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Thursday January 01 1970

Global Frackdown2 Day - Sat Oct 19th 2013 -Events in Carrick-on-Shannon, Drumshambo, Cahir and Clonmel

category international | environment | event notice author Tuesday October 08, 2013 18:16author by T Report this post to the editors

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!
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Events taking place so far in Ireland are:

Carrick on Shannon, Co.Leitrim in Market Yard for 1 p.m, Trad Session Cryans, Reception 3pm

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 ODowd: 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/

Activist Toolkit:
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.

Related Link: http://www.globalfrackdown.org/

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author by Tpublication date Mon Oct 28, 2013 22:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

In the recent Fracking Matters newsletter they name and shame the Irish MEPs who are shamelessly pro-facking.

What is surprising is that Mairead McGuinness is one of these and she actually voted against mandatory Environmental Impact Studies for fracking operations.

Here is what the newsletter had to say:

NAME and SHAME - Ireland's fracked up MEPs!
16 October 2013 at 17:18
At the EIA vote on October 9, two Irish MEPs - Sen Kelly and Mairead McGuinness (both Fine Gael/European People's Party)
- voted against mandatory EIAs! Along with the other two Fine Gael MEPs, they also voted against a moratorium on fracking
last year. Let's act like responsible, active citizens and hold them to account for their actions!


Sen Kelly (Ireland South)
Quote at European Parliament shale gas debate, November 2012: Its a matter for Member
States. We have to allow for research, we have to allow for development.
yet hes not too concerned about impacts of fracking in Clare, just over the border from his
home county Kerry, where some 495 km2 (122,317 acres) of land is licenced for fracking by
Enegi Oil.


Let's ask him why!
email: seankellymep@gmail.com | twitter: @SeanKellyMEP

Mairead McGuinness (Ireland East)
According to her website, one of Mairead's priorities is the environment. in particular tackling
the challenge of biodiversity loss and its link with climate change; protecting and defending EU
standards of food safety and production in the EU; and the implementation of crucial
legislation on chemicals in the EU (REACH).yet she's not too concerned about the impacts of
fracking on any of these!


Let's ask her why!
email: mairead.mcguinness@europarl.europa.eu
twitter: @MaireadMcGMEP

The Fracking Matters Newsletter (126) for 27th Oct 2013 can be got from here: http://frackingfreeireland.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/...6.pdf

Shamless MEPs say they are for the environment but back the Frackers who will poison our greatest assets which is our agriculture land and the water beneath
Shamless MEPs say they are for the environment but back the Frackers who will poison our greatest assets which is our agriculture land and the water beneath

Related Link: http://frackingfreeireland.org/
author by Tpublication date Fri Nov 01, 2013 21:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Spotted on http://frackingfreeireland.org/category/newsletter/

Global Frack Down Day Market yard Carrick-on-Shannon
Global Frack Down Day Market yard Carrick-on-Shannon

 
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