environmental

GREEN LEFT REPORT #9: Feminism's resurgence, Venezuelan eyewitness + more

This episode focuses on feminism's resurgence and Venezuela's unfolding revolution. It includes activist news on Stop CSG protests, Global Noise protests, plus Carlo Sands on the European Union's Nobel Peace prize win, and a performance by 1000 eyes at Occupy.

Big win as last CSG licence in Sydney's water catchment cancelled

Activists have welcomed the announcement on July 6 that the NSW Coalition government has decided to buy back a coal seam gas (CSG) petroleum exploration licence from AGL that covers Sydney’s water catchment.

“It is a big win,” said Jess Moore, spokesperson for Stop CSG Illawarra. The anti-CSG group, with significant community involvement, has been campaigning for four years to protect the water catchment.

Neil Young fires back as Monsanto slams new album

After delivering some bad news to presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop rockin’ to his “Rockin' In The Free World” song, it looks like Neil Young has also upset some of his fans over at Monsanto.

In a statement to Billboard, multinational corporation Monsanto is letting it be known that its feelings have been hurt by the rock legend.

The 69-year-old Canadian musician is releasing a new album entitled the Monsanto Years, targeting the chemical giant’s use of genetically modified seeds and pesticides.

Frackman details one man's fight against gas multinationals

Frackman
Directed by Richard Todd
http://frackmanthemovie.com

Frackman is a new documentary that follows the story of self-proclaimed “worst environmental activist ever” Dayne Pratzky, a resident of the Tara Estates, Chinchilla, in Queensland.

Netherlands: Citizens successfully sue gov't over climate inaction


People's Climate March, Amsterdam, September 21, 2014. Photo: Urgenda.nl.

Environmental groups have congratulated the Netherlands after 866 Dutch citizens collectively won a lawsuit filed against their own government for “knowingly contributing” to global warming while doing nothing to prevent it.

Pakistan: Extreme heat wave kills more than 1000


Protest by Awami Workers Party-Sindh against exacerbation of heatwave by corruption and electricity privatisation. Hyderabad, Sindh, June 28. Photo: Awami Workers Party-Sindh/ Facebook.

The death toll in Pakistan's devastating heat wave shot past 1000 on June 25. This makes it the worst heat wave to hit the country's southern city of Karachi in at least 35 years.

Forgotten Earth: Reconnecting with Nature Fair

The World Student Environmental Network (WSEN) is proud to invite you to our event Forgotten Earth: Reconnecting with Nature Fair, which takes place on Thursday 16th of July, during the annual WSEN Summit held from the 13th of July to the 18th of July.

Tickets now available through Eventbrite for Scott Ludlams speech on cities and nature, and it's free! Just need the ticket to reserve your seat :)
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/scott-ludlam-cities-nature-tickets-17103...

The Facebook page for the Summit can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/WSEN2015

Event date: 
Thu, 16/07/2015 - 10:00am

Roe Highway Protest Parade - Hamilton Hill

Hamilton Hill Community Group (HHCG) & Hamilton Hill Action Group (HHAG) invite you to MAKE SOME NOISE against the Governments Roe Highway proposals. Further details to follow.

Sunday, July 5 at 3:30pm
Wally Hagan Basketball Stadium
Starling Street, Hamilton Hill, Perth, Western Australia 6163

Organised by the Hamilton Hill Community Group

https://www.facebook.com/events/1641190279460460/

Event date: 
Sun, 05/07/2015 - 3:30pm

Peru: Workers' solidarity aids anti-mine fight

Unionists, rural workers and environmentalists are coming together in Arequipa, in southern Peru, to halt the proposed Tia Maria copper mine. The mine project belongs to Southern Copper Corporation, a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico.

Mine opponents are demanding respect for workers' rights, community democracy and involvement in development decisions, and protection for the ecosystem and rural farmers.

Grassroots groups call climate protests

Grassroots climate groups are calling for large protests in cities around the world to coincide with the United Nations climate talks held in Paris in November and December, known as COP21.

In France, a broad coalition of almost 100 groups, including trade unions, have created Coalition Climat 21 to organise mass mobilisations before and during the Paris talks.

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