Connecting anti-fracking struggles internationally - Interview With Wenonah Hauteur. by The Democracy Center published on 2017-07-09T22:59:14Z Frackopoly Tour - England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Interview with the director of Food and Water Watch Wenonah Hauter at the presentation of her new book Frackopoly. On a recent tour of the UK and Ireland to promote her new book on fracking, the director of Food and Water Watch, Wenonah Hauter has been sharing stories of the devastating social and environmental damage caused in her home country by fracking projects at the hands of the oil and gas industry. The US experience, according to Hauter, should be a cautionary tale for movements this side of the Atlantic. In the Westville hotel in the town of Enniskillen near the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, before her presentation on the 11th of June 2017, we spoke with the internationally renowned expert on the importance of connecting struggles in different places and learning from examples of successful resistance in order to strengthen the anti-fracking movement in Europe and internationally. Hauter gave some examples of how this is already being done and what she considers to be some of most strategic ways of making these connections. She also shared with us what she has seen and heard from the anti-fracking movement in the UK and Ireland -its achievements, challenges and opportunities-during her tour. Finally, we spoke about what is happening currently in the anti-fracking struggle in the US, the types of support needed by the movement there and how she sees her role and that of her organisation in the next stage of that fight, given the new political context.