June 22, 2021

Interconnecting the web of activist communities

Interconnecting the web of activist communities

The Sustainable Hour no 368 is about the International Day of Action Against Fossil Fuels









The Sustainable Hour no 368 is about the International Day of Action Against Fossil Fuels



Our guests in The Tunnel on 23 June 2021 are both going to be involved in the International Day of Action Against Fossil Fuels on Saturday 26 June 2021:



Jacynta Fuamatu is 350.org’s organiser for the Pacific islands. She is also a Pacific Climate Warrior and tells us what her work involves. Like many campaigns now, they are very very keen on connecting people across countries and what in the past have been cultural divides. In representing 350.org, in the very climate exposed Pacific Islands, she believes in working together to protect the atmosphere that we all share. She will be talking about how her country Samoa has been impacted by the emissions that come from burning what we now know to be toxic fossil fuels.



Following Jacynta, we have a return visit from Shaq Koyok, a Malaysian First Peoples climate activist and artist. Shaq, in his very pleasant matter of fact way, explains the impacts that fossil fuels are having on his country and especially his indigenous brothers and sisters. He leaves us with a strong sense of justice being denied to his people. We marvel at his courage. Despite the possibility of harsh treatments from the authorities in his country, he and his fellow activists continue to educate people about the dangers of the climate emergency we face and refuse to be quiet.



Shaq will also be one of the speakers at the International Day of Action Against Fossil Fuels on Saturday. The day will be a series of interviews, some live, some pre-recorded. It will start at 9am and finish at 8pm AEST. It has three aims:



To show the extent of the damage done by fossil fuel projects all over the world, to show the extent of the opposition to these projects, and to continue to support the connection of communities fighting fossil fuel projects.



→ You can register at: www.actionnetwork.org



Mik Aidt declares ‘preferably’ Weaselword of the Week and updates us on the number of people who are living in a local government area that has declared a climate emergency. He also sings the praises of Jeremy Lent’s latest book, ‘The Web of Meaning’, and plays an extract from a recent speech this author gave on social media.



Colin Mockett‘s Global Outlook this week begins at home in Victoria, with the good news that Chris Weeks – who was on our podcast three weeks ago – has passed his crowdfunding amount to buy a second-hand Suburu 4WD to report on and film climate activism right up and down Eastern Australia.Still in Victorian, this is the last week of the financial year. Starting from 1 July 2021, the Victorian government’s subsidy for solar panels drops by $400 – but those who register before June 30 will still get the full amount, even if they are fitted after July.And… The New South Wales government has shelved plans to adopt a version of Victoria’s tax on Electric Vehicles.Then Colin zooms us to the west of USA, where just about the whole of that area is now experiencing the