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Pacific Islanders Take on Australian Coal

 IPS 27 October 2019

Climate warriors from a range of small island states including Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Solomon Islands and Samoa, are taking on the coal industry in Australia by paddling canoes into the sea to block ships from entering the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle. For these populations, the fossil fuel industry poses one of the gravest threats to their very existence. (1435 Words) - By Suganthi Singarayar

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Traditionally dressed representatives from South Pacific nations prepare to push their canoes into the water as they prepare to participate in a protest aimed at ships leaving the Newcastle coal port, located north of Sydney October 17, 2019.Photo: REUTERS/David Gray

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Traditionally dressed representatives from South Pacific nations paddle their canoe towards a ship as they participate in a protest at ships leaving the Newcastle coal port, located north of Sydney October 17, 2019.Photo: REUTERS/David Gray


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