So said a comment online yesterday. As news of the World Heritage announcement spread like wildfire it was great to watch the facebook newsfeed – tears and laughter and elation and vindication. This win will be claimed by many, but a special part of it needs to be owned by the frontline crew.
I’ve worked around the fringes of the forest campaign for more than ten years now – and have consistently been amazed at the tenacity and toughness of the people who speak for the trees.
No matter what your view on the so called ‘tassie peace deal’ – you have to credit a big part of this win to the people on the frontline. For crazy-glorious pirate ships, for living in the tree tops, imagination and gender bending ‘be my florentine’ beauty pageants, for people camped in muddy winter holding … Read More »