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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Environment

Cundall for court

MEDIA ALERT

What: Court appearance for Peter Cundall and other protesters;

When: Wednesday February 3, 10am.

Where: Hobart Magistrate’s Court, Liverpool St.

Peter Cundall and other protesters who were arrested for protesting peacefully outside Parliament House on November 19, 2009 will be appearing at the Hobart Magistrate’s Court on the morning of February 3rd.

Mr Cundall said: “The high-speed approval process for a proposed pulp mill shamed democracy and disgraced our Tasmanian Parliament, bringing it into international disrepute and ridicule. People everywhere were appalled by what they saw as a brazenly-corrupt exercise. Fast-tracking the Pulp Mill Assesment Act with minimal debate, placed the operations of a major corporation and shareholder’s profits ahead of the needs and lifestyles of the Tasmanian people”.

“The overwhelming majority of Tasmanians are opposed to a massively-polluting, evil-smelling, greed-driven pulp mill being sited in the Tamar Valley or anywhere in the State. We will never stop protesting peacefully against the pulp mill and the undemocratic way the so-called approval legislation was rushed through Parliament by the major political parties – both of which continue to accept large donations from the proponents,” he said.

Lucy Landon-Lane, spokesperson for Pulp the Mill said, “Tasmanians want to regain a healthy democracy. We want a government we can trust in to look after the health and welfare of the majority of Tasmanians, rather than a government which cares only for unsustainable projects which deny the ordinary people access to their legal rights, clean air and water and a safe place to live in.”

Peter Cundall and Lucy Landon-Lane will be available for comment after appearing in court.

Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

(Mahatma Gandhi)

Website: http://www.pulpthemill.org/index.html
Lucy Landon-Lane, Pulp the Mill

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Kerri

    February 1, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Good luck tomorrow. Thank you both for standing up for those of us who haven’t been able to make it to all protest actions. You are respected and appreciated by many.

  2. John Biggs

    February 1, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Yes, all the very best to you both. You are a credit to Tasmania.

    #4. While I almost always agree with you John, your comment this time drips of world-weary cynicism. I think changing Gandhi’s India was a far bleaker prospect than changing our Tasmania but he did it, even though I am sure he too was told to ‘get real’. All we need is our Gandhi.

  3. Russell

    February 1, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Such perfect timing for an election to be held with the public’s inevitable response and condemnation to the possible conviction of a much loved state hero standing up for the common people still ringing in their ears.

  4. Buck Emberg

    February 1, 2010 at 10:19 am

    An old government prof. of mine once said, “Civil disobedience only works if both sides are civil.”

  5. Anne Layton-Bennett

    January 31, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I echo the comments made by #1. All the very best to you both and I’ll be thinking of you. As I’m sure will so many others. Peter is absolutely correct when he says we’ll never stop protesting against this monstrous, stinking mill. Or the corrupt process that has enabled it to remain half alive and hanging like a dark shadow over our heads for so long.

  6. Philip Lowe

    January 31, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    There is a breed of dog called the Manchester Terrier,and a fierce little bugger it can be.It was bred for vermin control by the working class of Manchester during the industrial revolution.
    You can take the man and the dog out of Manchester but you can’t take Manchester out of either. I love the history of people who bred dog breeds.

  7. john Hayward

    January 31, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    There are limits to the effectiveness of civil disobedience. If you have a government, business oligarchy, and media, completely enmeshed or compromised in institutionalised corruption, you can forget about shaming them into reform.

    Have a look at Tasmania’s jaw-dropping native forest logging statistics, the costs of it to the public, the environment, and its future, and then get real.

    John Hayward

  8. salamander

    January 31, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    There are so many wrongs in this state, but this is one wrong that can be put right. No pulp mill!

  9. Bonni and Michael Hall

    January 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    We’ll be thinking of you both on Wednesday and wishing you all the best for a just decision, that is, no fine and no record.

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