A coalition of community environmental groups has been trying to stop logging in the Mumbulla State Forest in the NSW far south east, with a blockade of about 90 people. The forest contains the last known koala colony between Canberra and Victoria.
The logging is being carried out by Forests NSW, a public trading enterprise under direct control of the NSW state government. Ninety-five percent of felled trees are to be processed at the Eden woodchipping mill, owned by South East Forest Exports (SEFE).
On March 4, the first IQ² debate was held in Melbourne on the topic “Should Australia embrace nuclear power?”.On March 4, the first IQ² debate was held in Melbourne on the topic "Should Australia embrace nuclear power?".
Arguing the pro-nuclear case, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation chair Ziggy Switzkowski and Erica Smyth, chair of uranium mining company Toro Energy were joined by NASA climate scientist James Hansen.
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.
Speakers highlighted the inadequate representation that they felt local council members are providing, and voiced their concerns about corruption in the council.
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
Join us next Saturday for a snap action march in protest against the decision not to label the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger". Our reef is fragile and precious and we cannot allow it to die.
The next court date for Blockade IMARC Arrestees is the 12th of March! Please come down to the Melbourne Magistrates Court and show your solidarity.
Bring signs, banners and your voice, let's show everyone facing court that day that they're not in this alone. None of us are free until all of us are free!
Gathering from 9am as court starts at 10am
Please message Blockade IMARC if your group happy to co-host, and share through your networks
Join the massive #Time2Choose rally in Sydney’s CBD on March 24 to say no more coal and gas mining in NSW and help shape the upcoming 2019 NSW and federal elections. Thousands of voices will be taking to the streets to call for a clean, renewable energy future.
The Armidale Community Garden is open on 4 afternoons a week, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from around 1pm until dusk when the chooks agree to being shut in for the night.
See the link for further details.