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Some of the worst fears and dire predictions of opponents of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline came true on November 16 when pipeline owner TransCanada announced that more than 200,000 gallons of oil had spilled from the existing portion of the Keystone system in Marshall County, South Dakota.

It’s that time of year again when countries get together to discuss taking action on climate change. Progress is painfully slow at these United Nations Climate Change Conferences (known as COPs). We are up to number 23 — hence it is called COP23.

COP23, held in Bonn, Germany from November 6-17, is not as significant as COP21 in 2015, when the Paris Agreement was negotiated. Much of this year’s conference is concerned with fleshing out details of the Paris Agreement, the so called rulebook, for adoption in 2018.

As the world economy spirals down into its deepest crisis since the great depression, the writings of Karl Marx have made a return to the top seller lists in bookstores. In his native Germany, the sales of Marx’s works have trebled.

Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA

Where: Alpha Hotel Eastern Creek
Address: Cnr Brabham Drive & Peter Brock Drive, Eastern Creek 2766
When: 10am - Wednesday 29th April 2020

This fun, social idea came out of the 10 year celebration/future forum last November — We are inviting sustainability interest groups together for a social gathering called ‘Green Drinks’. To be honest the original idea was by Dave Carr organising similar get togethers for the enviro-sector in previous years. But what is original is the cool new venue for the get together.

Water for Rivers planning meeting. All welcome. Come and plan the next stage of the campaign to win water for rivers and community.

With report back from Barry Stone, Employment Agent who lives on Lake Menindee, Aboriginal activist and Wilcannia water campaigner.

Plus reportbacks from Canberra's Parliament Feb 4 protest, Bourke, Wilcannia and update on the battles resisting day zero in Armidale, Tamworth, Orange.

Can call in: details: Water for Rivers Planning Meeting

March 5, 6pm. Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo

A discussion starter on building a radical green new deal project. What would it look like? What would it take? How can we achieve a just transition for affected communities?

With:

Frank Stilwell, University of Sydney, Department of Political Economy, author of 12 books the most recent being The Political Economy of Inequality

Dr Steve O'Brien, former Newcastle steel worker, unionist, educator

Susan Price, Green Left editor and climate campaigner

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