BENTLEY PEOPLE POWER & THE CSG INDUSTRY

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Come and hear Aidan Ricketts, author of The Activists Handbook and spokesperson for Gasfield Free Northern Rivers, speak about the community struggle against Metgasco at Bentley (near Lismore).

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Join a Q&A about the sort of strategy that forced the government to suspend Metgasco’s operations at Bentley and find out about Gasfield Free Northern Rivers‘ campaign to cancel the licence.

Friday July 25,  6.30 – 8.30pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown
(opposite Newtown Station)

Entry $10 / $5 concession.
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Organised by Stop CSG Sydney Inc.

REMINDER: This meeting will replace the usual General Meeting held on the last Sunday of the month. Therefore there will be no meeting at Dulwich Hill on Sunday 27th July.

It’s time to renew your membership!

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It’s been a big year of wins for Stop CSG communities around NSW already. And we could not have contributed to the success without your support, so thank you!

It is time to renew your membership with Stop CSG Sydney for the 2014-15 financial year. Membership is now available for $20 / $10 (concession). Your continued support will help make future campaigns – including cancelling the licence covering the Sydney basin – a reality.

You can deposit $20 or $10 (concession) into our bank account at BSB – 032067 Account No – 461 844 with a reference “YOUR NAME – MEMBER”. Don’t forget to send an email with your full name, address and postcode to info@stopcsgsydney.org.au with “Membership” in the subject line.

You can also pay by cash in person at our next meeting on Friday July 25 or at our next market stall in Paddington.  Your membership entitles you to also collect a membership pack which includes a “Stop CSG” medium sized yellow triangle, a badge and stickers next time we see you. If you have any questions about the membership renewal process, please contact us via return email.

A note for your diary: Stop CSG Sydney’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, 28th September 2014 at the Seaview Community Hall, Dulwich Hill.

Volunteer with Stop CSG Sydney at Paddington Markets

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If you’re volunteering for the first time, have no fear because we’ll roster you for just two to three hours with someone more experienced!

Our next stall is at Paddington Markets, 395 Oxford St, Paddington on Sat August 2, 9am – 3pm
Volunteer shifts 9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm or longer if you prefer!

If you’d like more information or to help, email Jenny Seymour or ring me on 0422 005 744.

25 May – Stop CSG Sydney – meeting + “Fractured Country”

Stop CSG Sydney public meeting + screening of “Fractured Country” film.

3pm to 5pm at Seaview Community Hall, 12-14 Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill (next to the Library). Join us afterwards for 2014 campaign planning & afternoon tea.

“Fractured Country” film will be introduced by Nell Schofield from Lock the Gate. After the film Sandy Thompson and Pip Hinman from StopCSG Sydney will describe their experience at the Blockade at Bentley near Lismore, and will discuss the next steps in the fight to protect our precious water, land and air from the impacts of coal seam gas mining.

“Fracking for gas poisoned the water” – talk by visiting US farmer

Sat 22 Feb, 4pm to 6:30pm, Leichardt Town Hall, cnr Marion St & Norton St, Leichardt

Wyoming farmer John Fenton, who featured in the film Gasland, has a tale to tell. Having lived through CSG exploration and production on his farm, he wants to warn the rest of the world about the danger.

Fracking poisoned the water supply for his farm, and has resulted in water having to be trucked into his community, while locals have been hit with serious illnesses.

John is touring Australia to highlight the dangers of CSG and fracking, with a clear message that stopping it now is our only sane option.

Don’t miss John’s only Sydney meeting, hosted by Stop CSG Sydney and the Greens. Entry by donation to help cover international airfares.

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No Fracking Way – a great song for Australia Day

Back in November, Leo Sayer recorded an anti-fracking song for Aussies Against Fracking, inspired by their work helping Dayne Pratzky with a fund raiser concert earlier in 2013. Here’s the film clip …

No Fracking Way by Leo Sayer, featuring a who’s who of Australian musicians, Leo Sayer, Kevin Borich, Harry Brus, Reg Mombasa, Doc Neeson, Mitch Anderson, Steve Balbi, Demi Hines, John Waters, and many more. Look for Dayne Pratzky the Frackman, and Josie Evans from StopCSG Sydney in the chorus.

24 Nov – Stop CSG Sydney – meeting + Xmas drinks

24 Nov – Stop CSG Sydney – last public meeting for 2013

Stop CSG Sydney’s last public meeting for 2013 is on Sunday, 24 November from 3pm to 4pm
at Seaview Community Hall, 14 Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill (next to the Library).
All welcome to discuss our achievements so far and ideas for next year’s projects.

After the meeting, we will go around the corner to the Gladstone Hotel at 572 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill for our end of year celebration.

18 Nov – Aussies against Fracking music concert

18 November – 7pm at Bluebeats 16-18 Cross St, Double Bay 9328-4411

Aussies against Fracking unites a star-studded cast of music performers who are opposed to Coal Seam Gas and Fracking. This is the who’s-who of Oz Music, tickets are only $28 (Moshtix or at the door).
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The Sydney launch night features live performances by Adam Harvey, Deni Hines, John Waters, Kevin Borich, Steve Balbi (Mi-Sex, Noiseworks), with Harry Brus, Mick O’Shea & Casey Burgess in The All Star Anti-Fracking Band, AAF Patron Doc Neeson (Angels), Dog Trumpet (Reg Mombassa & Peter O’Doherty), Graham Wilson (The Four Kinsmen) Mitch Anderson & Alex Gibson from ‘The Voice’, Kate Lush & Cass Eager and just announced The Whale Whisperer Bunna Lawrie.

Video messages from Bob Brown, Jack Thompson, Leo Sayer, Ash Grunwald, Alan Jones, Marcia Hines, Deni Hines , John Butler, Steve Balbi, Jeff Duff, Keith Scott, Mitch Anderson, Reg Mombassa, John Waters, Doc Neeson, Adam Harvey, Troy Cassar-Daley, Xavier Rudd, Wendy Matthews, Melinda Schneider, Mark Gable, John Paul Young, Nick Saxon & many more.

Guest Speakers: Drew Hutton, President LOCK THE GATE, Dayne Pratsky “The Frackman”, Greens Senator Jeremy Buckingham, and Aussies Against Fracking patron Doc Neeson.

Plus the launch of Leo Sayer’s new video “NO FRACKING WAY” …
No Fracking Way by Leo Sayer, featuring a who’s who of Australian musicians, Leo Sayer, Kevin Borich, Harry Brus, Reg Mombasa, Doc Neeson, Mitch Anderson, Steve Balbi, Demi Hines, John Waters, and many more. Look for Dayne Pratzky the Frackman, and Josie Evans from StopCSG Sydney in the chorus.

17 Nov – National Day of Climate Action

Getup has organised a national day of climate action rallies. The Sydney rally is at Prince Alfred Park, near Central.

Stop CSG Sydney members please meet at 10.30am in Prince Alfred Park near the corner of Chalmers Street and Cleveland St (Cleveland Street side) where the school is. Look out for the yellow triangles. Don’t forget to bring your signs and wear your tshirts. (trains to Central or buses to Cleveland St)

Government policy needs to change and change now and the only way it will is if we get out in the streets. We want CSG mining to stop. We do not need it. It increases carbon pollution, trashes water, soil and health. Clean alternatives are possible and we have enough offshore gas anyway.

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