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An anti-coal seam gas mural on a building in Pilliga township

Green Left's Mat Ward was as pissed off as most people when Santos' coal seam gas project was approved in Narrabri, despite 98% of people opposing it. He decided to spend a few days cycling the area in the north-west of New South Wales before it's possibly destroyed forever.

An anti-coal seam gas mural on a building in Pilliga township

Green Left's Mat Ward was as pissed off as most people when Santos' coal seam gas project was approved in Narrabri, despite 98% of people opposing it. He decided to spend a few days cycling the area in the north-west of New South Wales before it's possibly destroyed forever.

Pilliiga township

Green Left's Mat Ward was as pissed off as most people when Santos' coal seam gas project was approved in Narrabri, despite 98% of people opposing it. He decided to spend a few days cycling the area in the north-west of New South Wales before it's possibly destroyed forever.

An anti-coal seam gas mural on a building in Pilliga township.

Green Left's Mat Ward was as pissed off as most people when Santos' coal seam gas project was approved in Narrabri, despite 98% of people opposing it. He decided to spend a few days cycling the area in the north-west of New South Wales before it's possibly destroyed forever.

The passing of the Greens-initiated motion for a Green New Deal in the Victorian Legislative Council is a significant step forward, writes Sue Bolton.

Perth protest against the Afghanistan war in 2010

Alex Bainbridge writes that the release of the report into Australian war crimes in Afghanistan should be shocking — but it isn't.

In arriving at a synthesis between ecosocialism and ecoanarchism, Ted Trainer argues that the kind of socialism he supports avoids domination, hierarchy, authoritarianism, centralisation and top-down power.

Ecosocialists and ecoanarchists share an anti-capitalist stance, both viewing capitalism as the root of numerous social and environmental problems, writes Hans Baer.

The NSW government says its Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap is responding to community concerns about reducing emissions and energy costs. But is it? Patrick McDonald takes a look.

The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network reports questions are being asked about a new trade deal Australia just signed that does not include commitments to labour rights or environmental protections.

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