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.
For over 30 years Friends of the Earth has been running Rad Tours to SA so people can experience first-hand the social and environmental impacts of the nuclear industry.
Film Screening of new film on Jack Mundey's life and politics.
Jack Mundey was part of a radical team that won the union leadership of the Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) in the 1960s.
After winning safety on the job, sick and accident pay, the BLF went on to fight apartheid, give solidarity to First Nations peoples, fight for jobs for women, for black and then green bans. Those bans saved many heritage and environmentally significant sites.
Water is not for Sale! In the lead up to World Water Day on March 20, and in solidarity with river communities Walgett, Brewarrina and Bourke join us at Sydney Water offices in Parramatta to say:
Water is not for Sale! Water for Rivers and Communities!
Take Water off the Market, end Water Trading!
Stop big corporate pumping when rivers have low to medium flows!
Ban floodplain harvesting!
Location: Replants.com, 96 Wray Ave, Fremantle, WA 6160
"Water Is Life", a documentary about the fight by Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory to stop fracking on their land. Plus a film on fracking in the Kimberley and an update from Lock The Gate campaigner Simone van Hattem.
In the 1960s radical socialists led by Jack Mundy were elected leaders of the NSW Builders Labourers Federation. They not only won better pay and conditions for building workers, their radical environmental politics shook all of Australia.
To celebrate International Women's Day we will watch #StopAdani: A Mighty Force! and hear from and about women on the frontlines of the struggle to protect water and life from coal and coal seam gas mining.
At Kent House, 141 Faulkner St, Armidale, NSW 2350.