Saturday, February 27, 2016

Re-post: Hands Over Our Scotland


Campaign group 'Hands Over Our Scotland' has organised a Scottish tour of the new documentary film 'Groundswell Rising', featuring the testimonies of people in towns across America who have to live side-by-side with the fracking industry. For further details see http://www.groundswellscotland.com .

Executive producer Mark Lichty is coming to Scotland to speak at screenings of the film. Mark is an attorney and former CEO of Bustin Industrial Products. Having been in manufacturing for many years, he is deeply concerned about the safety issues not being addressed by the oil and gas industry. Mark Lichty said: "I'm really looking forward to bringing Groundswell Rising to Scotland. The film shows how an industry rich with political connections managed to slip into a position of almost untouchable power and how at-risk communities have come together to fight back.”

The full list of UK dates is as follows:
Tues. 1st March 7-9pm Westminster - Committee Room 6, Sponsor George Kerevan MP
Wed. 2nd March 7-9pm Room G.04 50 George Square, Univ. Edinburgh
Thurs. 3rd March 7-9.30pm Dalkeith Miners Welfare Club, Dalkeith
Fri. 4th March
7.30pm Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

7-9.30pm North Edinburgh Arts, Edinburgh EH4 4TZ
Sat. 5th March
2-4pm The Station Hotel, Shotts

6- 8pm, Garnethill Room, Renfield St. Stephens Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JP
Sun. 6th March 7-9pm Trinity Church, Falkirk
Mon. 7th March 6-8pm The Void Cinema, Univ. Sheffield
Tues. 8th March 7-9.30pm Ribby Hall, Wrea Green, Lancashire
Wed. 9th March 7.30pm Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome

NB. Mark Lichty will attend all screenings except for those on 27th Feb and 4th March.

Further information about Groundswell Rising can be found at http://groundswellrising.com/ & http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/gsr.html

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