Published three times a year, Chain Reaction is the national magazine of Friends of the Earth, Australia. Published since 1975, Chain Reaction has built up a loyal audience and earned a reputation as a progressive magazine at the forefront of environmental and social debates in Australia. You can read a short history of Chain Reaction here.
Latest issue: Chain Reaction #135, April 2019
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Friends of the Earth Australia News
Students Strike for Climate Action
150,000 students strike for climate action around Australia
Why these Australian students will strike for climate change action
The climate change strike: from a student who was there ‒ Aceda Rose
Climate change is sexist: why I'm striking to support girls around the globe ‒ Lauren Lancaster
International Women's Day
International Women's Day needs to return to its radical roots ‒ Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and Ana Ines Abelenda
Gender justice and dismantling patriarchy
International Women's Day 2019
Racism in Australia; Terrorism in Christchurch
Calling out those who created a toxic environment for Muslims ‒ Susie Latham
Tears for Christchurch: Australia first imported hate in 1788. Now we're in the export business. ‒ Chris Graham
Dirty deeds: how to stop Australian miners abroad being linked to death and destruction ‒ Julia Dehm
Gina and Twiggy’s South American adventure ‒ Anthony Amis
Leading gene editing experts call for a moratorium on its use in humans ‒ Louise Sales
Adani's new law firm put forward 'trained attack dog' strategy for waging legal 'war' ‒ Josh Robertson
Aboriginal voices are missing from the Murray-Darling Basin crisis ‒ Bradley J. Moggridge and Ross M. Thompson
Policy and politicians are failing our environment and our future ‒ Ebony Bennett
The major parties really don't care that much about the environment ‒ Henry Boer
Why waste-carbon injection is a dangerous distraction from climate action ‒ Catherine Hearse, Zianna Fuad and Kate Wattchow
Hinchinbrook Island open for business ‒ Ingrid Marker
Electric cars are OK, but public transport is better ‒ Rachel Lynskey
War, what is it good for ... besides blood lust and the Avalon Airshow? ‒ Dave Sweeney
WWF benefiting from histories of human rights abuse ‒ Lian Sinclair
Protecting grassy plains west of Melbourne ‒ Ben Courtice
The saga of Lynas Corporation and its massive piles of toxic wastes in Malaysia ‒ Lee Tan and K.K. Tan
Wrong Way: How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired
Not that bad: Dispatches from rape culture
Adani and the War Over Coal
The food sharing revolution
The story of a weed killer, cancer and the corruption of science
The Women's Atlas
The Mess We're In ‒ Bernard Keane
Yes Yes Yes: Australia's journey to marriage equality
Vandana Shiva: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom
Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson fooled a nation
Governing shale gas in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe
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Issue #135, April 2019 - click here.
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