Preston New Road anti-fracking solidarity demo
Rally and demonstration in protest against plans to frack at Preston New Road on 11th November 2017. The rally meets at 12 noon at Maple farm and will be followed by a march to the fracking site and then a demonstration. Trade unionists are especially encouraged to attend the event and there is a special invite to all activists from the North West. Please wear yellow and bring placards, whistles or anything else you can find to make a big noise against fracking!
Speakers at the rally to include:
Clara Paillard (President, Culture Section, PCS union)
Don Naylor, Stockport Unison
Tina Rothery, Lancashire anti-fracking nanas,
Speakers from Unite, PCS and Bakers' unions ( invited) Also speakers from FFGM and the GM Campaign against Climate Change.
Fracking is the sharp end of the fight against environmental destruction. The government's support for fracking demonstrates their lack of concern about the environment. Despite rhetoric about acting on global warming, fracking will only cause more emmission that will make climate change worse. But fracking also highlights other reasons we need to stand together. The people of Lancashire democratically decided they did not want fracking, but it was imposed by central government. Fracking creates more pollution, more traffic, more health issues and helps to legitimise the fossil fuel industry at a time when we need to move away from it.
This demonstration is an opportunity for all of us to come together to show our support for those on the front line against fracking, and to demonstrate the breadth of opposition to the industry. We are particularly calling on trade unionists and workers to join us, to argue that there is an alternative to fracking - "climate jobs" that improve the environment, not destroy it.
Come and show your solidarity with the fight at Preston New Road - demand an end to Fracking and for a sustainable alternative.
Children will be very welcome and there are toilets, drinks and a space to sit down at Maple farm which is a 5 minute walk from the fracking site.
There is coach transport from Manchester, please see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mcr-stands-with-pnr-4-tickets-39099331152
To get there by public transport, please take the train to Preston then catch the number 61 bus from bus stand 4, carlisle street in Preston town. The bus goes to Preston New Road, get off at maple farm to meet up with other people at the site. You need to take the bus going towards Blackpool town centre.
Hosted by Frack Free Greater Manchester, Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group and Tina Rothery, Lancashire anti-fracking Nana.