Here we are at the end of 2022 and Sydney Knitting Nannas & Friends are thinking about what we have achieved this year. The Nannafesto calls for us to leave our children and grandchildren a clean and healthy environment – so how did we go?
Nannas were outside Parliament yesterday, with others, to speak out against the sentencing of Deanna “Violet” Coco to a non-parole period of eight months. Violet blocked a single lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April in a protest staged to draw attention to the global climate emergency.
Knitting Nannas from Sydney and the Hunter joined a rally and march in Sydney last Saturday to call for much stronger climate action by the global leaders gathered at the COP27 in Egypt.
Knitting Nannas are still puzzling over police actions at the International Mining and Resources Conference at Darling Harbour on Friday 4 November. One of the Sydney Nannas struggled to make sense of what’s going on in the following short video.
Media Release: The Climate Coalition Sydney is alarmed by police intimidation of environmentalists in the lead up to the International Mining and Resources Conference next week. The alliance of climate action and environmental groups has vowed to continue to rally against expanding coal and gas mining and to push for a step up in actionsContinue reading “Nanna condemns police intimidation”
Sydney Knitting Nannas co-hosted a ‘No New Coal and Gas’ rally at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday. A series of excellent speakers were introduced by organiser Rachel Evans and Nanna Marie. After the short and passionate speeches the group marched to Hyde Park, pausing along the way to observe a minute’s silence for all theContinue reading “No New Coal and Gas Rally”
No new coal and gas. 43% emissions cut by 2030 is not enough!SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 1pm SYDNEY TOWN HALL
“Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the production of fossil fuels. Investing in new fossil fuels infrastructure is moral and economic madness.” Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General.
Last Tuesday, Tanya Plibersek, the Minister for the Environment and Water, released the State of the Environment Report and delivered an address on it to the National Press Club. A small but determined group of Nannas joined environment activists for a rally outside her office, while others watched her address live on ABC News 24. It isContinue reading “State of Environment Report”
Bronwyn, Caroline and Janet met up with long time friend of the Nannas, Col, on Tuesday to attend the court hearing at Penrith for the Blockade Australia activists. The two imprisoned activists were released on bail, but with outrageous bail restrictions.