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Fossil Free UCL and UCLU Labour at 'Reclaim the Power Rolling Resistance- part 2'


  • Preston New Road Anti-Fracking Site Lancashire UK (map)

Roll Up Roll Up! The Resistance needs you! ///Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th///

This July, Reclaim the Power are heading to Blackpool to support the amazing local resistance to fracking. As part of a jam-packed month of action, every Friday RtP will be hosting a family-friendly mass demo at the roadside of the site to show solidarity with the local communities and a broad and national opposition to fracking.

Fossil Free UCL and UCLU Labour Society are going to mobilize activists from London to support the actions of the locals in Blackpool to oppose fracking.

*** If 100 people come to the site, Cuadrilla have to stop work ***

Week 2 Mass Demo: Friday 14th July
‘Workers, Renewables and Divest / Invest’

Join Trade Unionists, renewable energy practitioners and campaigners getting money out of the bad and into the good for a day of inspiring ideas, demonstrations, fun and local solidarity. And stopping Cuadrilla with our presence. 

There’ll be music, food, games, workshops and inspiring speakers from a range of groups to keep us going throughout the day. 
** Everybody is welcome **. 

Bring your joy, your rage, your high spirits and a willingness to make a difference. 

Please message Fossil Free UCL if you have any questions or info@reclaimthepower.org.uk

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TRANSPORT

Sign up for transport from London to Blackpool. 

The coach will leave Thursday evening and return Sunday evening. RtP are aiming to keep transport as cheap and accessible as possible and will offer a low wage option as well as a solidarity price for those who can afford to pay a bit more:

http://tinyurl.com/FFUCLtransport

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WHAT’S HAPPENING?

**8am** - BREAKFAST AT THE GATE! A delicious spread of ‘renewable’ themed goodies to set you up for the day! 

** 9am - 4pm** - THE FUN HAPPENS! 

All day there’ll be speakers, games, workshops and food up at the roadside to keep us going throughout the day. Bring yourselves, your friends and any games you’ve got to keep the energy up - we’ll be keeping numbers at **100 Plus** to make sure work is stopped.

** 6pm ** DINNER at Maple Farm ‘Action Hub’ 

If you’d like to get involved in organising the day, please get in touch: info@reclaimthepower.org.uk


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BACKGROUND

In October 2016, the national government stamped on local democracy and years of local resistance by overturning Lancashire County Councils decision to prevent fracking, and granting rouge company Cuadrilla permits to build the first commercial fracking site in the UK, at Preston New Road just outside Blackpool. 

Since works began on the fracking pad in January, local people and protectors have been at the site every day protesting and blockading. 

This July, Reclaim the Power are organising a ‘Rolling Resistance’, mobilising and supporting people from around the country to come and support this incredible local struggle.

As the first commercial fracking site in the UK, and with the Tory manifesto committed to erase any local say in fracking applications and pave the way for new fracking, it’s really important that this first attempt doesn’t go through without a fight. Already there are major delays to the works and supply chain companies pulling out.