Places Archives: Australia

First Nations unite to fight industrial exploitation of Australia’s Martuwarra

This story first appeared in Mongabay. By Nick Rodway The Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, one of the country’s most ecologically and culturally significant waterways, is facing proposals of further agriculture and mining development, including irrigation and fracking. In response, First Nations communities in the region have developed different methods to … Continue reading First Nations unite to fight industrial exploitation of Australia’s Martuwarra

Two Climate Activists Halt Operations at World’s Largest Coal Port

Editor’s note: The preferred method to stop a coal port for hours or days would be anonymously, so as to “live to fight another day”. But this action does highlight the fact that this port exports 158 million tonnes of coal a year. This action shows just how vulnerable the system is. It can be … Continue reading Two Climate Activists Halt Operations at World’s Largest Coal Port

What climate change activists can learn from First Nations campaigns against the fossil fuel industry

This story first appeared in The Conversation. As the Glasgow climate conference begins, and the time we have to avert a climate crisis narrows, it is time to revisit successful First Nations campaigns against the fossil fuel industry. Like the current fight to avert a climate catastrophe, these battles are good, old-fashioned, come-from-behind, David-versus-Goliath examples … Continue reading What climate change activists can learn from First Nations campaigns against the fossil fuel industry

Shale Must Fall: Global Day Of Action Against Fracking

Shale Must Fall: Global day of climate actions uniting sites of extraction in the Global South and beyond with their counterparts of consumption in the Global North. Friday Dec. 11th, on the eve of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, a diverse group of environmental movements from 20 different countries are mobilizing together to … Continue reading Shale Must Fall: Global Day Of Action Against Fracking

[Green Flame] Extreme Weather Around the Planet

For this episode of The Green Flame, Jennifer Murnan and Max Wilbert discuss extreme weather around the world. As the Arctic is experiencing catastrophic low ice formation, wildfires have swept western Turtle Island this summer and fall, and storms have pounded southeast Asia and the Caribbean. We include excerpts from a January podcast covering the … Continue reading [Green Flame] Extreme Weather Around the Planet

What to Do When the World is on Fire

by Henry Coleman / Local Futures In December of 2019, my best friend Kit took me and my partner to the place where she grew up, in the remote Thora Valley, in the pristine forested foothills of Eastern Australia’s Great Dividing Range. As we drove down Darkwood, the single road into the Thora, Kit told us … Continue reading What to Do When the World is on Fire

Bushfires and Disaster Capitalism in Australia — The Green Flame Podcast

This episode of the Green Flame is an interview with Kim Hill, a permaculture design teacher based on the South East coast of New South Wales, and Joanna Pinkiewicz, a women’s rights activist and environmental activist, based in Tasmania. We discuss the Australian bush fires, the role of fire in the landscape, indigenous land management … Continue reading Bushfires and Disaster Capitalism in Australia — The Green Flame Podcast

Civilization on the March

A series of headlines from around the world, compiled by Max Wilbert and Mark Behrend. Featured image by Max Wilbert. 2019 Was the 2nd Hottest Year on Record Global average temperature reached the 2nd highest annual level ever recorded, according to preliminary data for 2019. While the data is not yet finalized, it’s almost certain … Continue reading Civilization on the March

Indigenous Australians Take Fight Against Giant Coal Mine to the United Nations

Featured image: Wangan and Jagalingou cultural leader Adrian Burragubba visits Doongmabulla Springs in Australia. The Wangan and Jagalingou are fighting a proposed coal mine that would likely destroy the springs, which are sacred to the Indigenous Australian group.      by Noni Austin / Ecowatch For tens of thousands of years, the Wangan and Jagalingou … Continue reading Indigenous Australians Take Fight Against Giant Coal Mine to the United Nations

Prostitution Abolition News from Australia

     by Joanna Pinkiewicz / Deep Green Resistance Australia Australia has different legislations in regards to prostitution in each state. For example New South Wales has almost full decriminalisation and definitely in favour of brothel owners, less so for individual, who can be charged for “living on the earnings of prostitute” or soliciting for … Continue reading Prostitution Abolition News from Australia