If you have, or would like to, make sure that those who do get the support they need, then make sure you get out and support the Muzzstock event!
Murray ‘Muzz’ Drechsler is a local activist who tirelessly travels the continent in his Blockadia truck. It often transports First Nation elders and other activists to the front lines for environmental protection.
He brings vital infrastructure including marquees, tarps, kitchen gear, solar and more. The work he does is vital to the environmental movement.
Not one to leave his own community without aid, Muzz also gets active locally as a member of the Main Arm Rural Fire Brigade.
‘It was at the Main Arm fire shed that I really built confidence in who I am,’ said Muzz. But his love of nature had started much earlier, as did his love of the outdoors, with participation in groups like the Scouts.
‘Since I was a young child, I loved Mother Earth and nature and then I came to understand its importance.’
‘If you love something and it is in danger you can’t just stand by and see it hurt and destroyed.’
Muzz is currently preparing for his third trip to the Stop Adani Front Line as a part of the Bob Brown Convoy that leaves Mullumbimby on April 22, and he is asking for help to get the Blockadia truck ready for the road.
‘In part we are fundraising for the convoy but we are also asking for ongoing support via monthly donations,’ he said.
In fact, if you are a big donor, there is a chance that you could join one of the front line convoys for free.
The Muzzstock festival is a day of music, conversations on non-violent direct action, live art, great food and awesome activities for the kids combined with a photo exhibition and the screening of the short doco Blockadia. Running from 10am through till midnight at Kohinur Hall on Saturday March 9, this is a chance to support direct action at your local community level.
The musical line up will include Nathan Kaye, Ben Jansz, Manic Seeds & The Front Line, Leeli and more.