Climate strikers confront Woodside

March 6, 2023

Hundreds of climate strikers heard from First Nations leaders and climate activists before marching to the Woodside office in Perth on March 3.

Speakers included Traditional Owners Raelene Cooper and Josie Alec, who are campaigning against Woodside's Scarborough Gas Hub and Joana Partyka, who was raided by WA Police because of her climate activism.

Rob, from the XR Grandparents group, spoke about three similarities between the movement against the Vietnam War and climate activism today. First, he said we confronted a big injustice from the Australian government. Secondly, he said the government covered the injustice with lies — today its called "greenwash". Thirdly, he said, the movement took to the streets.

"Don't give up," he implored the young strikers. "The war ended," he said. People power can make the difference and climate activism today is about doing "something much bigger" than the anti-Vietnam war movement of the past.

School strikers on the platform denounced the government's greenwashing and said that "we've been let down by the institutions that are meant to protect us".

More photos can be found on the Green Left Facebook page.

Passionate march to Woodside's office
Passionate march to Woodside's office. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Stand for climate action
Stand for climate action. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Save our climate, save our kids
Save our climate, save our kids. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Say no to Scarborough gas
Say no to Scarborough gas. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Our Earth is dying
Our Earth is dying. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Sitdown outside the Woodside office
Sitdown outside the Woodside office. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Climate crisis: sponsored by Woodside
Climate crisis: sponsored by Woodside. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Capitalism is killing the climate, ecosocialism is the alternative
Capitalism is killing the climate, ecosocialism is the alternative. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Climate justice now
Climate justice now. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Climate strikers marching
Climate strikers marching. Photo: Alex Bainbridge

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