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AGL CEO Andrew Vesey likes to paint himself as a sort of “greenie” who is shifting the company in the right direction in these “carbon constrained” times.

An alliance of business, welfare and environmental groups and trade unions has formed to produce a joint set of goals and principles on climate policy. The Australian Climate Roundtable announced its formation on June 29. The group formed to try to reset the highly politicised and entrenched debate in Australia on climate change. It aims to demonstrate to politicians and the broader community that there is more that unites the business, environment, union and social groups than divides when it comes to wanting action on climate change.
"The situation is pretty grim," Reihana Mohideen told Green Left Weekly on August 8 from the frontline of devastating floods that have submerged half of Manila over the last few days. "It's still raining hard and hard to get around." "This is another painful reminder of the global climate change crisis and the pain is being felt most by the poor and most oppressed."
Helensburgh is not renowned for climate activism. A coalmining town, Helensburgh was established around the Metropolitan colliery, Australia's oldest continually operating coal mine, in the 1880s. The coal transnational Peabody Energy, which owns the Metropolitan, sponsors local activities such as school sporting teams and community fairs. However, 35 people attended a climate-focused public meeting in the NSW south coast town on November 2.

Heading for Extinction - And what to do about it?
An introductory talk to Extinction Rebellion and how to get involved.

It's time to get real about the ecological and climate emergency we are facing. Our political system is broken and our leaders are failing to protect us.

It's time to tell the truth and act as though the truth is real. It's time to band together and be effective as part of an international movement of mass participation and civil disobedience. Come and hear about why we need the Extinction Rebellion and how you can be a part of it.

Can capitalism solve the climate crisis?

We argue that under a profit driven system, it is not possible to implement the urgent solutions we need to address the climate and ecological crisis we're all facing.

Solutions lie in moving to a society that places human need first, a society that ceases to exploit and commodify people, animals and environment to generate billions for a select few.

Friday 24 Jan, 6pm
Geelong Activist Centre Bookshop
Geelong Trades Hall
127 Myers St, Geelong 3220

Heading for Extinction - And what to do about it?
An introductory talk to Extinction Rebellion and how to get involved.

It's time to get real about the ecological and climate emergency we are facing. Our political system is broken and our leaders are failing to protect us.

It's time to tell the truth and act as though the truth is real. It's time to band together and be effective as part of an international movement of mass participation and civil disobedience. Come and hear about why we need the Extinction Rebellion and how you can be a part of it.

Extinction Rebellion Geelong will be meeting at 2pm on Saturday 18 January to discuss and plan future local actions.

This is our first meeting for 2020.

Meeting will take place in Lower Hall, Geelong Trades Hall, 127 Myers Street Geelong.

We acknowledge that Extinction Rebellion Geelong meets on Wadda Wurrung land, land that was stolen and never ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

Bushfires, corporate greed and climate; A crisis of capitalism. Speakers: Shaun MacDonald, firefighter; Pip Hinman, Socialist Alliance. Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo. Entry by donation $3/$5. Cheap tasty meal available from 6pm.

Undermined: Tales from the Kimberley, a film by Nicholas Wrathall & Stephanie King (who will be present for a Q&A).

As fires rage across four states, this film is about an unprecedented corporate land grab for mining and irrigated agricultural corporations and a reminder of the need to return to the sophisticated land management and conservation practices of First Nations peoples.

Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo.

More info: 8070 9330

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