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GREATER MANCHESTER PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH AND LOBBY OF LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE
 

Star date: 14th September 2014

GREATER MANCHESTER MOVEMENT JOINS WORLD IN DEMANDING BETTER PLANET

People's Climate March and Lobby of Labour Party Conference
Sunday 21st September
Piccadilly Gardens 11am

21st September is both the eve of the United Nations summit on Climate Change in New York and the day the Labour Party is in Manchester for its Annual Conference. A huge People's Climate Change march around Manchester is happening from Piccadilly Gardens, followed by a massive lobby of the Labour Party Conference demanding that it bans fracking and commits to create one million new `climate jobs'.

Full details here...


People's Climate March Barton Moss SolidariTEA Party Anti Fracking Labour Party Rally
Anti Fracking Labour Party Rally Yes We Can Ban Fracking Irlam and Cadishead Community Meeting
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Last Sunday, Salford campaigners met up at Barton Moss for a Reunion SolidariTEA Party, insisting that they were ready for when IGas return with a fracking application...

"If IGas return, not only will the protectors be welcomed back, but they will find a local community organised against them" said James Walsh of Irlam and Cadishead Frack Free "IGas are not wanted on the Moss. Fracking is not wanted anywhere."

While they wait, Salford anti-fracking campaigners will be joining the People's Climate March around Manchester next Sunday. It's part of a worldwide day to put pressure on the globe's political leaders who will be taking part in the United Nations summit on Climate Change in New York.

The rally will start in Piccadilly Gardens at 11am and will then proceed through the city centre to Manchester Central (GMex) where there will be speeches from Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, the North West TUC, the Labour Party, CaCC, Friends of the Earth and others.

The lobby of the Labour Party Conference will be calling on Labour to: oppose the `fracking under homes' Infrastructure Bill; to ban fracking for shale gas, coal bed methane extraction and underground coal gasification everywhere – and, if elected, to create one million climate jobs to develop alternative renewable energy.

Rabid pro-fracking guru, Chris Faulkner, chief executive of Breitling Energy Corporation in Texas, is due to attend the Conference, which some might say shows which way the Party is swinging.
 
"In the global battle against Climate Change fracking is the current front line" says Martin Porter of Frack Free Greater Manchester "The people are a long way ahead of the politicians in recognising how serious the problem is. Politics in this country now consists of money speaking to power and vice versa. We want to bring democracy back into the fracking debate and make the party, that in 1945 really was 'the greenest government ever', listen to the voters."

On the evening of the 21st September, at 7:30pm, Salford's Barbara Keeley, MP for Worsley and Eccles South, will be one of the speakers, along with Trafford councillor Joanne Harding at a Fracking Is Not The Future fringe event hosted by Manchester Friends of the Earth at Novotel, 21 Dickinson St, Manchester M1 4LX.

Meanwhile, anti-fracking activity is coming to Salford direct on Friday 26th September with an 8am protest outside the £350 a head Fracking North Conference at MediaCityUK. More details to follow – see the Facebook event – click here

* There's also an Irlam and Cadishead community meeting on the subject of fracking this Thursday 18th September at 7pm at the Nag's Head , Liverpool Road, Irlam

Chaz wrote
at 08:58:18 on 15 September 2014
ANTI FRACKING FRINGE MEETING!!!!!!!!!!! THATS IT?!?!? WHAT A SHAMEFUL BUNCH THESE LABOUR PEOPLE ARE. TO HOLD WHAT AMOUNTS TO A PRO FRACKING CONFERENCE JUST 3 MILES DOWN THE ROAD FROM WHERE A LABOUR VOTING COMMUNITY GOT BATTERED AND TERRORISED FOR 8 WHOLE MONTHS BY A POLICE FORCE BEING CO-ORDINATED BY IGAS AND A LABOUR COUNCIL ALL PRESIDED OVER BY A LABOUR POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER IS UTTERLY CONTEMPTIBLE!!!!! THEY SERIOUSLY ARE TAKING THE PISS HOW DARE THEY COME UP TO OUR CITY, A CITY WHOSE PEOPLE MARCHED IN THE STREETS IN THEIR THOUSANDS AGAINST FRACKING...WHO HAD FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY COME UP AND DOWN AND OVER IN THEIR THOUSANDS TO SUPPORT THE BARTON MOSS COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP...A COMMUNITY THAT MANAGED TO BOOK OVER 800 INDIVIDUAL "POLICE" RECORDED FACES ON BARTON MOSS ROAD FRACKING SITE..AND WHOSE PEOPLE GOT BRUTALISED AND FALSELY ARRESTED DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY IN THE MOST MISERABLE WINTER ALL AT THE BEHEST OF A LABOUR AUTHORITY?!?! THEY SHOULD HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME EVERY SINGLE MINUTE THAT THEY'RE IN OUR PROUD CITY THE SCUM THAT THEY ARE...BUT NO...THEY'VE GOT THE PROVEN LIAR FRACKMASTER OVER FOR SHAMPERS AND A SCHMOOZE WHILST THEY PLAN ON FURTHER ASSAULTS ON LABOUR COMMUNITIES. AS THOSE FOUL FOUL PEOPLE PARTY IN MANCHESTER THE GOOD LABOUR VOTING PEOPLE OF ELLESMERE PORT ARE JUST ABOUT TO GET FRACKED BY IGAS. THERE'S A PACKED HOUSING ESTATE JUST 200 METERS DIRECTLY DOWNWIND FROM THE FRACK SITE. PEOPLE KNOW THAT LIVING NEAR A FRACK SITE BRINGS WITH IT A WHOLE HOST OF HEALTH RISKS AND YET WHILST THIS IS HAPPENING, WHILST THE LORRIES WILL BE RIOT POLICE ESCORTED IN AND PEOPLE BATTERED OUT OF THE WAY, LABOUR WILL BE HOLDING THEIR PRO FRACKING TROUGHFEST JUST A FEW MILES UP THE CHESTER ROAD. WHAT DEEPLY DETACHED DESPICABLE HUMAN BEINGS THEY ARE
 
JC wrote
at 08:58:07 on 15 September 2014
This should be our first step in the Climate March! http://meatonomics.com/ "As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?" “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund "A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy." ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy If Al Gore can do it, you can too! I did it 26 years ago and consider it one of the best decisions of my life. Step by Step Guide: How to Transition to a Vegan Diet http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/step-by-step-guide-how-to-transition-to-vegan-diet/
 
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