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Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Everyone in the northern rivers understands only too well from the anti-CSG and anti-coal battles that our state and federal governments, whether Coalition or Labor, will not serve or protect the people unless we unflinchingly demand that in a democracy our will must be obeyed.

Right now, the future of the human species is under grave threat from the looming catastrophe of uncontrollable climate change and the old political parties have again sided with their corporate masters against us.

This coming Saturday and Sunday ordinary, decent people all around the world will turn out to peacefully demonstrate to the powers-that-be at the Paris Climate Conference that we insist that they commit to taking the urgent measures needed to limit Earth’s changing climate to less than +2 degrees C of warming.

As part of this world-wide action, a rally will be held from 12 noon on  Saturday, November 28, in Knox Park, Murwillumbah. The decent people from this part of the world can join with the global community in raising our voices for an end to the mining and burning of fossil fuels and the shift to 100 per cent renewable energy without delay.

Time to stand up and be counted, Australia, for the sake of your children and grandchildren, for their future wellbeing and for the future of human civilisation. See you at Knox Park on Saturday.

Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell

 


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‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

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