Rainforest Action GroupSaturday, 14 September 2019 - 7:00pm
Friends of the Earth Melbourne, 312 Smith St, CollingwoodVictoria
A benefit to help stop mining on the lands of indigenous people in Ecuador.
The night will feature a documentary and short films about the life and times of renowned Native American activist, poet and musician, John Trudell. Trudell was possibly one of the most influential thinkers of the late 20th century/early 21st century. His legacy and wisdom will endure.
Support FoE and Melbourne Rainforest Action Group.
About Rainforest Action Group
The Rainforest Action Group (Melbourne) undertakes research, education, advocacy work, and non-violent direct action to halt the massive expansion of mining in Ecuador. We are committed to securing the earth's ecological future and a sustainable and equitable society through supporting indigenous self-determination and alliances between indigenous organisations in Australia and abroad.
Our current campaign focus is halting the massive expansion of mining, oil and gas production in Ecuador. In addition, MRAG also examines the role of governments and their various trade agencies, and international institutions like the World Bank, in facilitating the wanton destruction of rainforests across the globe.
We are committed to a process of decolonization and peaceful coexistence between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, communities and nations through creative co-resistance to colonialism and its manifestations of patriarchy, capitalism, racism, heterosexism, ableism, western privilege and corporate hegemony.
The Rainforest Action Group actively supports the Caminantes Collective - a collective of thousands of Ecuadorians representing the entire nation and the Indigenous and Campesino communities that form its soul. The Caminantes Collective includes OSMASNE, DECOIN, CEDHU, ECUARUNARI, CONAIE, CASCOMI and many more tribal confederations, Campesinos and environment groups.