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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.

Frackman details one man's fight against gas multinationals

Directed by Richard Todd

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.

Coal and gas industry faces a bleak future

The township of Camberwell in the Hunter Valley and Camberwell coalmine in the background.

Early this month, Beyond Zero Emissions published a report called Fossil Economy, which highlighted the potential economic risks to Australia because of its heavy dependence on fossil fuel exports.

Armidale Action On Coal Seam Gas and Mining

Armidale Action on Coal Seam Gas and Mining (AACSGaM) meets on the third Monday of the month at 6pm at the Royal Hotel, see also

Event date: 
Mon, 15/06/2015 - 6:00pm

Lock the Gate’s rally for the future

More than 250 farmers and their city cousins rallied at Queensland Parliament House on May 21 calling for an end to unconventional gas production and coal mining.

The rally was organised by Lock the Gate (Queensland). Farmers from the Bentley Blockade and Northern Rivers in NSW travelled to Brisbane for the rally.

Will Abbott save Galilee Basin coalmine?

In its latest federal budget, the Tony Abbott Liberal-National government announced the setting up of a $5 billion “concessional loan facility” called the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. The proposal has been condemned by environmental and Aboriginal rights groups.

Stop Coal Seam Gas Blue Mountains campaign meeting

Get involved in Blue Mountains residents’ campaign against coal seam gas exploration and mining.

Tuesday, 2 June (and the first Tuesday of every month)
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Lawson Bowling Club, 2 Loftus St, Lawson

All welcome.
Organised by Stop Coal Seam Gas Blue Mountains.
For more information, email:, or visit

Event date: 
Tue, 02/06/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Event time: 
Fri, 02/01/2015 - 7:30pm

Bentley CSG protesters: ‘We will fight if we have to’

Residents of Bentley, near Lismore in the NSW Northern Rivers district, have vowed to continue their fight against coal seam gas (CSG) mining following the Supreme Court’s “technical” decision to overturn the government’s suspension of Metgasco’s gas drilling licence.

Film: An Occupied Country

Photographer Dean Sewell accompanies a group of NSW farmers on a fact-finding mission to Queensland where farmers are dealing with the terrible consequences of coal seam gas mining. Fri May 29, 6.30pm. Hut 18, Addison Rd Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville.

Event date: 
Fri, 29/05/2015 - 6:30pm

Supreme Court rules for Metgasco in Bentley case

Gas company Metgasco has won its case against the state government to reinstate its drilling licence at Bentley after it was suspended last year.

However, Justice Richard Button said that while the suspension process undertaken by the government was not lawful, the judgement did not reflect the merits or otherwise of the suspension itself.

Metgasco’s licence was suspended in May last year after a large community campaign against its plans to drill for unconventional gas at Rosella, about 15 kilometres from Lismore.

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