#Climate protests this weekend and next… #Manchester #Salford

Two protests – one on Sunday 14th April, the next on Saturday 20th April.
No one would consider taking money for an African cultural exhibition from a company associated with slave diamond mining or for a health exhibition from a tobacco company, so why should it be acceptable to use money from a fossil fuel company about an exhibition on energy?
Come and get involved with our flashmob of Brittany Spear’s Toxic to bid farewell to the Science & Industry Museum’s big oil sponsored exhibition. This will be our last action so don’t miss it.
The flashmob will take place this Sunday. We’ll announce the time soon but if you’d like to confirm the time now please email me back at shelloutofscience@gmail.com.
We’ll also be launching our #burnthefuture exhibition courtesy of arts activist Darren Cullen and have a film crew with us ready to catch the action.
We’re hosting a rehearsal tomorrow from 6-7pm at Partisan Collective where we’ll be practising the song and recording the vocals for the video. Partisan is based just behind Victoria train station. Googlemaps link for the venue here.
Any questions give me a shout. Otherwise see you tomorrow.
Shell Out
P.S. Can’t be there for the action but want to help? Please help us get people along to the rehearsal tomorrow by reposting our tweet on twitter or adding inviting your friends to the event on facebook.
More details about our campaign are available here: https://carbon.coop/portfolio/shellout/
And on social media: https://twitter.com/ShellOutOfSci.
From Frack-Free Greater Manchester (but not on their website, which hasn’t been updated in almost a year)
Day of Protest about Fracking in Salford 
Below is information on our day of protest to be held on Saturday 20th April at Salford Shopping Centre, Hankinson Way, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 5JA. from around 11.00 a.m to 3.00 pm and to ask you to come if you possibly can to support this event. Below is a rough running order for the day:

  • Set up at 11am
  • Leafletting and talking to public; asking people to sign template letters to their own Councillor
  • Speakers at 1pm:
    • Frack Free GM
    • Trade Union / Trades Council speakers invited
    • Momentum (Labour Party) speaker
    • Youth Climate Strikers

The purpose of our action is to press Salford Council and Councillors on Igas’ duty to restore the former fracking site at Barton Moss and to oppose any further fracking applications in their area.

We are proposing to leaflet about what fracking is, what happened in Salford in 2013/14, about the new PEDL licence granted (
for hydrocarbon exploration, appraisal and extraction)  and the threat of Igas returning to frack in Salford, and to promote a letter-writing action on the above.

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