International Day of Action Against Fracking: Global Frackdown

Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 09:35 - 21:00

On 22 September 2012, an unprecedented global protest against natural gas exploration – Global Frackdown – took place around the world. Alternatives joined forces with other groups from Quebec, Canada, from the United States, from Australia, and from Europe.

The Global Frackdown was incredible to experience!  It was so inspiring to see the amazing pictures of ‘ban fracking’ goodness from all over the world and to share the connection between the struggles we are all engaged in. We hope you feel the same way. 

When we launched the Global Frackdown with some of our partners, our goals were to help cut through the propaganda put out by the oil and gas industry, to provide a global context to amplify local campaigns, and to build a broad based call for a ban on fracking. The Day of Action was a great success.

Many successes:
180 Partner Organizations
200 + actions in 20+ Countries
5 continents and thousands of people brought together - some of the protests included thousands of people rallying and marching in France, three hundred at a rally in the Czech Republic, hundreds rallying in Cape Town South Africa, 250+ in Culver City near Los Angeles, California, nearly a dozen actions across New York, and on and on.

Come see the amazing pictures.

Listen to an extract of Michel Lambert, Alternatives' Executive Director speaking at the Global Frackdown day in Drummondville


As part of the Peoples Summit Rio+20 (June 2012), many different environmental groups came together to discuss their particular movements and to share collective strategies for action. One of these strategies was to create the first International Day of Action Against Fracking (Global Frackdown).  

A new website which includes a joint statement, a petition, and the details for events throughout the world is now online. Take a look!

All forms of hydraulic fracking and natural gas extraction have led to cases of chemical and toxic pollution, human rights abuses, public health implications, wasting of drinking water, destruction of land, earthquakes, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.    

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