Author Archives: frontlineaction

Bat-Activists Stop Work at Idemitsu’s Boggabri Mine

From Tumblr: A group of people have stopped work today at Idemitsu’s Boggabri coal mine to protest habitat destruction caused by ongoing expansion of coal mining in Leard forest. Two activists in bat costumes have scaled a coal loader on site and have unfurled a banner reading “Save the Leard”. The action is part of […]

News from Front Line Action on Coal

Hi all, from the new camp! Apologies for not updating here recently. In the last couple of days, the bulk of camp FLAC has moved from the edges of the Leard State Forest to Cliff’s property, just 15 minutes away. Those who are interested in visiting, passing through, or joining can contact frontlineactiononcoal@gmail.com. Things have […]

Japanese translation of MR: Activists Scale Coal Crusher and Shut down Idemitsu Mine; Call on JBIC and ANZ to Divest

PDF attached link below. (Japanese) MR: Activists Scale Coal Crusher and Shut down Idemitsu Mine; Call on JBIC and ANZ to Divest 2013.12.18

Media Alert Two People Arrested After Coal Crusher Protest

Media Alert 19 Dec Two People Arrested After Coal Crusher Protest   A man and a woman were arrested late yesterday afternoon after a 12-hour protest suspending a banner from the coal crusher of Idemitsu’s controversial Boggabri Coal Mine in Leard State Forest near Maules Creek. Simon Browne aged 40, and Sarah Littlewood aged 25, scaled the coal crusher before […]

MR: Activists Scale Coal Crusher and Shut down Idemitsu Mine; Call on JBIC and ANZ to Divest

A group of people have shut down Idemitsu’s Boggabri Coal Mine today as part of ongoing protests to protect Leard State Forest and the surrounding Maules Creek community from coal mine expansion. The group is calling on Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) and ANZ to stop funding both Idemitsu and Whitehaven Coal’s destruction of […]

Blockade Camp Experience – By Hailey Sarah

Hey Guys! This is a blog about the two months that I have spent in the Leard State Forest at the Frontline Action on Coal Camp. I was invited to “Listen Up” in October for a weekend of music, protest, and camping. I had previously participated in a few rallies, “Food Not Bombs”, along with […]

494 days

Hi all, So much exciting activity has happened in the last 12 days, I just hope I don’t miss anything out.  First of all, we have reason to believe that  we are really starting to put the pressure on Whitehaven, as they have started spouting off lies to the paper, indicating that we are an internationally funded camp . The local farmers […]