Three eco-warriors pass on, but their legacy remains

On December 24th, as most of the nation prepared for the traditional week of rest of and relaxation between christmas and new years, something extraordinary happened to the Australian environmental movement. In one 24 hour period, this country lost three of its great...

Police and courts misuse bail on environmental activists

On Tuesday December 3rd, two young men climbed on top of a stationary coal train near the Port of Brisbane and refused to come down. They had a banner draped from the carriage showing statistics from recent bushfires. They were protesting against government climate...

Spirit of Place in the Climate Crisis

It was a quiet afternoon at Camp Binbee – the exhausted recovery from the at times frantic activity of trying to stop Adani’s proposed mega coal mine. As the hot breeze rustled through the trees, a few of us sat down for tattoos. The medium was the “stick and...

Climate tensions coming to the surface

“We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.” – Martin Luther King Jr. “Australia is taking real action on climate change and getting results,”...

Repeat a lie often enough – Lock on laws passed in parliament

You know the saying, “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth”. Various psychological studies over the years have found some validity in the theory, and on a daily basis around the world people try it out for various reasons and to various extents....

Science, magic and the climate crisis

I’ve always been one of those people (you know, the artists, religious believers and flat-earthers) who believes not everything can be explained by science. Science is good for understanding the mechanics of how things work, but not necessarily why we should care how...