FIGHTING FUND for Bob and Jessica: please give them your urgent support
Bob Brown and Jessica Hoyt (right) outside the High Court of Australia, Canberra.
Bob and Jessica went to the High Court fighting for all Australians' right to protest.
In 2016 Bob and Jessica were arrested for peacefully opposing logging at Lapoinya (where Jessica grew up) in North West Tasmania.
They were charged under the Hodgman government’s harsh new ‘anti-protest’ laws aimed at quashing meaningful environmental campaigning.
Today a High Court majority rejected their challenge on constitutional (not environmental) grounds.
These Tasmanian anti-protest laws are part of the global purchase of democracy by corporations. Corporations lobby weak politicians to legislate against the time-honoured rights of the people.
Looking at such awesome envionmental threats as the Adani mine, Amzonian rates of destruction of Australia’s forests and woodlands and illegal But unpoliced Japanese harpooning of Australian whales, Bob reaction today was defiant: ‘I urge Australians to face up to such laws, and never fall in line with the accelerating destruction of Earth’s biosphere. I, for one, have no intention of becoming part of the problem by being locked out of Tasmania’s forests by the myopic greed of loggers and their political lackeys.’
Your earlier generosity actively enabled Bob and Jessica to make their High Court challenge. But now the verdict is for the loggers, they are well short of covering potential legal costs of up to $250,000.
This is an invitation to stand again with Bob and Jessica. Please donate to their fighting fund today.
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Bob Brown Foundation
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