Massive Anti-Fracking Weekend 19-20 October

global frackdown

 

There will be lots of anti-fracking events happening this weekend.  On Saturday, there will be the Global Frackdown.  The event seeks to highlight the global struggle against fracking and other unconventional gas extraction processes.  In London, we will be supporting Young Friends of the Earth in their stunt that will take place in central London.  The event will start at 11:00am at a secret location.  If you would like to take part, you can sign up to receive the event details here.

On Saturday, we will also be hosting an unconventional fossil fuels workshop with Corporate Watch at the Anarchist Bookfair.  The workshops is from 5-6 in Room 323.  You can find out more information about the bookfair on their website.

Finally there will be an event entitled, ‘Small Global: Extreme Energy‘ at Senate House as part of the Bloomsbury Festival. The Extreme Energy Initiative has teamed up with artist D-Fuse to produce an installation about extreme energy. It explores the tar sands and ‘fracking’, the accelerating consumption that drives these processes, and their impact on society and the environment. It explores the tar sands and ‘fracking’, the accelerating consumption that drives these processes, and their impact on society and the environment. D-Fuse have collected and created maps, photos, graphs, charts, quotations, animations and sound effects and have compiled them into an immersive display that will be projected across four screens arranged in a cube, within which you will be free to roam. The 20-minute film tells the story of increasingly desperate energy production and consumption across the globe, bringing the Extreme Energy Initiative’s research to life.

On Saturday at 2pm there will be a panel discussion with the D-Fuse artists, Dr. Damien Short and award-winning environmental photographer, Garth Lenz.

We will be at a number of these events providing support.  We hope to see you there!

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