Episode 4: Mobilising the cities for forests

Thursday, 21 December 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

On todays show we will be hearing about the many ways GECO tried to mobilise people in the city to come to the forest. 

We will be hearing about the Cycle for Old Growth, the Walk Against Woodchips, and the Such is Life punk festival. Finally we will hear about the mobilisiation of hundreds of students during the 2005-6 state election campaign which breathed new life into GECO’s direct action at the time.

Conversations between Fiona and Jo Edwards, Shelly Nundra, Sean Marler, Dave Quokka, Izzy Brown, Phil Bastard, Lisa Newton, Holly Creaunne, Julia Denm, and Fox. Post production by Juliet Fox. Music by the Bigots, Combat Wombat and Extinct Exist recorded live in Goongerah.

Forest protests at Goolengook, East Gippsland - Tony Hastings
A series that looks back on the wins, losses and lessons of a thirty year campaign to protect the forests of East Gippsland in Victoria. 


Fiona York and friends



Bonus episode: Remembering forest defenders we have lost

18 Jan 2024
Remembering all the forest defenders (and the forests) we have lost along the way

Episode 6: After the fires: Errinundra, forest protection and a celebration

4 Jan 2024
In this final episode, we discuss the bushfires, blockade at Errinundra, the end to native forest logging and the GECO party.

Episode 5: Citizen Science as Direct Action

28 Dec 2023
How GECO used citizen science as direct action to protect forests

Episode 4: Mobilising the cities for forests

21 Dec 2023
Conversations about all the different ways GECO mobilised people from the city to visit the forests