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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 'angels' arrested at Santos CSG site

Five climate guardian angels were arrested by police on February 9 while blockading the road to Santos' Leewood wastewater facility in the Pilliga forest near Narrabri in north-west New South Wales.

Gloucester anti-fracking activist: 'CSG in NSW is dead in the water'

“Coal seam gas in New South Wales is dead in the water”, Julie Lyford, spokesperson for Groundswell Gloucester, said after AGL announced on February 4 it was quitting Gloucester.

AGL had planned to drill at 300 sites in a geologically complex and rich farming region north-west of Newcastle. It had been facing fierce opposition for conducting tests in the Gloucester region under PEL 285.

The decision has been welcomed by anti-coal seam gas (CSG) campaigners across NSW. AGL's licence was due for renewal on February 22.

Pilliga activists: 'Pepper spray won't keep us away'

Protesters opposing a coal seam gas (CSG) wastewater plant in northern NSW say they will not let police use of pepper spray deter them from their fight against Santos' plans to drill up to 850 CSG wells in the Pilliga.

The Pilliga forest is a vital recharge area for the Great Artesian Basin, which forms the lifeblood of eastern Australia.

As part of its CSG plans, Santos is building a wastewater treatment works at Leewood, which was approved without an environmental impact statement and without public consultation.

Pilliga Push - Health Carers for a CSG free Pilliga

Calling all Health Carers to gather in the Pilliga to stand against unhealthy unconventional gas mining.

Nurses, Doctors, Paramedics, Midwives, Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Naturopaths, Radiographers, Aged Care Workers, Occupational Therapists, Dentists, Music Therapists, Optometrists, Osteopaths, Dieticians and Doulas......

Event date: 
Thu, 11/02/2016 - 10:00am
Event time: 
Thu, 11/02/2016 - 10:00am

Pilliga Push Convergence

A weekend gathering with a huge 'all-in' finale on Sunday the 21st.

Momentum in the Pilliga Push has been growing for months, but it's time to ramp it up. We must push CSG out of NSW before it takes hold.

Over the weekend of the 19th - 21st join us in the iconic Pilliga bushland where we will gather to opose Santos' CSG in greater numbers than ever before.

Gamilaraay custodians, farmers, nannas, local townsfolk and concerned citizens from near and far. We will all unite.

Pilliga Push Camp, Newell Highway, near Coonabarabran.

Event date: 
Fri, 19/02/2016 - 12:00pm - Sun, 21/02/2016 - 2:00pm
Event time: 
Fri, 19/02/2016 - 12:00pm
Phone: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/827580590720840/

Knitting Nannas arrested in the Pilliga

Three Knitting Nannas Against Gas were arrested on January 18 after chaining themselves to the gates of the Santos Leewood water treatment plant near Narrabri.

NT government rejects fracking application

The Northern Territory government rejected an application to explore for unconventional gas in Watarrka National Park, also known as Kings Canyon, and Coomalie on the edge of the Litchfield National Park, on November 25.

The Traditional Owners have been fighting to protect the areas from fracking for three years. More than 90% of the Northern Territory is covered by gas exploration licences, or applications for fracking exploration.

Fight against mining of coal and coal seam gas in north-west NSW

The battle to save land and water in north-west NSW's Liverpool Plains, from coal and coal seam gas continues to be fought by Aboriginal communities, farmers, local councils and environmentalists.

People in Tamworth, Moree, Narrabri, Boggabri, Gunnedah, Quirindi and Toomelah are fighting coalmining in the Leard State Forest and the Shenhua Watermark coalmine near Gunnedah. They are battling huge coal seam gas (CSG) projects in the Pilliga and gas projects in Narrabri and Tamworth.

Climate change: 'We are running out of time'

If we needed any further proof that our politicians are "fossil fools", despite recent leadership changes, look no further than the responses made by the Prime Minister and federal resources minister to the call for a moratorium on new coalmines by the President of the Pacific island nation Kiribati, Anote Tong.

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