From the Coal Port Blockade: First Nations Panel: How can we best show solidarity with first nations people?

Sunday, 28 January 2024 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Five first Nations people sitting on chairs on a stage in a large tent with microphones: smilling.

This amazing First Nations panel responds to the questions:

How can the environment and climate movement best show solidarity with first nations people?”

“What does First Nations justice have to do with climate justice?”

Featuring Awabakal elder Aunty Tracey, Ngemba elder Aunty Caroline, Bundjalung and Worimi saltwater woman Phoebe McIlwraith, and Ngemba, Wangan and Jagalingou protector of country Wilka Kirakuta. The conversation was moderated by Wadi wadi man of the Yuin nation, Matthew Jeffery.

These voices were at the Peoples Blockade of the world’s largest coal port where thousands of climate activists took to the water on the weekend of November 25-26, blockading the coal port in Muloombinba Newcastle for well over 30 hours. 109 people were arrested together in defiance of the the 30 hour limit of  allowed blocking of the shipping channel.

The blockade was organised by Rising Tide. What’s happening next? Find out about the next ten day blockade of the coal port with 10,000 people during November 20th -29th,  2024 at

Facebook event page for 2024 Event November 20th to 29th


Rising Tide

Support the Rising Tide 109 | Chuffed | Non-profit charity and social enterprise fundraising(link is external)

Kirketts Mob Quest Fundraising Page on Facebook  for Caroline Kirk and her activist mob for transport and communications costs.   Kirketts Mob Facebook Fundraising Page

Hashtags: #PeoplesBlockade | #RisingTideAus | #NoNewCoal | #MakePollutersPay

Earth Matters #1437 was on produced by Bec Horridge

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Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local and global environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


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