Hundreds of thousands to strike in Australia, joining millions worldwide Demand no new fossil fuels, 100% renewables, $$ for just transitions & jobs
This Friday September 20, three days before world leaders meet in New York for the United Nations Emergency Climate Summit, hundreds of thousands of Australian school students and workers will join millions worldwide to down tools as part of the world’s largest #ClimateStrike. Scott Morrison will not attend the UN summit despite being in New York at the same time meeting with Donald Trump.
No new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine.
100% renewable energy generation & exports by 2030
Fund a just transition & job creation for all fossil-fuel industry workers & communities.
Capital City Strikes
ADELAIDE: 12pm @ Victoria Square
BRISBANE: 1pm @ Queen's Gardens
CANBERRA: 12pm @ Glebe Park
DARWIN: 1pm @ Parliament
HOBART: 12pm @ Parliament
MELBOURNE: 2pm @ Treasury Gardens
PERTH: 11am @ Forrest Place
SYDNEY: 12pm @ The Domain
Regional & Rural Strikes
100+ cities & towns, with hundreds of thousands expected to participate. Over 30 Australian unions including the nurses and teachers. 1600+ businesses including Atlassian, Canva, Domain and Intrepid. Multiple faith institutions including the Anglican Church & Uniting Church
7 continents 150 countries 4500+ Strikes 90 Unions 4 Global Union Federations Millions expected to participate
Tyenna Hogan, Hobart College student and Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network volunteer said “This Friday, I am striking because in the face of global anthropogenic climate disaster, our government is failing to take any meaningful action.”
Students and workers across Australia who are participating in the strike are available for interview.
Background: Inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, teenagers in regional Victoria kicked off the school strike movement in Australia last October, with 20,000 students striking nationally in November and then 150,000 in March. Unable to vote at the recent Federal Election, students are not deterred by the outcome, but committed to use September 20 to build a bigger, bolder movement to confront the climate crisis.
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