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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.

Earth Matters Teishan Ahearne, Kerri-Lee Harding, Bec Horridge and Nicky Stott.

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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.

    Workers responding collectively to bushfire pollution

    Workers responding collectively to bushfire pollution

    As bushfires have been raging across Australia since October last year, cities have been blanketed in toxic smoke. What are the health impacts of this? And how might workers respond to this new environmental health crisis?  On today’s show, workers responding collectively to bushfire pollution, and looking for a working class environmentalism.  Guests: Elizabeth Humphrys (UTS); Katherine Barraclough (Doctors for the Environment Australia); Bradly Dunn (dock worker and MUA delegate); Adam Mayers (public sector worker and CPSU delegate)  Links:‘Workers are on the frontline of the climate crisis, but they have the power to fight back’ ABC News‘FACT SHEET: WHS & Bushfire Smoke’ Unions ACT‘Bushfire smokeWhat are the health impacts and what can we do to minimise exposure?’ Centre for Air Pollution, Energy and Health Research'Green Bans, Red Union' Earth Matters 25/12/2016 Earth Matters #1128 was produced by Teishan Ahearne.

    Animals burnt out and injured. Join the Wildlife feeding, rescue, care and release responses.

    Animals burnt out and injured. Join the Wildlife feeding, rescue, care and release responses.

     We are in a terrible, fiery  climate emergency. Humans and animals are in crisis. We have seen at least a billion animals die [not including billions of insects. This number is rapidly rising  as animals face starvation in destroyed ecosystems where there is no food.  Responding to this on the front line of this are the wildlife rescue groups .  They have always been there caring for injured animas and orphans. Now they are  massively  mobilizing  to leave out food and for the animals in the burnt out forest and heal those that are injured.Earth Matters brings you a glimpse of the life of  wildlife carer Belinda Hogarth _Boyd and plugs you into some  ideas and places where you too can help. Music :  Superb Wrens, Honeyeaters, Rufous Whistler, Olive backed Oriole from  'A Morning in the Australian Bush' album by Listening Earth"This week's show is #1227 was produced by Bec HorridgeLINKS:Despite the enormous devastation, the Government is taking a miserly approach to our iconic wildlife who have been decimated by bushfires.Last week, I called on the PM to fund the treatment and rehabilitation of fire-affected wildlife. We’ve now pressured Scott Morrison into action, but his announcement today of a one-off $50 million for animals is just a drop in the ocean of what’s needed. Can you join me in letting him know that simply isn’t good enough? NSW Department of Planning, Industry and EnvironmentHelping animals in emergencies: has a good list of what foods different animals eat https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/native-animals/helping-wildlife-in-emergencies>NSW list of licenced wildlife rehabilitation groups https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/native-animals/rehabilitating-native-animals/wildlife-rehabilitation-licences#rehabhttps://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/native-animals/helping-wildlife-in-emergencies: has lists of what to feed different animals and an app to find a free vet for injured animalsVictorian Department of Environment Land Water and PlanningWildcare Queanbeyan, NSW, : http://www.wildcare.com.au/ - this is the homepage for our group based out of Queanbeyan, NSW.  The homepage elaborates on how people can assist with food drops and Food4Wildlife Program.http://www.narg.asn.au/  - Native Animal Rescue Group (NARG), this is a sister organisation in Braidwood, NSW.https://www.wildlife-rescue.org.au/  - Wildlife Rescue South Coast , this is another sister organisation based on the south coast of NSW, Including the areas of Batemans Bay, and Moruya that have been heavily impacted by bushfires.https://www.nwc.org.au/  - NSW Wildlife Council, this is the peak body for 27 wildlife groups in NSW.  Backyard buddies is an educational sites to raise awareness around Australian wildlife. This link in particular has a good plan on how to build possum box.  WIRES: Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation:  https://www.wires.org.au/How do I get started? Read WIRES Rescue and Immediate Care Course details for more course information and how to enrol. https://www.facebook.com/donate/462229267776154/WombatCcare Bundanoon. Feed the wildlife fund. East Gippsland http://www.ecoshout.org.au/blog/bushfire-relief-for-east-gippsland-community-and-wildlife?fbclid=IwAR3BST_l0dN6HrMmLqd-8gYfAL6oD_wdaoGoycChADPZGTTPcbj1yVzC1dYNews:More than one billion animals killed in Australian bushfires 

    Heal the Ancestors: East Gippsland bush fires

    Heal the Ancestors: East Gippsland bush fires

    Heal the Ancestors: East Gippsland bush firesElders Robbie and Mick Thorpe on 3CR’s Fire First discuss bushfires and the Law of the Land, while Mick shares his first hand account of the evacuation from the Lake Tyers Community on Gunai/Kurnai country. Also, an update from Chris Schuringa at Goongerah Environment Centre about what’s happening on the ground with ongoing fires destroying habitat, wildlife sanctuaries and homes of local front line forest protectors - just weeks after cautiously celebrating the Vic gov's pledge to end to native forest logging.Links to donate to fire relief funds:First Nations CommunitiesGoongerah Climate refugees support fundWallabia Wildlife ShelterGoongerah Wombat OrphanageEarth Matters #1226 was produced by Nicky Stott

    Tiny House Warriors: Secwepemc struggle

    Tiny House Warriors: Secwepemc struggle

    Tiny House Warriors: Secwepemc struggleSecwepemc land protector Kanahus Freedom on how Secwepemc people are resisting the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and ongoing impacts of colonialism & white supremacy by asserting their sovereignty via creative direct action campaigns, such as the Tiny House Warrior campaign.audio sourced with thanks from The Final Straw Radio on Archive.orgEarth Matters #1225 was produced by Nicky Stott

    In excess - debunking the myths of floods of migrants and scarcity of resources in Australia's border regime

    In excess - debunking the myths of floods of migrants and scarcity of resources in Australia's border regime

    What does it mean when we talk of floods of migrants? Is it accurate or even useful? Or does it distract from the real floods, the disasters brought on by climate change? Lauren Piko, presents her paper “Hydraulics and flood: rhetorics and realities of fluidity in Australian cities” at the 2019 Historical Materialism Conference, held at Trades Hall in Melbourne.   Then later in the show, Nic Beuret discusses the problematic connected between environmentalist ideas of 'carrying capacity' and eco-fascist obsession with population and militarised borders. The interview is an edited extract from a longer conversation with Nic from September 2019.    Guests: Lauren Piko; Nic Beuret.   Links: 'Fighting eco-fascism' Earth Matters 15 September 2019.    Earth Matters #1224 was produced by Teishan Ahearne.

    Richard Flanagan's call to climate action. Extinction Rebellion tells Capitalism to bite the dust!

    Richard Flanagan's call to climate action. Extinction Rebellion tells Capitalism to bite the dust!

    As our eyes sting from the ashes of the forests,  Richard Flanagan's call for  climate action  becomes prophetic .  Extinction Rebellion rebels blockade Canberra  streets  preventing politicians from leaving Federal parliament to split for holidays, leaving climate action and leadership behind them. Guests:   Richard Flanagan, Author.                 Extinction Rebellion rebels blockading Canberra  streets Song:      Walking with Spirits by  Kai McKenzie                 Mark kai mackenzie (facebook) guitar, vocal, harmonica                Allen Murphy drums and production                Michael Henshaw Bass and technical support                 Recorded at Bagot Road Community, Darwin, Larrakia country            This week's show is #1223, and was produced by Bec Horridge.

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