Originally published 09Feb2014
MULLUM, BENTLEY, BRUNS & WYOMING
9 Feb 2014
GASFIELD-FREE BYRON SHIRE meeting tomorrow 6-8 pm at RSL Club Mullum, first floor. All welcome; come find out how we"re progressing in making the whole shire GFF as well as how we can support Pilliga, Leard and other important environmental challenges. Exercise your creativity!
BENTLEY EVENT TOMORROW Monday 10 Feb 9am 1pm
NVDA Teach In at Bentley Protest Site
An onsite Teach-in to practice the art of sit-ins, stand-ins, ride-ins, slow movement, and other forms of creative civil disobedience through simulation and role play. The aim is to increase confidence and skill in non-violent direct action for the protest now on at Bentley where Metgasco plans a tight gas exploration project. This is not a workshop that focuses on legal rights, what to do if arrested and so on...it is about practicing non-violent formations in the face of pressure and police tactics etc.
Please bring fluoro vests, hats and other distinguishing items to be used in role-plays and any other props that you would bring to a protest action including water, hats (if sunny), snacks and so on. Also needed: a portable battery operated microphone since we may be a large group.
Bentley is 18ks out of Lismore on Kyogle Road (on right).
Friday, February 14th @11am
Have a Heart Metgasco
139-141 Johnston Street, Casino
Protest outside of Metgasco office in Casino with a Valentine's Day theme. Bring cards, chocolates, red balloons, red clothing?, hearts, drums etc. Gasfield Free New South Wales! Metgasco are trying to drill a tight gas well at Bentley (between Lismore, Kyogle and Casino) which could be the start of a massive invasive Gasfield. Please help us to protect Bentley.
Blessings For Bentley
Sunday, February 16 @ 4pm
A get together to form a bond and bless the area for the upcoming fight.. Bentley Protest Site. Take the road to Kyogle from Lismore and it is 18kms on the right at Bungabee Road.
BRUNSWICK HEADS CARAVAN PARK LAND GRAB
What do you think about plans to erect a 1.8m high steel mesh fence all around the boundary of The Terrace Holiday Park, shutting out locals altogether thus ending public access to the foreshore of Simpsons Creek? This creek is the branch of the Bruns River which flows south under the pedestrian bridge which links the beach with The Terrace caravan park. We have until Fri 21 February to send a submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can look at the plans at
Byron Shire Council Chambers , Station Street, Mullumbimby NSW
Brunswick Heads Library Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads;
Ferry Reserve Holiday Park, Riverside Crescent, Brunswick Heads;
Massy Greene Holiday Park, Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads; and
Terrace Reserve Holiday Park, Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads.
Please see petition at:
Over 700 have signed. Let's get it to 1000 at least!
JOHN FENTON A & I HALL, BANGALOW MONDAY 24 Feb, 6 pm
WYOMING FARMER straight from the US gasfields, as featured in Jeremy Buckingham"s recent Frack-Finding Tour of the USA presentation.
SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM LOCK THE GATE
It's our way to say THANK YOU for your actions last year: to remember the sacrifices that people have made; the incredible hurdles they have overcome; the thousands of activities they've undertaken; the bonds they've formed; the spirit of joy, colour and creativity they've nurtured; and the amazing successes they have achieved, against all the odds.
We've compiled a list of 'big wins' that the alliance achieved last year. We hope that you will take strength and inspiration from it, as we did (see http://www.lockthegate.org