13 March 2004

Forestry rally / protest

There is about an hour to go to make your way into Hobart to join the rally to protest at the rape of Tasmanian forests. I hope lots of poets will show up!

An excellent article 'The Rape of Tasmania" by Richard Flanagan, appears in #73 of The Greens magazine, Green

On a personal note: my mother grew up in a beautiful forested area of the Eastern Transvaal; its forests were felled for pine plantations; it is now a devastated wasteland. This is real, this is urgent, and we should at the very least plant trees on our own land -- "If every landowner planted one tenth of his land in trees ..." Pay your tithe to the earth.

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