Welcome to our last ebulletin of the year, where we've decided to provide some snapshots of the exciting wins the Queensland environmental movement has had in 2011. It's been a cracker of a year world-wide, with Occupy, the Arab spring and anti-corporate protests shaking the world. Let's remember, strategise and imagine... Where will 2012 take us?!
It's been a while since our last update but we've finally managed to tear ourselves away from our mobilizing, resisting and transforming to bring you this June update. Enjoy, and we look forward to seeing you at the Friends of the Earth 40 year anniversary celebration (see below).
So much is happening folks. Friends of the Earth is taking Xstrata mining company to court, our work to protect the environment from Coal Seam Gas expansion is always busy - with the Tara festival soon. With Japan's disaster and nuclear threat, we have uranium mining companies looking to start works in Qld. And finally an update on our new office...we are still homeless, please read on.
The national movement against coal and coal seam gas mining, farmers and environmental groups around the country are backing a three-day event, including displays, workshops and direct action, at Tara on the western Darling Downs in Queensland.
UPDATE APRIL 3, 2011:It's been a big few days at the CSG blockade - congratulations to all involved!
"Police have left the site, telling protesters the dispute is now a civil matter"
This month is just a short update, but there's still lots happening! Join our farmers and residents from Tara out the front of Parliament House this Monday to demand a moratorium on coal seam gas exploration.
Please consider sponsoring our legal case against mining giant Xstrata's massive coal mine, we can only do it with your help.