William Ryan - 92 year old WWII veteran - comments on non-violent direct action at the coal mine site and invites people to come and help save the Leard Forest.
Japan Tropical Forest Action Network (JATAN) have travelled to Maules Creek to support a blockade of Idemitsu’s Boggabri Coal Haul road this morning. JATAN have joined the Leard Forest Alliance (LFA) calling for a halt to the destruction of the Leard State Forest. JATAN and the LFA are calling on a halt in the construction of the Maules Creek Project and for Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) to divest from Idemitsu’s Boggabri Coal mine.Read more
On the way south from our two months in Queensland, Paul and I called in this week at the Leard State Forest east of Narrabri in New South Wales. The lady in the cafe asked me, meaningfully, if I had seen 'those people' protesting against the destruction of this forest for coal mines. "No," I replied, "but have you seen the destroyed forests?" She said no more.