A new report by Friends of the Earth Australia comprehensively debunks claims that nuclear power is cheap or affordable in the Australian context. The 32-page report, 'Nuclear Power's Economic Crisis and its Implications for Australia', details catastrophic cost overruns with nuclear power construction projects ‒ including 'small modular reactors' (SMR) ‒ over the past decade.
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.
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. Chris Schuringa shares their experiences in this Chain Reaction #140 article.
On Monday November 22, Eric (Sergeio) Herbert, 22, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, 6 months no parole, for taking nonviolent direct action as part of the Blockade Australia mobilisation in Muloobinba / Newcastle. In the last two weeks, climate activists have been given charges that can carry 25 year sentences, and a local community environment centre, completely unconnected to the protest activity, has been raided by police.
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. Alana Mountain shares her experiences in this Chain Reaction #140 article.
With the new Omicron strain of the COVID virus threatening the world and other ongoing COVID outbreaks, the need to end the global vaccine apartheid is more urgent than ever. Less than 5% of people in most low-income countries have received COVID-19 vaccines, while rich countries are reaching 80% or more. Millions are dying while new more infectious strains of the virus develop.
We stand in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders who are standing in the way of the largest fracking project in Canadian history being built on their ancestral lands.
This article was written for Chain Reaction magazine by queer, enviro and social justice activists, Zianna Fuad (they/them) and Phil Evans (he/him or they/them), who are part of the Friends of the Earth community.
The Conference of Parties (COP) climate negotiations in Glasgow has just ended. Climate science makes it clear that we are running out of time to avoid climate catastrophe and this COP was vital in terms of achieving global agreement to act to limit overall climate heating.
On the 9 November 2021, Queensland Deputy Premier MP Miles notified intent to ‘Call In’ Waratah Coal Pty Ltd’s (owned by billionaire Clive Palmer) dirty new coal power station proposal. A ‘Call In’ will see the Queensland Government relieve the small outback council – Barcaldine Regional Council – of the mammoth task of assessing and approving the power station, and set the stage to end the development.