Kickstarting Frack Free February: Community Resistance to Extreme Energy Workshop

Submitted by brt on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:33

Frack Free February was kickstarted this weekend with a workshop at the Kebele Social Centre on Community Resistance to Extreme Energy followed by a fundraising evening of acoustic folk rock and punk, raising over £150 towards the Frack Free Somerset campaign.

Community action training workshop, Bristol

Submitted by brt on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 16:40

Sat 16 Feb, 1.30 - 5pm: Community Action Training
Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Bristol, BS5 6JY.

Civil disobedience has been an important part of resisting extreme energy developments around the world. Learn a variety of techniques for blockades and lock-ons, and how to work together to stay safe on an action. Please email if you are going so that we have an idea of numbers.

Part of the Frack Free Feburary month of action.

Plans afoot for Frack Free February

Submitted by brt on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:54

Frack Free Somerset are days away from announcing a full line up of events taking place across Somerset, North Somerset & Bristol in February.

What is Frack Free February?

Frack Free February is a Month of Action in Somerset with public meetings, talks, stalls, workshops, actions and more all raising awareness about the threats to our communities and the bigger picture of extreme energy.

The Frack Free February Month of Action is an opportunity to:

The Big Rig Revolt in Bath

Submitted by brt on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 19:14

The Big Rig Revolt – Getting ‘Fracktious’ in Bath

Saturday 1st of December and all over the country ordinary people joined together to show their resistance to the threat of extreme energy.

Frack Free Somerset and Bristol Rising Tide hit the streets of Bath, dressed once more as ‘Frack the World Inc.’. 20 people met at Kingsmead Square, built a mini-fracking rig and performed street theatre, made some noise and talked to people to raise awareness of the this mad dash for gas.

Dawn Blockade shuts Hinkley Point for 5 hours

Submitted by brt on Fri, 11/23/2012 - 00:00

At 6am on 23 November, 10 protestors from South West Against Nuclear and Bristol Rising Tide blockaded access to EDF energy’s nuclear sites at Hinkley Point, preventing the morning shift from starting work. 4 people in arm locks formed a barrier across the main access road at Wick Moor Drove in a bid to prevent further ground clearance work at the planned Hinkley C site and to protest at EDF’s plan to extend the life of aging reactors at the Hinkley B station.

The Big Rig Revolt – Sat 1st Dec

Submitted by brt on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:23

A dark cloud is gathering. The threat of unconventional gas development hangs over us all. With almost 100 test wells permitted and the first production development threatening Scotland, the government’s dash for gas depends on the creeping sell off of the British Isles.

This cabal of opportunistic extraction companies, government mandarins and political jokes think they are getting away with it. They are so FRACKING wrong.

On Dec 1st there will be a nationwide simultaneous show of resistance.