Green Left Weekly https://www.greenleft.org.au en Ecuador pledges to keep fighting Chevron https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55060 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 30/09/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/correa-chevron.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During a visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, Ecuador’s foreign minister <em><strong>Ricardo Patino</strong></em> joined independent media outlet <em>Democracy now!</em> on September 23 to discuss his government’s involvement in two closely watched environmental legal battles. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55060" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55060#comments 983 anti-corporate Ecuador environmental International News Latin America Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:19:45 +0000 stuart_m 55060 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Ecuador's foreign minister speaks on example of Snowden, legacy of Chavez https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55181 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 22/10/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/24/ecuadorean_foreign_minister_on_latin_american">interview</a> with independent progressive media outlet <em>Democracy Now!</em> last month, Ecuador's foreign minister, <em><strong>Ricardo Patino</strong></em>, discussed why President Rafael Correa did not attend the United Nations General Assembly then taking place.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55181" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55181#comments 985 anti-corporate democracy Ecuador International News international solidarity Latin America national liberation Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:16:19 +0000 stuart_m 55181 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Rapper AWKWORD tackles Hip-Hop's awkward issues https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56296 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 22/04/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/952">Mat Ward</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/1070039_10151762061001926_379496154_n.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="140" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>World View</em></strong><br /> AWKWORD<br /> February 2, 2014<br /> <a href="http://www.awkwordrap.com" title="www.awkwordrap.com">www.awkwordrap.com</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56296" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56296#comments 1005 AWKWORD Cultural Dissent fracking guns hip-hop justice Mat Ward music prison rap rape Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:11:59 +0000 Mat Ward 56296 at https://www.greenleft.org.au People power stops gas drilling in Bentley https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56240 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 12/04/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/967">Mel Barnes</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/bentley_blockade.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An ongoing blockade of an unconventional gas drill site in Bentley, 12 kilometres from Lismore’s CBD in NSW, has so far stopped gas company Metgasco from starting exploration in the area. </p> <p>This test drill will help determine whether there are commercial quantities of gas available, and if so, up to 1000 wells could potentially be drilled in the area.</p> <p>Hundreds of people are permanently camping on land next to the drill site, and at times numbers have swelled to 2000, as the community acts to stop heavy machinery from entering.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56240" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56240#comments 1005 Australian News Bentley blockade coal seam gas environmental farmers' rights Mel Barnes Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:22:22 +0000 mel_b 56240 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance & Green Left Weekly at the May Day March! https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/56294 <p>Meet at 9am, corner of Wharf and Turbot St to grab your leaflets and Green Left Weekly bundle! We'll work from the front of the march to the back, distributing Australia's best radical press and leaflets for upcoming events until 9:45am where we'll gather at the back of the march with our flags, banners, and our best yellin' voices!</p> <p>For our members and supporters who just want to march with us, join us at 9:45am at the rear of the march, corner of Leichhardt and Little Edward Streets, on this, the Workers' Day!</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 04/05/2014 - 9:45am</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-event-website"> <div class="field-label">Website:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.socialist-alliance.org/brisbane">Socialist Alliance Brisbane</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-phone"> <div class="field-label">Phone:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0401 234 610 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/56294" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/56294#comments Brisbane Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:39:12 +0000 Brisbane 56294 at https://www.greenleft.org.au G20 Community Action Meeting https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/56293 <p>Musgrave Park-Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy (near Jagera Hall)</p> <p>Brisbane Community Action Network (BrisCAN) G20 and the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy invite all groups and concerned individuals to a general meeting to plan and discuss our shared visions for responding to the G20!</p> <p>Come early to meet in your working groups - if you are in one - or just to catch up and have a chat!</p> <p>Light refreshments provided... Please bring some food or drink to share!</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 03/05/2014 - 10:00am</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-event-website"> <div class="field-label">Website:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1485859991626336/">G20 Community Action Meeting</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-phone"> <div class="field-label">Phone:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0411 118 737 </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/56293#comments Brisbane Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:59:44 +0000 Brisbane 56293 at https://www.greenleft.org.au A MAY DAY CONCERT https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/56292 <p>At TURNSTYLE: 10 Laura St, Highgate Hill<br /> Come celebrate May Day in style with some progressive tunes!<br /> Celebrate the foundation of the 8 hour day and the workers rights movement! Pull a sickie! Don't Sleep! </p> <p>Line up:<br /> THE LOVELESS UNION<br /> NOEL GARDENER<br /> PHIL MONSOUR<br /> ANDY PAINE</p> <p>ENTRY: $5 Concession $10 Full Waged<br /> (All Profits go to the Artists!)</p> <p>Delicious Wood fired pizzas (veg options)<br /> and Drinks available!!!<br /> (All Profits go to next years event!)</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 01/05/2014 - 6:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-event-website"> <div class="field-label">Website:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/759286507423974/">MAY DAY CELEBRATION 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/56292#comments Brisbane Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:56:11 +0000 Brisbane 56292 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance Branch Meeting https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/56291 <p>Socialist Alliance Brisbane Branch's fortnightly Branch Meeting, where we discuss and plan our day-to-day work. If you're a member of Socialist Alliance or Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance and you haven't been to a branch meeting before, why not check it out? If you're considering joining and want to find out more, we welcome visitors.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 29/04/2014 - 6:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-event-email"> <div class="field-label">Email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="mailto:brisbane@socialist-alliance.org">brisbane@socialist-alliance.org</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-event-website"> <div class="field-label">Website:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.socialist-alliance.org/brisbane">http://www.socialist-alliance.org/brisbane</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-phone"> <div class="field-label">Phone:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0401 234 610 </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/56291#comments Brisbane Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:51:20 +0000 Brisbane 56291 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Student whistle blower wins against attempted dismissal https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56288 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 19/04/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5290">Christian Goopy</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/tom_raue.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="104" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A motion to dismiss the vice president of the University of Sydney Union (USU), Tom Raue, failed to pass at a board meeting on April 17.</p> <p>Raue's supporters erupted with delight when the motion, moved by the USU president, did not get the required two thirds majority.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56288" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56288#comments 1005 Australia Australian News Christian Goopy education NTEU USU USyd Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:17:14 +0000 mel_b 56288 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Ecuador: Democracy on display as Amazon oil debate to go to vote https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56287 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 18/04/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/558">Christian Tym</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/ecuador_yasuni.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa’s decision to drill for oil in the ITT block of Yasuni National Park looks set to be reviewed at a referendum. Environmental groups delivered hundreds of thousands of signatures to the National Electoral Commission on 11–12 April petitioning against the decision.</p> <p>United for Yasuni (Yasunidos) collected 856,704 signatures. Kichwa indigenous federation Ecuarunari delivered more than 200,000 and Amazon Total Defence Front (FDTA) provided 584,008. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56287" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56287#comments 1005 anti-corporate Christian Tym democracy economy Ecuador environmental International News Latin America poverty Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:53:07 +0000 stuart_m 56287 at https://www.greenleft.org.au