In compiling this edition, Chain Reaction asked activists to share their experiences of gender (in)justice and dismantling the patriarchy within the broader environment and social justice movement. Sarah Day shares her experiences in this Chain Reaction #140 article. Trigger Warnings: Sexual harassment, sexual abuse, systemic misogyny.
The grassroots Stop Adani movement has called an online rally on Tuesday, November 2nd at 6:30PM AEDT to join the global push to defund the fossil fuel industry.
Even by the standards of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), the new report published by the country's most influential coal lobby on the subject of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) is jiggery-pokery of the highest order. Why would a mining industry body promote SMRs? After mining for some years — or at most decades — no company would want to take on the responsibility of decommissioning a nuclear reactor and managing high-level nuclear waste for millennia.
Wangan and Jagalingou Cultural Custodians have marked six weeks of continuous cultural ceremony at the edge of Adani’s Carmichael mine in central Queensland. The ceremony is called “Waddananggu”, which translates as “the talking”. It began on August 26th, with the construction of a traditional Bora Ring.
The shoes, electronics and products we buy often contain slavery or environmental destruction in their global supply chains. Some of Australia’s biggest mining and banking companies are implicated in abuses overseas and at home, yet these crimes go unpunished. However, momentum is building nationally and globally to hold companies accountable.
Media release from MUA: Today, on the International Day of Peace, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has declared its total opposition to the reckless announcement by Scott Morrison that Australia would be developing nuclear-powered submarines as part of a military alliance with the US and UK.
Following secret deliberations, this week, the Morrison government has announced that Australia will acquire nuclear-powered submarines. Anti-nuclear movement stalwart, and Friends of the Earth National Nuclear campaigner, Dr. Jim Green, had these comments to common questions about the decision.