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International - Event Notice
Saturday October 19 2013
Global Frackdown2 Day - Sat Oct 19th 2013 -Events in Carrick-on-Shannon, Drumshambo, Cahir and Clonmel
Get Down With The Frackdown!
On October 19, 2013, the Global Frackdown will unite concerned citizens around the globe to tell elected officials that we want a future lit by clean, renewable energy; not dirty, polluting fossil fuels. The journey to a renewable energy future will not be fueled by shale gas. Take a stand against fracking — find an event near you and join the Frackdown!
Events taking place so far in Ireland are:
All individuals and groups opposed to fracking taking place on the island of Ireland are asked to make a special effort to gather together on Saturday, 19th October (Global Frackdown Day), at 1:00pm, in the Market Yard, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.Leitrim. Please bring along posters, banners, children, farmers, colourful costumes and musical instruments. All welcome.Drumshambo - Natural Gas and Farmng Mountallen Eco Tours in Drumshambo, Leitrim, Ireland on Sat, Oct 19 at 11:00am & 3pm. See www.facebook.com/mountallenecotours and poster below.
Cahir, Co. Tipperaray: Education Programme on Fracking: 10:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. (join)
Clonmel, Co. Tipperaray: Frack NO: 12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Dublin: Screening of Gasland II in Seomra Spraoi. See http://www.indymedia.ie/article/104182 for details
Dublin: Frack Jr Minister Fergus O’Dowd: 10/04 — 10/19 -Why? See https://www.facebook.com/events/477516402344532/?fref=ts
Belfast: 7 Donegall Street Place, BT1 2FN. Lobby OFMdFM to Declare Northern Ireland Frack-Free: 5:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Other events around the world can be found at: http://www.globalfrackdown.org/events/
On Saturday, October 19, the global anti-fracking movement will come together to call for a ban on fracking with one unified voice. You can plug in to an action near you, or plan your own with the resources below.
Frackdown actions can be anything from a public rally, to a home screening of Gasland, and anything in between. One simple action idea is to meet up with your friends and collect signatures against fracking in your community. The specific action is up to you — the important thing is that you get out in your community and join thousands of others across the globe in taking action against fracking on 10/19.
For a resource kit of PDF documents & posters, go to: http://www.globalfrackdown.org/activist-toolkit/
For Twitter - You can use the hash tag #globalfrackdown and the link http://bit.ly/18dZAbL
to spread the word.