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Australia On Fire - Do Not Allow USA Middle East terrorism to distract humanity again...

The middle-east occupations of Palestine and Iraq have distracted humanity for decades from the real terrifying existential crises of the climate and ecological emergencies. 

Israel's apartheid supporting Prime Minister Natanyahu will be celebrating the terrorist attack by Trump on Baghdad airport, killing Iran's senior military commander, Qasim Suleimani in an insane unnecessary escalation of US/Israeli sabre-rattling against Iran. 

A Year to Remember

As the year draws to an end I sense we are all reeling with the speed that brought us here, and what a year. For me it was a year filled with hope, the feeling of a real sea change with XR coming from nowhere and becoming such a huge voice in the world. 

I have been overwhelmed by the feeling of positivity and change that has been sweeping throughout communities everywhere. The cry to stop destroying our planet and ourselves is beginning to be heard and although it’s just the beginning, I am optimistic.

Reflections on public discourse and the role of facts

Watching the BBC/HBO adaptation of Philip Pullman’s, His Dark Materials last Sunday night, Lyra, the 11 year old heroine is told by the alethiometer (an instrument that tells the truth) she must go to a lonely village where there is something like a ghost. It will be scary.

The instruction seems at odds with the quest she and her companions are on. She asks permission from the group leader, to go to this isolated village. He is not convinced. They need her and the instrument for the dangerous journey ahead.

Lyra says, “I have to go. I don’t know why”

FULL STOP

Ex-police chief superintendent now XR rebel calls out government | The Campfire Interview

"Boris doesn’t give a sh** about climate change" says ex-police chief superintendent for Cornwall and Devon, Rob Cooper, who is a member of Extinction Rebellion.

“We need to choose the next government very very carefully or else, quite frankly, we’re screwed”.

In this extensive interview with Campfire’s firestarter Pete Lawrence, Cooper talks about the impact of rebellion so far, the policing, the urgent need for governmental commitment followed by action and the upcoming general election.

XR GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS HARVEST HACKNEY 3/11

The space works as a community garden and to raise awareness of empty spaces in the city, grow food for the local community and increase biodiversity. The event on Sunday was an Harvest open day with lots of activities including seed swapping, bulb planting, block printing, leaf crafting. There was a geodesic dome which had been donated so even in the colder months the workshops could still take place.