Interview Kamala Emmanuel – Defend Free Speech Perth

Perth activist Kamala Emanuel was charged with “failure to obey [an] order given by an officer” for violating council by-laws, including one by-law that prohibits a person from carrying a sign without authorisation.

Mar Bucknell speaks with Kamala about the case and the ramifications for free speech in our so-called democracy.

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See http://www.freespeechperth.org/ for more info

Interview Boudicca Cerese CSG Free Northern Rivers

Interview with Boudicca Cerese from CSG Free Northern Rivers covering the issue of Coal Seam Gas (#Fracking) in #Australia.

From the http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org website…

“Coal seam gas mining involves drilling deep into the earth to extract methane held in a coal seam. In order to extract the gas, large volumes of salty water contained in the coal seam need to be brought to the surface.This water is the major waste product from coal seam gas mining. Methods used to extract the gas include hydraulic fracturing or lateral drilling. Both of these methods represent risks to groundwater.”

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Interview Miranda Gibson – Observer Tree

The ObserverTree is a platform situated 60m above the ground in an old-growth Eucalyptus tree, in the heart of Tasmania’s southern forests. On the 14th of December 2011 conservationist Miranda Gibson climbed a rope to the top of the tree and vowed to stay untill the forest is protected. Miranda’s upper canopy home is a tree under imminent threat, in a forest due to be logged any day now.

We spoke to Miranda about the campaign.

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See http://observertree.org/ for more information.