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.

'Citizen scientists' force VicForests to halt logging

Volunteer conservationists forced a last minute stay of execution for a section of forest near Toolangi that they had shown was home to the critically endangered Leadbeater's possum, which VicForests contractors were due to clearfell within days.

Despite finding evidence of the possum in mid-April, posted as a video on facebook, “citizen scientists” monitoring logging operations were alarmed on May 4 to find the Imperium logging coupe where the possum was found was due to commence logging any day.

New campaign to protect swift parrot

The Bob Brown Foundation launched a new website, SaveBrunyIsland.org, on May 3 with a peaceful demonstration outside Hobart’s Parliament House. Conservationists held placards of the swift parrot, with an image drawn by cartoonist First Dog on the Moon.

The new campaign is designed to mobilise members of the community to urge the Prime Minister and Tasmania’s Premier Will Hodgman, to protect all swift parrot habitat in secure reserves. The campaign will also target customers of logging company Ta Ann, asking them to reject timber logged in swift parrot habitat.

Why I'll join the Newcastle harbour blockade

As a First Nations activist I’ll be joining the harbour blockade on May 8.

Newcastle’s beautiful harbour is a fitting place to take a stand against coal exports and environmental destruction.

People hunger for a different world based on cooperation and treating the land with respect, values at the heart of all First Nations cultures.

The violation of these values is illustrated by the failure of Hunter-based coal companies to sign land use agreements with the traditional owners.

As a First Nations activist I'll be joining the harbour blockade on May 8.

Paris and pushing back the climate deniers

In many ways, environment minister Greg Hunt's attendance at the New York signing of the Paris Agreement on April 21 underscored the Coalition government's resistance to in taking real action to curb toxic carbon dioxide emissions.

Pilliga protectors push back Santos

We arrived at twilight and put up our tents using the headlights from the car. A young man at the camp helped us with threading those damned rods with elastic bits through the tape slots on the tent. We had just got it up when we heard a bell ring for the evening meal. The meal was delicious, catering for both vegetarians and meat eaters. Although they didn't exactly admit it, the meat dish was possibly a road-kill kangaroo.

Carlo's Corner: Don't panic, we've found a brand new coral reef in the Amazon

The May budget is just days away at time of writing, so while I don't know its exact details, I feel I can safely take an educated guess and suggest it probably won't include a fully-costed plan for a rapid transition to a post-carbon, zero emissions economy based on 100% renewable energy.

Ian Angus: Capitalism versus humanity in the fight to save the planet

World renowned ecosocialist Ian Angus speaking about "climate war and the billionaire class".

Perth Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen St, Perth (next to McIver station)

Recommended donation: $5. Organised by Socialist Alliance

Event date: 
Sat, 30/04/2016 - 2:00pm
Event time: 
Sat, 30/04/2016 - 2:00pm
Ph 9218 9608, 0413 976 638

Public Forum: Act4Nature: What should be done to protect our wildlife?

Public Forum: Act4Nature: What should be done to protect our wildlife?

Monday, May 23 at 5:30 PM

State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street, Perth, Australia 6000

Hosted by the WA Forest Alliance


Event date: 
Mon, 23/05/2016 - 5:30pm

Rally for People and Planet

Rally for People and Planet

As part of the 2016 March Against Monsanto Global event.

Thursday May 19 @ 2pm

WA Parliament

Hosted by Pesticide Action Group of Western Australia, Alliance for a Clean Environment and Save Our Trees WA


Event date: 
Thu, 19/05/2016 - 2:00pm
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