Anti-nuclear

Could the Ukraine conflict cause one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters?

Over the past week the Russian military has taken control of the Chernobyl nuclear site in Ukraine and there have been two near-misses with military attacks threatening radioactive waste sites. But the greatest nuclear hazards lie ahead and concern Ukraine’s operating nuclear power reactors. 
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Economics for Earth

FoEA News February 2022

It's a pleasure to bring you the first news of the year with a big update from Friends of the Earth this month. There's always a heap of action for you to get involved in - feel free to get it touch and ask how! If you are fresh to FoE we have a new 'Who We Are' Page on our website which gives a little look over how our federation works. 
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Climate & Energy Justice

Healthcare workers stage die-in at AGL office to protest pollution

Last week, Gippsland health professionals travelled to Melbourne to join a theatrical health protest outside AGL’s head office to call on the energy giant to reduce its harmful coal pollution, warning that the health impacts of climate change could dwarf the impacts of Covid-19.
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Anti-nuclear

January Nuclear Update

The Nuclear Free Collective is feeling refreshed to continue our fight for a nuclear free future and feel confident that with every new year, we are getting one year closer to this goal.
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Economics for Earth

We need to be looking at the bigger picture

This article was written for Chain Reaction magazine by anti-capitalist pro-utopia activist, Anisa Rogers. What if many of our activist campaigns are an unachievable dream, that will ultimately have little impact on transforming the human destruction of the planet? Myself, and many others, feel this is the case; that we need to be looking at the bigger picture – consumption and economic growth.
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Economics for Earth

War = peak toxic masculinity: Feminist action in the Disrupt Land Forces campaign

Activist, Zelda Grimshaw, writes a recount of the Disrupt Land Forces event that happened in June 2021 in Meanjin / Brisbane for Chain Reaction magazine.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Invasion Day Events 2022

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. 
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Economics for Earth

ANZ climate complaint ruling highlights need for Australia to follow other countries and pass new climate finance laws

After almost two years, the Australian National Contact Point has made a determination on the international climate complaint by Bushfire survivors and Friends of the Earth Australia. The complainants express their disappointment that the determination finds ANZ’s practices are ‘consistent’ with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises.
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Anti-nuclear

New report debunks claims that nuclear power is cheap

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.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Camp Nunguu and the North-East Coast fight for forests

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.
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