A small Western Australia-based company, Eden Energy, is working on a project to convert most of Indias public buses to run on a cleaner type of gas that will reduce smog in packed Indian cities. Eden Energy owns the patent for a fuel known as Hythane, or HCNG, a compressed mixture of hydrogen and compressed natural gas.
Al Gores film, An Inconvenient Truth, raises the issue of global warming in a way that scares the bejeezus out of viewers, as it should since the consequences of global climate change are truly earth-shaking. The former vice-president does a good job of presenting the graphic evidence: exquisite and terrifying pictures that document the melting of the polar ice caps and the effects on other species, new diseases and rising ocean levels.
Hot on the heels of the Sydney protests against US Vice-President Dick Cheney, more than 100 people attended the Sydney Socialist Alliance’s ‘Stand Up for Your Rights’ concert and election launch on February 24 at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. Many performers gave their time to the event including Uncle Arthur Ridgeway from Newcastle and Munkimuk from Sydney.
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The invasion and occupation of Iraq has never been popular. With more than 650,000 Iraqis, mostly civilians, having been killed since the March 2003 US-British-Australian invasion, it is not surprising that three quarters of Iraqis want the US and other foreign troops out, with 61% supporting armed attacks on US troops. The war is also opposed by a majority in the West, including those countries that are involved in the US-led occupation.
Seven hundred issues ago the first copy of Green Left Weekly hit the streets in the midst of the first US-led invasion of Iraq. Just say no to the war, was the cry on our multi-coloured cover, and the issue was snapped up eagerly at the anti-war protests.
New Mardi Gras organisers called police to Community Action Against Homophobias (CAAH) peaceful banner action at Fair Day on February 18. Fair Day is the annual lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) picnic in Sydneys massive Mardi Gras calendar.
Gippsland power industry unionists met on February 20 to discuss a plan for rescuing the industrys occupational health and safety (OHS) standards after two deaths and one serious injury in the power industry late last year.
I was very saddened to hear about the death of Neville Curtis at his home in White Beach, Tasmania, on February 15. He was 60 years old.