45 Years of Resistance from 3CR – A special retrospective 4 part series produced by Friends of the Earth celebrating 45 Years of mobilising communities, resisting the oppressive forces of patriarchy to nuclear racism and transforming our future for a more just world for all.
Walking tall amongst giants – FoE’s work in forests
Friends of the Earth came to forests later in the game and was strong from the 1990s via old growth forests campaigns. We worked to critique plantations, break down the greenies vs loggers dynamic by working with unions (Earthworker experiment), and bringing in Indigenous voices. FoE helped to set up the Forest Stewardship Council, and further sharpened our holistic approach.
Presenter: Megan Williams.
Guests: Fiona York, Martin Daly, Anthony Amis.
Talking Tactics: From Lobbying to Locking on
5 Nov 2019
Presenter: Phil Evans.
Guests: Mara Bonacci, Merryn Redenbach.
Taking a look at FoE Local Groups: FoE Brisbane
29 Oct 2019
Friends of the Earth has a long and rich history outside of Melbourne. We talk about the structure of Friends of the Earth Australia and look at one local group – FoE Brisbane and the work they’ve done over the years: from anti-nuclear to peace activism, climate justice and beyond!
Presenter: Em Gayfer.
Guests: Cam Walker, June Norman, Jessica Lawson, Robin Taubenfeld.
Pesticides, Permaculture, Organics & Food Coop
22 Oct 2019
We look at FoE’s food activism. There’s a human rights connection – in the 70s/80s some campaigns focused on pollution from agriculture and the impacts on the Global South as well as gender issues. We’ve remained in the food space, considered a “less sexy issue”, and this has led to us working with organic agriculture, trade unions, fair trade. FoE Melbourne’s Food Coop is one of the longest standing bulk foods stores in the city, and continues to lead the way with sustainable practices.
Presenter: Em Gayfer.
Guests: Beth Cameron, Leanne McLean, Esala Liyanage, Peter Podolinsky, Alex Bhathal.
- Campaigning - Approaches_Actions_Tactics
- Campaigning - Strategy
- Direct action
- Friends of the Earth Australia (Organisation)
- History - Australia
- Movements_Campaigns - Anti nuclear_Uranium
- Movements_Campaigns - Environment_Nature