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@NoFibs tribute to those who fought at #leardblockade, photos by @margokingston1

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Coal train delayed for 6 hours due to #leardblockade civil-disobedience reports @takvera

The Leardblockade continues with more coal trains being stopped from transporting coal from Whitehaven and Idemitsu mines to Newcastle port for export in an act of peaceful civil disobedience. Environment Officer Anisa Rogers (23), student Linah Winoto (20) and Horticulturalist Jim Kremar (33) occupied a coal train locomotive, stopping all coal trains from reaching the […]

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Coal train protest ends 1st week of #Leardblockade action on #coal reports @takvera

“Red alert, red alert, keep the coal in the dirt” the protestors chanted at a blockade of coal haul trucks going to Whitehaven’s Tarrawonga coal mine while Whitehaven and Idemitsu bulldozers are lining up to devastate the Leard forest to expand coal mining. Nofibs reporter John Englart reports on the week of action – titled […]

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The next #leardblockade bat attack on #liverpoolplains, by local Ros Druce

Stop Work…Independent Audit into the Approval of Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Project…Before the Forest Falls! In my Renegade' #frightbat colony, no gender/politics bar. We fight for Truth, Justice, Nature & the Australian Way. pic.twitter.com/4vjvUt8HTC — Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) June 19, 2014 I wonder if Nathan Tinkler ever envisaged so much opposition from the locals of Maules […]

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Climate, Environment Boards, Foreign Aid slashed by Joe Hockey in #MYEFO says @Takvera

The Abbott Government slashing of climate change infrastructure continues in the latest Midyear Economic Forecast by the Treasurer Joe Hockey, where it was announced the Commonwealth deficit has blown out to more than $40 billion and forecast not to return to surplus until 2019-20 at the earliest. Hockey attributed this budget blowout to reduced commodity […]

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Maules Creep Coal Mine #leardblockade. Who’s the umpire? asks @greekmcchic

The moans of senior mining industry identities are increasing as they condemn environmental protestors for “not accepting the umpire’s decision” on mining approvals and conditions. The problem is, it’s them who refuse to accept the umpire’s decision Stephen Galilee, Mark Vaile and Phillip Christensen have all emerged recently condemning legitimate community protests while big mining […]

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@RobinMosman calls on grandparents of Australia to unite for climate action

In August this year my husband Warwick and I went back to the Leard Blockade with a group of friends, and blockaded one of the roads to the Maules Creek mine for a few hours.  We’d made a number of signs to hold, but our favourite was one that said “Grandparents for Intergenerational Equity”.  I […]

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Living with coal, @Sikamikanico joins Pacific #ClimateWarriors to blockade Newcastle Port. #leardblockade

It’s pretty irritating living next to the coal train line in the shadow of the world’s largest coal port. The outside walls of our house are constantly covered in a layer of coal dust. I have to wash the dust out of the laundry baskets every time we use them (and yes, we do regularly […]

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Pacific #ClimateWarriors join #Leardblockade protesting coal and climate change: @Takvera reports

Thirty Pacific warriors are currently touring Australia to share their climate message and ask for our support and solidarity. On Monday they brought their message to Narrabri and the Leard Blockade and saw first hand the destruction wrought by Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek Project and Idemitsu’s Boggabri Coal. “We are sending a powerful message: we […]

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Whitehaven enviro offsets farce; by @greekmcchic on the ground at #leardblockade

  The two coal mines at Boggabri and Maules Creek  NSW are causing a death-by-a-thousand-cuts destruction of the Leard State Forest. To get approval at Federal and State level, coal miners Whitehaven and Idemitsu have relied on biodiversity offsets that promise “like for like” or “equal to or better” habitat for the critically endangered ecological […]

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From winter clearing to spring slaughter: @RobinMosman reports on #leardblockade

The stopping of winter clearing of the Leard State Forest for  Whitehaven’s massive coal mine may have been just a stay of execution for the threatened species for whom the forest is  home. A week before their amended 2014 Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) was due to be legally challenged in the Land and Environment Court, […]

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Back to the #leardblockade: report by @RobinMosman

Warwick and I are just home again after taking a group of silver-haired oldies from the Blue Mountains Conservation Society to the Leard Blockade. The plan was that our obvious super-respectability and elder wisdom would look impressive on Facebook, and hopefully add more weight to opposition to the clearing of the Leard Forest for coal […]

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Innumerate or deceptive: @adropex dissects @TheIPA ‘report’ into ABC coal coverage #leardblockade

Innumerate Ignorance or Calculated Deception It is unfortunate that the IPA, and in particular James Paterson, did not take note of the ‘scholarship’ referred to in their recent report of the ABC’s coverage of ‘Australia’s energy choices’ and apply it to their own publication. It would undoubtedly have saved them the embarrassment of making public […]

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A crash course in CSG’s courtship of farmers: @Thom_Mitchell reports from #Pilliga #leardblockade

“IF the people of Narrabri think they’re going on a date with the handsome new stranger in town, they’re going to go home and find they’ve been raped,” president of People for the Plains, Hugh Barrett, said as we strained to hear. Hugh was giving an interview to ABC radio Tamworth. He was referring to […]

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‘Not a criminal in the classic sense’: @DrRimmer on the sentencing of Jono Moylan #leardblockade #standwithjono

  ON July 25, 2014, Justice David Davies sentenced Jonathan Moylan at the Supreme Court of New South Wales for a breach of section 1041E (1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The ruling is a careful and deliberate decision, showing equipoise. Justice Davies has a reputation for being a thoughtful and philosophical adjudicator. The […]

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Still hoping to get arrested before I die: Robin Mosman, 73, reports her adventure at #leardblockade

My husband and I have just come back from the Leard Forest Blockade. We went because of a combination of total frustration at the lack of any meaningful action by the Federal or NSW state governments on climate change, and because we were outraged at the NSW Environment Minister’s action in allowing winter clearing of […]

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Civil rights and wrongs at #leardblockade: @adropex comments

[clear] [clear] Most Australians would take for granted that in a democracy such as ours certain human rights and freedoms are a given. In fact, the Australian constitution is limited in its articulation of human rights to the point of barely referencing them. We do not have an equivalent to the United States Bill of […]

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#leardblockade women

[clear] @NoFibs tribute to those who fought at #leardblockade, photos by @margokingston1 Full #LeardBlockade archive of posts Tweets about “#leardblockade” Citizen Journo MARGO KINGSTON preview of Tuesday’s action at the #leardblockadeon Citizen journalist Margo Kingston talks to Paul Bevan about #leardblockade and the hash tag as space for comment from all sides of the debate […]

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It’s not quite over yet: @margokingston #leardblockade Twitter report June 3

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A love letter to all who fight at #leardblockade from Maules Creek farmer eco-warrior Ros Druce

[clear] Maules Ck Local Ros Druce – why I got arrested for first time in my life at #leardblockade. http://t.co/eKFpsssmaW pic.twitter.com/cJ4JJhw9vW — Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) May 6, 2014 Dedicated to all Earth Warriors, past and present, protecting the Leard State Forest As the Leard Campaign strives to save the tiny creatures with no defence against […]

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Winter has come for Leard State Forest and her wildlife: my #leardblockade Twitter report

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Citizen Journo MARGO KINGSTON preview of Tuesday’s action at the #leardblockadeon
Citizen journalist Margo Kingston talks to Paul Bevan about #leardblockade and the hash tag as space for comment from all sides of the debate on the Maules Creek mine in Western NSW. He also speaks to 91 year old Bill Ryan on why he has taken part.

Citizen Journo MARGO KINGSTON live interview in the blockade with Paul Bevan. Newcastle ABC radio on the #LeardBlockade
Citizen journalist Margo Kingston dropped by the 1233 ABC Newcastle offices, while being embedded with protestors at the Leard State Forest.She spoke to 1233’s Paul Bevan about why she’s set up with protests to report a story mainstream media isn’t covering.

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Additional resources and media reports

Leard State Forest Flickr Gallery
Lock The Gate: 
Leard State Forest and Maules Creek

The Global Mail: The Coal Mine And Maules Creek – Ecological Haven or Whitehaven?

The Guardian: An open letter to NSW farmer Phil Laird: Greenpeace stands with you
The Guardian: Sacred sites under threat from Maules Creek coalmine, Indigenous elders say
Greenpeace: Trees are starting to fall in Leard State Forest

ABC: Arrests at mine protest climb to 10

People are leaving ANZ Bank for funding Dirty Coal and Gas mining projects

SMH: Minister ‘failed to act’ on Maules Creek mine stop-work order
Matilda: ANZ Funds Big Coal Boom
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he Northern Daily Leader: Councillors move to allow protesters to stay at site

Dolly Talbott speaks out against Whitehaven Coal destruction of sacred sites in Leard Forest

NineMSN: Protesters stop work at NSW mine
Lock The Gate: Coal project blockade swells to 100 people


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