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Direct action – inspiration in Moncton

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The purpose of today’s workshop was to educate, empower and inspire activists. Knowing your rights and techniques for strategic planning and effective actions were some of the topics covered, including recognizing where the opportunities exist.

Momentum and interest in direct action in the region exists, and I’m sure we’ll continue to have more trainings, in particular in relation to shale gas and fracking, until we are successful in protecting our communities!!

Upcoming events:
– Rally tomorrow in Fredericton (starting at 10am at the Old Burial Grounds, 50 Woodstock Rd.);
– Rally at the legislature in Fredericton on opening day Wednesday the 23rd (starting at 12noon);
– Shale Gas and Fracking: What is at risk? Panel discussion with Tony Ingraffea and Jessica Ernst, (7pm, Friday 02 Dec in Halifax);
– Protecting our Communities: A Conference on Shale Gas and Fracking (Saturday 03 Dec in Truro)
For more information, go to the events listing on our website or to register for the conference, go to!