Above: "The Police Chief's Car" taken the night of the Star Hotel riot in Newcastle, Australia.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Aboriginal speakers against mining outside BHP shareholders AGM

Protesters demonstrated outside BHP Billiton's annual general shareholders meeting at Sydney's Darling Harbour Convention Centre on November 29, 2012. Representatives of  Aboriginal communities affected by uranium mining in South Australia gave speeches and a banner was unfurled resulting in 2 arrests. 

Uranium and coal seam mining protestors gathered in Darling Harbour


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Public Gallery Ejected from last Thursday's Parliamentary Debate

Indigenous Australians are shown the door after the entire public gallery is ejected during last Thursday's travesty of a NSW parliamentary debate on coal seam gas mining. More photos here

The other ad they didn't show about coal seam gas mining

Occupy Newcastle Town Hall