It’s that time of year again! The Global Frackdown will be on 11 October. This is a global day of action with events taking around the world. This year, we decided to focus on the one thing that helps fuel the unconventional fossil fuel industry – the banks. Specifically we’re calling out HSBC for funding fracking not just here in the UK but also around the world! From the United States to Algeria, HSBC is the fracker’s local bank!
There will be an action in London but why stop there? Why not take it to an HSBC near you? Below is a call out for anyone interested in take part in the day. We also have a How to Guide complete with everything that you need to put on your own action on the day.
Global Frackdown: Get the Frackers Local Bank!
Global Frackdown: take it to an HSBC near you!
On 11th October as part of the ‘Global Frackdown’ communities around the world will be standing together against fracking. From Australia to the United States, this environmentally destructive industry leaves a legacy of water contamination, air pollution and health problems. It’s also a dirty fossil fuel that contributes to the climate crisis.
Fracking wouldn’t be possible without the money and support of the banks. HSBC – the frackers local bank – not only provides banking services for Cuadrilla, but funds fracking around the world. In Algeria, they are helping bring this water intensive process to the Sahara. In the US, they are underwriting the BG Group who are responsible for fracking in large parts of the country.
On 11th October, in solidarity with fracking struggles around the world, we’ll be bringing the reality of fracking to the “world’s local bank” and insisting they stop supporting this destructive industry.
Up and down the country we’ll be turning local HSBC branches into fracking sites to see just how much they like it! Bring your hard hats, hi-vis, dissenting local voices: whatever it takes to show HSBC the supporting frackers is not acceptable. If we are serious about a safe future, we have to stop fracking. See you on the streets.