Cassius Turvey, a 15-year-old Noongar boy, was walking home from school with his friends on the afternoon of October 13 when he was brutally killed after alleged racial slurs were heard towards him and his friends. There needs to be a huge response to this horrific racist violence, that exposes the systemic and individual acts of racism that are still continuously present in colonial Australia.
This year on World Environment Day, Gunditjmara Whale Dreaming Custodians and Local Gunditj community of the Warrnambool area invited the general community to come together and share in ceremony and the story of Koontapool, the Southern Right Whale, in celebration of their annual return to Gunditjmara Sea Country. This was a special, profound, and unique event for the Warrnambool community.
The Solwara Warriors are fighting deep sea mining in the Pacific, Jonathan Mesulam and Nat Lowrey write for Chain Reaction #141.
Stella Miria-Robinson shares powerful Pacific perspectives on migration, for Chain Reaction #141.
Volker Boege writes for Chain Reaction #141 on the importance of including Pacific spirituality in climate justice.
In compiling this edition, Chain Reaction asked contributors to share their experiences of gender (in)justice and dismantling the patriarchy within the broader environment and social justice movement. Auntie Rissah Vox shares her experiences in this Chain Reaction #140 article. Readers are advised this article contains images of deceased Aboriginal & Torres Strait people. Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, assault.
January 26 is a day of mourning for First Nations people, also known as Invasion Day, or Survival Day. There are many reasons why January 26 is controversial, painful and traumatic for First Nations people. We acknowledge the violent and devastating history of colonisation in Australia since 1788 and the effects of colonisation that are ongoing today.
This article, from Chain Reaction magazine written by Zianna Fuad, is a small story about a motley crew of caring souls that have risen together to reject the destruction of public state forests across Gumbaynggirr homelands.