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.
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. Author of Butterfly's Children, Eleanor (Annie) March, shares her thoughts in this Chain Reaction #140 article.
The Pacific Elders Voice group of highly renowned present and former leaders has issued two strong statements in relation to major regional and global issues - new security moves by the Australian government and its partners in the AUKUS agreement, and the recently released Working Group II 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC.
Several nuclear facilities in Ukraine have been attacked by the Russian military over the past fortnight: a nuclear research facility at Kharkiv; two radioactive waste storage sites; the Chernobyl nuclear site (which no longer has operating reactors); and the operating Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
The news from south east Queensland and northern NSW is devastating. Among the harrowing stories of loss and destruction, there are many of mutual aid, solidarity, empathy and bravery. As author Rebecca Solnit explained so beautifully in her book ‘A Paradise Built in Hell’, during and after disasters, it is the self initiative and self organising of affected communities that does some of the best work at emergency relief and long term recovery. As the clean up gets underway, here are some ideas of local initiatives you may want to support.
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.