Saturday, December 6, 2014

At the Gloucester blockade

Juliet and Noelene at Gloucester yesterday

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Instruments of Democracy planning

On Saturday we met at Mangrove Mountain to discuss our promised coal and CSG contribution to Cementa 15. We can see that science and health professionals have identified serious problems with the radical new forms of coal and gas mining that are spreading across NSW. We can also see that in the face of government inaction about these growing problems, an urgent sense of community concern for the future is spreading like a new form of democracy. Consequently we plan our contribution to Cementa 15 as Instruments of Democracy, inspired as much by artworks such as An Immaterial Retrospective of the Venice Biennale  as by the art-like actions we have witnessed in the Leard, Newcastle and Gloucester blockades. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

ActUp 6 at Camp Wando - Release the Bats

Learning to address the problem of coal in non-violent direct action workshops and actions at Act Up 6, Release the Bats, at Camp Wando, Maules Creek, 1-3 November. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Protest at Whitehaven AGM

For the polite protest outside Whitehaven AGM against Whitehaven's rude destruction of the Leard State Forest, protesters are asked to wear red and purple, the colours that weather charts are starting to use to forecast the 40+ degree temperatures that are becoming the norm each summer now. 
David and Margaret colour coordinated against Whitehaven's promise of No Future

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pacific Climate Warriors Flotilla, Newcastle Harbour

Yesterday WRVAP artist David Watson witnessed and participated in We are not drowning – we are fighting!, the Pacific Climate Warriors Flotilla on Newcastle Harbour.  see more

Mikaele Maiava from Tokelau

paddling partners - Caitlin Rawding (Australian Youth Climate Coalition) and David
Climate Warrior George Nacewa from Fiji with a message for the current Australian government

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Leardblockade Shenanigans

We learned a lot from the #leardblockade shenanigans and hope to be back for more.