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Monday, 6 January 2014

NO FRACKING - OPEN MEETING THURSDAY 23RD JANUARY

Left Unity is a new party, a socialist, environmentalist and feminist party, for everyone who wants to fight the coalition government's neo-liberal attacks but is appalled by Labour's adaptation to them. We are trying to establish a radically democratic, activist, campaigning organisation in Chester and Cheshire West.

For our first action we have invited Left Unity founding member Stephen Hall to lead the discussion and organisation at an Open Meeting to decide how we can stop the use of fracking and similar dangerous, polluting and futile techniques in our area. Stephen Hall has played a leading role in the militant and effective actions taking place against fracking at Barton Moss, west of Manchester.

Cheshire West is  a prime target for companies wanting to use fracking and other extreme energy recovery methods because we live over old coal beds stretching from Ellesmere Port down to Wrexham. Extensive test drilling has already begun. Stephen Hall explains that: 

Gas companies like iGas, Cuadrilla & Dart Energy only need a piece of land the size of a football pitch to potentially start exploratory drilling, and if they find what they're after, to begin fracking near you. It needn't be in a field and could even be at an old factory site. Don't say you haven't been warned!


The meeting is on Thursday 23rd January, at 7pm, in the Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham Streeet, Chester. It is an open meeting for anyone who wants to oppose fracking, whether or not you sympathise with Left Unity - the Green Party have been invited to join the meeting as well - with the sole aim of getting a local anti-fracking campaign started. Please come of you can.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER LEFT UNITY ACTIVITIES OF FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AT https://www.facebook.com/LeftUnityCheshireWest.

LEAFLET FOR THIS MEETING NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT AT:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUqh3OZO1GK7lmi8QIbdr7-SQaGOz28jsgOg-cOxu9U/edit?usp=sharing
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