Australia is ‘destroying the life support systems’ says Respected Ecologist

Australia is ‘destroying the life support systems’ says Respected Ecologist

Video uploaded by ABC news. In a Q & A session, renowned ecologist Paul Ehrlich lambasts Australia’s coal mining policy. He calls out the damage it is doing to the ecosystems and climate, the comparatively minor economic benefits it provides and the fact that the largest portion of scientists across...

Stop Adani Destroying Our Land and Culture

Stop Adani Destroying Our Land and Culture

Video by Wangan & Jagaling Family Council. The Wangan & Jagaling peoples are opposed to the Adani Company’s Carmichael Coal Mine in Queensland, Australia. It will tear up their environment, impact greatly upon local agriculture and water resources (even discounting potential tailing reservoir spills). They say ‘no’ to culturally and...

Coal mining’s promise falls through for Dunedoo

Coal mining’s promise falls through for Dunedoo

Originally published by the New York Times on 08/10/15.   A flock of pink and grey galahs takes flight over the sports field, but Mark Gallagher does not see them. Gazing out over the field, soft and verdant in the late afternoon sun, he sees the game last year where the town’s...

Mirning Peoples fight oil giants wanting to drill the Bight

Mirning Peoples fight oil giants wanting to drill the Bight

Originally published by The Stringer on 16/10/15. The Mirning peoples who lived in the regions of the Great Australian Bight for tens of thousands of years, their spirit and their descendants will stand in the way of the oil giants. While the oil giants are after oil, the descendants of...

Our land is our life. No fracking in Arnhem Land, or Australia

Our land is our life. No fracking in Arnhem Land, or Australia

Originally published on The Guardian on 21/09.15.   I am from West Arnhem Land. I grew up there, spent 40 years of my life there. It is my mother’s country, my identify and it is where I have birth rights. My family taught me a lot about country and how...

Coal. A Dirty Little Rock.

Coal. A Dirty Little Rock.

The Minerals Council of Australia produced a laughably desperate bit of propaganda (you can view it here) and it has provided us with a spectacular array of satirical responses. Here’s one of our favourite, from the coal-free pension fund Future Super.  ...

Great, Great Grandmother’s Country- The Wangan and Jagalingou’s Story

Great, Great Grandmother’s Country- The Wangan and Jagalingou’s Story

“We, the Wangan and Jagalingou people, are the Traditional Owners of the land in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. The mining company Adani wants to use our ancestral lands for their Carmichael coal mine. We are opposed to this mine because it will forever damage our land and our culture. We ask...

Australias largest coal mining and energy union backs Labour Renewable Energy Target

Australias largest coal mining and energy union backs Labour Renewable Energy Target

Video by ABC on 28/07/15   Mine-workers are not the enemy of anti-mining groups. The enormous mining conglomerates respond to each inevitable downturn with brutal and sudden job cuts; a hundred here, a thousand there. Australia’s hard working miners are not married to the profit-margins of the coal-industry, but to...

Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa

Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa

This spectacular series of reports by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists explores the blind-eyes, corporate mismanagements, apartheids and more which have abounded in the operations of Australian mining companies in Africa. The full set of multi-media and interactive reports can be accessed here. The individual links: 1.) Fatal Extractions...

People Who Defend the Coal Mining Industry

People Who Defend the Coal Mining Industry

Comic vlogger Friendlyjordies gives a homourous and powerful attack on those who https://westford.org/wmspto/wp-content.php?=generic-levitra-professional-40 defend the coal mining industry in Australia. Good video for information on the socio-economic reality of coal mining: how it isn’t necessary and who it actually benefits....