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Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year


Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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XR. Photo Tree Faerie

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a leaderless organisation demanding system change to rapidly replace fossil fuels.

Early on Monday a small contingent of XR activists took to the main intersection in Mullumbimby to highlight the need to stop the ‘fossil fuel business barons taking us to our heat death’.

Lily Josephine, Sapoty Brook, Alex Buralli and Kien Hannah want to make citizens aware that on October 7 Extinction Rebellion will begin an intensive global phase of civil disobedience and many people are going to Brisbane to stand in solidarity.

Check out www.facebook.com/extinctionrebellionseq for more details. 

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  1. Why would anyone criticize people who are standing up against inaction on global warming. These critics are the true idiots who haven’t got the brains to even know what’s happening to the planet.

    • Activism is work.though not paid work. It is nevertheless meaningful work. Plenty of paid work is not meaningful and in some instances not even lawful, e.g. banks and insurance companies deliberately defrauding customers as exposed in the Royal Commission recently. There are many more such examples. It takes courage to be an activist.

  2. Sapoty Brook is a qualified nuclear physicist. He has worked in Japan. He is of an age when he could be retired and playing golf but like many older locals he gives his time and expertise to contribute to causes. He is an inventor of solar bikes and scooters. Due to his science understanding, Sapoty is aware of the dire nature of what the world faces and not from any conspiracy theory rants either as some do. Why else would a senior citizen bother to give up personal time to a cause that may put him in gaol according to new laws purportedly in the pipeline in Brisbane if the lady Premiere caves in to demands? Maybe if more of us could see the big picture clearly we would rise up too. And Lily is a permaculture student. I don’t know the others. And even if they were on life support meagre payments it would not detract from their message or mission.


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