Gomeroi elders plead for cultural respect from Whitehaven at #leardblockade

[clear] The Battle for Maules Creek on Dipity. Gomeroi people call for urgent action from Environment Minister Greg Hunt on mining near burial sites #leardblockade http://t.co/qo4LvWn3us — The Wire (@thewireradio) February 5, 2014 UPDATE: 17 February 2014 Gomeroi Communities, Locals and Environmentalists succeed where Whitehaven Maules Creek fail  Last week, the sixth anniversary of the National Apology, was acknowledged by holding a protest against Governments’ failed policies to protect Aboriginal culture and heritage and specifically, Minister Hunt’s failure to protect and Whitehaven’s desecration of burial and ceremonial sites. Amanda Heard said “We almost cancelled the day, because our community are in Sorry Business (the passing of three members of our […]

Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 12

Storify by The Geek Mon, Jan 27 2014 04:17:31 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 12 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Ishbel Cullen, 20, Canberra – “I’m here to take direct action on climate change – no new coal mines!” #leardblockade pic.twitter.com/45zPJagffk margo [email protected] · Sun, Jan 26 2014 17:32:19 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Georgina [email protected] Honour roll. Arrests at #leardblockade climb to ten via @abcnewengland  http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-26/arrests-at-mine-protest-climb-to-10/5219742 … @margokingston1 · Sun, Jan 26 2014 11:14:41 […]

Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 8 and 9

Storify by The Geek Fri, Jan 24 2014 02:53:20 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 8 and 9 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email No [email protected] Get tough on environmental extremists: miners’ case against #leardblockade: Like to respond?  http://nofibs.com.au/2014/01/22/miners-case-leardblockade-anyone-like-respond/#sthash.BtM9BBnj.dpuf … #auspol @margokingston1 @margokingston1 · Wed, Jan 22 2014 02:24:48 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Meredith [email protected] Leard State Forest – Get Involved #leardblockade  http://leardstateforest.tumblr.com/get-involved  The only thing left is community action – Take the pledge! @margokingston1 · Wed, Jan 22 […]

#leardblockade River Red Gum arrestee Susie Russell statement of events

MARGO DISCLOSURE: I am an old friend of Susie Russell, and holidayed with her over Christmas at Elands. I travelled with her to #leardblockade. My twitter report of the day. By Susie Russell  @bulga99 President of the North Coast Environment Council NSW 23 January 2014 On Sunday January 19, 2013, I was at the camp on the Therribri Rd opposite the property known as Velyama, making scrambled egg sandwiches, when the call came that the Aboriginal scarred tree a few kilometres down the road had been damaged with an excavator working in the area. With my friend Marg we jumped in the car (she brought the sandwiches) and headed down there. When […]

Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Days 5 and 6

Storify by The Geek Tue, Jan 21 2014 01:01:12 Headline? Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 4 to 6 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Gomeroi people to ask minister Hunt for stop work after miners deface sacred Scar Tree today. pic.twitter.com/gv9qyHsQcS margo [email protected] · Sun, Jan 19 2014 02:53:44 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Scar Tree protected from coal rail line but defaced today – Gomeroi renew stop work call  http://m.smh.com.au/nsw/minister-failed-to-act-on-maules-creek-mine-stopwork-order-20140117-30yep.html … pic.twitter.com/kZQAmjzq5O […]

Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 4

Storify by The Geek Sun, Jan 19 2014 02:22:11 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 3 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email River Red Gum killed today at #leardblockade geeksrulz · Sun, Jan 19 2014 02:17:58 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email margo [email protected] In heat & flies at #leardblockade camp I hear #Whitehaven building coal rail line into forest it will gouge. Protesters are its mosquitos. Fri, Jan 17 2014 16:03:06 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to story or collection Share on Twitter […]

Green turns brown, grey and fluoro in Election13

By Susie Russell September 1, 2013 The image of Nero fiddling while Rome burned comes to mind. Seven days out from the Federal election and so little discussion of what is at stake. The environment looks like being burned at the stake as part of Tony Abbott’s witch-hunt. ‘The greatest moral issue of our time’, climate change, is now a petty squabble over how much to pay the big polluters to keep polluting while Tony gathers his ‘green army’ to plant seedlings in a landscape parched by drought while the big trees that hold the key to ‘drought-proofing’ the water supplies of the coastal cities are targeted for more chopping. […]