Blockade Australia ran actions targeting fossil fuel extraction and exportation this month. In this episode, we feature an episode of Saltgrass that further explains and humanises the movement.
We add a clip of Art Breaker's documentary about the Black Finch Project, for the whole thing here's a link.
This episode was recorded and first released in May 2020.
This is an updated version with a new intro. The interview remains exactly the same.
In this episode we speak with a family of activists and we take a closer look at what is going on with the Adani Coal mine. A hotly contested mine that is still in construction in Queensland.
Long term residents of Castlemaine Ben and Jacynta have spent a lifetime living with the earth in mind, from building a sustainable house to participating in protests and activism.
Ben travelled on the Adani convoy a couple of years ago, as lead by renowned greens leader and activist, Bob Brown. Ben is a visual artist and is known locally as something of an agitator, often providing cheeky and provocative takes on the current political issues.
Jacynta has studied a masters in social ecology, trained in facilitation and participated in the transition towns movement.
At the time of recording Rilka, their daughter, was heavily involved in the activist groups trying to disrupt the Adani coal mine from going ahead.
The reason I have chosen this one to replay right now is that Jacynta has, in the last week, moved from being the proud parent of an activist to taking action herself.
The Traditional Owners in the Galillee Basin where the Adani mine is happening and what they have been doing to stop the mine.
Protest groups mentioned in the show: