At the end of the Reclaim the Power action camp we had a brilliant mass meeting where regional groups and organising processes were formed.
We decided to get together again regionally before the end of September to hear feedback on how RTP was for people and what we can all do next. Regional spokes were nominated and will co-ordinate news and info back to the regional groups.
There is a big appetite for more direct action and a rapid response system to new drilling sites and future fracking industry moves. With 13 successful actions in one day, organised in 48 hours, we know we can do it.
Here’s a list of gatherings so far, we’ll post more up as and when details come in.
Get involved, let’s stop fracking in the UK and let’s organise for social, political and climate justice.
TUESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER – WALES (West/Mid):
Tuesday 2nd September 7pm at the White Lion Hotel. If you’re based anywhere near Machynlleth – head to the regional meeting Event page here.
Contact: Kara – firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER – NEWCASTLE:
Sunday 7th of September, 3.30-630 at the Star and Shadow Cinema. It’s the Reclaim the Power Tyne and Wear gathering! Visit the facebook event to find out more. Likely to be a social afterwards!
Contact: Zach – email@example.com
SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER – LONDON
Saturday 13th September London Regional Gathering and Social, Venue TBA, 11am-4.30pm This meeting for folk in and around London will also be a chance to get active and plot actions against the fossil fuel industry between Saturday 20th and Monday 22nd September (the weekend of the People’s Climate March). Event page here.
Contact: Hannah – firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY 14th SEPTEMBER – BRISTOL / SOUTH WEST
At the South West regional meeting we will be looking at the debrief and discussing feedback from this year’s camp. Following this will be a ‘Where next for Reclaim the Power?’ session. Please have a think beforehand if you are available to travel on October 12th, and if you would like to be feed back to a national meeting.
15:00 – 15:50 Debrief and feedback from the Blackpool August camp
15:50 – 16:10 BREAK
16:10 – 18:00 Where next for Reclaim the Power?
The South West regional meeting take place between 15:00 to 18:00, Sunday 14th September.
The meeting will take place in Bristol city centre. The exact venue is to be confirmed and will be announced as soon as possible. Please contact email@example.com about any additional needs that you may have for the meeting or venue, and feel free to ask for a contact number.
Fancy facilitating? Please get in contact!
And please feel free to bring snacks (but label if non veggie/ vegan/ glutenfree/ wheat free/ has nuts)!
SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER – OXFORD
Saturday 20th September Oxford Area Regional Gathering 10am-3pm
Turl Street Kitchen 16-17 Turl Street, OX1 3DH Oxford, Oxfordshire This regional meeting is a chance for folk from Oxford and the surrounding area (Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, etc) to come together. Bring a dish to share for lunch. Event page here
Contact: Hannah – firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER – LEEDS
Tuesday 23rd September 6:15-9pm at Wharf Chambers. Bring a Veggie or Vegan dish to share and carry creating magic with the crew from Leeds! The event page is here.
Contact: Molly – email@example.com
WEDNESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER – SCOTLAND
Quaker Meeting House Victoria Terrace, 7 Victoria Street, EH1 2JL Edinburgh – 6pm-9pm.
The purpose of this meeting is to share what happened at RTP (with some clips from the actions that took place) and discuss where next for us in Scotland.
We’ll provide some tasty treats and tea, but feel free to bring more! SPREAD THE WORD.
SATURDAY 27th SEPTEMBER – SOUTH EAST
A day of facilitated discussions open to people living in the South East, who care about fracking and climate change AND WANT TO ORGANISE TO DO SOMETHING.
11am-5pm. Venue: The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JA.
Hosted by a group of people from Sussex who came together and were inspired at Reclaim the Power in Blackpool.
They wish to empower people from Hampshire, Sussex Surrey and Kent to actively and effectively organise in response to climate change through outreach, education, sustainable living, direct action and social justice.
Tea and networking from 11.00am for a prompt start of formal chats at 11.30am. Lunch, a vegan picnic for donations, is served at 1.00pm.
The Cowley Club, situated in Brighton has excellent public transport links. There are carparks nearby for those travelling by car.
Please email Rtpsouth@riseup.net to tells us you are coming if you can.