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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.

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.

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
Phone: 
Ph 9218 9608, 0413 976 638

Underground coal gasification banned in Queensland

Queensland Natural Resources and Mines minister Anthony Lynham announced on April 18 that the government has banned underground coal gasification (UCG) in the state, arguing the environmental risks outweigh the economic benefits.

He said the ban, which would apply immediately as government policy, would be legislated by the end of the year.

Underground coal gasification involves converting coal to a synthesised gas by burning it underground. The syngas is processed on the surface to create products such as aviation fuels and synthetic diesel.

Hundreds march in Katherine for a frack-free future

Hundreds marched down the main street of Katherine in the Northern Territory on April 20 to call for the protection of water, country and culture from fracking gasfields.

From Alice Springs to Arnhem Land, pastoralists, Traditional Owners, kids, community, musicians and whip crackers turned out to have their say.

Residents demand AGL closes Camden CSG wells now

Activists from Stop CSG Sydney and the Australian Student Environment Network toured the AGL Camden CSG gasfields on April 17 to see for themselves how close gas wells are to homes. AGL has promised to end gas mining in Camden by 2023. Residents want them shut down now.

The NSW government has said that gas wells cannot be drilled within two kilometres of homes, but it is happy for Landcom, the government's own developer, to sell house and land packages within a few hundred metres of major gasfields.

Students demand universities divest from fossil fuels

In a week of divestment actions, dubbed “Flood the Campus” starting on April 18, students across Australia took action demanding their universities divest from fossil fuels as a step towards tackling climate change.

Initiated by 350.org, the protest was supported by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), environmental collectives, Resistance clubs among others.

Lismore activists demand CSG out of regional plan

Concerned residents gathered outside Lismore City Council on April 19 as the NSW Planning Department briefed council on the Draft North Coast Regional Plan.

Spokesperson for Gasfield Free Northern Rivers, Dean Draper said: “They should be offering a community briefing in Lismore so we can clearly send our message that this regional plan must be amended to remove the current references to CSG. As well as this removal we are demanding that the plan clearly spells out that there will be no unconventional gas exploration at all for the life of the plan.

Ecosocialism or Barbarism? Capitalism vs Humanity in the Global Climate Crisis

Don't miss Canadian ecosocialist Ian Angus speaking in Adelaide at this important forum about the very future of our planet.
Box Factory Community Centre
59 Regent St South, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
All welcome, entry by suggested donation of $5. Dinner available for a donation (incl. vego options).

This forum will address the "climate war" that has begun and the solutions needed to address it.

Event date: 
Mon, 02/05/2016 - 6:30pm
Event time: 
Mon, 02/05/2016 - 6:30am

Stand Up at the Santos AGM!

Adelaide Convention Centre, North Tce
RSVP: Facebook event; https://www.facebook.com/events/556867381148571/

It's time for South Australians to support our NSW cousins. Our common asset - Australia's largest underground water resource, the Great Artesian Basin - is under serious threat from Santos' plans for an 850 well coal seam gasfield in the Pilliga forest.

Farmers and traditional owners of the Pilliga area in North West NSW will travel over 1,400km to have their voices heard by the Santos board and shareholders.

Event date: 
Wed, 04/05/2016 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Event time: 
Wed, 04/05/2016 - 9:00am
Phone: 
0437 714 786
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