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Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.
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Melbourne, VIC

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Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

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@EarthMradio

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English


Episodes

Forest Defenders conference Thailand

11/10/2018
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Forest Defenders conference Thailand.In a worsening climate for activists and civil society, 50 environmental defenders from around Southeast Asia came together in Thailand to talk about security, strategy and the situations they’re facing. As attendees explained, killings are just the most extreme form of a wide range of repressive strategies being used against activists in the region. We hear from a few of the people who spoke at the conference and from filmmaker and co-organiser Fran...

Duration:00:29:59

Keep Urannah Pristine. No Dam, Connection to Country.

11/3/2018
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Hear the insights of Ken Peters Dodd, a sovereign Birriah man whose ancestors were forced from their land west of Bowen in Queensland. Now he has returned with his family to live on Birri country, perform ceremony and defend it from the proposed Urannah dam, from Adanis plans and from climate change. Giyou Peters Dodd gives a clear call for us all to clean up the planet. Senator Larissa Waters asks for a stronger indigenous voice and to clean up politics. Including a rare Whale Ceremony with...

Duration:00:27:42

Roger Knox and traditional bush medicines.

10/27/2018
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This week on Earth Matters you’ll hear how Country musician Roger Knox survived back to back plane crashes and then going on to continue to perform his music releasing albums and touring for audiences across Australia. Roger shares his personal story of the 2 plane crashes and yarns about suffering immense pain and standing strong when up against his own health battles. Rogers says the bush remedies and music has been his medicine when he overcame immense pain and being nursed by his Aunty...

Duration:00:27:50

Greening 'Red October' [encore]

10/20/2018
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Greening 'Red October'.2017 marked the centenary of the October revolution in Russia that ultimately brought the Bolsheviks to power and lead to the formation of the Soviet Union.When we think of the USSR we often think of environmental and human tragedy. But 100 years on from the 1917 revolution it is perhaps more important than ever to re-assess the environmental record of the Soviet Union and learn from the radical thinkers, scientists and ecologists who offered a different vision for...

Duration:00:27:49

Don't mention the emergency?

10/13/2018
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Don't mention the emergency? Reassessing climate messaging. This week we bring you a talk given by Jane Morton about the psychology of climate messaging, recorded at the Melbourne Sustainable Living Festival in February this year.Guest: Jane Morton (Darebin Climate Action Now)Earth Matters #1161 was produced by Teishan Ahearne.

Duration:00:28:01

Knitting Nanas against gas,coal and greed.

10/6/2018
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30 Knitting nanas are in action, dressed in black and yellow with placards “No New Coal” on the verge of busy road; Industrial Drive in Newcastle, right next to the massive Newcastle coal export terminal. They sing and wave; cars honk encouragement.This is just one of the Knitting Nanas adventures Nanas Gally and Carol tell of.Find out about the national Knitting Nana phenomena and how to join in.Including a new song “Listen Deep to the Land”, music and lyrics written by Dallas De Brabander,...

Duration:00:27:42

Victoria's forests update

9/29/2018
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On this weeks’s show, as the November Victorian state election approaches we discuss the dire situation of native forests in Victoria, and some wins on legal and economic fronts.First up, we hear from Lidia Thorpe, Member for Northcote and the first Aboriginal woman elected to Victorian parliament. Reflecting on what logging means for the state treaty process with First Nations in Victoria.Regular listeners will be familiar with Ed Hill, long-time forest campaigner. Emma Wasson spoke to Ed...

Duration:00:27:49

Superannuation Trustees do the Climate Wiggle.

9/22/2018
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Anthony Too and Margie Pestorius are with ten others from Stop Adani Cairns outside the Cairns convention centre where a conference for superannuation trustees is being held. They are waiting in cars for the call to converge at the building’s entrance to perform a surprise street theatre skit where a fake trustee is arrested by a fake policeman for failing to take climate risks into account. Hear how the aim of persuading the trustees to include climate change impacts in their risk...

Duration:00:27:42

Cassowaries need new laws. Crocs not for profit.

9/8/2018
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Meet Ingrid Marker from Mission Beach Queensland who lived alongside endangered cassowaries becoming known as a cassowary whisperer. Horribly, all the cassowary families she knew were killed by dogs. Now Ingrid calls for new laws to control roaming dogs. The campaign to save the cassowary is part of the Place You Love Alliance, which asks for a new generation of national laws that work to protect and restore our natural environment.Crocodiles not for Profit:The Kattar Party have introduced...

Duration:00:27:42

Glyphosate's time is up

9/1/2018
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This week we hear about a landmark case in the United States that found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the common pesticide RoundUp, causes cancer.Also this week: A new week, a new Prime Minister. But what about the Great Barrier Reef, and that odd cash splash to a little know private foundation?Guests: Peter McCallum (Mackay Conservation Group); Bob Phelps (Gene Ethics).Interviews courtesy of 3CR’s City Limits and Wednesday Breakfast programs.Song: 'Dirty Dollar' by Kev...

Duration:00:28:01

Forests are for life

8/25/2018
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There is a long history of resistance to old growth forest logging in Western Australia's South West. In this week's show I speak with Jess Beckerling, Convener for Western Australia Forests Alliance or WAFA, to learn more about that history and as well as current campaigning. I caught up with Dom about the Forests for Life campaign (www.forestsforlife.org.au) and later Claire who spoke about her experience blockading and a more recent shift away from civil disobedience in the movement.

Duration:00:24:11

Aboriginals were the first Bread Makers.

8/18/2018
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Who were the first bread makers? Bruce Pascoe; Author of “Dark Emu “ has found ample evidence of Aboriginal bread making disputing the myth that aboriginal people were unsophisticated hunter gatherers. The evidence shows that Aboriginal people were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storingBruce is yarning at the annual Frontier Wars Story telling camp at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.He asks why such history, that is easily uncovered, is not part of our...

Duration:00:27:42

Farmers fight new coal mines to protect the Great Artesian Basin

8/11/2018
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Annette and Bruce Currie are a farming couple in Central Queensland who found that their farm water is threatened by multiple proposed coal mines. Their lives were turned upside down when they took on the proposed Alpha and Kevin’s Corner coal mines in court. Annette describes her family’s deep connection to their farm "Speculation" and the stressful impact of the court cases on family life. Bruce talks about why the mines must be stopped and calls for support. Michael Kane from Farmers for...

Duration:00:27:42

Fracking disrupting the web of life

8/4/2018
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Today we hear from American biologist and author Sandra Steingraber, giving the keynote address to the Permanent People’s Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change.Sandra takes a lyrical look at the interconnections between molecules, organisms, ecosystems, logistics and capitalism in the story of fracking.This is an edited extract of Sandra Steingraber’s keynote address to the Permanent People’s Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change, in May 2018....

Duration:00:28:01

Organising for the future

7/28/2018
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This show features Zac Romagnoli-Townsend, coordinator with SEED, Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network. He is talking about organising for the future in the climate justice movement, and provides interesting and thoughtful insights from his experience on community organising. This talk was given as part of the final plenary of the Students of Sustainability Conference 2018, held in July in Narrm / Melbourne.For information on SEED, go to their website:...

Duration:00:24:05

How to Win against fossil fuels

7/21/2018
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How to win against fossil fuelsBuild our movement; Make political change, Divest MoneySam La Rocca, Deputy Director of The Sunrise Project talks on courage, organising and building a movement to beat fossil fuels and win.Rachel Deans from Market Forces explains how to switch your bank and super fund to one that does not invest in coal, oil or gas.Isaac Astill analyses our sucessful divestment campaigns.Organisations: Market Forces Rachel Deans Contact: rachel@marketforces.org.auTipping...

Duration:00:27:42

Juru traditional owners call for Adani to stop work

7/14/2018
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In June 2018 a federal court found that Adani has been negotiating with the wrong traditional owner group and that the Juru people not The Kyburra Munda Yalga Aboriginal Corporation are the correct group that Adani should be negotiating with about cultural heritage at Abbott point where the company has its coal loading port. Regardless of this Adani has not allowed the Juru Traditional owners to see the cultural heritage protection work that Kyburra did, nor will Adani grant the Juru access...

Duration:00:27:42

Green ban, red union [encore broadcast]

7/7/2018
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Green bans, red union.An archival interview with Jack Mundey [encore broadcast] This week we’re delving into 3CR’s rich archive to bring you an interview with trade unionist Jack Mundey.Jack talks about the tumultuous era of the Green Bans, and how rank-and-file unionists in the Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) took control of their union and forged links with the broader community.Guests: Jack Mundey (archival interview from 3CR’s City Limits program in 1999)Earth Matters #1147 was...

Duration:00:27:46

No Trees, No treaty

6/30/2018
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This week's show is about the Djapwurrung Embassy, established to protect sacred trees threatened with destruction, north of Ballarat in Victoria. The state government want to cut down over 3000 trees as part of the Western Highway duplication project, including trees sacred to the Djapwurrung first nation. There has been a strong resistance with three camps set up to stop the road works and protect the trees, known as the Djapwurrung embassy. Music credit: 'Diamonds and Sapphires' by...

Duration:00:26:31

Criminalising dissent in Australia and Indonesia

6/23/2018
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Dissent and protest are being criminalised and suppressed around the world.The Australian government is seeking to introduce new foreign interference and espionage laws that threaten our democracy. We breakdown what this means and why the laws needs to be stopped.In Indonesia, May Day protests were met by swift repression by the police. With 69 people arrested in Yogyakarta and 4 in Bogor. This is happening in the context of increasing State repression across the country. The May Day protest...

Duration:00:28:23