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 #139, May 2021
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Friends of the Earth Australia News
Black Lives Matter
Mining companies have operated with a free rein and few consequences for too long ‒ Jamie Lowe
Juukan Gorge inquiry puts Rio Tinto on notice, but without drastic reforms, it could happen again ‒ Deanna Kemp, John Owen and Rodger Barnes
Black Lives Matter ‒ Friends of the Earth U.S.
Black lives, white lies ‒ Lidia Thorpe
Australia still turns a blind eye to Aboriginal people dying in police custody ‒ Celeste Liddle
Despite 432 Indigenous deaths in custody since 1991, no one has ever been convicted ‒ Alison Whittaker
Why we organised Melbourne's Black Lives Matter rally ‒ Tarneen Onus-Williams, Crystal McKinnon and Meriki Onus
Our struggles, while not all the same, are interconnected ‒ Bridget Harilaou
We live in dangerous times, not unprecedented times ‒ Kris. Rallah-Baker
Global Covid-19 news digest
Policing as part of the national psyche ‒ Osman Faruqi
Climate / Energy
Toda Pacific Declaration on Climate Change, Conflict and Peace
Fossil gas ‒ households in hot water ‒ Jim Crosthwaite
Community vs. gas in a post-coronavirus Victoria ‒ No New Gas Working Group
Marine cloud brightening – a fossil fuel industry smokescreen? ‒ Louise Sales
Fighting for the rights of nature in the Constitutional Courts of Ecuador ‒ Melbourne Rainforest Action Group
Melbourne Metro 2: A boon for public transport connectivity ‒ Natasha Manawadu
Why the Land Forces arms expo and conference must not go ahead ‒ Robin Taubenfeld, Sam Castro and Phil Evans
Australian uranium fuelled Fukushima ‒ Jim Green and David Noonan
Agriculture Minister's trust in pesticide safety puts public health at risk ‒ Richard Nankin
Creative Content ‒ Eleanor March, Suse Scholem and Sue Stack
Nuclear waste and nuclear medicine in Australia ‒ Dr Margaret Beavis
Film review: Michael Moore's weird world of renewable energy haters
Biotech juggernaut: hope, hype, and hidden agendas
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Issues #97 (2006) to #127 (2016) are posted here
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"Chain Reaction is a worthwhile and accessible avenue for identifying teacher and student resources as well as keeping up to date on environmental issues." -- Journal of the Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria, March 2011.