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Naomi Klein praises Wangan and Jagalingou leaders’ Activist of the Year award

1 July 2017 KLEIN, award-winning journalist and author of the international bestsellers, …
sent this generous testimonial to the Ngara Institute for its Inaugural Activist of the Year award:

““I am thrilled to learn that Murrawah Johnson and Adrian Burragubba will be joint winners of the Australian Activist of the Year Award.
Murrawah and Adrian are on the front line of holding back one of the largest proposed coalmines in the world.
They are also shining a light on the urgent need for a justice-based transition to the next economy
in the face of overlapping crises of climate change, racial injustice and economic inequality.

“The  Wangan and Jagalingou  traditional owners are fighting not just for their culture and country, but for a liveable planet for all of us.
I bow my head to their leadership, wisdom and tenacity and congratulate them warmly on this richly deserved award.
May this recognition serve to invite more people to support their struggle and see this reckless coalmine shelved once and for all.”

“THE NGARA INSTITUTE Inaugural Activist of the Year Award,
presented by Julien Burnside QC to Adrian Burragubba and Murrawah Johnson said:

““We proudly present the Ngara Institute’s inaugural Australian Activist of the Year award.
This is a big occasion for all of us, and especially for millions of progressive activists who have given their time and energy to bring about change.

“The award was decided by the Events Committee of the Ngara Institute. The criteria that guided us were: … “


July 7, 2017 - Posted by | General News

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