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Shot, blinded and beaten: the price of Chile’s unrest

Shot, blinded and beaten: the price of Chile’s unrest

December 24, 2019

Diego Foppiano Jara joined millions across Chile to protest against the severe wealth gap crippling his country. After just five minutes, he was shot in the eye by a rubber bullet.

An eye for an eye on home soil

November 29, 2019

For several months now Hong Kong has been plunged into its biggest political crisis in decades, with...

Who is ready to fight for Pacific nations?

Who is ready to fight for Pacific nations?

September 27, 2019

ALL over the globe people are starting to stand up for climate action. From massive school strikes in 2018 and 2019, to the smaller but just as disruptive Extinction Rebellion protests, the climate justice space is expanding fast. With Australia set to experience some of the more severe effects of climate change in the coming few decades, it is hardly a surprise that people are taking to the streets and joining local climate action groups in droves. However, if the nation looks to its Pacific neighbours – who are already experiencing damaging effects of climate change – who is fighting for them?

Protest planning begins in suburbs

Protest planning begins in suburbs

September 27, 2019

THERE’S the Extinction Rebellion rallies and civil disobedience around the globe. Then there’s now two international school strikes calling for action on climate change. But where do these massive protest movements begin, why are school children involved and how is it growing at a grass-roots level? In the weeks ahead of the second worldwide school strike for climate, on Friday, September 20, Brisbane groups involved were busy convincing locals why they should join school students in protesting about inaction on what the United Nation’s has coined the climate emergency.

Protesters push their point on climate change

September 27, 2019

THEY came. They gathered. They disrupted. They delayed. They made the news. And they returned, again and again. Their protests have all been to raise awareness of the unfolding climate crisis, environmental changes that scientists and the United Nations says will soon be irreversible. Organised by Extinction Rebellion, a socio-political climate change movement with ties around the world, these protests have been popping up in and around Brisbane, Queensland, over several weeks.

Brisbane student strike draws huge crowd

September 24, 2019

WITH calls for climate change action ramping up around the globe, citizens, activists and school children joined forces around the world on Friday, September 20, 2019. They left their homes, workplaces and schools to rally on the same day as others did right around the world, calling on political leaders to respond to climate change before it becomes irreversible.

Indonesian journalists ‘bought, broken and soul searching’, says researcher

Indonesian journalists ‘bought, broken and soul searching’, says researcher

August 29, 2019

The Indonesian media is contributing to resentment and racism toward Papuans, according to a human rights...

Students Skip School to Fight Climate Change

Students Skip School to Fight Climate Change

March 12, 2019

Kids around Australia will skip school on Fri Mar 15 joining a global action protesting inaction on climate change.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
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