Author Archive: roman

Flanagan comments on a Burning Tasmania

“Scott Morrison’s proudest boast is that when the barbarians were at the gate, he stopped them. But now the truth is clear: the barbarians were never at the gate. They were always here, in the palace, in power, and they were blinding us with their lie that the enemies who would destroy our world were the wretched and powerless who sought asylum here. And all along our real enemy was them: those who held up lumps of coal in front of their throne, and laughed and laughed and gloated won’t hurt you won’t hurt you.”

— Richard Flanagan, “Tasmania is burning. The climate disaster future has arrived while those in power laugh at us”, The Guardian

{Powerful commentary published Feb 5th, well worth reading}

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FoE Adelaide meeting on Climate at Box Factory, 6:30 Mon Feb 11th

We start with the first of our meetings at the Box Factory this year on Monday, Feb 11th with a discussion about climate change, the transition to renewables, what various groups are planning, and how it might effect the upcoming election. Come along and help us decide where we should focus our efforts in the fight against climate change.

Special Guest: Jim  Allen, from FossilFreeSA will tell us about the campaign for divestment in local councils.

Members and supporters welcome! Upstairs in the kitchen at the Box Factory, 6:30 start wih nibbles, with Jim joining us at 7pm.… Read more >>

Getup’s Adelaide Election Launch, Tues 12, 6:45 at The Gov

From Getup:
Everyday people want action on climate change, a fairer society and they love our ABC. But time and again, the hard right’s toxic politics stand in the way.
Our polling shows this is making hard right MPs, like Abbott and Dutton, more vulnerable than ever before. But we need to start early and get to work in every corner of the country if we’re to have a chance against their big money politics.

Come to GetUp’s Adelaide Election Launch to learn about the power of ‘persuasive conversations’ with voters and how you can be part of it. It’s effective. It can be done from anywhere in the country. And it can only be done by a truly grassroots, people-powered movement.

Come along to our Adelaide Election Launch and learn about GetUp’s strategy to take on the hard right (proven and honed through several elections), find out what’s on the line, and how you can work with other locals to have the greatest impact.

Ready to make it happen? RSVP now to the Adelaide Election Launch in Hindmarsh on 12 February.

WHAT: Adelaide Election Launch
WHEN: Arrive 6:45pm for a 7pm start, Tuesday, 12 February
WHERE: The Gov, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, SA, 5007
WHO: Passionate Adelaide locals – please pass on this invitation!

Authorised by Paul Oosting, GetUp Ltd, Level 14, 338 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

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Electrifying Industry launch, 6pm Tues Feb 26

Beyond Zero Emissions’ new report, Electrifying Industry is a global first research project showing how manufacturing can be powered by renewables.

Hear from Beyond Zero Emissions, CEDAMIA, The Solar Project and 1414 Degrees on how renewables can drive the next wave of opportunity for Australian manufacturing.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 from 18:00-20:30 at The Joinery

Bookings essential (it’s free) at https://www.trybooking.com/BAOBM

Thank you to our event partners – CEDAMIA and The Solar Project.… Read more >>

Please tell our governments to regulate all new GM CRISPR

from the SAGFIN/Gene Ethics mailout

Please spend just a minute to email your state Minister at this link now.

It’s quick, simple and important to have your say!!

State and Territory Ministers will decide this month whether to retain GM CRISPR** regulation, or to declare open season on the makeup of all animals, plants, microbes and humans.

Last year, the world was shocked when a Chinese scientist used the new genetic modification (GM) technique CRISPR to produce the world’s first GM babies. Scientists globally condemned the research, saying it was too risky to use this technique in human embryos.

But now the Australian Government proposes to deregulate the use of CRISPR and other GM techniques in animals, plants and microbes.Read more >>