Yep there we go I did it…. making cheap sexual references to make the show more popular…. really this show has not much to do with sex but is all about G. G in the Anarchist/Activist Dictionary.
G is for Gentrification, Global Warming, Greenwashing (Tasmania’s Forests) and Gender.
Today I would like to suggest you spend some time outside… to connect or maybe reconnect with nature.
Many studies have shown sigificant health benefits from exposure to nature…. a reduction in stress, anxiety and depression and an increase in energy, fitness, immune functioning and vitamin D intake.
You don’t need to go on a major journey to experience the benefits of nature… Living in inner city Brisbane I have learnt to appreciate the wildlife around me birds, possums, bats, frogs, ants, bugs, grashoppers, trees, shrubs, vines, and grass.
Especially good areas for finding wild nature are abandoned houses and buldings or building sites…. take a walk around yuor neighbourhood and see what you can find.
You can bring nature into yr house too… house plants improve air quality by up to 90%, you could even grow herbs in sunny areas and window sills.
Anyway moving on to what’s on today’s show … we’re going to be looking a G in the Anarchist Alphabet and speaking with Stil Wild Still Threatened’s Miranda Gibson about the Tasmanian Forrest Agreements Bill which includes a clause which holds areas of forest up as ransom as a way of silencing dissent.
The fight to save Tasmania’s rainforests has been on going for years… these forests are magnificant … massive trees stand in these forests trees which are hundreds and also thousands of years old…. unique and threatened wildlife is also found in these forests including Tasmanian Devils, Spotted Quolls and Tasmanian White Goshawks.
These natural wonders don’t mean much to the forestry industry though… to them the forests mean money and really old trees are really big and worth lots of money once harvested.
In late April a big announcement was made of the signing of the Tasmania Forest agreement Bill… The Wilderness Society, Australian Conservation Foundation and Environment Tasmania were the environmental groups who signed the deal.
As is often the case these days these groups have made a deal they call it a comprise which grassroots environment groups like Still Wild Still Threatened say does not provide long term protection for the forests…
The most concerning part of the Bill though is a ‘durability’ clause which means if there are any “substantial” forest protest against ongoing logging between now and October next year areas of forest which were going to be protected will be opened up to logging.
Bedding Music – Unisonic Ascension
Steve B.I.K.O – Worlds on Fire
The Living End – All Torn Down
Expose Exxon Campaign – Toast the Earth
Zach De La Rouda – Rewild or Die