Galilee Blockade

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Galilee Blockade

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Civil Resistance will #StopAdani

A clear majority of Australians want to stop Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine. Powerful billionaires and compliant political parties have stymied the will of the people. Civil resistance is the final and necessary step for us to win.

Civil resistance is a powerful strategy that changes the status quo. It moves power from the vested interests to the people – where it belongs. Civil resistance movements shift the political spectrum of what’s possible.

Our rigged political system has failed. It threatens the very survival of countless ecosystems and species, including humanity.

Galilee Blockade will join other groups to go beyond conventional political protest. Sustained non-violent tactics like strikes, boycotts, street occupations and blockades will communicate our refusal to take no as an answer.

Civil resistance is not easy. It directly challenges powerful people and institutions. It requires large numbers of people to risk arrest or sanction, normally for very minor offences. It requires even more people to support and resource bold tactics.

The #StopAdani campaign is a line in the sand, a campaign of international significance and ecological necessity. Are you ready to shift the power? Sign up today.

OUR CIVIL RESISTANCE CAMPAIGN

The Galilee Blockade campaign allows people to stay in their own region and still target companies and organisations in bed with Adani. We have already empowered numerous grassroots groups to form and self-organise by offering strategic, legal, and other support. All grassroots groups will be professionally trained to safely use disruption, direct action and blockade tactics.

Wangan and Jagalingou people are actively resisting Adani, fighting to protect their country. Galilee Blockade will only promote or be involved in direct actions in the Galilee Basin if requested by the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Council.

Galilee Blockade is anti-violent. We withdraw our consent from these violent ecocidal projects and will stop the perpetrators willing to deny our children a liveable planet. Galilee Blockade does not condone any actions that put human or non-human animals in harm’s way.

Galilee Blockade will employ a broad range of tactics, escalating over time, to keep our opponents on the back foot. They will not be able to predict what we’ll do next, or from where.

By working “outside the tent”, our civil resistance will shift the political spectrum of what’s possible, making it easier for our allies working inside or the periphery of the tent to get what they want.

We will face fierce opposition from powerful people and institutions. This adversity will compel us to find the capacity and skills we didn’t know we had, to build an unbreakable community of resistance. Together we will win!

CIVIL RESISTANCE TO STOP ADANI

The climate crisis is accelerating. Extreme weather events have become the norm, destroying local communities. The Great Barrier Reef is being whited out, threatening local economies. Political leaders with a price are allowing a priceless ecosystem to be destroyed.

Climate change impacts are growing in intensity and pace. Drought exacerbates local conflicts, sea level rise threatens entire cultures and crop failure threatens hundreds of millions of lives.

The response to this crisis is not even close to the challenges we face. Despite decades of well-intentioned efforts by the environment movement, conventional advocacy and protest are failing to deliver action commensurate with the crisis. Successful tactics are soon outlawed by politicians serving corporate masters.

Our opponents are increasingly adept at managing the tactics of our movement. From petitions, legal challenges and lobbying, to marches and stunts, our opponents often know what is coming next. They factor it into their abusive business model. To win, we need unpredictable tactics that keep our opponents on the back foot, tactics that force them to change.

Civil resistance is a large-scale strategy that breaks down power structures, that doesn’t take no for an answer. Sustained and disruptive actions escalate into local and nationwide movements that overcome oppressive governments, corporations and institutions.

Civil resistance relies on creating opportunities for people to take action in their own cities or regions. This allows the scale, speed, diversity and creativity we need to win.

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Climate

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Mining

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Galilee Basin

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