This is the latest sedition of The AnarchyShow. Featuring the latest It’s the End of the World As we Know it and I feel fine, Anna’s #antifa wrap up and an interview with transgender musician Jandy Rainbow.
IS IT POSSIBLE that in our efforts to engage with climate deniers on their terms – to persuade them or at least expose their errors and lies to others – is it possible that we have not paid close enough attention to what is actually happening out there in the global climate system?
I know I haven’t, not for years.
Have we been lulled – even those of us working for change – into a sort of nervous complacency?
Has our view of reality been skewed by conservative IPCC reports, hundred-year projections of sea level rise and the relentless internal mantra of ‘stay positive’?
There *is* a scientific debate on climate change, but it’s not about whether it’s happening or what is causing it.
The new debate is about what’s happening in the Arctic right now and whether the IPCC reports are failing to keep up with a situation that may be rapidly getting beyond any meaningful human influence.
As Jeff Masters posted in a blog Monday the worst flooding in a century has occurred in Bosnia and Serbia this past week. At the same time, a record May heat wave has affected Estonia, Finland, Belarus, and northwestern Russia. Here are some details.
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.
This program features audio which was recorded at an event by the name of Coal-onial Collapse. Held shortly before Australia Day the themes of the event were anarchism, anti-imperialism and the environmental cost of coal mining.
Μουσικοί Ισοβίτες (feat Δ.Π.Θ.) ~ Στους Δρόμους
(Lifers feat.DPTH ) In the streets
Short summary: Resistence Hip Hop based on the song”Lungo la Strada” (Along the Road) by Milva, which in turn was based on the soviet folk song “Polyushka Polye”. The song talks about the realities that the younger generations face in capitalism in Greece.
-Some of the lyrics: ‘I said look at me deeply, in the eyes and see the hell in which you roam, wipe the tears and swear that in the tough times which will come, you’ll stand by me and bleed your fists, With the first bullets fired upon us, I cannot guarantee you that all will endure, but we will be standing up until they throw us down or arrest us,
the sky will be raining tears on earth but we’ll beat the shit out of the riot policemen,while in these dark days they are trying to intimidate everyone, they give away light so that later we will miss it, but nevertheless when did the the wolves survive in the light; Dedicated to France where the souls still roam in the streets not fit for bosses and their threats, in the streets that people were killed because they didn’t stick their tongue out but molotov and their fists.”