But to live outside the law, you must be honest
Absolutely Sweet Marie by Bob Dylan
Australia’s first ever blockade camp on coal, Front Line Action on Coal has been defending the Leard State Forest from open cut coal for over 2 years.
Whitehaven Coal have permits to clear early February 2015 and they have their bulldozers in the ready to smash large areas of the precious Leard State Forest.
So we have organised a party and together, we are going to stop them.Including all of the best music, skillshares, workshops, arts, and action. Come learn, listen, dance, and take action to save the Leard State Forest, and our climate.
There will be tours of farms, non-violent direct action skillshares, forest tours, ecology workshops, as well as some outstanding performance, including poets, circus, bands and Djs.
Building a creative resistance to defend habitat, climate and communities from coal expansion.
Join thousands of people who have made history by visiting the #LeardBlockade and participated in a variety of activities to show opposition to this destructive project. We invite you to do the same!
Front Line Action on Coal and Bat Attack are volunteer run, with a focus on skillsharing.
Police are laying a bizaare charge against protestors at the Bat Attack blockade at Maules Creek. In place of trespass which is hard to prove on public land, police have resorted to a charges of ‘hiding tools, clothing, or property to unlawfully influence a person‘.
Protestors response is “No people without land, it’s time we start respecting the earth that we depend on” – Melissa Freer 27, Childcare worker.
Today Melissa locked on the the root system of a tree – and stopped Whitehaven coal from clearing for the whole day.
This heinous mine should have never been approved. We need to respect the land, and the government needs to respect people’s ongoing relationships with land – such as farmers and traditional custodians.
We must to continue to build a powerful and united force to challenge the coal industry who seeks to trample communities in favour of quick profits.
Whitehaven have 9 weeks more of clearing – but they are moving fast. Come help out by visiting the Leard Blockade
You’ll be pleased to hear Kelly, Melissa and Andy are all back with us safe and sound after yesterdays inspiring efforts.
Tomorrow is a very special day…the “21st” Birthday of the one and only Cliff Wallace, farmer and owner at the Wando property. In light of this, today we have a special request for you all. We want to collect birthday messages for him to put together on one giant card. Don’t forget that Cliff has been around since before the beginning of FLAC, and without him we would never have made it this far.
Compiled by Ian Curr from sources below, Feb 2015
Front Line Action on Coal
Read Melissa’s Full Story here http://frontlineaction.org/bulldozers-stalled-again/
No penalty for Pocock’s Maules Creek protest