Victoria: Banner in Solidarity with the Hambi 9 Forest Defenders in Germany

– Solidarity from so-called Victoria, Australia, with imprisoned comrades from the Hambach forest occupation in Germany. On January 22nd, cops raided tree houses and barricade structures in the forest, and took 9 people into custody. We took this photo as a small part of the international day of solidarity with the Hambi 9 on February 3rd.

The occupation has for years now been an amazing and inspiring site of resistance against the continued expansion of Europe’s largest coal mine. It is part of a global struggle against ecological destruction brought on by capitalism.

Freedom for eco-defenders everywhere!

Pilliga: North coasters join CSG protest as women lock on the gates

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21 Dec – Anti-CSG campaigners from the northern rivers have joined an escalated protest against coal-seam gas mining in the Pilliga Forest at which two Coonabarabran women locked themselves by their necks to the gates of two sites near Narrabri owned by miner, Santos, at the weekend.

Scores of supporters at each site have interrupted construction at the Leewood wastewater treatment plant of Santos’ Narrabri CSG project and prevented movements in and out of the operations centre containing company equipment.

And, according to Ocean Shores anti-CSG campaigner Iris Ray Nunn, who is at the Pilliga, local Aborigines have also locked onto mining vehicles owned by Santos.

Ms Ray Nunn told Echonetdaily the action by the Gamilaraay people ‘on their sacred land’ was ‘historical’.

‘Pilliga is a recharge zone for the GAT, and the Liverpool Plains is the major food bowl for NSW that the Pilliga supports,’ she said.

She said that after the Bentley ’success’, she and other north coast locals ‘became active in protecting the forest from mining rape’.

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Tasmania: Police arrest University of Tasmania rooftop protester

A man protests on the roof of the University of Tasmania

21 Oct – Police in Tasmania have arrested a fossil fuel protester perched on the roof of the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay campus.

Campaign group Fossil Free UTAS said the university had been refusing to meet to discuss its demands that it stop investing in coal.

The group unfurled three banners and protester Brodie Jeavons refused police requests to come down.

Police search and rescue personnel were sent up to arrest him and charged him with trespass.

In a statement the university said the protest was dangerous and it referred the matter to police.

Rooftop protester Brodie Jeavons arrested by Tasmania Police