Armidale

Organising meeting at Kent House, 142 Faulkner Street.

Bringing together the joy and sense of community evident in the previous Black Gully Festivals, with a stronger emphasis on preserving our environment and our climate. We envisage not only music, but also workshops, kids activities, displays, food, movies, and more.

Organising meeting at Kent House in Faulkner Street, opposite Central Park. All welcome!

Organising meeting at the SNELCC Office, Level 1, 3/119 Beardy Street. All welcome.

This is your chance to see the documentary Guarding the Galilee and join the battle to stop the biggest coal mine in Australia. Followed by discussion. At the Stro at the University of New England, Armidale.

Wollongong is a unique city with a unique political history. This is the documentary tale of miners battling deadly working conditions, women fighting Australia's biggest company, activists jailed for resisting the Vietnam draft, and today's movement to stop coal seam gas. From strikes to community rallies, from work-ins to parliament occupation, it features activist participants from Wollongong's unemployed unions, communists forced to set up an underground organisation, the battle against 'Pig Iron Bob', and struggles for Aboriginal justice in the Illawarra.

Meet at the Farmers Market and walk across the bridge to Curtis Park. Please register online and join on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/297888683751036

We will meet at Kent House, 142 Faulkner Street, Armidale. Friends and supporters welcome!

Armidale screening at 6.45 at the Belgrave – A new film reveals unseen footage of coal, corruption and community resistance of one of Australia’s most controversial mining projects – Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Mine in the Leard State Forest. In light of Adani and Shenhua approvals and the government’s move to strip communities of the right to challenge government decisions, the film is especially pertinent. You must book tickets online.

Written in the blood of mineworkers and their families, 'Blood on the Coal' tells the story of Australia’s Queensland coalfields – one of the world’s richest energy resources and for 150 years a bitter industrial battleground. This story of struggle and tragedy features harrowing underground disasters and heroic rescues. The film traces a history of strikes, industrial turmoil as well as the current push by global mining giants to destroy regional communities and replace local mineworkers with a subservient itinerant workforce.

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