coldharbour Lane Dorking RH5 6HB (map)
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The camp warmly invite all people interested in the defence of the beautiful Leith Hill and surrounding areas from the unconventional oil and gas fracking industry.

We offer the amazing Phat Bollard playing on Saturday 21st October.
more to be announced :
Cindarella`s rats ,Samba Bands,The wing Faced Earth Figs,
Dj, Marc Green, Spellbound Heathen ,Manna jresonates Joy
Spoken words acts:Phil osphy, soulpower75,oracy, kitty got claws

Workshops are for you (even by you) and include toilet composting with microbes, art and activism, herbal health and activism, Direct action and know your rights, Poetry and music making

we also are hosting The Solidarity Project for activists to come, talk, learn, share and network.

Please come and bring friends interested too. This is a family, community friendly event and all are welcome.

DONATE TO COSTS AND CAMP:
If you can donate (suggestion £10-£5-£2) or not according to your means it helps to cover costs!! But still, all welcome.

TRAVEL: London to Dorking on train, Redhill or Reading to Dorking Deepdene. We will have lifts from the station to camp.
Redlands Wood, Coldharbour Lane, Dorking RH5 6HB

FOOD: Camp can provide food to share and refreshments. Bring anything you would like to share too.

CAMPING - you are welcome to stay the night - please try and bring a tent. We have limited guest space.


NATURE IS A COMMON TREASURY FOR ALL!!
FRACK OFF OUR MOTHER EARTH
SOLIDARITY!!!!!!!

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Bolsover Against Fracking Public Meeting (Oct 17 Chesterfield UK)
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Bolsover Against Fracking Public Meeting (Oct 17 Chesterfield UK)

The next BAF public meeting is on Tuesday, 17th October at the Oxcroft Centre, 55 Clowne Road, Stanfree S44 6AG at 7.30 pm. the guest speaker is Dennis May from Nottingham. Dennis' knowledge of fracking is second to none. with all the INEOS activity around the Bolsover-Elmton-Creswell area, many feel that it is building up to something! this may well be one of our most important meetings.

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Green Mondays at PNR anti-fracking site (Oct 2 - Dec 18 Preston New Road Fracking Site UK)
Oct
16
to Dec 18

Green Mondays at PNR anti-fracking site (Oct 2 - Dec 18 Preston New Road Fracking Site UK)

  • Maple Farm Community Hub PR4 3PH (map)
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PLEASE do try to make it this week if you can... our much loved Green campaigner Anne Power is a driving force behind what we do and after her awful treatment last week - a firm stand in honour of peaceful protest is called for :)

As part of the on-going protest campaign against fracking at Preston New Road, local people have organised 'Green Mondays', as a follow-on from the Rolling Resistance campaign which Reclaim The Power helped organise throughout July. From environmental groups, including the Green Party, Greenpeace UK and Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland to divestment, transition, renewables and other groups as well as individual 'greens' from all walks of life... this event each Monday is for us to raise our voices against turning areas of the UK into gasfields.

This developing fracking site on Preston New Road (the A583) had its planning REJECTED by Lancashire County Council but with a Westminster dictate, local democracy was ignored and permission granted. Residents and campaigners have been protesting daily at this site since 5th Jan 2017 - urging the government to halt fracking and address the dismissal of democracy that was needed to make it happen.

For those using public transport, the nearest station is Kirkham & Wesham: from there, cross over the road outside the station and catch the #61 bus, which takes about 15 minutes. There is a bus stop very close to the fracking site. Alternatively, you could take a bike and cycle from Kirkham-and-Wesham station, which also takes about 15 minutes.

For those coming by car, the best route for getting there is as follows: Come off the M55 @ Jnc 4, onto the A583, signed Preston/Kirkham. Free parking is available at: Maple Farm Nursery Garden, Moss House Lane (off Preston New Road), PR4 3PE - Tel: 01772- 685166. The farm is less than a 20-minute walk from the fracking site.

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Ian R Crane, Fracking awareness and current events (Sept 27- Leicester UK)
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Ian R Crane, Fracking awareness and current events (Sept 27- Leicester UK)

'Over the past 15yrs, Ian R Crane, a former oilfield executive, has established a reputation for insightful geopoltical and historical analysis .... Many of Ian's presentations are freely available to view on the Ian R Crane YouTube Channel.

However, for the past FIVE YEARS Ian has focused primarily on his Fracking Awareness Campaign.

The burgeoning UK anti-fracking community has contributed significantly to the fact that the Country has remained 'Frack Free' since spring 2011! However, this quest has not been without much drama and personal cost, with one of the Fracking Companies, Rathlin Energy, pursuing Ian through the Bankruptcy Courts for over two years! Ian's persistence in presenting himself as the 'Administrator of his Cestui Qui Vie Trust', denying the Courts joinder to his legal fiction, led to a the Bankruptcy Order being 'Buried' by the Establishment.

In the spring of 2015, Ian released his first documentary, 'Voices from the Gasfields', which portrays the experiences of landowners who now live in the heart of the Gasfields of Southern Queensland, Australia. 
Ian is the also the host of 'HUMANITY vs INSANITY' & 'FRACKING NIGHTMARE' both of which are broadcast on www.ukcolumn.org/live and can be viewed on YouTube.

Ian is also the founder of the 'Alternative View' Conferences, all the presentations up to and including those recorded at AV7, are freely available on the Alternative View YouTube Channel.'

Doors open at 7pm talk starts at 8pm.
£8 on the Door £5 concessions.

Truthjuice is a non-profit organisation, all door proceeds to towards putting on new events.

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Fracking - Clay Cross Public Meeting (Sept 1- Clay Cross UK)
Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

Fracking - Clay Cross Public Meeting (Sept 1- Clay Cross UK)

Fracking - Clay Cross Public Meeting
What is Fracking? How will it affect Clay Cross? Why is it so controversial? Why are so many people opposed to it? Why is there a protest camp outside Marriott's in Danesmoor?
Friday 1st September 7-9pm. Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street S45 9JE– Free Entry.
Speaker: Dave Burley

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