Outside St Peters House, Manchester 1
Outside St Peters House, Manchester 2
Outside St Peters House, Manchester 3
Australia is home to some amazing areas of “old growth” rainforest, which have remained relatively unaltered by humans for thousands of years. Now, it is being felled at an alarming rate, even in supposedly “protected” areas. And for what? In Tasmania, 90% of native forest felled is converted into woodchips for the Asian paper industry. Thus, priceless ancient forest is trashed and sold for $15 (less than £6) per tonne to make cardboard. This doesn’t even create forestry jobs, contrary to what the profiteering Australian forest fat-cats say.
This must stop. There are huge campaigns against this logging in Australia, involving direct action blockades, tree-sits, marches and rallies, lobbying, and more…we are in solidarity with these campaigns. And will be campaigning in Britain with the same simple demand – LEAVE THE ANCIENT FORESTS ALONE!
For more info on what’s going on in Australia, and for ideas of ways to support the campaigns, check these websites:
In solidarity. Robin of Sherwood