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Interviews and Discussion
Pre-recorded Green Left podcast where Green Left Sydney correspondent Peter Boyle speaks with Niels Henrik Hooge from Friends of the Earth Denmark and Søren Søndergaard, an MP from the Red-Green Alliance in Denmark, about Ecosocialist-Indigenous party Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) winning the largest vote in Greenlandic elections held on April 4. The vote was effectively a referendum on whether a Chinese-Australian rare earth and uranium mining project should go ahead in part of the food producing belt along Greenland's eastern coast. IA won 37% of the vote and 12 out of 31 seats in the Greenland parliament on a platform opposing the toxic mining project. You can listen to the individual interview here.
Interview with Bronya Lipski from Environmental Justice Australia about the risk of energy behemoth AGL 'cutting and running' at some point in the future and leaving behind massive cleanup bills for its three coal fired power stations (Bayswater, Liddell and Loy Yang A) and Camden coal seam gas field.
Lipski outlines the ecological impacts of ash dams at coal fired power stations which leave behind a legacy of millions of tonnes of heavy metal contaminated slurry that must be contained to stop it polluting groundwater and releasing toxic dust. The massive brown coal mine adjacent that feeds Loy Yang A must also be rehabilitated and covered to prevent fires like the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire. AGL has allocated a grossly inadequate fund for rehabilitation and cleanup of the 4 sites and is racking up big losses at its coal fired power stations, which it has split off from its renewables and retail arm. You can listen to the individual interview here.
Interview with Green Left Sydney correspondent and Rojava SolidaritySydney member Peter Boyle about the campaign to free Kurdish political activist Abdullah Ocalan from isolation on a heavily guarded prison Island in Turkey. Imprisoned since 1999 by the Turkish State, Boyle said that Ocalan can be compared to South African leader Nelson Mandela both in terms of the oppression he and the Kurdish people have faced and also in terms of the politically transformative effect that his release would likely have. Australians For Kurdistan are hosting an international webinar on their youtube page about the campaign to free Ocalan. You can listen to the individual interview here.
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