Last week, the Guardian reported on the first environmental activists to receive jail sentences for staging a protest in the UK since the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in the Peak District in 1932:
Three protesters given prison sentences for blocking Cuadrilla lorry convoy
Blackpool activists jailed for anti-fracking protest
Transition Exeter is putting on a film next week:
The Bentley Effect – Film and Community Meeting
|Monday 8th October, Exeter Phoenix 6.30pm – 9.30 pm
Come join us for a film screening of ‘The Bentley Effect’, a story of how a community’s heroic stand defeated a fracking industry.
In Lancashire, Cuadrilla are now beginning fracking at Preston New Road. In 2015 their plans were rejected at every level of local decision-making, but government overruled democracy and gave fracking the green light. Tireless resistance and campaigning by local residents have left Cuadrilla 1 year behind schedule, and resistance continues. Meanwhile the government proposes to let drilling take place anywhere in UK without planning permission.
Come along to find out more about the situation in the UK, and how we can work together to stop this destructive industry.
Watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLnRD3neUFo
More details here https://www.facebook.com/events/328739984528408/
Register to attend here:
https://act.350.org/event/let-communities-decide-action-join/14439 and note the 6.30 start time!