Defending the right to disobey

Defending the right to disobey

Even when a pre-election budget has the government handing out funding announcements like Santa Claus, for some of us official mail is rarely a welcome appearance in our letterbox. So I didn’t have high hopes when I opened a letter the other day. Inside the envelope...
Are billionaires the new climate solution?

Are billionaires the new climate solution?

If you can cast your mind back to last week – you know, before the onset of war and the latest horrendous natural disaster – you might remember a brief moment when the news seemed like it could actually deliver us some pleasant surprises. A couple of stories appeared...
Resisting climate destruction and despair

Resisting climate destruction and despair

After two weeks of world leaders gathering in Glasgow to negotiate a new global climate agreement, COP26 President Alok Sharma stood up to announce the final agreement. Fighting back tears, he said “May I just say to all delegates I apologise for the way this...
Cycling for country on the Tour de Carmichael

Cycling for country on the Tour de Carmichael

There was red dirt, blazing sun and road trains rumbling past; as over 100 cyclists gathered at the start of May for the Tour De Carmichael. Cars are pretty scarce there on the corner of the Gregory Highway and Moray-Carmichael Rd, let alone pushbikes. It was a long...
From Adivasi to Aboriginal land, stop Adani’s destruction

From Adivasi to Aboriginal land, stop Adani’s destruction

On May 12th, Abhijeet Swami and Sam Brown stopped construction on Adani’s rail corridor for seven hours by locking themselves to machinery. Abhijeet wrote this to explain why this acion was necessary. The Adani Group is a source of oppression from Adivasi to...
2020 – A Year On The Climate Frontlines

2020 – A Year On The Climate Frontlines

Many of us are glad to see the end of 2020 and sick of hearing about it. But a new year, as well as bringing new possibilities, offers us a chance to reflect on what we’ve done. To change the world requires being future focused, but we also need to learn from our...