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Explosive new song from William Crighton

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‘Your Country’ is a timely new release from William Crighton, taking aim at unconventional gas and other forms of environmental terrorism threatening Australia.

The recently launched music video also features Julieanne Crighton and William Barton, with Jeff Lang on guitar. The video features footage from ‘Fractured Country: an unconventional invasion’, and was directed by the Crightons and Aaron Lyon, with additional editing by Monique Grisanti.

The first song from Crighton’s new album is coming out at the perfect time, with the approval by the IPC yesterday of the Narrabri Gas Project, despite overwhelming public and expert opposition.

Critical point

William Crighton told Echonetdaily, ‘The song reflects the power of the land and the love we have for it. We’ve been involved in action against CSG and other forms of environmental terrorism for a long time. Now is a critical point.

‘It’s been inspirational what the Northern Rivers community have been able to achieve in the past and now I hope the whole nation can pull together and protect this beautiful, diverse and ancient country from the pending environmental devastation that threatens our home.’

The music video has already been making waves, with exposure on the Today Show and elsewhere.

Find out more at www.williamcrightonmusic.com.au.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. How divided the Northern Rivers has become with many tiny groups for this and that.

    We’ve left Lismore’s Northern Plateau development to mostly the local Indigenous folk to protest.

    Some think the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line is just a matter for rail groups to defend, but it was perhaps the way that all people, Indigenous, non-Indigenous, older, younger, wealthier, homeless, people with disabilities to business people and even cyclists had a form of ‘socially inclusive mobile venue’, where we had a chance of meeting the whole spectrum of the region – and meet with the ‘outsiders’ – our many visitors to the region.

    What many environmentalists seem to not see, is that having and sharing a clean environment, is a very fundamental ‘human right’. Whether for the abysmal care of older folk or for ‘Black Lives Matter’, we must unite and see that ‘All Lives Matter’.

    ‘New South Wales’ is past it’s time, and so are the Sydney-based governments and the politicians of the regions that care nothing for the well-being of the people, but about self interest; a career in politics with its benefits.

    In 1967, 22 councils and 70% of voters in the northern regions of NSW voted in a referendum to secede from NSW. We must cater for all people, and perhaps think more about our Indigenous Nations in maintaining the land we must share and have a common need for.

    Now, using covid-19, NSW Parliament House has closed its doors to the voices of the public. Sydney knows little of the social engineering in the Northern Rivers. Many agencies, once advocating for people with disabilities and others without any independent public transport, now are our antagonists and support our isolation from each other. They support rail trails for elites, not for enabling democracy.

    Lismore’s Extinction Rebellion, GetUp, and many organisations with the words ‘human rights’ in their title, are antagonistic towards those who cannot drive. Listen carefully to where groups lead people. Is it pragmatic or productive? Does they divide issues, and fragment the public?

    Beware, the government, or those in control, have complete knowledge of all we do via our electronic systems. There is little media coverage of what happens in many areas essentially pertaining to human rights.

    We must ensure that psychopaths are neither leading us, and that new political parties for democracy do not get corrupted as NSW [and Australian] politics have.

    All groups must unite with clear, pragmatic vision.

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